Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
577 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.00 %
66.27 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front

2.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Brown, Green, White
Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring

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

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Additional microphone(s)

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

11.8 GB
23 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 40
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

3100 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Yes, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Music playback

130.00 hours
61.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
16.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2014
May 12, 2015

FCC ID value: PY7PM-0801 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.54 W/kg
0.29 W/kg

Body

0.99 W/kg
0.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.49 W/kg
0.40 W/kg
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