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Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A) vs Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia 5 II vs Google Pixel 3 XL phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Google Pixel 3 XL XSony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)23Points
Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsGoogle Pixel 3 XL (64GB)Compare Sony Xperia 5 II X
Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
6.3"
POLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3430
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)23 Advantages Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)vsPixel 3 XL (64GB)8 Advantages Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.5GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (110GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (52GB available)
+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
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)13%
Lighter
vs184 grams (6.44 ounces)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR8
+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
+(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)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3430 mAh
+21W17%
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.
vs18W
+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
+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
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)1%
Thinner
1080x2520 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels57%
Higher resolution screen
449 PPIvs+522 PPI16%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.1"vs+6.3"3%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 8MP + 8MP100%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 11vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
OLED / P-OLED
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
Capacitive
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
ModelXperia 5 II (SO-52A)Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Other model namesソニーXperia 5 Mark II SO-52A (NTT DoCoMo) 5GGoogle Pixel XL3 G013C, Google Crosshatch
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyGoogle
Release date9/17/202010/18/2018, Announced: 10/9/2018
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68 x 158 millimeters (2.68 x 6.22 in)76.7 x 158 millimeters (3.02 x 6.22 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.6GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (52GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Display typeOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.1" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2520 pixels (21:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)449 PPI522 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz
HDR10+
60Hz
HDR8

📶 Mobile networks

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps1024/75 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 Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71)
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

📷 Camera

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAF3x-optical-zoomOIS
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124°16mm1/2.55"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 lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.219mm
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3430 mAh
Charger, watts21W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- Dolby Atmos
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
- Always-on display
- 100% DCI-P3 coverage screen
- 1080p@120fps slow motion

☢️ Radiation rate

Sony Xperia 5 II (SO-52A)Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB)
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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