Features Key features of the Xperia XZ Premium  vs Galaxy S8 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia XZ Premium
3840 x 2160
Galaxy S8
2960 x 1440

memory

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much higher resolution 3840 x 2160 vs 2960 x 1440 Around 95% higher resolution
Much sharper screen 801 ppi vs 567 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution front camera 19 MP vs 12 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly more battery capacity 3,230 mA·h vs 3,000 mA·h Around 10% more battery capacity
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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Significantly lighter 152 g vs 195 g More than 20% lighter
Bigger screen 5.8" vs 5.5" More than 5% bigger screen

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia XZ Premium  vs
Galaxy S8 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 5.5" 5.8"
Resolution 3840 x 2160 2960 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 801 ppi 567 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.45 GHz 2.35 GHz
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 19 MP 12 MP
Resolution 19 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 13 MP 8 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

Xperia XZ Premium  vs
Galaxy S8 
Weight 195 g 152 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 8 mm
Size 77 x 156 x 7.9 mm 68.1 x 148.9 x 8 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS No No

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 7.1 Android 7.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

battery

Capacity 3,230 mA·h 3,000 mA·h
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