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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Sony Xperia XZ1

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Sony Xperia XZ1

Samsung Galaxy S8

9.0 / 10 (pro rating)

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Sony Xperia XZ1

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (7.0)Android (8.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.86 in x 2.68 in x 0.31 in5.83 in x 2.87 in x 0.29 in
Weight5.36 oz5.47 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Splash proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: aluminum
FeaturesIris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYes 
Volume control, Other 
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyVolume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, BlueBlack, Silver, Pink, Blue

Display

Physical size 5.77 in5.2 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio84.26%69.17%
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor modelKryo 280 (Octa-core,2350 MHz,64-bit,10nm)Kryo 280 (Octa-core,2450 MHz,64-bit,10nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 540)Yes (Adreno 540)
RAM4 GB (Dual-channel, LPDDR4)4 GB (Dual-channel, LPDDR4)
1866 MHz1866 MHz
Built-in storage64 GB64 GB
Memory card supportYes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB)Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB)

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (19 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F2
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm25mm
Camera sensor size1/2.55"1/2.3"
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Autofocus (Phase detection)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD) (920 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingPicture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (13 megapixels)
FeaturesWide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Wide Angle
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD) 

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh2700 mAh
TypeLi-ion 
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat) 
Battery timesTalk time: 29 hours / Stand-by time: 13 days (321 hours) / Music playback : 67 hours / Video playback : 16 hours 
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE12%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHLDLNA, Wireless screen share
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation)Yes (Noise cancellation)
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
HD VoiceYes 
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
NotificationsHaptic feedbackHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, MemoCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Hearing Aid Compatibility Yes 
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM3, T3 

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0, Yes)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (b, g, n)
MIMO 
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes (USB 3.1)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentSamsung Pay 
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG950U 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedApr 06, 2017 
US SAR  
Head0.49 W/kg 
Body0.48 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.53 W/kg 
Wireless Router0.46 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Mar 29, 2017)Yes (Aug 31, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateApr 21, 2017Sep 19, 2017

Shopping information

MSRP price $699.99

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Apr 19, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Apr 21, 2017))