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Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A) vs Google Pixel 2 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia 5 II vs Google Pixel 2 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)25Points
Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)

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 5 II (SO-52A)25 Advantages Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)vsPixel 2 (128GB)3 Advantages Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2520 pixels31%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+449 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs441 PPI
+6.1"22%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP195%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+1/1.7" inches50%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(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 SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh48%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2700 mAh
+21W100%
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.
vs10.5W
+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
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
163 grams (5.71 ounces)vs+143 grams (5.01 ounces)14%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

29 Common items in both devices
128GB (110GB available) / 128GB (114GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
OLED / AMOLED
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
(front) 8MP
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
ModelXperia 5 II (SO-52A)Pixel 2 (128GB)
Other model namesソニーXperia 5 Mark II SO-52A (NTT DoCoMo) 5GGoogle Pixel 2 G011A, HTC Walleye
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyGoogle
Release dateSeptember, 2020October, 2017
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68 x 158 millimeters (2.68 x 6.22 in)69.7 x 145.7 millimeters (2.74 x 5.74 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)143 grams (5.01 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 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 587MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Display typeOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.1" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2520 pixels (21:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)449 PPI441 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz
Mobile networksSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps800/75 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18/13 (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 28, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
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, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAF3x-optical-zoomOIS
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124º16mm1/2.55"PDAF
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 120 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical 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
2ª cameraSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.1 + 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, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- Dolby Atmos
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2700 mAh
Charger, watts21W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10.5W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 2 (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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