Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia Z3v
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
- Xiaomi Redmi 8

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Sony Xperia Z3vXiaomi Redmi Note 8Xiaomi Redmi 8
Sony Xperia Z3vXiaomi Redmi Note 8
Prices
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Prices
Model aliasD6708Redmi Note8
Red Rice Note 8
Red Rice Note8
C3J
M1908C3JH
M1908C3JG
M1908C3JI
Redmi8
Red Rice 8
Red Rice8
M1908C3IC
MZB8257IN; M1908C3II
M1908C3IG
M1908C3IH

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width73.4 mm
7.34 cm
0.241 ft
2.89 in
75.3 mm
7.53 cm
0.247 ft
2.965 in
75.41 mm
7.541 cm
0.247 ft
2.969 in
Height148.5 mm
14.85 cm
0.487 ft
5.846 in
158.3 mm
15.83 cm
0.519 ft
6.232 in
156.48 mm
15.648 cm
0.513 ft
6.161 in
Thickness8.9 mm
0.89 cm
0.029 ft
0.35 in
8.35 mm
0.835 cm
0.027 ft
0.329 in
9.4 mm
0.94 cm
0.031 ft
0.37 in
Weight170 g
0.38 lbs
6.02 oz
190 g
0.42 lbs
6.7 oz
188 g
0.41 lbs
6.63 oz
Volume97.01 cm³
5.89 in³
99.53 cm³
6.04 in³
110.92 cm³
6.74 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Meteorite Black
Dream Blue
White
Nebula Purple
Onyx Black
Ruby Red
Sapphire Blue
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Plastic
Plastic
CertificationIP65
IP68
IP52-

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards122
Features-Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
W-CDMA-W-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
W-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
--
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
EV-DO Rev. A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
MIUI V10 (Android 9.0 Pie)MIUI 10 (Android 9.0 Pie)

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQualcomm Snapdragon 665Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Process technology28 nm11 nm12 nm
CPUKrait 4004x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 2604x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.45 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits32 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv8ARMv8
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB--
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB--
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
--
CPU cores488
CPU frequency2500 MHz2000 MHz1950 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 610Qualcomm Adreno 505
GPU cores4--
GPU frequency578 MHz-650 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB
6 GB
3 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4XLPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelSingle channel
RAM frequency933 MHz1866 MHz933 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
32 GB
64 GB
eMMC-eMMC 5.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
6.22 in
157.99 mm
15.8 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.64 in
67.06 mm
6.71 cm
2.66 in
67.63 mm
6.76 cm
Height4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
5.72 in
145.29 mm
14.53 cm
5.62 in
142.78 mm
14.28 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.167:12.111:1
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 2340 pixels720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density424 ppi
166 ppcm
409 ppi
160 ppcm
270 ppi
106 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area68.61 %82 %82.1 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
2.5D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TÜV Rheinland certification for low blue light emissions
1500:1 contrast ratio
84% NTSC
In-cell
2.5D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
1500:1
70.8% NTSC

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Step detector
Step counter
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Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX220 Exmor RSSamsung S5KGM2Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSISOCELLCMOS
Sensor size6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
--
Sensor format-1/2.25"1/2.55"
Pixel size1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Crop factor5.64--
ISO50 - 12800--
Aperturef/2f/1.79f/1.8
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.43 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
13 mm *(35 mm / full frame)-
Field of view-79.4 °-
Number of lenses-66
Flash typeLEDLEDDual LED
Image resolution5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
G lens
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Sensor type - ISOCELL PLUS
Super Phase Detection
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Samsung S5KGM1 is also available
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Sensor size - 1/4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Angle of view - 120° (#2)
Third rear camera - 2MP (depth-sensing)
Sensor size - 1/5" (#3)
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#3)
Fourth rear camera - 2MP (macro)
Sensor size - 1/5" (#4)
Pixel size - 1.75 μm (#4)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#4)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Secondary rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelSony Exmor ROmniVision OV13855-
Sensor type-PureCel-
Sensor size-4.75 x 3.54 mm
0.23 in
-
Pixel size-1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Crop factor-7.31-
Aperture-f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-3.86 mm
28.21 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Image resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
4224 x 3136 pixels
13.25 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
Features-Face unlockFace unlock

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
HAC (M4/T3) Hearing Aid CompatibilitySmart PA
Stereo speakers model - 1217SLS
Smart PA

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYesYes
RDS--

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.04.24.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
EDR
HID
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMIMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapter--

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecs3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
Vorbis
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3200 mAh4000 mAh5000 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time16 h
960 min
0.7 days
--
2G stand-by time840 h
50400 min
35 days
--
3G talk time21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
--
3G stand-by time760 h
45600 min
31.7 days
--
4G stand-by time540 h
32400 min
22.5 days
--
Charger output power-9 V / 2 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0-
FeaturesWireless charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.191 W/kg0.231 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.034 W/kg1.48 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.374 W/kg0.478 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-0.987 W/kg1.074 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-M1908C3JG - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.191 W/kg; body - 1.034 W/kg
M1908C3JG - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.374 W/kg; body - 0.987 W/kg
M1908C3JH - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.191 W/kg; body - 1.089 W/kg
M1908C3JH - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.387 W/kg; body - 1.056 W/kg
Anti-splash coating
M1908C3II - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) India: head - 0.339 W/kg; body - 1.000 W/kg
P2i nano-coating
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