Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018)
- Sony Xperia C3
- Sony Xperia XA1
- Sony Xperia ZL

Brand and model

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

Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018)Sony Xperia C3Sony Xperia XA1Sony Xperia ZL
Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018)Sony Xperia C3
Prices
Sony Xperia XA1
Prices
Sony Xperia ZL
Model aliasSM-J400F
J400F
D2533
D2502
S55t
S55u
G3121
G3123
G3125
Xperia ZL LTE
C6503
C6502

Design

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

Width77.2 mm
7.72 cm
0.253 ft
3.039 in
78.7 mm
7.87 cm
0.258 ft
3.098 in
67 mm
6.7 cm
0.22 ft
2.638 in
69.3 mm
6.93 cm
0.227 ft
2.728 in
Height151.7 mm
15.17 cm
0.498 ft
5.972 in
156.2 mm
15.62 cm
0.512 ft
6.15 in
145 mm
14.5 cm
0.476 ft
5.709 in
131.6 mm
13.16 cm
0.432 ft
5.181 in
Thickness8.1 mm
0.81 cm
0.027 ft
0.319 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.025 ft
0.299 in
8 mm
0.8 cm
0.026 ft
0.315 in
9.8 mm
0.98 cm
0.032 ft
0.386 in
Weight175 g
0.39 lbs
6.17 oz
149 g
0.33 lbs
5.28 oz
143 g
0.32 lbs
5.04 oz
151 g
0.33 lbs
5.33 oz
Volume94.86 cm³
5.76 in³
93.43 cm³
5.67 in³
77.72 cm³
4.72 in³
89.37 cm³
5.43 in³
ColorsBlack
Gold
Gray
Black
White
Green
Black
White
Gold
Pink
Black
White
Red
Body materialsAluminium alloy-Aluminium alloy
Polycarbonate
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SIM card

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

SIM card typeMicro-SIMMicro-SIMNano-SIMMicro-SIM
Number of SIM cards1111
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)--
-D2502; S55t - 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
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 (S55t)
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz (S55t)
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UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz (G3123)
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 800 MHz (D2533)
LTE 850 MHz (D2533)
LTE 900 MHz (D2533)
LTE 1800 MHz (D2533; S55t; S55u)
LTE 2100 MHz (D2533; S55t; S55u)
LTE 2600 MHz (D2533; S55t; S55u)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (D2533)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (S55t; S55u)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (S55t)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (S55t)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (S55t)
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 800 MHz (G3121)
LTE 900 MHz (G3121; G3125)
LTE 1800 MHz (G3121; G3125)
LTE 2100 MHz (G3121; G3125)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (G3125)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (G3125)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (G3125)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (G3125)
LTE 1900 MHz (G3121; G3123)
LTE 700 MHz (B12) (G3123)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (G3123)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (G3123)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (G3123; G3125)
LTE 700 MHz (B29) (G3123)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (G3123)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz

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
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE Class 32
GPRS Class 32
HSPA+
LTE Cat 3

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 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

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.

SoCSamsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757)Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Process technology14 nm28 nm16 nm28 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A74x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53Krait
CPU bits64 bit32 bit64 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv7ARMv8-AARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)---4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-16 KB + 16 KB256 KB + 256 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1024 KB
1 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores4484
CPU frequency1400 MHz1200 MHz2300 MHz1500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T720Qualcomm Adreno 305ARM Mali-T880 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 320
GPU cores-124
GPU frequency--900 MHz400 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB
3 GB
1 GB3 GB2 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3-LPDDR4XLPDDR2
RAM channels--Double channelDouble channel
RAM frequency--1600 MHz533 MHz
ROM capacity---15258 MB
1.56242e+7 KB
---Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 + MDM9215M

Storage

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

Storage16 GB
32 GB
8 GB32 GB16 GB
--eMMC-

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
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 AMOLEDIPSIPSTFT
Diagonal size5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
Width2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
Height4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density267 ppi
104 ppcm
267 ppi
104 ppcm
294 ppi
115 ppcm
441 ppi
173 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area71.44 %68.06 %71.17 %75.81 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
-Sony BRAVIA Mobile engine 2
Triluminos display for mobile
Corning Gorilla Glass 4Shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Reality display

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
---C6502 - Barometer

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 Exmor RSSony IMX300 Exmor RSSony IMX135 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size--6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
Pixel size--1.124 µm
0.001124 mm
1.136 µm
0.001136 mm
Crop factor--5.647.38
ISO--100 - 6400-
Aperturef/1.9-f/2f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.6 mm
27 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-4.27 mm
24.1 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
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Flash typeLEDLEDLEDLED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
5488 x 4008 pixels
22 MP
4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
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 image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection

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 model--Sony IMX219PQ Exmor R-
Sensor type--CMOS BSI-
Sensor size--3.67 x 2.76 mm
0.18 in
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Pixel size--1.124 µm
0.001124 mm
-
Crop factor--9.42-
ISO--100 - 3200-
Aperturef/2.2-f/2-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent1.92 mm
23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)2.39 mm
22.55 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Auxiliary lightLEDLED--
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
-
Video resolution-1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS-30 fps30 fps30 fps
---2 MP

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-HAC (M3/T3) - Hearing Aid CompatibilityClear Audio+
xLOUD
-

Radio

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

RadioYesYesYesYes
-RDS--

Tracking/Positioning

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

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

Wi-Fi

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

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
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.

Version4.24.04.24.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
EDR
HDP
HFP
HID
MAP
OPP
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAVDP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PBAP

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBUSB Type-CMicro USB
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage

HDMI

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

HDMI---Micro 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 jackYesYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer 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
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5

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
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC
DSEE HX
DSD
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MP3
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
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WMV
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
WMV

Battery

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

Capacity3000 mAh2500 mAh2300 mAh2370 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time20 h
1200 min
0.8 days
11 h
660 min
0.5 days
11 h 12 min
11.2 h
672 min
0.5 days
10 h
600 min
0.4 days
2G stand-by time-1040 h
62400 min
43.3 days
560 h
33600 min
23.3 days
500 h
30000 min
20.8 days
3G talk time20 h
1200 min
0.8 days
25 h
1500 min
1 days
10 h
600 min
0.4 days
13 h
780 min
0.5 days
3G stand-by time-1000 h
60000 min
41.7 days
603 h
36180 min
25.1 days
500 h
30000 min
20.8 days
4G stand-by time-862 h
51720 min
35.9 days
572 h
34320 min
23.8 days
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Charger output power5 V / 1 A-5 V / 1.5 A-
Quick charge technology--MediaTek Pump Express Plus 2.0-
FeaturesRemovableNon-removableFast 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)0.356 W/kg0.527 W/kg0.57 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)1.492 W/kg0.375 W/kg1.79 W/kg-
Head SAR (USA)0.478 W/kg0.907 W/kg1.28 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)-1.244 W/kg1.1 W/kg-

Additional features

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

Additional features-D2533 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.527 W/kg; body - 0.375 W/kg
D2533 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.907 W/kg; body - 1.244 W/kg
D2502 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.527 W/kg; body - 0.358 W/kg
D2502 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.907 W/kg; body - 0.839 W/kg
G3121 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.570 W/kg; body - 1.790 W/kg
G3123 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.570 W/kg; body - 1.340 W/kg
G3123 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.280 W/kg; body - 1.100 W/kg
G3125 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.570 W/kg; body - 1.750 W/kg
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