Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
424 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
441 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.17 %
75.60 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 7885

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-G71

RAM

3GB
4GB

Internal storage

16GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 MP
16 MP

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
PDAF

Video recording

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

Features

HDR
Hyperlapse, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.2 MP
16 MP

Features

 
Dual-Camera

Design

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 inches (149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 58
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Purple, White
Black, Gold, Orchid grey, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 
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