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Sony Xperia XZ vs Apple iPhone XS Max

Sony Xperia XZ on Amazon USA
Apple iPhone XS Max on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Sony Xperia XZ on one side and the Apple iPhone XS Max on the other. The first has a processor with 4 cores, 4 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.2GHz. The second chips has a total of 6 cores, 6 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.5GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Sony Xperia XZ Apple iPhone XS Max
Model version(s) 601SO, F8331, F8332,
SO-01J, SOV34
A1921, A2101,
A2102, A2104
Release date Q3 2016 Q3 2018
Dimensions 5,75 x 2,83 x 0,32 in 6,20 x 3,05 x 0,30 in
Weight 5.68 oz 7.34 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum back,
Aluminum frame
Front and back glass,
frame in stainless steel
Screen size, colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours 6.5 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 19.5:9
Density 424 ppi 458 ppi
Operating system Android 6.0.1 iOS 12
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Apple A12 Bionic
Lithography 14 nm 7 nm FinFET
Cores 4 6
Threads 4 6
Energy cores 2x Kryo @ 1.6 GHz 4x Tempest @ 1.59 GHz
High performance cores 2x Kryo @ 2.15 GHz 2x Vortex @ 2.49 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
GPU execution units 2 4
GPU shading units 256 -
GPU clock rate 653 MHz -
GPU FP32 floating point 498.5 GFLOPS 487.5 GFLOPS
Memory 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 32 / 64 GB 64 / 512 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB -
Photo 23 MP, f/2,0, 24mm 12 MP, f/1,8, 26mm
12 MP, f/2,4, 52mm
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 13 MP, f/2,0, 22mm 7 MP, f/2,2, 32mm
Front video 1080p30 1080p60
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Micro USB 2.0
Battery capacity 2,900 mAh 3,174 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 7 hours and 10 minutes ~ 13 hours and 10 minutes
TDP 10 W 7 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark - 105
AnTuTu 138,550 362,390
(Android 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,595 4,654
(Android 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
3,519 10,861
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
12 pts / $ 11 pts / $
Note 3.8 / 5 4.6 / 5
Reviews 682 263
Amazon Sony Xperia XZ Apple iPhone XS Max
New price on Amazon
$290 $1,010
Used price on Amazon
$190 -
eBay Sony Xperia XZ Apple iPhone XS Max
New price on eBay
- -
Used price on eBay
- -

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. The phone Apple iPhone XS Max has a larger number of cores, the maximum frequency of Apple iPhone XS Max is larger. The Apple iPhone XS Max was started more recently.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Apple iPhone XS Max 362,390
Sony Xperia XZ 138,550

The difference is 162%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - iOS 64-bit & Android 64-bit
Apple iPhone XS Max 4,654
Sony Xperia XZ 1,595

In single core, the difference is 192%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 209%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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