Sony Xperia XZ Premium has just been announced for India with a price tag of Rs 59,990. The smartphone will also be sold exclusively on Amazon India. Sony, which has been struggling with the smartphone business, has decided to focus on the premium segment. Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the first smartphone in India to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and it also sports a 4K display with HDR support, which is another first.

So how does the Sony Xperia XZ Premium stand against the competition? Namely the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the LG G6. Here’s a detailed look at the specifications, features.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs LG G6 Design Display 

All three phones, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the LG G6 are about their display, and in case of the latter two, this impacts the design as well. Sony Xperia XZ Premium comes with 5.5-inch 4K HDR Display. Xperia XZ Premium’s 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) display has a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels, and it is using the technology seen in Sony’s Bravia TV range.

With a 4K HDR resolution, Sony claims the display allows for more vivid colours, contrast, and this has the company’s TriLuminos Display. When it comes to design, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium sticks with rectangular design we’ve seen on other Sony smartphones. It has a fingerprint scanner on the side, embedded inside the power button, a dedicated button for the camera, and volume rockers on one side.

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Sony sticks with a metal and glass design, and the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. However, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG G6, this phone has a more glossy finish and will need extra care from the users. For Sony, the challenge will be in standing out against rivals Samsung Galaxy S8+ and LG G6 on the design and display front.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ has what it calls a ‘Infinity Display’, which has dual-curved edges and no bezels on the side. Samsung Galaxy S8+ also comes with a glass and metal design, but the lack of bezels on the side means the 6.2-inch display fits in a more compact body. Samsung Galaxy S8+ display is a Super AMOLED one with 2,960 x 1,440 pixels resolution and the pixel density is 570 ppi. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Display also has an HDR mode in the settings. Thanks to the new display, the Galaxy S8+ has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Another advantage with the Galaxy S8+ is that there is a special Infinity mode, when viewing YouTube videos, which offers a full cinematic style experience.