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Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia XA2 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)
6"
IPS

1080x2160

23
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3580
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
32PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)Compare Sony Xperia XA2 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
6.9"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)

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 XA2 Plus (32GB)2 Advantages Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)vsGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)32 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
+204 grams (7.14 ounces)9%
Lighter
vs222 grams (7.77 ounces)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (21GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 400GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC156%
More external storage for files using memory cards
9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)vs+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)9%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels98%
Higher resolution screen
402 PPIvs+509 PPI27%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6"vs+6.9"15%
Larger screen
(back) 23MPvs+(quad camera) 108MP + 48MP + 12MP + 0.3MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2.3" inchesvs+1/1.33" inches73%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 40MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3580 mAhvs+5000 mAh40%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
18Wvs+45W150%
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.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+16 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
ModelXperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Other model namesSony Xperia XA2+ 4GB RAMGalaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSonySamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018March, 2020
Depth9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75 x 157 millimeters (2.95 x 6.18 in)76 x 166.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.57 in)
Weight204 grams (7.14 ounces)222 grams (7.77 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
HardwareSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 508 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory4GB LPDDR412GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 400GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6" inches6.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~78.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI509 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
mmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
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
CameraSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Back camera (main camera)23 megapixels(quad camera)
108 megapixels
48MP periscope telephotof/3.5103mm1/2.0"0.8µmPDAFOIS4x-optical-zoom10x-hybrid-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution5520x4144 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/1.33" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels40 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels7296x5472 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Silver, Black, Gold, Green
- Aluminum frame
- Exmor RS camera
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Stereo Bluetooth headset SBH24
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud White
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3580 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia XA2 Plus (32GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.94W/kg (head) | 0.95W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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