Comparison between:
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
- Sony Xperia C4

Brand and model

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8Sony Xperia C4
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Prices
Sony Xperia C4
Model aliasRedmi Note8
Red Rice Note 8
Red Rice Note8
C3J
M1908C3JH
M1908C3JG
M1908C3JI
E5303
E5306
E5353

Design

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

Width75.3 mm
7.53 cm
0.247 ft
2.965 in
77.4 mm
7.74 cm
0.254 ft
3.047 in
Height158.3 mm
15.83 cm
0.519 ft
6.232 in
150.3 mm
15.03 cm
0.493 ft
5.917 in
Thickness8.35 mm
0.835 cm
0.027 ft
0.329 in
7.9 mm
0.79 cm
0.026 ft
0.311 in
Weight190 g
0.42 lbs
6.7 oz
147 g
0.32 lbs
5.19 oz
Volume99.53 cm³
6.04 in³
91.9 cm³
5.58 in³
ColorsMeteorite Black
Dream Blue
White
Nebula Purple
Black
White
Green
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Plastic
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CertificationIP52-

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-SIM
Number of SIM cards21
FeaturesDual 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 (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz (BC0)-
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
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TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
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UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz (E5306)
LTELTE-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 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz (E5306)
LTE 1800 MHz (E5303; E5353)
LTE 850 MHz (E5303; E5306)
LTE 900 MHz (E5303; E5353)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (E5306)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (E5306)
LTE 700 MHz (B12) (E5306)
LTE 800 MHz (E5303)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (E5353)

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

Operating system

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

Operating system (OS)MIUI V10 (Android 9.0 Pie)
MIUI V11 (Android 9.0 Pie)
MIUI V12 (Android 10)
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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 665MediaTek MT6752
Process technology11 nm28 nm
CPU4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-512 KB
0.5 MB
CPU cores88
CPU frequency2000 MHz1700 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 610ARM Mali-T760 MP2
GPU cores-2
GPU frequency-700 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB
6 GB
2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelSingle channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz800 MHz

Storage

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

Storage64 GB
128 GB
16 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
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/technologyIPSIPS
Diagonal size6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
Width2.64 in
67.06 mm
6.71 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
Height5.72 in
145.29 mm
14.53 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:11.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density409 ppi
160 ppcm
401 ppi
157 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area82 %71.92 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TÜV Rheinland certification for low blue light emissions
1500:1 contrast ratio
84% NTSC
Sony BRAVIA Mobile engine 2

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Hall

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 modelSamsung S5KGM1Sony Exmor RS
Sensor typeISOCELLCMOS
Sensor format1/2.25"-
Pixel size0.8 µm
0.000800 mm
-
Aperturef/1.79f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent13 mm *(35 mm / full frame)3.5 mm
Field of view79.4 °-
Number of lenses6-
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
4096 x 3072 pixels
12.58 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
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
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)
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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 modelOmniVision OV13855Sony Exmor R
Sensor typePureCel-
Sensor size4.75 x 3.54 mm
0.23 in
-
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
-
Crop factor7.31-
Aperturef/2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.86 mm
28.21 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution4224 x 3136 pixels
13.25 MP
2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlock-

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Smart PA
1217 ultra-linear speaker
E5306 - HAC (M3/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

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

RadioYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

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

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

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
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

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

Version4.24.1
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
HID
LE
A2DP
AVCTP
AVDTP
AVRCP
GAP
GATT
GOEP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
SDAP
SAP

USB

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

Connector typeUSB Type-CMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage

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 jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

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

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

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/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
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
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
VC-1
VP8
VP9
Xvid

Battery

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

Capacity4000 mAh2600 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time-12 h 47 min
12.8 h
766.8 min
0.5 days
2G stand-by time-634 h
38040 min
26.4 days
3G talk time-11 h 26 min
11.4 h
685.8 min
0.5 days
3G stand-by time-682 h
40920 min
28.4 days
4G stand-by time-646 h
38760 min
26.9 days
Charger output power9 V / 2 A-
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 4.0-
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
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/kg-
Body SAR (EU)1.034 W/kg-
Head SAR (USA)0.374 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)0.987 W/kg-

Additional features

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

Additional featuresM1908C3JG - 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
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