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Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z5: specs comparison

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Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z5
It's that time of the year when the major players on the market have already unveiled their flagships and major top-end devices for the year. Apple just unveiled its 2015 rendition of its iPhone, the iPhone 6s, whereas Samsung has been selling its flagship smartphone for half an year now.Additionally, just a couple of days ago at IFA 2015, Sony showed us its Xperia Z5 forerunner. A rather well-rounded trio indeed.

Unlike the Galaxy S6, which comes with brand new design, the iPhone 6s and the Xperia Z5 come with mostly under-the-hood and feature improvements, while they are still styled after their direct predecessors. Actually, the iPhone 6s brings about one of the more major mid-cycle specs upgrades Apple has ever committed to. The majority of new specs that are on board have been on fans' wishlists for a long time now, and finally Apple succumbed.

Meanwhile, we have two pretty potent offerings in the face of the Galaxy S6 and the Xperia Z5. The first one is certainly a step in the right direction for Samsung, while the Xperia Z5 seems like an able-bodied trooper that might have hindered the Snapdragon 810's overheating issues.

In case you've been wondering, here's how the top-end trio fares specs-wise.

Display
Size
5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.2 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
70.48 %
65.71 %
71.00 %
Peak brightness
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14 nm)
Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 430
RAM
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
32GB
OS
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Battery
Capacity
2550 mAh
1715 mAh
2900 mAh
Charging
Fast charging
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk time
 
 
13.16 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
 
 
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Stand-by time (4G)
 
 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Internet use
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 
Music playback
57.00 hours
50.00 hours
87.00 hours
Video playback
13.00 hours
11.00 hours
8.70 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
23 MP (PDAF)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)
Features
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Video calling
Front
5 MP
5 MP
5 MP
Video capture
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
Weight
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.43 oz (154.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Resistance
 
 
Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 
 
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 849
 


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