Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: A quick specs comparison

Sony Xperia XZ vs Xperia X Performance vs Xperia Z5: A quick specs comparison

Sony has just announced its brand-new top-tier model – the Xperia XZ. A bit too soon, you might think to yourself, after the company just launched the super-powered Xperia X Performance a few months ago. Well, it's just how Sony rolls — the company loves releasing flagship after flagship, for better or worse.

So, for the past year, we've seen exactly three flagship Sony smartphones — the Xperia Z5, released in October of 2015, the Xperia X Performance, which hit store shelves in June this year, and now, the newly-announced XZ, slated for launch in October of 2016. Having so little time between them, are these smartphones truly different?

Well, on the outside, sure — we'd say Sony has definitely evolved its design further, without losing its signature look. But what about on the inside? Here's a quick look at the specs of all three flagships, side by side.

Sony Xperia XZ vs Sony Xperia X Performance vs Sony Xperia Z5

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
441 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.00 %
66.93 %
71.00 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

23 megapixels
23 megapixels
23 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Flash

LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, Object tracking, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
Yes
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265
 

Features

Time-lapse video, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Video calling

Front

13 megapixels
13 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm)
5.67 x 2.76 x 0.34 inches (144 x 70 x 8.7 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 430

RAM

3 GB
3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
2700 mAh
2900 mAh

Talk time

11.70 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
13.16 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
15.67 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

25.4 days (610 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Talk time (4G)

 
11 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 27 days (644 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 27 days (644 h)
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 27 days (644 h)

Music playback

78.00 hours
 
87.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
8.70 hours

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink


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2 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

3GB RAM, What!!???

2. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

"Introducing the Sony Xperia X Performa... wait, I mean the Sony Xperia XZ... I think. Let's see this is the one with USB-C. Introducing the all new Sony Xperia XZ!"

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