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.

Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.0 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.00 %
66.93 %
71.00 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
3GB

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
2700 mAh
2900 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

13.16 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
11.70 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
15.67 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
17.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
25.4 days (610 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Talk time (4G)

 
11 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

87.00 hours
 
78.00 hours

Video playback

8.70 hours
 
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 MP (PDAF)
23 MP (PDAF)
23 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
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"

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265
 

Features

Continuous autofocus, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
13 MP
13 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.43 oz (154.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.82 oz (165.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.68 oz (161.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

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


Related phones

Xperia XZ
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
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
Xperia X Performance
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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