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March 8, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Sony Xperia 1: Price, Features and Specs Comparison

With Sony Xperia 1 in Australia, Sony is back on top form, once again. Equipped with a decent amount of onboard features, biggest and bright display, a large number of rear cameras – altogether are making Xperia 1 a real powerhouse that stands out from a crowd. Unfortunately, a little hike in price (as usual),a lack of wireless charging and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack are a bunch of drawbacks.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Australia, on the other hand, is also a massive beast with impressive features and an entirely new look as well as an Infinity-O display. Whether that pill-shaped gap will make you feel bad or not, it’s a big question.

Well, covers are now off these two flagship smartphones. But a question, which one you should go for? Will Sony give a tough competition to Samsung or S10 is an obvious choice? Here is a comparison of Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Sony Xperia 1 Australia that will help you decide which one is perfect for you. So, let’s keep going!

Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Availability and Price

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Release Date in Australia is 8th of March 2019 which means it’s now on shelves and one can buy that beast with immediate effects. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Price in Australia is AU$1299 for 8GB/128GB whereas 8GB/512GB set users back AU$1599-1650.

Sony lifted a veil on its Sony Xperia 1 back in February during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. The Sony Xperia 1 Release Date in Australia, however, is unclear, for now. Based on rumours, it’s expected to land before Spring Season 2019 is out. The Sony Xperia 1 Price in Australia isn’t decided as well – but it’s priced £849 in the UK which comes to approx. AU$1581.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 157 grams
  • Build: Back Glass, Aluminum Frame
  • Display Size: 6.1-inches Dynamic AMOLED (1440 x 3040 Pixels)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Exynos 9820
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP12
  • RAM & ROM: 8GB & 128GB/512GB
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and micro USB 3.1
  • Sensors: On-screen Fingerprint, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer, and Barometer
  • Battery: 3400mAh Non-removable
  • Colours: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, and Flamingo Pink

Sony Xperia 1 Specs

  • Dimensions: 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Build: Front/Back Glass, Aluminum Frame
  • Display Size: 6.5-inches OLED (1644 x 3840 Pixels)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM & ROM: 6GB & 64GB/128GB
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • Front Camera: 12MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and micro USB 3.1
  • Sensors: Side-mounted Fingerprint, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer, Barometer, and Colour Spectrum
  • Battery: 3300mAh Non-removable
  • Colours: Black, Gray, Purple and White

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Design

With its new S10, Samsung has refined its fortunate design. It creates a 93% screen-to-body ratio by moving a camera below the display. A pill-shaped entrance at the top right corner is the only real obstruction and time will show that this is better than the notch found in many rivals. This is not just a camera, as a new fingerprint sensor also exists here, which is snuggled underneath the front panel. There is a metal chassis with a glass back, which enables fast wireless charging, and the three main cameras are also available.

The USB-C is the preferred port and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack on the handset remains. In moving up to the screen ratio of 21:9, Sony took a slightly radical step, making Xperia 1 a very large and narrower flagship smartphone. A rim of metal verges the front and back of the glass and doubles as a fingerprint sensor on the side with a power button. The back of three cameras follow the trend for 2019, plus a USB-C port but sadly there is no wireless charging capability. The Xperia 1 is safe around water with a rating of IP65/68, much like IP68 on the S10.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Display

The Xperia 1's aspect ratio of 21:9 means a massive 6.5-inch display is much larger as compared to Samsung Galaxy S10 variant of 6.1-inch with an aspect ratio of 19:9. It's, therefore, ideal for multiple tasks and viewing movies in the same file format, all without black bars or scratching. Sony boasts that the panel is the world's first smartphone 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED screen, and it's definitely an awesome piece of glass.

Well, Samsung is not a slow move in terms of a display as a 6.1-inch in Dynamic AMOLED Wide Quad HD+ is one of the best displays ever, even with the HDR10 + certification. The fluid composite in Dynamic AMOLED has minimized blue light to interfere with a sleeping pattern, making it easier for you to rest after an evening with Samsung Galaxy S10. However, it cannot match a continuous splendor of the Xperia 1, so be sure to spend some time with one before buying as the notch is now a new step.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Camera

The standard feature of this generation is at least three rear cameras and interestingly, Xperia 1 and S10 both in optical departments are fully equipped. The new trio generally contains a lens with a wide-angle, telephoto lens, and a very wide angle. Sony opts for a 12MP wide camera lens, 12MP Telephoto lens (52 mm, OIS) and 2MP Super Wide lens (16 mm),whereas Samsung has 12MP dual-pixel, f/1.5-2.4, OIS back camera + 16MP Ultra Wide, f/2.2 + 12MP Telephoto, f/2.4. Either should lead to impressively high results, with images taken from the new ultra/super wide-angles format becoming a regular feature on social media speedily.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Software

The updated Android Pie 9.0 operating system out of the box is available on both smartphones, each with their own manufacturer’s added skins. Sony is very light, with only some noteworthy changes, including the Side Senses which enables an opening of menus and shortcuts by pressing the flanks. Samsung has long been operating its Touch Wiz interface with a heavy-handed system, but meaningful improvements have now been made in recent years leading to a new One UI. This is a new, elegant, helpful and easy-to-use format that should provide a welcome relief from the overly complicated colours of the past.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Xperia 1 Others

Since these are flagship devices, finding flagship components inside is no longer a surprise. The S10 comes with Samsung's equally powerful Exynos 9820, with the latest quality Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (China and USA Only). Sony has 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage, whereas Galaxy S10 can be configured in 8GB/128GB or 8GB/512GB. With the use of microSD card slots which take up to 512 GB, all models have expandable storage.

The Bottom Line

With each new repetition, Samsung re-polishes its Galaxy S-Series flagships. The newly optimized One UI offers a new look to manage an entire front panel. The Galaxy S10 camera also provides support for AI scene recognition to optimize scene-based camera settings. In the design, hardware, software and cameras department, Galaxy S10 is a top smartphone. The Xperia 1, however, isn’t really that bad as it’s quite better as compared to its competitor, with solid cameras, new hardware, and cheaper prices. Expecting for something else from Sony to add in its upcoming Xperia 1? Let us know down in the comment section below.


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