Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Sony Xperia 1 II: Analysis, specs and price

The recent launched Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra include a set of four main cameras 108/48/12/TOF MP and Dual LED while the Sony Xperia 1 II houses a four rear camera set of 12/12/12/TOF MP with LED. Both smartphones brings new hardware,camera and software improvements. The review for this version with new specs are detailed next.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs Sony Xperia 1 II review

Processor

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximun CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 runs in both phones.
Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 1 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximun CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G specs
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Sony Xperia 1 II. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0
The Sony Xperia 1 II battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable and Qi wireless charging.

Sony Xperia 1 II specs
Sony Xperia 1 II

Screen

The device is using a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 1 II is featuring a P-OLED with 1644 x 3840 pixels and a display size of 6.5 in (inches)

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is a 6.1% bigger than Sony Xperia 1 II screen.

Memory

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5 and a built-in storage of 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)

. The Sony Xperia 1 II is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes), some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel and a built-in storage of 256 GB (gigabytes)In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Sony Xperia 1 II.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 100% bigger than the Sony Xperia 1 II with 8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes),In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Sony Xperia 1 II.

The max storage capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Sony Xperia 1 II with 256 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 1 II gets you 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra main camera setup is composed by 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 F.Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 1 II rear camera comes with 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 , of 24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX555 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 f/2.4 F.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Sony Xperia 1 II
100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3) 1080p @ 960 fps
1080p @ 240 fps 3x optical zoom (#2)
10x optical zoom (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
2160p @ 60 fps Angle of view – 124° (#3)
30x hybrid zoom (#3) Angle of view – 34° (#2)
720p @ 960 fps Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view – 24° (#3) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3) Digital image stabilization
Autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Dual Pixel PDAF
Digital zoom Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Fourth rear camera – DepthVision Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
HDR Geotagging
HDR10+ video recording HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 μm (9-in-1 pixel binning) OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Object tracking AF Optical image stabilization
OIS (#3) Panorama
Optical image stabilization Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical zoom Pixel size – 1.0 μm (#2)
Panorama Pixel size – 1.4 μm (#2)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Self-timer
Self-timer Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Super Phase detection Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto) TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus Touch focus
White balance settings White balance settings
Zeiss lens

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a 40 MP in the front.

The Sony Xperia 1 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Sony Xperia 1 II
40 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
Auto HDR Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Sony Xperia 1 II
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO 5G NSA
LAA (US only) 5G SA
Snapdragon X55 modem EDGE
Up to 7CA GPRS
5G NSA HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
5G SA LTE Cat 20
EDGE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price is $1399 and the Sony Xperia 1 II price tag is $1250

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