Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia Ace
- Sony Xperia XZs

Brand and model

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

Sony Xperia AceSony Xperia XZs
Sony Xperia AceSony Xperia XZs
Model aliasSO-02LG8231
G8232

Design

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

Width67 mm
6.7 cm
0.22 ft
2.638 in
72 mm
7.2 cm
0.236 ft
2.835 in
Height140 mm
14 cm
0.459 ft
5.512 in
146 mm
14.6 cm
0.479 ft
5.748 in
Thickness9.3 mm
0.93 cm
0.031 ft
0.366 in
8.1 mm
0.81 cm
0.027 ft
0.319 in
Weight154 g
0.34 lbs
5.43 oz
161 g
0.35 lbs
5.68 oz
Volume87.23 cm³
5.3 in³
85.15 cm³
5.17 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Purple
Blue
Silver
Black
Body materialsMetalAluminium alloy
Glass
CertificationIP58
IP6X
IP68
IP65

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 cards11
Features-Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
-G8232 - Dual SIM

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
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 800 MHz (B21)
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)
LTE 1500 MHz (B32)

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
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 9

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 9.0 PieAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat

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 630Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Process technology14 nm14 nm
CPU4x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x 2.15 GHz Kryo, 2x 1.6 GHz Kryo
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1536 KB
1.5 MB
CPU cores84
CPU frequency2200 MHz2150 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 508Qualcomm Adreno 530
GPU frequency-624 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1333 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

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

Storage64 GB32 GB
64 GB
-eMMC

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 size5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
Width2.24 in
56.8 mm
5.68 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
Height4.47 in
113.59 mm
11.36 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
Aspect ratio2:1
2:1 (18:9)
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density483 ppi
189 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area69 %71.14 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobileCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
Dynamic contrast enhancement
138% sRGB

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Step counter
Step detector
Step detector
Step counter

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 model-Sony IMX400 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor format1/3"1/2.3"
Pixel size1.25 µm
0.001250 mm
1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
ISO-100 - 12800
Aperturef/1.8f/2
Shutter speed-1 - 1/4000
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-4.4 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses-6
Flash typeDual LEDLED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
5056 x 3792 pixels
19.17 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Hybrid auto focus (HAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Hybrid auto focus (HAF)
-Triple Image Sensing
RGBC-IR sensor
Wide angel G-lens
720p @ 960 fps

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 RSony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Sensor size-4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
Sensor format1/4"-
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
1.127 µm
0.001127 mm
Crop factor-7.38
ISO100 - 3200100 - 6400
Aperturef/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-2.98 mm
21.99 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view120 °-
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Hi-Res Audio
192 kHz / 24-bit
Clear Audio+
S-Force front surround
192 kHz / 24-bit

Radio

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

RadioYesNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
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
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
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.

Version5.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAVDP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAVDP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP

USB

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

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

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
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
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
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
DSEE HX
DSD

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
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

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

Capacity2700 mAh2900 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time9 h 18 min
9.3 h
558 min
0.4 days
-
2G stand-by time430 h
25800 min
17.9 days
-
3G talk time12 h 42 min
12.7 h
762 min
0.5 days
-
3G stand-by time530 h
31800 min
22.1 days
-
4G talk time17 h 48 min
17.8 h
1068 min
0.7 days
-
4G stand-by time410 h
24600 min
17.1 days
-
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesNon-removableFast 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)-0.85 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.17 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.81 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-0.35 W/kg

Additional features

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

Additional features-G8231 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.850 W/kg; body - 1.200 W/kg
G8232 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.850 W/kg; body - 1.170 W/kg
G8232 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.810 W/kg; body - 0.350 W/kg
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