Sony Xperia X Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Display size

4.6 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

319 ppi
570 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.53 %
84.26 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

CMOS image sensor, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.5 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight

4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 8956
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 510
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

21.2 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

29.6 days (710 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

31.2 days (750 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
14 hours

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours

Music playback

65.00 hours
88.00 hours

Video playback

10.80 hours
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 31, 2017
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value: PY7-14784Z link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.66 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

0.72 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.15 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.97 W/kg
0.46 W/kg
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