Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z3

2.78 in
5.65 in
Samsung Galaxy S6
vs
2.83 in
5.77 in
Sony Xperia Z3

Full Comparison

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Operating System
Android 5.0
Android 4.4
Cpu Speed
2.1 GHz
2.5 GHz
CPU Cores
Octa Core
Quad Core
CPU Model
Samsung Exynos Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
GPU
yesYes
yesYes
GPU Model
ARM Mali-T760
Qualcomm Adreno 330
Ram memory
3GB
3GB

Display

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Touchscreen
yesYes
yesYes
Colors
16M
16M
Screen size
5.10 in
5.20 in
Resolution
2560, 1440
1920, 1080
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS (TFT), IPS LCD
Pixel Density
576 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 S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Number of cameras
2
2
Front Resolution
5 Mpx
2.2 Mpx
Primary rear resolution
16 Mpx
20.7 Mpx
Primary rear lens aperture
1.9 f
2.0 f
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.)
120 fps
60 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1280, 720
1280, 720
Autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Burst Mode
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Zoom
yesYes
yesYes
Face Detection
yesYes
yesYes
Geo-tagging
yesYes
yesYes
HDR Capture
yesYes
yesYes
LED Flash
yesYes
yesYes
Optical image stabilization
yesYes
yesYes
Panorama
yesYes
yesYes
Smile Detection
yesYes
yesYes
Touch Focus
yesYes
yesYes

Storage

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Memory card reader
noNo
yesYes
Card Storage Max
128 GB
128 GB
Types of memory card supported
No memory slot
microSD

Dimensions

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Colour of product
White, Black, Gold, Blue
Black, Blue, Brown, Copper, Green, Pink, Purple, Silver, White
Material
Aluminium, Aluminium, Glass
Aluminium, Glass
Height
5.65 in
5.77 in
Width
2.78 in
2.83 in
Depth
0.27 in
0.29 in
Weight
0.30 lb
0.34 lb
Physical keyboard/numpad
noNo
noNo
Water resistant
noNo
yesYes
Shock resistant
noNo
noNo

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Accelerometer
yesYes
yesYes
Digital Compass
yesYes
yesYes
Gyroscope
yesYes
yesYes
Barometer
yesYes
yesYes
Proximity
yesYes
yesYes
ANT+
yesYes
yesYes

Other features

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Built-in stereo speakers
yesYes
yesYes

Navigation

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony 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 S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Dual sim support
noNo
noNo
Sim Card Size
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM
DLNA certified
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth Version
4.1
4.0
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, A2DP, AVRCP
NFC
yesYes
yesYes
Connector type
USB, Wireless
USB
Headphone Connection
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
USB version
2.0
2.0
Type of USB connector
Micro-USB
Micro-USB
USB On-The-Go (OTG)
yesYes
yesYes
Video output
MHL
MHL

Networks

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
2G GSM
yesYes
yesYes
GSM Frequencies
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS
yesYes
yesYes
UMTS Frequences
850 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
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
800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
4G Speed (download/upload)
300/50
150/50
Mobile hotspot function
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
yesYes
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 S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Exchangeable battery
noNo
noNo
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity
2550 mAh
3100 mAh
Talk Time 3G
17 h
16 h
Supports fast charging
yesYes
yesYes
Fast charging standard
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Supports wireless charging
yesYes
yesYes
Built-in wireless charging
yesYes
noNo

Voice

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)
noNo
noNo

Often compared to Galaxy S6

Often compared to Xperia Z3