Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

367 ppi
531 ppi

Technology

 
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.10 %
83.68 %

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
Dual camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

6.50 x 3.11 x 0.32 inches (165 x 79 x 8.1 mm)
6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T880 MP2
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB

Maximum User Storage

24 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

13.27 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
35.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

28.5 days (685 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

11.88 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

29.5 days (708 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

28.0 days (671 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
13 hours

LTE

 
15 hours

Wi-Fi

 
15 hours

Music playback

64.95 hours
102.00 hours

Video playback

8.63 hours
20.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28, 29
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

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 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

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

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

Features

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jan 11, 2018

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG965U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.36 W/kg

Body

 
0.79 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.04 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.94 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Charger, USB Type-C cable for charging and user documentation
 

MSRP price

 
$ 940
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