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Updated February 12, 2024·

If a top-tier camera is important to you, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has an excellent camera that provides a best overall experience, particularly with photos, boasting versatility and low-light performance superior to the Sony Xperia 1 V. You'll also get more battery life with the Samsung. However, it is more expensive than the Sony, which offers a very good photo experience but doesn't match Samsung's low-light or versatility. The Sony is less expensive and includes a headphone jack, which the Samsung lacks. Both have 5G, similar storage, and glass bodies, but the Samsung has a slightly larger screen and a stylus, adding to its functionality. If cost is less of a concern and you prefer a stylus and superior camera, you may lean towards the Samsung, while if you're looking for savings and value a headphone jack, the Sony might be more suitable. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Best in class for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class display quality
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Sony Xperia 1 V
  • The Sony Xperia 1 V has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.3
Galaxy S24 Ultra
Xperia 1 V
7.1
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has excellent overall camera quality, while the Sony Xperia 1 V has good overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.7
Galaxy S24 Ultra
Xperia 1 V
6.8
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra takes best in class photos, while the Sony Xperia 1 V takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

8.3
Galaxy S24 Ultra
Xperia 1 V
6.4
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra takes very good videos, while the Sony Xperia 1 V takes only fair videos.

Battery

10.4 Hours
Galaxy S24 Ultra
Xperia 1 V
8.2 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has 10.4 hours of battery life. The Sony Xperia 1 V has 8.2 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,300
Galaxy S24 Ultra
Xperia 1 V
$1,198
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$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has a price of $1,300 and the Sony Xperia 1 V costs $1,198.
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Key similarities

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has a screen size of 6.8 inches and the Sony Xperia 1 V is 6.5 inches.

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How the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Sony Xperia 1 V compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S24 UltraSony Xperia 1 V
Samsung Galaxy S24 UltraSony Xperia 1 V

GENERAL

Price
$1,300
$1,198
Brand
SamsungSony
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
January 24, 2024May 28, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.8"6.5"
Resolution
3120 x 14403840 x 1644
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
505643
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G3SD8G2
Internal Storage
256 GB256 GB
RAM
12 GB12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
9.4/107.1/10
Photos Score
9.7/106.8/10
Videos Score
8.4/106.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto, Super TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
200 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
10.4 Hours8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)Yes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.39" x 3.11"6.5" x 2.8"
Weight
8.18 oz6.60 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
76e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 7, 25, 28, 41, 66, 71, 78, 258, 260, 276(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under DisplayFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Titanium Blue, Titanium Orange, Titanium Violet, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Black, Titanium Gray, Titanium GreenBlack
Stock Android
NoYes
SD Card
NoYes

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Will Sattelberg | June 2023
"The Sony Xperia 1 V is unlike anything else you'll find on the market today. With an ultra-tall 4K OLED panel, a textured glass back for added grip, and all of the manual controls Alpha fans could ask for, this is nothing like modern Android flagships — something that might win over some old-school smartphone fans."

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About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

About Sony

Sony has had a long history in the mobile market, entering the scene all the way back in 1993 with its first commercially available phone, the CM-H333. Nowadays, their Xperia line of phones provide well-rounded and sometimes expensive devices with a focus on camera software that includes extensive support for manual tweaking of settings. Sony's dedication to audio quality is also evident in its smartphones, which often feature high-resolution audio support while also being one of the few remaining manufacturers that consistently provide headphone jacks in their phones. The company's version of Android is also considered to be close to stock, enabling a bloatware-free experience for its users.

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