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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Apple iPhone 6: Specifications and features compared

iphone 6 vs xperia z3 compact

Sony launched the Xperia Z3 flagship device and its mini variant called the Xperia Z3 Compact. Sony s compact Xperia smartphones have impressed us, including the Xperia Z3 Compact. We have even called them the iPhone of Android smartphones. Speaking of which, the Xperia Z3 Compact is the same size as the forthcoming Apple iPhone 6, and we have compared both the phones on the basis of their specifications and features. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung 

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was launched in India yesterday, priced at Rs 44,990. While the Apple iPhone 6 hasn t gone on sale in India, prices for Apple s new smartphone starts at $649 in the US.

Size and weight

The Xperia Z3 Compact and the iPhone 6 both weigh 129 grams. Their dimensions however differ, with the Z3 Compact measuring 127.3×64.9×8.6 mm, while the iPhone 6 measures 138.10x67x6.9 mm.

Display

Sony s smartphone has a 4.6-inch display, while Apple s smartphone has a slightly bigger 4.7-inch display. In terms of resolution, the former flaunts a HD 720p display with a pixel density of 319ppi, while the latter s display has a resolution of 1334×750 pixels at a density of 326ppi.

Processor

Both the smartphones have enough power to run apps and games smoothly without any hiccups. The Xperia Z3 Compact is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU, while the iPhone 6 runs on 1.4GHz 64-bit A8 processor accompanied by an M8 motion coprocessor. As far as the RAM is concerned, the former features 2GB of RAM, while the latter has 1GB of RAM.

Camera

With respect to photography, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact sports a 20.7-megapixel camera with Exmor image sensor, new 25mm G Lens and ISO 12800 sensitivity for better low light imaging. The iPhone 6, on the other hand, has an 8-megapixel rear camera with True Tone flash, 1.5micron pixels, and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, the Xperia Z3 Compact features a 2.2-megapixel camera, while the iPhone 6 has a 1.2-megapixel snapper.

While there seems to be a big difference in the megapixel count between the two cameras, that alone is not the criterion to judge which is better. We will reserve our judgment on which is the better camera, till we have reviewed both the devices.

Storage

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact features a 16GB variant, while the iPhone 6 comes in three storage variants 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. Sony s smartphone however has an added advantage of a microSD card support, which can be used to expand the internal storage.

Extras

Like Sony s Xperia smartphones, the new Xperia Z3 Compact too is resistant to water and dust thanks to the IP68 certification. While the iPhone 6 is not waterproof per se, a recent teardown revealed that Apple has added rubber gaskets around the volume and power buttons, which should help the phone survive accidental falls in water.

Software

This is the one aspect that will influence buying decisions. The Xperia Z3 Compact runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat wrapped under Sony s UI, while the iPhone 6 runs on iOS 8 out of the box.

The iPhone 6 and the Xperia Z3 Compact both offer specifications and features that are bound to keep buyers happy. As mentioned above, buying decisions will however be influenced by what operating system you want. On paper the iPhone 6 may look like its lagging behind the Xperia Z3 Compact, but it is the synergy between iOS and the phone s hardware that plays a big role in helping iPhones compete against the best Android smartphones.

Here’s an overview of specifications comparison between Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Apple iPhone 6:

Features Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Apple iPhone 6
Dimension 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm 138.10 x 67.00 x 6.90mm
Weight 129 grams (IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes) 129 grams
Display 4.6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen1280p with pixel density of 319ppi 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen1334p with pixel density of 326ppi
Processor 2.5GHZ Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU 64-bit A8 processor, M8 motion coprocessor
RAM 2GB 1GB
Storage 16GB expandable 16GB, 64GB and 128GB
Camera 20.7-megapixel rear/2.2-megapixel front-facing 8-megapixel rear camera/1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
Battery 2600mAh Lasts up to 14 hours on 3G
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat iOS 8
Price Rs 44,990 TBA
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  • Published Date: September 26, 2014 3:13 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 27, 2014 2:06 PM IST


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