Sony Xperia Z3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs HTC One (M8): specs comparison

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs HTC One (M8): specs comparison
Sony's latest smartphone, the Xperia Z3, is here and frankly said, it's pretty similar to its predecessor, the Xperia Z2, both in terms of size and hardware. Despite that, specs are not usually what most users covet the most – Sony has kept some of them intact, but has improved the device in general. The Z3 is thinner and more compact than the previous Sony flagship, while maintaining the same display size, but this has resulted in a few compromises in the specs sheet.

We decided to pit the device against two of its more formidable rivals, Apple's still-current champion, the iPhone 5s, and HTC's metal-clad One (M8). Cupertino's finest is getting a little long in the tooth already, but its noteworthy replacement is just around the corner, whereas HTC might wait until next spring for a flagship refreshment. While the advantage in these kind of comparisons usually goes towards the newer device, it's still you who choose which of the smartphones listed below is the clear winner in this specs-centric wrestling match.

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 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 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 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Sony Xperia Z3 vs Apple iPhone 5s vs HTC One (M8)

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
4.0 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
640 x 1136 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
326 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio

71.00 %
60.82 %
66.71 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
8 megapixels
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

 
 
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Depth information

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
H.264, MOV
MPEG4

Features

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

Front

2.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 
Splash; IP X3

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Apple A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR G6430
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
1 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
1570 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
Yes

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback

130.00 hours
40.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.00 hours
10.00 hours
 


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