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

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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:

Display
Size
5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
67.91 %
76.62 %
71.10 %
Peak brightness
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 
Features
Pressure-sensitive, 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 A9 APL1022
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 (14 nm)
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
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
PowerVR GT7600
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
RAM
2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
32GB
OS
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 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
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk time
 
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
15.17 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
19.17 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
 
 
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Stand-by time (4G)
 
 
25.8 days (620 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 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
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
23 MP (PDAF)
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
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
5 MP
5 MP
5 MP
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 (192.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.40 oz (153.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Resistance
 
 
Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys
 
Buyers information
Price
$ 949
 
 


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