86points

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

91points

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
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91
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Why is Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium better than Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition?

  • Has an external memory slot
  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Wireless charging
  • Has an IPS screen
  • Weather sealed
  • 11.11% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/1.8 & f/1.6vs1.8f

Why is Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition better than Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium?

  • 7.07% bigger screen size
    6.21"vs5.8"
  • 2GB more RAM memory
    8GBvs6GB
  • 1.54x more megapixels (front camera)
    20MPvs13MP
  • 64GB more internal storage
    128GBvs64GB
  • 61g lighter
    175gvs236g
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • 4.3mm thinner
    7.6mmvs11.9mm
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

236g

175g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

11.9mm

7.6mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

80mm

74.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

158mm

154.9mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

2160 x 3840px

1080 x 2248px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

760ppi

402ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

5.8"

6.21"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.Has an AMOLED display
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.GPU clock speed

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.RAM speed

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Alcatel 7

3200MHz

4.Has integrated graphics
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.CPU threads

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

6.Has out-of-order execution
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

Cameras

1.megapixels

19MP & 12MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.front camera megapixels

13MP

20MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.widest aperture

f/1.8 & f/1.6

f/1.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

6.pixel size

1.22µm

1.4µm

The pixel size measures the length of the individual photodetectors (pixels) in the image sensor. Larger pixels can capture more light, providing better image quality and improved low-light performance.

Best

Meizu 16 (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1 & 1.55µm

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Huawei Honor View 20

3.has a radio
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

4.has dedicated media keys
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

Battery

1.battery power

3540mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.wireless charging
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.has a removable battery
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

5.Supports fast charging
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
2.Has offline voice recognition
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
5.Is free and open source
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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