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Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia 1 II vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.5 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
3840 x 1644 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 643 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz (adaptable)

Screen-to-body:

69.17 %
82.59 %
89.33 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 330
Adreno 650
Adreno 660

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR5
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

16GB
256GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (11, 10)
Android (12, 11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3200 mAh
4000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
10 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

0.3 MP VGA (ToF 3D depth sensing)
10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10.0x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

HDR
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Video light, EIS

Front:

2.2 MP
8 MP (EIS, HDR)
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
6.54 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (166 x 72 x 7.9 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
6.38 oz (181.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP58
Water, Dust; IP65/68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Purple, White
Black, Purple
Phantom black, Silver

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n28, n77, n78, Sub-6
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 19 (1600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.1
5.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

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:

Jul 23, 2014
Oct 19, 2020
Dec 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0745
PY7-65375K
A3LSMG998U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.94 W/kg
0.21 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Body:

0.87 W/kg
0.48 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
0.89 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.89 W/kg
0.77 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.15 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1200

User Manual:

This is the official Sony Xperia 1 II User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2020
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