Sony Xperia Z5 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE vs Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Display

Size:

4.6 inches
6.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 319 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 405 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 531 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.64 %
85.79 %
83.68 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Tempered Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 430
Adreno 650
Adreno 630

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR5
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23 GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), 103.4
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (10), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2700 mAh
4500 mAh
3500 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

23 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP
32 MP (EIS, HDR)
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (127 x 65 x 8.9 mm)
6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 inches (159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm)
6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)

Weight:

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
6.70 oz (190.0 g)
6.67 oz (189.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Pink, Yellow, White
Cloud red, Cloud orange, Cloud lavender, Cloud mint, Cloud navy, Cloud white
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue, Polaris blue

Cellular

5G:

SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

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

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM
FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, 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, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 15, 2015
Sep 17, 2020
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value:

PY7-PM0881 link
A3LSMG781U link
A3LSMG965U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.97 W/kg
0.32 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.61 W/kg
0.82 W/kg
0.79 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.18 W/kg
1.60 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.72 W/kg
1.01 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Phablet:

3.43 W/kg
3.94 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 699
$ 840

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy S20 FE User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 02, 2015
Sep 23, 2020
Feb 25, 2018
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