Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: specs battle

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: specs battle
At this point, it seems that Sony's 6-month production cycle is not affecting the hardware department of its flagship smartphones in a good way – the newly-unveiled Xperia Z3 is just a minor upgrade to the Xperia Z2 in some areas, and even a subtle downgrade in others, which is not something to fancy. However, the improvements amp up the game of Sony's current flagship and make it an even bigger rival to Samsung's current forerunner, the Galaxy S5.

That said, it will be more than curious to see what the differences between the two most recent Xperia flagships are. You can do so by comparing the specs sheets of both devices a little below. Oh, and we've also included the previously-mentioned Galaxy S5 for a good measure.

So, is the Xperia Z3 a worthy successor to the Xperia Z2? Drop a line below and tell us!

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)

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 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)

Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 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 Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

424 ppi
424 ppi
432 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.00 %
69.17 %
69.76 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
20.7 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, 3GPP
MPEG4, H.264

Features

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

Front

2.2 megapixels
2.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

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)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 58
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
3200 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Music playback

130.00 hours
120.00 hours
67.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
10.00 hours
13.00 hours


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7 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Ok good. Z3 is actually quite good with that new camera lens and the design actually looks good. Still, more than happy with the Z2 :) And High-resolution audio

2. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Practically identical...Why is there a need for Z2 owners to upgrade to the Z3? Both are great phones and STILL will whip the iCHUMP6a,bs,t,u,v, et al.!

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No need to upgrade. Personally I think there's no need upgrading phones any more often than 2 years.

4. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

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5. TruthSpeaker unregistered

Happy Z2 owner here. The 6 month refresh may not make sense to some, but ask HTC where their sales go after 6 months (an the answer is down the tubes)

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Ok guess I'm gonna pick this one up to. I like to buy phones. like 2 a year. I work hard, pay my child support so yup.

7. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The specs about the Z3 are not accurate. The Z3 will be available in 32 GB version too.

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