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

Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z5: specs comparison
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
Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
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 (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 (1012 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 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 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.43 oz (154.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 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
 


Related phones

Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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