Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy S8 SD835
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
- Sony Xperia X Compact

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 SD835Samsung Galaxy S8 ExynosSony Xperia X Compact
Samsung Galaxy S8 SD835
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
Prices
Sony Xperia X Compact
Prices
Model aliasSM-G950A
G950A
SM-G950J
G950J
SM-G950P
G950T
SM-G950T
G950T
SM-G950U
G950U
SM-G950V
G950VSM-G950W
G950W
SM-G9500
G9500
SM-G950F
G950F
SM-G950FD
G950FD
F5321

Design

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

Width68.1 mm
6.81 cm
0.223 ft
2.681 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
0.223 ft
2.681 in
65 mm
6.5 cm
0.213 ft
2.559 in
Height148.9 mm
14.89 cm
0.489 ft
5.862 in
148.9 mm
14.89 cm
0.489 ft
5.862 in
129 mm
12.9 cm
0.423 ft
5.079 in
Thickness8 mm
0.8 cm
0.026 ft
0.315 in
8 mm
0.8 cm
0.026 ft
0.315 in
9.5 mm
0.95 cm
0.031 ft
0.374 in
Weight155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
135 g
0.3 lbs
4.76 oz
Volume81.12 cm³
4.93 in³
81.12 cm³
4.93 in³
79.66 cm³
4.84 in³
ColorsBlack
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Pink
Red
Black
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Pink
Red
Black
White
Blue
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Plastic
CertificationIP68IP68-

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 cards111
FeaturesDual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)-

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
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 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 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-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
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 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
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 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

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 16
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6

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 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
User interface (UI)Experience 8.1Experience 8.1-

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 835 MSM8998Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
Process technology10 nm10 nm28 nm
CPU4x 2.35 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A72, 4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB--
Level 2 cache memory (L2)3072 KB
3 MB
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CPU cores886
CPU frequency2350 MHz2300 MHz1800 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-G71 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 510
GPU cores-20-
GPU frequency710 MHz546 MHz550 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB4 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz1794 MHz933 MHz

Storage

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

Storage64 GB64 GB32 GB
UFS 2.1UFS 2.1-

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/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDIPS
Diagonal size5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
4.6 in
116.84 mm
11.68 cm
Width2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
2.26 in
57.28 mm
5.73 cm
Height5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
4.01 in
101.83 mm
10.18 cm
Aspect ratio2.056:12.056:11.778:1
16:9
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density568 ppi
223 ppcm
568 ppi
223 ppcm
319 ppi
125 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area84.47 %84.47 %69.79 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
540 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3
VR headset support
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
540 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
Dynamic contrast enhancement

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Fingerprint sensor model - Synaptics NamsanFingerprint sensor model - Synaptics NamsanStep detector
Step counter
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1145

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 IMX333 Exmor RSSony IMX333 Exmor RSSony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size--6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
Sensor format1/2.55"1/2.55"-
Pixel size1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1.118 µm
0.001118 mm
Crop factor--5.64
ISO--100 - 12800
Aperturef/1.7f/1.7f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.2 mm
26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.2 mm
26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.27 mm
24.1 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view77 °77 °-
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDLED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
5520 x 4140 pixels
22.85 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 fps60 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
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
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
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
RAW
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
Hybrid auto focus (HAF)
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
720p @ 240 fps
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
720p @ 240 fps
Triple Image Sensing
RGBC-IR sensor
Wide angel G-lens

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 IMX320 Exmor RSSony IMX320 Exmor RSSony Exmor R
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor format1/3.6"1/3.6"-
Pixel size1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
-
ISO--100 - 6400
Aperturef/1.7f/1.7f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2.95 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
2.95 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
22 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view80 °80 °-
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
Available also with Samsung S5K3H1
Auto HDR
Available also with Samsung S5K3H1
Auto HDR
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Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Qualcomm WCD9341 DAC
192 kHz / 24-bit
192 kHz / 32-bit
igh Acoustic Overload Point (AOP) Mic
Clear Audio+
S-Force front surround

Radio

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

RadioYesNoYes
--RDS

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
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
802.11a
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
VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
-

Bluetooth

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

Version5.05.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
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-CUSB Type-C
Version3.13.12.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
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 jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
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
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
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
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
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF
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.

Capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh2700 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
11 h
660 min
0.5 days
2G stand-by time--710 h
42600 min
29.6 days
3G talk time29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
14 h
840 min
0.6 days
3G stand-by time--750 h
45000 min
31.3 days
4G stand-by time--670 h
40200 min
27.9 days
Charger output power5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
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Quick charge technology--Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Qi/PMA wireless chargingQi/PMA wireless charging-

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)-0.315 W/kg1.08 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.27 W/kg1.25 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)0.24 W/kg0.37 W/kg0.72 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)0.48 W/kg0.75 W/kg0.97 W/kg

Additional features

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

Additional featuresSM-G950N - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.240 W/kg; body - 0.480 W/kg
SM-G950U - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.570 W/kg; body - 0.480 W/kg
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