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Sony Xperia 1 (J8170) vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Sony Xperia 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 8A X29Sony 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 X07Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non 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!


29 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Xperia 1 (J8170)vsRedmi 8A (64GB)
 42%42%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR3
 118%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (111GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
UFS 2.1vseMMC 5.1
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 6%6%
+Lighter
178 grams (6.23 ounces)vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
 15%15%
+Thinner
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
 5 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1644x3840 pixelsvs720x1520 pixels
 137%100%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
643 PPIvs271 PPI
 5%5%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs6.2"
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MPvs(back) 12MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
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
 13%13%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.6 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
 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
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (side-mounted)vsNot 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/LEvs4.2 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-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

07 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Redmi 8A (64GB)vsXperia 1 (J8170)
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPSvsOLED
 2%2%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.6" inches
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
Face unlockvsNot supported
 50%50%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
5000 mAhvs3330 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
(front) 8MP
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 6 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
ModelXperia 1 (J8170)Redmi 8A (64GB)
Also known asSony Xperia 1 128GB, Sony KumanoXiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, M1908C3KE, M1908C3KC
Country or region availableUSAChinaVarious (International)
BrandSonyXiaomi
Release dateMay, 2019September, 2019
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)
Weight178 grams (6.23 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
Operating system (OS)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)
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, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 505 650Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Display typeOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1644x3840 pixels720x1520 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)643 PPI271 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800 (China), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Global, India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat4
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

India version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)

China version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
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
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1600/150 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
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)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
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)
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
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 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)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
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)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 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/LE4.2 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, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
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
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: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- 19:9 display
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3330 mAh5000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18W18W
Talk timefeature not registered2520 minutes | 42 hours | 1.8 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (64GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered