Sony Xperia Z5 vs Essential Phone

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1312 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

424 ppi
504 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.00 %
84.85 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Tempered Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Features

Continuous autofocus, Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, Green, White
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

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

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Available to use

23 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
 

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Yes

Talk time

13.16 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Music playback

87.00 hours
 

Video playback

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 13, 2015
Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: PY7-PM0901 link
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.55 W/kg
0.28 W/kg

Body

0.59 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.16 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.64 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 700
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