Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9: Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9: Specs Comparison. Samsung stole the show when they announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2018. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is arguably the most popular smartphone from the congress. While most smartphone’s screen are getting bigger in size. Sony looks like they won’t follow in the trend at least for now. With the released of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact that featured a mere 5.0 inch screen. For those who prefer smaller screen, Sony got you covered. Both phones were announced during the Mobile World Congress.

Let’s see how the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact stack up against the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a smaller version of Sony Xperia XZ2 in terms of features and specifications. But it doesn’t mean the Compact model is lacking behind in terms of specifications.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 – The Design

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9

The design of Samsung Galaxy S9 is very similar to that of 2017’s Samsung Galaxy S8. Not too many changed in this new smartphone. Much difference in design between Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 features a glass front and back with aluminum frame. The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes in a front glass with aluminum frame and then a plastic back. Talk about a smartphone being chunky, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact measures a staggering 12.1mm thick. Compared to 8.5mm thick of the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact weighs 168 grams, slightly heavier than Samsung Galaxy S9 (163 grams). Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact have an IP68 certified rating. Meaning they can submerge in 1.5 metres of water for 30 minutes. The rear camera of both phones is at the top middle. And underneath the rear camera is their fingerprint sensor. The Black, White Silver, Moss Green and Coral Pink body colors is available for Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. While Samsung Galaxy S9 is sold in Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue and Midnight Black body colors.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 – The Display

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is not bezel-less. With large bezels at the top and bottom of the screen. Which could have been utilized to increase its 5.0 inch screen size. Hard to see a high-end smartphone these days with such small screen size. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact features a IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. With a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 483 ppi density. Which is impressive for a 5.0 inch screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. And a 1440 x 2960 pixels and 570 ppi density in display resolution. The Galaxy S9 is bezel-less with a 83.6% sceen-to-body ratio. The Corning gorilla glass 5 protects the screen of both smartphones.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 – The Camera

The camera quality of the Sony Xperia XZ2 is not all that impressive. It features a resolution of 19MP f/2.0 aperture rear camera with LED flash. And a poor 5MP f/2.2 aperture front camera. The Samsung Galaxy S9 features a dual aperture in its rear camera which is amazing. The rear 12MP camera has a f/1.5 aperture and f/2.4 aperture. Which switches based on light conditions. At the front camera, is a resolution of 8MP f/1.7 aperture.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 – Hardware and Software

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact didn’t disappoint in terms of hardware. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.7GHz processor powers both the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and Samsung Galaxy S9. And also a graphics processing unit of Adreno 630. The latest Android 8.0 Oreo runs on both devices.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact with a 4GB RAM and a 64GB ROM. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 4GB RAM also. It has three variants of ROM; 64/128/256GB.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 – The Battery

Sony came up short here with the battery life of Xperia XZ2 Compact. It’s powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 2,870 mAh battery. While on the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Both device offers fast battery charging.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 – The Price

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is sold at around $781 (N259,350). With the Samsung Galaxy S9 goes for about $1,037 (N362,950). Not going to make any choice here. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact offers little in relation to its price. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is way too expensive compared to the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Samsung Galaxy S9
Dimensions and Weight 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm. Weight: 168g 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 163g
Display 5.0 inch (73.5% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 483 ppi density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 5.8 inch (83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 1440 x 2960 pixels with 570 ppi density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64/128/256 GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Software Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.7GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.7GHz processor
Camera 5MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + 19MP f/2.0 aperture with LED flash 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera + 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 2870 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Irish scanner, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)

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