Comparison between:
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Brand and model

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

Xiaomi Mi 8Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Xiaomi Mi 8
Prices
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Prices
Model aliasMi8G8441

Design

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

Width74.8 mm
7.48 cm
0.25 ft
2.94 in
65 mm
6.5 cm
0.21 ft
2.56 in
Height154.9 mm
15.49 cm
0.51 ft
6.1 in
129 mm
12.9 cm
0.42 ft
5.08 in
Thickness7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
9.3 mm
0.93 cm
0.03 ft
0.37 in
Weight175 g
0.39 lbs
6.17 oz
140 g
0.31 lbs
4.94 oz
Volume88.06 cm³
5.35 in³
77.98 cm³
4.74 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
White
Gold
Pink
Blue
Silver
Black
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Polycarbonate
Aluminium alloy
Certification-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 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
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz-
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1700 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
-
UMTS-UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 13
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 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 700 MHz (B29)

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 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 15

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 V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V10.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)
MIUI V10.3.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Android 8.0 Oreo
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 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Process technology10 nm10 nm
CPU4x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 3854x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 280
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)1536 KB
1.5 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)2048 KB
2 MB
-
CPU cores88
CPU frequency2800 MHz2450 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 540
GPU frequency710 MHz710 MHz
RAM capacity6 GB
8 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

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

Storage64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
32 GB
UFS 2.1-

Memory cards

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

Types-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 AMOLEDIPS
Diagonal size6.21 in
157.73 mm
15.77 cm
4.6 in
116.84 mm
11.68 cm
Width2.69 in
68.31 mm
6.83 cm
2.26 in
57.28 mm
5.73 cm
Height5.6 in
142.18 mm
14.22 cm
4.01 in
101.83 mm
10.18 cm
Aspect ratio2.081:11.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2248 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density402 ppi
158 ppcm
319 ppi
125 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area84.09 %69.79 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Samsung
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.5D curved glass screen
Always-On Display
60000:1 contrast ratio
600 cd/m²
430 cd/m² typical brightness
HDR10
Corning 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
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Infrared face recognition sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Hall
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1291
Infrared camera - OmniVision OV7251 (1/7.5-inch sensor; 3.0 μm)
Step detector
Step counter
-

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony IMX363 Exmor RSSony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
ISO100 - 3200100 - 12800
Aperturef/1.8f/2
Focal length4.22 mm-
Flash typeDual LEDLED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
5057 x 3796 pixels
19.2 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
Optical 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
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
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
4-axis OIS
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 21 mm
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M3 (#2)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Hybrid autofocus
6-element lens
Wide angel G-lens
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
720p @ 960 fps

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K3T1Sony Exmor R
Sensor typeISOCELLCMOS
ISO-100 - 3200
Aperturef/2f/2
Focal length3.58 mm-
Image resolution5120 x 3840 pixels
19.66 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
Pixel size - 1.8 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 18 mm
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Angle of view - 71°
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 18 mm

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Headphone adapterClear Audio+
S-Force front surround
192 kHz / 24-bit

Radio

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

RadioNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningA-GPS
GPS (L1+L5)
GLONASS (L1)
BeiDou (B1)
Galileo (E1+E5a)
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
2x2 MiMO-

Bluetooth

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

Version5.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
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 jackNoYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

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

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
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
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
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.

Capacity3400 mAh2700 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
-
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 4+Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Battery model: BM3E-

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)0.701 W/kg1.36 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)1.662 W/kg1.32 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)1.01 W/kg0.97 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.32 W/kg0.78 W/kg
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