Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

367 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

 
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.10 %
80.51 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
10 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

Yes
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization (OIS), Autofocus, Flash
 

Design

Dimensions

6.50 x 3.11 x 0.32 inches (165 x 79 x 8.1 mm)
6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Biometrics

 
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, White
Black, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T880 MP2
Adreno 512

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Available to use

24 GB
108.9 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3800 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

MediaTek Pump Express
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

13.27 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

28.5 days (685 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

11.88 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

29.5 days (708 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

28.0 days (671 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

64.95 hours
112.00 hours

Video playback

8.63 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Oct 18, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.24 W/kg

Body

 
0.84 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.40 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.95 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Charger, USB Type-C cable for charging and user documentation
Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation
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