Sony Xperia XA Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

367 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.57 %
84.36 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, 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

21.5 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/2.4"
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

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

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization (OIS), Autofocus, Flash, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.46 x 3.11 x 0.33 inches (164 x 79 x 8.4 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Gold, White
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T860 MP2
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB

Available to use

10 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
USB OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC
NFC, ANT+

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

MediaTek Pump Express
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

13.25 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

23.2 days (558 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.90 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

29.5 days (708 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

28.0 days (671 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

65.00 hours
51.00 hours

Video playback

8.30 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Dec 01, 2016
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: PY7-PM0954 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.27 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

0.39 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.36 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.85 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 720
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