Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Sony Xperia Z3
Most likely related to its beefier sized battery, a 3100 mAh one, the Sony Xperia Z3 delivers a longer tally in our battery benchmark test. In fact, it musters up a total time of 9 hours and 29 minutes from a single charge – whereas the S6 edge’s smaller 2600 mAh battery inches out at a respectable 8 hours and 11 minutes. Still, it has to be noted that the S6 edge ran our battery test at a slightly lower display brigthness, due to software limitations in TouchWiz. In practical day-to-day usage, however, we find their batteries to provide the usual 1-day of juice with normal usage.
Even though the Xperia Z3 has the endurance, it requires an exorbitant 235 minutes to fully charge its battery. Time isn’t always on our side, so it’s quite refreshing to know that the S6 edge’s rapid charging system gets it juiced in no time at all – an impressive 83 minutes to be exact! Additionally, if charging via the usual microUSB cable isn’t your thing, the S6 edge also has the convenience of being charged wirelessly.
Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 8h 11 min (Excellent)
Sony Xperia Z3 9h 29 min (Excellent)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 83
Sony Xperia Z3 235
Right off the bat, there’s something to say about a smartphone that’s just beginning its life. From the specs standpoint, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge clearly has a lot to offer over the Xperia Z3. Comparing the two on paper, it’s almost a knock out for the newer Galaxy S6 edge, not only for its cutting-edge specs, but also for the tremendous effort on Samsung’s part to deliver a premium looking smartphone.
However, as we’ve experience several times, specs alone don’t dictate a phone’s true performance – and the Sony Xperia Z3 proves that in this particular comparison. True, its hardware is older and not quite as pushing the boundaries as its rival, but nevertheless, the end result is a smartphone that impresses on several fronts. Solidifying things even more, it’s one of the few remaining flagship smartphones to offer true water-resistant protection against submersion, which is something it has over Sammy’s new pride and joy.
From a cost standpoint, all fingers point to the Sony Xperia Z3, which, at this point, can be grabbed at a fantastic discount if you search in the right places. To be fair, though, the lower cost attached to the Xperia Z3 now makes perfect sense, as the Xperia Z3 has been on the market for some time. Conversely, the Galaxy S6 edge has just recently become available, so it’s going to cost a pretty amount to pick up at the moment.
Of course, the mounds of money you fork over to pick up the Galaxy S6 edge is worth it, as it’s an impressive thing that’s best experienced up close and personal – albeit, the Xperia Z3 is still worth a shot even now, more so if you’re all about savings.
- Faster chipset
- Lighter, thinner, more compact
- Cool aesthetics with its dual-curved display
- Excellent camera
- Rapid & wireless charging
- Deeper set of software features
- Water resistant design
- Expandable storage via microSD slot
- Longer battery life
- Tight integration with PlayStation
- Lower price
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