Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Display

Display size

4.6 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

319 ppi
312 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.64 %
67.85 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

2.2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches (127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Orange, Green, White
Black, Gold, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM, RDS
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB

Maximum User Storage

11.79 GB
9.7 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 40

UMTS

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

Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
2350 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

12.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

38.3 days (920 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

33.3 days (800 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
 

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

110.00 hours
41.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Aug 11, 2014
Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value: PY7PM-0810 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.95 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body

1.00 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.45 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.10 W/kg
0.94 W/kg
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