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Sony Xperia XZ vs Google Pixel 1

Sony Xperia XZ on Amazon USA
Google Pixel 1 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Sony Xperia XZ on one side and the Google Pixel 1 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 4 cores, 4 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.3GHz. 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 Google Pixel 1
Model version(s) 601SO, F8331, F8332,
SO-01J, SOV34
G-2PW4100, G-2PW4200
Release date Q3 2016 Q4 2016
Dimensions 5,75 x 2,83 x 0,32 in 5,66 x 2,74 x 0,33 in
Weight 5.68 oz 5.04 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum back,
Aluminum frame
Front and back glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours 5.0 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 16:9
Density 424 ppi 441 ppi
Operating system Android 6.0.1 Android 7.1
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm MSM8996 Pro-AB Snapdragon 821
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm FinFET LPP
Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Energy cores 2x Kryo @ 1.6 GHz 2x Kryo @ 2.18 GHz
High performance cores 2x Kryo @ 2.15 GHz 2x Kryo @ 2.34 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530 Qualcomm Adreno 540
GPU execution units 2 2
GPU shading units 256 256
GPU clock rate 653 MHz 710 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 498.5 GFLOPS 737 GFLOPS
Memory 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 32 / 64 GB 32 / 128 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB -
Photo 23 MP, f/2,0, 24mm 12,3 MP, f/2,0
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 13 MP, f/2,0, 22mm 8 MP, f/2,4
Front video 1080p30 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Micro USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 2,900 mAh 2,770 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 7 hours and 10 minutes ~ 7 hours and 40 minutes
TDP 10 W 6 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark - 90
AnTuTu 138,550 162,490
Android PassMark Rating 2,270 2,140
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,595 1,581
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
3,519 3,863
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
12 pts / $ 28 pts / $
Note 3.8 / 5 3.5 / 5
Reviews 682 1,245
Amazon Sony Xperia XZ Google Pixel 1
New price on Amazon
$290 $140
Used price on Amazon
$190 -
eBay Sony Xperia XZ Google Pixel 1
New price on eBay
- -
Used price on eBay
- -

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Google Pixel 1 is larger. They were produced the same year.

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
Google Pixel 1 162,490
Sony Xperia XZ 138,550

The difference is 17%.

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.

Android PassMark Rating
Sony Xperia XZ 2,270
Google Pixel 1 2,140

The difference in performance is 6%.

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
Google Pixel 1 1,581
Sony Xperia XZ 1,595

In single core, the difference is 1%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 10%.

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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