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iPhone 6 vs. Xperia Z3 Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | September 9, 2014September 9, 2014 8:00 pm PST

Sony introduced its brand new Xperia Z3 during IFA 2014 in Berlin last week. Now it has fresh competition in the form of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which Apple just announced today. Of course, the two phones differ drastically and offer totally different feature sets. Still, we want to show you what’s under the hood of each and how the iPhone 6 and the Xperia Z3 stack up in terms of size and specs.

Sony already has a leg up in some ways with its dust and water resistance, which means its Xperia Z3 can take a dunk in the pool or fall in some mud without issue. The Xperia Z3 might not even flinch at the iPhone 6’s camera. But what about the measurements, the storage options and more? That’s what we’re here to show you in the two spec comparison tables below:

Xperia Z3 Gallery

iPhone 6

Apple - iPhone 6 Sony - Xperia Z3
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)
Resolution X 750 1080
Resolution Y 1334 1920
Display Type Retina HD TRILUMINOS
Operating System iOS 8 (at launch) Android 4.4.4 (at launch)
Processor A8 chip with 64-bit architecture 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 1GB 3GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels 20.7MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.2MP 2.2MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (CDMA models only)
  • DC-HSDPA
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+
  • GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery N/A 3100 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • aGPS
  • GLONASS
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 146 mm (5.75 inches)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 72 mm (2.83 inches)
Depth 0.27 inches (6.9 mm) 7.3 mm (0.29 inches)
Weight 4.55 oz (129 g) 152 g (5.36 oz)
Colors Gold, Gray, Silver Black
Supported Audio Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .amr, .awb, .dst, .dff, .flac, .mka, .mid, .xmf, .ota, .rtttl, .rtx, .imy, .wav, .ogg
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4v, .mkv, .avi, .xvid, .webm
Other Features
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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