The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is one last attempt by Sony to grasp at the premium segment smartphone market. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is Samsung’s latest success story which can single-handedly rid Samsung of the Note 7 Fiasco which plagued it all of the last year. Both smartphones are the latest technology to have hit the market and also boast of the latest features and specs. If you are willing to shell out enough money for a flagship, which device should you buy? Check out our buying guide.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Under The Hood
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by the latest and the extremely powerful Exynos 8895 chip or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, both of which are the latest in the processor lineup. Both the chipsets are paired with 4GB of RAM as well as 64GB of internal memory. The internal memory may be expanded using a microSD card.
On the other hand, the Sony Xperia XZ smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor together with the splendid Adreno 540 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM and boasts 64GB of internal storage as well, expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. This round is evenly matched by the specs.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Design
Design-wise, both the devices are worth a shot. The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch curved AMOLED panel, one that is taller than most phones. The 18.5:9 aspect ratio has considerably more real estate compared to the regular 16:9 display. This is the much-venerated “infinity display” of Samsung. The resolution is a sturdy 2960 x 1440, which offers splendid display features.
Again, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a very good competitor as well. Sony’s loop surface design is present here and it also has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display which comes with a 4K screen (bearing a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels). besides, it also has HDR 10 for good measure. For extra protection, the Xperia XZ premium boasts Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The sides are made of metal while the top and bottom ends are made of plastic. Samsung’s compact design and the merging of the Infinity Display makes it a better-designed phone.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Camera and Optics
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a superb 19- megapixel Motion Eye camera, which boasts Super slow motion 960fps video capture, as well as other features which include Predictive Capture, Ant-distortion shutter, and 4K video recording.Also on board is a superb 13-megapixel Exmor RS front snapper which is ideal for a mobile image sensor, besides a 22mm wide angle lens, ISO 6400 and aperture f/2.2.
It also has a wide-angle front camera, ideal for selfies and group selfies. Samsung Galaxy S8 is equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera with Dual Pixel technology and aperture f/1.7 and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with smart autofocus and aperture f/1.7.MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes equipped with a 12-megapixel rear camera along with Dual Pixel technology and aperture f/1.7. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel sensor with smart autofocus and aperture f/1.7.MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera. Due to the low-light picture quality of the Sony Xperia XZ, it wins this round.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Battery and Miscellaneous Features
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the one with a bigger battery. With a bigger 3,230mAh battery and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, Sony’s XZ premium also ships with a Quick Charger UCH-12 in the box which can up the phone’s juice by up to 60per cent in 45 minutes.
TheGalaxy S8 ships with a 3,000mAh battery. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium retains a slight edge here as well.
Sony XZ premium vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Price and Verdict
Th Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes for Rs 59,990 in India while the Galaxy S8 comes for Rs 57,990. If yo are willing to shell out a few extra bucks, go and buy the Sony XZ Premium for good measure.