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Sony Xperia 1 (J8170) vs Apple iPhone XR (128GB)

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

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Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3330
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsApple iPhone XR (128GB)Compare Sony Xperia 1 X
Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
6.1"
IPS

828x1792

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2942
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)

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!

Xperia 1 (J8170)21 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)vsiPhone XR (128GB)5 Advantages Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core34%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.25Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+178 grams (6.23 ounces)9%
Lighter
vs194 grams (6.79 ounces)
+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+1644x3840 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs828x1792 pixels
+643 PPI98%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs324 PPI
+6.5"7%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP13%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps56%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3330 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2942 mAh
+18W20%
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.
vs15W
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
UFS 2.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
OLEDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
1/2.6" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device

30 Common items in both devices
128GB (111GB available) / 128GB (116GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
ModelXperia 1 (J8170)iPhone XR (128GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia 1 128GB, Sony KumanoiPhone XR A1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyApple
Release dateMay, 2019October, 2018
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)75.7 x 150.9 millimeters (2.98 x 5.94 in)
Weight178 grams (6.23 ounces)194 grams (6.79 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 12
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 14
HardwareSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Apple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.25Ghz Dual-Core Vortex
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Tempest
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (116GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
Display typeOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~80% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1644x3840 pixels828x1792 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)643 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Scratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1600/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 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)
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAF2x-optical-zoomOIS
12MP ultrawidef/2.416mm1/3.4"1.0µm
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivitySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Proprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
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
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- 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
- Colors: Blue, Black, White, Yellow, Red, Coral
- Face ID
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- Apple Pay
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3330 mAh2942 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Apple iPhone XR (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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