Sony Xperia Z benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits) Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Sony Xperia Z3 713
      (Excellent)
      4
      (Excellent)
      1:1148
      (Good)
      10324
      (Poor)
      2.55
      6.43
      (Average)
      9.28
      (Poor)
      Sony Xperia Z1 495
      (Good)
      23
      (Poor)
      1:1440
      (Excellent)
      7355
      (Good)
      2.08
      5.29
      (Average)
      4.57
      (Average)
      Sony Xperia Z2 458
      (Good)
      16
      (Poor)
      1:1329
      (Excellent)
      6909
      (Excellent)
      2.59
      4.41
      (Average)
      2.95
      (Good)
      Sony Xperia Z 440
      (Good)
      21
      (Poor)
      1:799
      (Average)
      8250
      (Poor)
      1.93
      4.94
      (Average)
      6.23
      (Average)
      Motorola Moto Z4 431
      (Good)
      4
      (Excellent)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      7751
      (Average)
      2.29
      3.18
      (Good)
      5.07
      (Average)
      Sony Xperia Z Ultra 425
      (Good)
      23
      (Poor)
      1:901
      (Average)
      6334
      (Excellent)
      2.07
      4.43
      (Average)
      5.57
      (Average)
    • Viewing anglesA high-quality display shouldn’t exhibit significant image quality deterioration when viewed at an angle. That is why we find it important to measure each display at an angle of 45 degrees and calculate the percentage by which each aspect (brightness, gamma, etc.) has altered from its normal reading.
      Maximum brightness Lower is better Minimum brightness Lower is better Contrast Lower is better Color temperature Lower is better Gamma Lower is better Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Sony Xperia Z1 78.2%
      78.3%
      95.7%
      5.8%
      53.4%
      8.7%
      172.4%
      Sony Xperia Z3 81.8%
      75%
      81.9%
      26.2%
      0.8%
      18%
      44.4%
      Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 82.5%
      84.6%
      77.5%
      9.3%
      4.9%
      7.5%
      9.2%
      Sony Xperia Z Ultra 84.5%
      82.6%
      76.9%
      9.8%
      5.3%
      2.5%
      56%
      Sony Xperia Z2 90.4%
      93.8%
      87.2%
      8.6%
      5.4%
      4.3%
      13.2%
      Sony Xperia Z No data
      No data
      93.1%
      5.1%
      65.8%
      22.3%
      214%
    • Color chartsSometimes, it’s easier to get an idea of how good a display is by comparing its measured colors to reference ones. The ‘Color accuracy’ and ‘Greyscale accuracy’ charts will give you just that, with the latter providing a visual representation of the color temperature and gamma. The ‘Color gamut’ chart, on the other hand, will show you just how much of a deviation there is from the colors’ reference points.

      The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

      These measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.

  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    AnTuTu Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XZ3 259541
    Motorola Moto Z4 171200
    Sony Xperia Z3 40437
    Sony Xperia Z2 34088
    Sony Xperia Z1 30838
    Sony Xperia Z 20835
    GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z3 29.3
    Sony Xperia Z2 29.1
    Sony Xperia Z1 23
    GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XZ3 32
    Motorola Moto Z4 19
    Sony Xperia Z3 12.5
    Sony Xperia Z2 12.4
    Sony Xperia Z1 9.57
    Vellamo Metal Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z3 1571
    Sony Xperia Z2 1177
    Sony Xperia Z1 1115
    Sony Xperia Z 626
    Basemark OS II Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z3 1099
    Sony Xperia Z2 1207
    Sony Xperia Z1 927.6
    JetStream Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XZ3 87.561
    Motorola Moto Z4 72.149
    Geekbench 4 single-core Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XZ3 2385
    Motorola Moto Z4 2388
    Geekbench 4 multi-core Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XZ3 8577
    Motorola Moto Z4 6512
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 2.7
    3
    929
    No data
    Sony Xperia Z 3
    4
    987
    948
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 3
    No data
    461
    393
    Sony Xperia Z2 3
    No data
    452
    398
    Sony Xperia Z1 3.2
    No data
    558
    490
    Sony Xperia Z3 3.2
    No data
    452
    395
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 0.39
    Sony Xperia Z 0.37
    Sony Xperia XZ3 0.36
    Sony Xperia Z1 0.29
    Sony Xperia Z2 0.29
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 66
    Sony Xperia Z 67
    Sony Xperia XZ3 79
    Sony Xperia Z1 68
    Sony Xperia Z2 71
    Sony Xperia Z3 74
  • Battery LifeNothing can replace a reliable, long-lasting battery that can easily carry you and your smartphone through at least a day of heavy usage. Of course, you can always get one of those chubby battery cases, but how uncool would that be? Instead, we’d suggest that you take advantage of our battery life ratings, which are based on our own, custom-designed battery test, to see how the phones compare.

    We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

    hours Higher is better
    Motorola Moto Z4
    9h 49 min (Excellent)
    Sony Xperia Z3
    9h 29 min (Excellent)
    Sony Xperia Z2
    8h 10 min (Excellent)
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    4h 52 min (Poor)
    Sony Xperia Z
    4h 48 min (Poor)
    Sony Xperia Z1
    4h 43 min (Poor)
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