Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs Comparison. During the 2018 World Mobile Congress, Sony Mobile released their latest flagships Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. The smartphones are the successor of last year’s Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. Samsung also joined this year edition of the World Mobile Congress which was held in Barcelona, Spain. They missed the 2017 edition, and made sure they weren’t left behind this time around. The company released the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Which is among the best smartphones of the first quarter of 2018. For this article, the Sony Xperia XZ2 will go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is a lesser version of the Sony Xperia XZ2.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Design

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs Comparison

Both the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes in front and back glass with aluminum frame. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is kind of bulky in the thickness department. It measures 11.1mm in thickness while the Galaxy S9 Plus measures 8.5mm. The Galaxy S9 Plus is longer and wider than the Sony Xperia XZ2. Aside that, the Sony Xperia XZ2 is slightly heavier in weight (198 grams) than the Galaxy S9 Plus (189 grams).

They are both resistant to water and dust with an IP68 certified rating. Which means they can survive in 1.5 metres depth of water for up to half an hour. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green and Ash Pink body colors. And the Galaxy S9 Plus comes in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple body colors. Both smartphones features the fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted). The rear camera of the Sony Xperia XZ2 is at the middle just above the fingerprint sensor.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Display

Sony Mobile seems set to follow the trending bezel-less display. The large chunk of bezel that are usually in Sony Xperia smartphone series have now reduced in the Sony Xperia XZ2. Although significant bezel can still be seen on the top and bottom of the screen. The Sony Xperia XZ2 features the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. This screen is kind of outdated for a high-end smartphone. Most high-end smartphone have adopted the trending AMOLED and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

The Xperia XZ2 screen measures 5.7 inch with a 76.1% screen-to-body ratio. It features 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution with 424 ppi density. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that measures 6.2 inch and 84.2% screen-to-body ratio. In display resolution, it features 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 ppi density. Both phone’s screen is protected by the Corning gorilla glass 5.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Camera

The camera quality of the Sony Xperia XZ2 is a let down. The smartphone features a 19MP f/2.0 aperture rear camera with LED flash. And a 5MP f/2.2 aperture front camera. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a dual 12MP (which switches between f/1.5 aperture and f/2.4 aperture depending on light conditions) and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with LED flash. The resolution of its front camera is 8MP f/1.7 aperture.

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

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Sony Xperia XZ2 is powered by the same chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845). The same Central Processing Unit (Octa-core 2.7GHz processor) and same Graphics Processing Unit (Adreno 630). They also run on Android latest operating system which is Android 8.0 Oreo.

While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a 6GB RAM. The Sony Xperia XZ2 comes in two RAM variants; 4GB and 6GB RAM. The Sony Xperia XZ2 has a 64GB internal storage. While the Galaxy S9 Plus has the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Battery

A non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery powers the Sony Xperia XZ2. While a non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. With both device offering fast battery charging.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus – The Price

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is sold at around $986 (N345,100). And the Galaxy S9 Plus goes for about $1,220 (N427,000). The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus offers high quality camera, display and battery capacity. Not too impressed with the specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ2.

Sony Xperia XZ2 VS Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specs Comparison

Sony Xperia XZ2 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Dimensions and Weight 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm. Weight: 198g 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 189g
Display 5.7 inch (76.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 424 ppi density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.2 inch (84.2% screen-to-body ratio) 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 ppi density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64 GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128/256 GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
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 + Dual: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera 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, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3180 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Wireless charging 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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