Sony Xperia 1 vs Samsung Galaxy S10

Posted: 7 March 2019 2:23 pm

Should you buy a Samsung Galaxy S10 or wait for the Sony Xperia 1?

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will shortly be gracing our store shelves here in Australia, and Samsung would no doubt be delighted if you opted to buy its latest flagship.

While Samsung has enjoyed remarkable success with its flagship Galaxy S phones in recent years, it's not been without competition in the Android arena. Sony's sales don't appear to be have been anywhere near as healthy, and it's currently not clear when its new flagship Xperia 1 might land Down Under. You could always import one, however.

But should you?

Sony's marketing of its new Sony Xperia 1 handset is that it's capable of cinema-grade experiences thanks to that new 21:9 4K display and camera array.

However, Samsung's no slouch with regards to camera features or display quality, and its Dynamic AMOLED display is said to currently be the industry's best mobile display.

We've only had the briefest of hands-on time with the Xperia 1, which you can read about here.

You can read our full overview of the Samsung Galaxy S10 here.

Here's how the two phones compare at a specifications level:

Sony Xperia 1

Samsung Galaxy S10

Product Name Sony Xperia 1 Samsung Galaxy S10
Display size 6.5 6.1
Operating system Android 9 Android 9
Height (mm) 167 149.9
Width (mm) 72 70.4
Depth (mm) 8.2 7.8
Weight (g) 157
Battery size (mAh) 3,330 3,400
Front camera (1) megapixels 8 10
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 12
Rear camera (2) megapixels 12 12
Water Resistance IP68 IP68
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network Category Speed Category 13 Category 20

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