Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z3: specs comparison

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z3: specs comparison
For the longest time, the industry was split on whether Apple really has a phablet-sized iPhone planned, not least because the company has, on numerous occasions, highlighted the compact form factor of its handsets. In fact, size precisely was one of several major differentiating factor between Apple's iPhones and the entirety of the Android world, which had moved towards five and above inches of screen real estate a while ago. As it turns out, however, Apple obviously felt compelled to finally address the growing demand for a larger-screened iOS device that is not a tablet, and it did.

Indeed, the iPhone 6 Plus is Apple's largest smartphone to date with a massive, 5.5-inch display and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Despite its lengthy diagonal, the iPhone 6 Plus is nevertheless a pretty slender device and its profile measures in at just 7.1 mm (0.28 in). Inside that body, Apple has outfitted its first phablet with an 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a custom-designed, 64-bit dual-core A8 processor, and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

How does the above package compare with the competition, however, down on the specs level? Find out the answer right below!

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches

158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

LG G3

LG G3

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches

146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm

Weight

5.26 oz (149 g)

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z3

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
538 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

67.91 %
75.22 %
71.00 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB
16 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)

Battery

Capacity

2915 mAh
3000 mAh
3100 mAh

Talk time

 
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
 
130.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
 
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels
20.7 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
2.2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949
 
 

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12 Comments

1. Furbal unregistered

I like how you try and save the height by mentioning the slimness.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I have said this once & I will say it again... The Sony Xperia Z3 is the best smart phone on our great planet Earth we live in!

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Speed test please? And battery test? Don't include functionality as we all know iPhone don't have multi tasking.

11. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

It's funny that the z3 has the smallest body but it has a bigger battery than those 2 phones

2. cse.vicky unregistered

I am no expert but G3, you Sir, are a winner.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Hey hey hey I think the iPhone 6 and Plus stand a fighting chance. Which other OEM do you know will other super slow motion Fappening videos? Take that, fandroids. All hail Z3 and Note 4.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

*offer

5. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Hahahaha! The iPhone is bigger than lumia 1520 with 6" screen. Lol They would have asked samsung how to manufacture big screen phones yet keep it compact.

7. gadgeteer

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Iphone 6 plus packs 2915 mah battery ? Not shabby at all and about time too

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

G3 > Z3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> iPlus 6 phonethingy anyday

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

G3 all the way! Best smartphone on the market along with the upcoming Note 4 and Passport.

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

G3 Is way better than iPhone 6Plus...

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