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Sony Xperia XZ vs Google Pixel 3a

Sony Xperia XZ on Amazon USA
Google Pixel 3a on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Sony Xperia XZ on one side and the Google Pixel 3a 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 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.0GHz. 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 3a
Model version(s) 601SO, F8331, F8332,
SO-01J, SOV34
G020A, G020E, G020B
Release date Q3 2016 Q3 2019
Dimensions 5,75 x 2,83 x 0,32 in 5,96 x 2,76 x 0,32 in
Weight 5.68 oz 5.19 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum back,
Aluminum frame
Front glass,
plastic back
Screen size, colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours 5.6 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD OLED
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 2220 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 18.5:9
Density 424 ppi 441 ppi
Operating system Android 6.0.1 Android 9.0
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670
Lithography 14 nm 10 nm LPP
Cores 4 8
Threads 4 8
Energy cores 2x Kryo @ 1.6 GHz 6x Kryo 360 Silver @ 1.7 GHz
High performance cores 2x Kryo @ 2.15 GHz 2x Kryo 360 Gold @ 2.0 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530 Qualcomm Adreno 615
GPU execution units 2 2
GPU shading units 256 128
GPU clock rate 653 MHz 700 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 498.5 GFLOPS 358.4 GFLOPS
Memory 3 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 32 / 64 GB 64 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB -
Photo 23 MP, f/2,0, 24mm 12,2 MP, f/1,8, 28mm
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 13 MP, f/2,0, 22mm 8 MP, f/2,0, 24mm
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 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 2,900 mAh 3,000 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Po
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 7 hours and 10 minutes ~ 12 hours and 30 minutes
TDP 10 W 5 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
DxOMark - 101
AnTuTu 138,550 156,410
Android PassMark Rating 2,270 5,240
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,595 1,610
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
3,519 5,079
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
12 pts / $ 14 pts / $
Note 3.8 / 5 4.3 / 5
Reviews 682 78
Amazon Sony Xperia XZ Google Pixel 3a
New price on Amazon
$290 $370
Used price on Amazon
$190 -
eBay Sony Xperia XZ Google Pixel 3a
New price on eBay
- -
Used price on eBay
- -

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. The phone Google Pixel 3a has a larger number of cores, the maximum frequency of Sony Xperia XZ is greater. The Google Pixel 3a 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
Google Pixel 3a 156,410
Sony Xperia XZ 138,550

The difference is 13%.

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
Google Pixel 3a 5,240
Sony Xperia XZ 2,270

The difference in performance is 131%.

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 3a 1,610
Sony Xperia XZ 1,595

In single core, the difference is 1%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 44%.

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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