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

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

With its hot new batch of devices that got unveiled at IFA 2015, Sony is once again in the race for cutting-edge devices. Its Xperia Z5 Premium is the first phone in the world to come with a 4K display with a ludicrous pixel density (801ppi), but the two other handsets that got unveiled a while ago are definitely interesting on their own, too.

The Xperia Z5 will have the cumbersome task to wage war on the creme de la creme of the smartphone world. In such a crowded market, a device has to be rather outstanding in order to sport even the tiniest chance of trumping down the more popular devices out there, and judging from what we're seeing, the Xperia Z5 is exactly such a phone. 

How will it fare against two of the more popular devices that are out there, the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6? As we were curious to compare the specs of the trio as soon as possible, we came up with a nifty specs comparison between the rivals that will show us which is the better-prepared trooper.

Sony Xperia Z5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
577 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.00 %
70.48 %
65.71 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

23 megapixels
16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Flash

LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264
H.264, MOV

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
 
 

IP certified

IP 68
 
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A8

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 430
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4
1 GB LPDDR3

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
 

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
2550 mAh
1810 mAh

Talk time

13.16 hours
the average is 23 h (1393 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
10 hours
10 hours

LTE

 
12 hours
10 hours

Wi-Fi

 
12 hours
11 hours

Music playback

87.00 hours
57.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

8.70 hours
13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
 
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 849


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12 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Z5 all the way for me. It has a bigger battery, micro SD, IP68, better audio, and it might have a better camera.

5. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It seems Sony has thrown every possible tech in Z5 series...

8. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's a bummer that it doesn't have built in wireless charging. Other than that, no complaints at all.

10. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I was hoping for a bigger battery to be honest, but I guess they needed some space to tame the 810. I'm still expecting great battery life nonehteless.

3. SonyOwner unregistered

Samsungstan - look for your braincells first before commenting here

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

So 4k screen is true on the premium. Hmmm, i might take a look at Sony.

6. othmanusse

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Z5, better battery, better design, and better camera

12. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

can you prove that batter camera? Sony's mobile are so dam Hot... can make fried egg on it!@

13. othmanusse

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

dxomark mobiles........... this is proof

11. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You can see how bad does iPhone 6 on paper fro a plain in the air. 1800 mah Battery? and sheep are buying these things that die in the middle of the day. Why,just why would you buy it?

14. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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15. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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