Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 vs OnePlus 9

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Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.2 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 402 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.00 %
86.06 %
87.27 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 330
Adreno 660
Adreno 660

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR5
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 11.8 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (11), Samsung One UI
Android (11), OxygenOS UI

Battery

Capacity:

3100 mAh
4000 mAh
4500 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
OnePlus Warp Charge, Qi wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W
Wired: 65.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
48 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 23 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
50 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.56"

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)
2 MP (Black and White)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (30 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS

Front:

2.2 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)
16 MP (EIS)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)
6.30 x 2.92 x 0.34 inches (160 x 74.2 x 8.7 mm)

Weight:

5.36 oz (152.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)
6.77 oz (192.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key, Other

Colors:

Black, Brown, Green, White
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White
Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 9(1700), 19(800)

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
5.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Video out, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 26, 2014
Dec 08, 2020
Mar 24, 2021

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0801
A3LSMG991U
2ABZ2-EF136

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.54 W/kg
0.36 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body:

0.99 W/kg
1.08 W/kg
0.78 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg
3.96 W/kg
1.48 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.49 W/kg
1.09 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800
$ 729

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin
Warp Charge 65 Power Adapter, Warp Charge Type-C to Type-C Cable, Quick Start Guide, Welcome Letter, Safety Information and Warranty Card, OnePlus Sticker, SIM Tray Ejector

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 03, 2014
Jan 14, 2021
Mar 23, 2021
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