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Sony Xperia 1 (J8170) vs Samsung Galaxy S20

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Sony Xperia 1 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 X04Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3330
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Sony Xperia 1 X22Samsung Galaxy S20
Samsung Galaxy S20
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S20

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!


04 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Xperia 1 (J8170)vsGalaxy S20
 37%37%
+Higher resolution screen
1644x3840 pixelsvs1440x3200 pixels
 14%14%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
643 PPIvs566 PPI
 5%5%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs6.2"
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported

22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20
Galaxy S20vsXperia 1 (J8170)
 2%2%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
12GB LPDDR4Xvs6GB LPDDR4X
 9%9%
+Lighter
164 grams (5.74 ounces)vs178 grams (6.23 ounces)
 4%4%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a Dynamic AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Dynamic AMOLEDvsOLED
 145%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MPvs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
 2%2%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.6" inches
 7%7%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.6 (aperture)
 26%26%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 10MPvs(front) 8MP
 2 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels)vs4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+The 5G network is newer and faster
5Gvs4G+ LTE-A
 25%25%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(5G) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C reversible connector
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ANT+vsNot supported
 20%20%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3330 mAh
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.1 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.1 version A2DP/LEvs5.0 version A2DP/LE

32 Common items in both devices
128GB (111GB user available) / 128GB (107GB user available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
16 million
LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (side-mounted) / Fingerprint (under display)
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
DLNA
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 6
IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
ModelXperia 1 (J8170)Galaxy S20
Also known asSony Xperia 1 128GB, Sony KumanoSamsung Galaxy S20 5G
Country or region availableUSAVarious (International)
BrandSonySamsung
Release dateMay, 2019April, 2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)68 x 152 millimeters (2.68 x 5.98 in)
Weight178 grams (6.23 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
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
Operating system (OS)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SDM865 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (107GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
Display typeOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1644x3840 pixels1440x3200 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)643 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 6
Mobile networks and dataSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat20 (Bands )
TD-LTE (Bands )

5G SA/NSA/Sub6
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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-NR
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload1600/150 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
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
Primary / back cameraSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
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)
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephoto (PDAF, OIS, 3x opt-zoom)
12MP ultrawide (AF Super Steady video)
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps6K UHD (7680x3240 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm 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 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
Front / secondary cameraSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
Front camera8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.1 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
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
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
ANT+
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 and other colors
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 20:9 ratio, 120Hz, HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Battery capacity3330 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18W45W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)Samsung Galaxy S20
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered