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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

  • Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

Samsung Galaxy S9

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0)Android (8.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.81 in x 2.7 in x 0.33 in6.22 in x 3.15 in x 0.47 in
Weight5.75 oz8.32 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
BiometricsIris scanner, Facial recognition, 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, Gray, Purple, Blue, RedBlack, Silver

Display

Physical size 5.8 in5.8 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (2160x3840 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio84.36%73.36%
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor modelKryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm)Kryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 630)Yes (Adreno 630)
RAM4 GB6 GB
Memory architectureQuad-channelQuad-channel
TypeLPDDR4LPDDR4
Built-in storage256 GB64 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 400 GB)Yes (up to 400 GB)
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSDmicroSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (19 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.5-F2.4F1.8
Camera sensor size 1/2.3"
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Second camera, Autofocus (Laser)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Touch to focus, 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), PanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (960 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (13 megapixels)
FeaturesAutofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps) 

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh3540 mAh
TypeLi-ion 
Fast ChargeYes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging) 
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat)Built-in (Qi)
Battery timesTalk time: 31 hours / Stand-by time: 3 days (82 hours) / Music playback : 51 hours / Video playback : 17 hours 
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE12%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

Screen mirroringWireless screen shareWireless screen share
RadioYes (Type: Type: FM) 
Headphones connector3.5mmUSB Type-C (reversible)
Additional microphone/s Yes (Noise cancellation)
SpeakersEarpiece, Multiple speakersEarpiece, Multiple speakers

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA (800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (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 )GSM
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPALTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
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 timerCalendar, 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 recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.1)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (b, g, n)
MIMO 
Mobile HotspotYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes (USB 3.1)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB OTGMass storage device
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentSamsung Pay 
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG960U 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedJan 11, 2018 
US SAR  
Head0.35 W/kg 
Body0.96 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router0.95 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 25, 2018)Yes (Apr 16, 2018)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 16, 2018Jul 30, 2018

Shopping information

MSRP price$820$1000

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), AT&T (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Sprint (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Cricket (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), MetroPCS (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Boost Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018))