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Sony Xperia 1 (J8170) vs LG K4 2017 X230F

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Sony Xperia 1 vs LG K4 2017 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare LG K4 2017 X33Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3330
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG K4 2017 X230F
5"
IPS

480x854

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2500
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


33 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Xperia 1 (J8170)vsK4 2017 X230F
 190%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.1Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 5 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6GB LPDDR4Xvs1GB LPDDR3
 27 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (111GB user available)vs8GB (4GB user available)
 31 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 14 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1644x3840 pixelsvs480x854 pixels
 2 times100%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
643 PPIvs196 PPI
 30%30%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs5"
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 62%62%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.6 (aperture)vsf/2.6 (aperture)
 63%63%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 5MP
 8 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 10 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (side-mounted)vsNot supported
 33%33%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3330 mAhvs2500 mAh
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.1 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 2.0
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 6vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages LG K4 2017 X230F
K4 2017 X230FvsXperia 1 (J8170)
 23%23%
+Lighter
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs178 grams (6.23 ounces)
 1%1%
+Thinner
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPSvsOLED
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FM with RDSvsNot supported

13 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
ModelXperia 1 (J8170)K4 2017 X230F
Also known asSony Xperia 1 128GB, Sony KumanoLG K4 2017 8GB Single-Sim, LG-X230F, LGX230F
Country or region availableUSALatin America
BrandSonyLG
Release dateMay, 2019February, 2017
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)74.13 x 145.8 millimeters (2.92 x 5.74 in)
Weight178 grams (6.23 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6737M (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640ARM Mali-T720 MP2 550Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)
UFS 2.1
8GB (4GB user available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Display typeOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1644x3840 pixels480x854 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)643 PPI196 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Not supported
Mobile networks and dataSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900
Primary 4G/5G 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 Cat4 700/850/900/1700/1900/2600 (Bands 2,4,5,7,8,28)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload1600/150 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Main camera(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 52mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm PDAF 2x-zoom OIS)
12MP ultrawide (f/2.4 16mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm)
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fpsHD (1280x720 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/2.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Front camera8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
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: Black, Titan, Gold, Chocolate
- LG UX 5.0
- Knock Code, Knock On
- Quick Share, Quick Selfie
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3330 mAh2500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered190 minutes | 3.2 hours | 0.1 day
Standbyfeature not registered18600 minutes | 310 hours | 12.9 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)LG K4 2017 X230F
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered