Sony Xperia Z5 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

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

23 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.35 inches (127 x 65 x 8.9 mm)
5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches (135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, Pink, Yellow, 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, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Mali-T830 MP2

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
16 GB

Available to use

23 GB
9.7 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

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; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 40

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 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 Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
2350 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

11.50 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)

14.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.4 days (490 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

77.00 hours
41.00 hours

Video playback

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 15, 2015
Dec 21, 2016

FCC ID value: PY7-PM0881 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA320F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.97 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Body

0.61 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.18 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.72 W/kg
0.94 W/kg
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