Sony Xperia Z5 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6: specs comparison


Well, folks, we have a hot new batch of top-class Xperia handsets – the Xperia Z5, the phablet-class, first-to-have-4K display Xperia Z5 Premium, and the much more manageable Xperia Z5 Compact. That's right, Sony remains one of the few manufacturers out there that understands some users need a flagship device, which doesn't necessarily have a gargantuan size.

The Xperia Z5 Compact doesn't have a lot of direct competitors per se, due to the fact that it's probably the most powerful compact Android-toting smartphone currently. Thankfully, Sony continues to uphold its philosophy that a "mini" version of its flagship doesn't necessarily need to take a huge hardware cut-down. But we guess it's safe to assume that any device with around a 5" – 5.1" display can still step on the Z5 Compact's toes.

So how will the tiny Xperia fare against two of the more popular and relatively compact devices that are out there – the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6? Let's check them out, side by side!

Display

Size

4.7 inches
5.1 inches
4.6 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
70.48 %
70.64 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430

RAM

1GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

1810 mAh
2550 mAh
2700 mAh

Charging

 
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
 
11.50 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
 
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.80 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
20.4 days (490 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
57.00 hours
77.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
13.00 hours
8.33 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
23 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.00 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (127 x 65 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 849
 
 


Related phones

Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
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

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