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:

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
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

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

iOS (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 (1012 min)
15.17 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
26.2 days (630 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 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 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.40 oz (153.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
6.35 oz (180.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 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
 
 


Related phones

iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Display 5.5 inches 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI

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