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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Sony Xperia 1 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy S21
6.2"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3330
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S2122 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21vsXperia 1 (J8170)5 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs178 grams (6.23 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP145%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
+1/1.76" inches48%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3330 mAh
+25W39%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs18W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1644x3840 pixels144%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+643 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.2"vs+6.5"5%
Larger screen
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.

31 Common items in both devices
128GB (104GB available) / 128GB (111GB available)
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization / OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
ModelGalaxy S21Xperia 1 (J8170)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 5G SM-G991B/DSSony Xperia 1 128GB, Sony Kumano
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSony
Release dateJanuary, 2021May, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)71.2 x 151.7 millimeters (2.8 x 5.97 in)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)178 grams (6.23 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores ARM Cortex-A78
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1644x3840 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI643 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 6
Display features120Hz, 1300 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 Mbps1600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
LTE Cat19/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom3x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm120º1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAF2x-optical-zoomOIS
12MP ultrawidef/2.416mm1/3.4"1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.24" inches1/4" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Phantom Gray, White, Violet, Pink
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Purple, White
- 21:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3 100% display
- HDR BT.2020 display
- BIONZ X camera
- Dolby Atmos sound
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3330 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S21Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.456W/kg (head) | 1.509W/kg (body)feature not registered
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