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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 compare

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Compare Sony Xperia XZ2 and Samsung Galaxy S8

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Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2

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Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

What is the difference between the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Samsung Galaxy S8? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Sony Xperia XZ2 Samsung Galaxy S8
Rating (+0) (+0)
Review Samsung Galaxy S8 Review
Release date 2018, February 2017, March
Dimensions (HxWxD) 153 x 72 x 11.1 mm | 6.02 x 6.02 x 2.83 in 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm | 5.86 x 5.86 x 2.68 in
Weight 198 g | 6.98 oz 155 g | 5.47 oz
Body Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) & aluminum frame Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red
Battery 3180 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life Talking time - Up to 20 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 67 h
Approximate price 460 EUR 390 EUR


Technology IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 5.7" inc 5.8" inc
Screen area 83.8 cm2 84.8 cm2
Screen format 18:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 76.1% 83.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2160 px 1440 x 2960 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 424 PPI 570 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - HDR BT.2020
-Triluminos display
-X-Reality Engine
- HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 19 MP, Single 12 MP, Single
Camera specs -19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.3'', 1.22µm, predictive PDAF & laser AF -12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@960fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5'' 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS) 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 73
DxOMark Photo 71
DxOMark Video 75


Operating system - OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) - USA & China
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 630 Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEA
Adreno 540 - USA & China
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM


Antutu 8 Total 266384 231907
Antutu 7 Total
GeekBench 6 Single Core 540 361
GeekBench 6 Multi Core 1726 1243
GeekBench 6 OpenCL 2054 1255
GeekBench 6 Vulkan 1879 531
GeekBench 5 Single Core 497 340
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 2077 1454
GeekBench 4 Single Core 2378 1763
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 8389 6028
GeekBench 4 RenderScript 13338 8798
GeekBench 4 Battery 3410

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation SAR - 0.44 W/kg (head)     0.75 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.32 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No No
Headphone jack No Yes
Others - 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Dynamic vibration system
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Other extras
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
-Qi wireless charging
- IP65/IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Versions: G950F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G950FD (Global Dual-SIM); G950U (USA Unlocked); G950A (AT&T); G950P (Sprint); G950T (T-Mobile); G950V (Verizon); G950R4 (US Cellular); G950W (Canada); G950

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