Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3

2.85 in
5.59 in
Samsung Galaxy S5
vs
2.83 in
5.77 in
Sony Xperia Z3

Full Comparison

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Operating System
Android 4.4
Android 4.4
Cpu Speed
2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz
CPU Cores
Quad Core
Quad Core
CPU Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
GPU
yesYes
yesYes
GPU Model
Qualcomm Adreno 330
Qualcomm Adreno 330
Ram memory
2GB
3GB

Display

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Touchscreen
yesYes
yesYes
Colors
16M
16M
Screen size
5.10 in
5.20 in
Resolution
1920, 1080
1920, 1080
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS (TFT), IPS LCD
Pixel Density
432 ppi
424 ppi
Dual screen support
yesYes
yesYes
Scratch resistant display
yesYes
yesYes
HDR
noNo
noNo
Ambient light sensor
yesYes
yesYes
Multi touch
yesYes
yesYes

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Number of cameras
2
2
Front Resolution
2.1 Mpx
2.2 Mpx
Primary rear resolution
16 Mpx
20.7 Mpx
Primary rear lens aperture
2.2 f
2.0 f
Primary rear sensor size
1/2.6"
1/2.3"
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes
Highest video resolution
4096, 2160
4096, 2160
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
30 fps
30 fps
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
60 fps
60 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920, 1080
1280, 720
Autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Burst Mode
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Image Stabilization
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Zoom
yesYes
yesYes
Geo-tagging
yesYes
yesYes
HDR Capture
yesYes
yesYes
LED Flash
yesYes
yesYes
Panorama
yesYes
yesYes
Touch Focus
yesYes
yesYes

Storage

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Memory card reader
yesYes
yesYes
Card Storage Max
128 GB
128 GB
Types of memory card supported
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD

Dimensions

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Colour of product
Black, White, Gold, Blue
Black, Blue, Brown, Copper, Green, Pink, Purple, Silver, White
Material
Plastic
Aluminium, Glass
Height
5.59 in
5.77 in
Width
2.85 in
2.83 in
Depth
0.32 in
0.29 in
Weight
0.32 lb
0.34 lb
Physical keyboard/numpad
noNo
noNo
Water resistant
yesYes
yesYes
Shock resistant
noNo
noNo
Dust resistant
yesYes
yesYes

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Accelerometer
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Compass
yesYes
yesYes
Gyroscope
yesYes
yesYes
Barometer
yesYes
yesYes
Proximity
yesYes
yesYes
ANT+
yesYes
yesYes

Navigation

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Built-in navigation system
yesYes
yesYes
GPS
yesYes
yesYes
A-GPS
yesYes
yesYes
BeiDou
yesYes
yesYes
GLONASS
yesYes
yesYes

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Dual sim support
noNo
noNo
Sim Card Size
Micro-SIM
Nano-SIM
DLNA certified
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth Version
4.0
4.0
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, A2DP, AVRCP
NFC
yesYes
yesYes
Connector type
USB
USB
Headphone Connection
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
USB version
3.0/3.1 (Gen 1)
2.0
Type of USB connector
Micro-USB
Micro-USB
USB On-The-Go (OTG)
yesYes
yesYes
Video output
MHL
MHL

Networks

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
2G GSM
yesYes
yesYes
GSM Frequencies
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2000 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz, Regional
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS
yesYes
yesYes
UMTS Frequences
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2000 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz, Regional
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
HSPA
yesYes
yesYes
HSPA+
yesYes
yesYes
DC-HSPA
yesYes
yesYes
HSDPA speed
42 Mbps
42 Mbps
HSUPA speed
5.76 Mbps
5.76 Mbps
LTE Frequencies
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2000 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz, Regional
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
4G Speed (download/upload)
150/50
150/50
Mobile hotspot function
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
yesYes
Streaming standards
Miracast
Miracast, MirrorLink
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Exchangeable battery
yesYes
noNo
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity
2800 mAh
3100 mAh
Standby Time 2G
390 h
890 h
Talk Time 2G
21 h
14 h
Standby Time 3G
390 h
740 h
Talk Time 3G
21 h
16 h
Supports fast charging
yesYes
yesYes
Supports wireless charging
yesYes
yesYes
Built-in wireless charging
noNo
noNo

Voice

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)
noNo
noNo

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