Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4: specs comparison

Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4: specs comparison
This morning, Sony announced its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3+. Known in Japan as the Xperia Z4, the device represents an incremental improvement over its predecessor that seems to be more of a stopgap measure than a true technological disruptor. This doesn't mean that the Z3+ doesn't pack some serious power under its shiny metal and glass hood. 

Sony remained faithful to Qualcomm and went on to power the device with the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC which features an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. There are 3GB of RAM inside, and on the back panel, you'll find a 20.7MP snapper. Additionally, a smaller battery unit allowed Sony to cut the thickness of the phone to a svelte 6.9mm down from 7.3mm.

Here's how all of this undoubtedly premium goodness compares to the latest flagships in the Android starfleet, the Samsung Galaxy S6 & the LG G4.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
72.46 %
70.88 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 418
Adreno 430

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), LG UX UI
Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
3000 mAh
2930 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
18.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 
 

Music playback

57.00 hours
 
91.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
9.70 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
OIS, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling

Front

5 MP
8 MP
5 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (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)
5.86 x 3.00 x 0.39 inches (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm)
5.76 x 2.83 x 0.27 inches (146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.08 oz (144.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Interchangeable covers
 
See the full Samsung Galaxy S6 vs LG G4 vs Sony Xperia Z3+ specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


Related phones

Xperia Z3+
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2930 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
G4
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    LG UX UI

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