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Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB vs Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB vs Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Sony Xperia XA2 Plus X11Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB
Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB
6.26"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

24mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth X09Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
6"
IPS

1080x2160

23
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3580
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB

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 phone! Comment!


11 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB
Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBvsXperia XA2 Plus 64GB
 21%21%
+Lighter
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs204 grams (7.14 ounces)
 28%28%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)
 6%6%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2280 pixelsvs1080x2160 pixels
 1%1%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
403 PPIvs402 PPI
 4%4%
+Larger screen
6.26"vs6"
 5%5%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.9 (aperture)vsf/2.0 (aperture)
 198%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 24MPvs(front) 8MP
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
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 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)

09 Advantages Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Xperia XA2 Plus 64GBvsMi 8 Youth 6GB/64GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 400GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 35%35%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 23MPvs(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP
 11%11%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.3" inchesvs1/2.55" inches
 100%100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
 7%7%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3580 mAhvs3350 mAh
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 5vsNot supported

29 Common items in both devices
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
6GB LPDDR4X
64GB (51GB user available) / 64GB (53GB user available)
TFT LCD IPS
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
5.0 version A2DP/LE
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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

Model and physical featuresXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
BrandXiaomiSony
ModelMi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBXperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Also known as小米8 青春版, Mi8 Youth edition, Xiaomi Mi 8X, Xiaomi PlatinaSony Xperia XA2+ 6GB RAM
Country or region where it's soldChinaVarious (International)
Release dateSeptember, 2018August, 2018
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 156.4 millimeters (2.98 x 6.16 in)75 x 157 millimeters (2.95 x 6.18 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)204 grams (7.14 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 512 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 508 650Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (53GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 400GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Display typeTFT LCD IPSTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.26" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~78.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1080x2160 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
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 networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 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 cameraXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depth sensor (f/2.0 1.12µm)
23 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels5520x4144 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Front / secondary cameraXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Front camera24 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 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
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray
- MIUI
- 19:9 screen
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Black, Gold, Green
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- 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
Power supply and autonomyXiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
Battery technologyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3350 mAh3580 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)5V/2A=10Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth 6GB/64GBSony Xperia XA2 Plus 64GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered