iPhone 6s Plus vs Xperia Z5 Premium vs Galaxy S6 edge+ specs comparison


For the longest time, Apple steered clear of what was a trendy — and quite successful — niche. Phablets. It's anyone's guess whether it was the change in leadership (Tim Cook taking the reins after Steve Jobs' untimely passing), internal/external pressure, or simply because the company realized that there's a boatload of money to be made in the burgeoning sector, but the end result was called the iPhone 6 Plus. In any case, the 5.5-inch monster of an iPhone resounded well with Apple fans, so it's not at all surprising that a sequel has been in the works.

Now official, the iPhone 6s Plus will have to contend with a number of Android phablets, some of the more notable of which are Samsung's and Sony's Galaxy S6 edge+ and Z5 Premium, respectively, both of which were announced just a short while ago. With the former, we've got the usual Samsung approach of fitting in the best possible hardware, but this time around design plays a vital role: the S6 edge+ looks great in person! And so does the Xperia Z5 Premium, of course, with its now signature rectangular design, though its main weapon is that bonkers 4K display.

How does the iPhone 6s Plus stack up against these two competitors on purely hardware grounds? Here's a quick rundown of the specs:

Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
2160 x 3840 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
518 ppi
801 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

67.91 %
76.62 %
71.10 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels
23 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 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

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

 
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches (154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm)
6.08 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches (154.4 x 76 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL1022
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 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 GT7600
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2750 mAh
3000 mAh
3430 mAh

Charging

 
Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
28.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
15.17 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
19.17 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
25.8 days (620 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Internet use

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

Music playback

80.00 hours
66.00 hours
100.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
15.00 hours
7.33 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949
 
 


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23 Comments

1. VigneshRaja

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

So it is 2Gigs of Ram finally. But Z5 wins

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I think it is still a gig haha

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

They haven't even mentioned it on their site either lolz.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so where is the official source about this 2Gigs thing?

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

And i thought Z5 premium is heavy...

2. fyah_king unregistered

The iPhone is so ugly and outdated in design.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Design Is Only A Year Old How Is That Outdated. Are You Trolling????? LOL How Lame.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The s6 edge + in gold make it look outdated that why

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Not Much Of A Specs Comparison Without The Cpu Clock Speeds And The Gpu Isn't Even Listed LOL,

4. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

i really hope apple falls hard

5. carlemillward unregistered

I think it is 1GB DDR4

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

2 gigs is great, but what about split view, slide over, and picture in picture?

21. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Sorry bro, but I think they are only available in iPad right now. Which one do you recommend for me though, iPhone 6S, Nexus 5X, Sony Z5P or S6 edge+?

10. Kumar123 unregistered

Its going to beat every android phones in performance. Apple always has less spec in paper but always wins in real world performance. Apple with 2 GB ram and dual core processor can bit any android phones with 4 GB ram and 8 core processor.

14. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea and s**t battery life

11. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

The only thing I dislike about 6s plus is its weight. 192g is way too heavy for a 5.5" phone. On the other hand, S6 edge+ is smaller and much much lighter (153g) despite having bigger 5.7" display. The rest of specs look pretty good on paper.

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

If less than half a pound is too much for you to carry around in your hand for any extended amount of time, you should probably go hit the gym. Too heavy? Wow. More like, too weak.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

so who's the winner here? SONY? APPLE?...i think its SONY.

15. chetangrandhe

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

samsung gets the crown again....

19. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Yeah right.

18. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Sony ftw

22. ogee4life

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

Spot on

23. codym

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2016

Had the sony z5 premium for a week, swapped out twice due to overheating issue. the 4k display is a total waste, you don't really get 4k content and you will see no difference in everyday usage, and it kills the battery. The Samsungs display was more brighter and looks great, has a smaller battery but it lasts longer. I found the Z5 battery to be pretty useless on default settings, much worse when using image optimizers so you cant really push the phone without killing the battery. I managed to get the Z5 to crash after 10 minutes of 4K video recording, it overheated. The volume buttons on the right hand side of the Sony are badly located and uncomfortable to work. The overheating issue made the phone uncomfortable to hold. It would get hot just playing low end graphic games like 1010 or cut the rope or just browsing the web. The Samsung blew me away, easy to use, no overheating, and scored 79xxx on Antutu whereas both the Sony's i had scored 55xxx and 59xxx respectively. Don't buy Sony, its impractical and has many issues and i found no joy whatsoever especially when it got warm, i would panick. On paper i was impressed with the Z5, but the real experience everyday was disappointing. The use of the snapdragon 810 is its biggest weakness and i found the 4k display to be a gimmick really. I am happy with my S6 edge plus.

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