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Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8296) vs HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia XZ2 vs HTC Nexus 9 devices, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare HTC Nexus 9 XSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)23Points
Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)
5.7"
IPS

1080x2160

19.2
MP

5mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3180
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Compare Sony Xperia XZ2 X
HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
8.9"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)

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 XZ2 (H8296)23 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)vsNexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)6 Advantages HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+6GB LPDDR42 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+64GB (50GB available)85%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (27GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+198 grams (6.93 ounces)115%
Lighter
vs425 grams (14.88 ounces)
+424 PPI47%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs288 PPI
+(back) 19.2MP140%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.6MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
11.1 millimeters (0.44 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)41%
Thinner
1080x2160 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels35%
Higher resolution screen
5.7"vs+8.9"56%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3180 mAhvs+6700 mAh111%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

23 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo/video only main camera / HDR photo only main camera
+16 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
ModelXperia XZ2 (H8296)Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia XZ2 6GB RAM H8296 Dual-sim, Sony PF22HTC Google Nexus 9 WiFi, HTC Volantis
Country or region availableChinaHong KongTaiwan
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyHTC
Release dateApril, 2018November, 2014
Depth11.1 millimeters (0.44 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 153 millimeters (2.83 x 6.02 in)153.7 x 228.2 millimeters (6.05 x 8.98 in)
Weight198 grams (6.93 ounces)425 grams (14.88 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
HardwareSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1-64
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
2.3Ghz Dual-Core Denver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzNVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192
RAM memory6GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)32GB (27GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.7" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI288 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,25,26,28,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported
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 XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
CameraSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)19.2 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution5056x3792 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1.6 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels1536x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, DivX
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink
- Aluminum frame
- Front/back glass
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- HDR display
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- Fast battery charging (Power delivery)
- Qi wireless charging
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust/water proof up to 1.5m for 30min
- Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
- HTC BoomSound
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplySony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3180 mAh6700 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered570 minutes | 9.5 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia XZ2 (H8296)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)
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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