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Sony Xperia Z3+ Vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Comparison of The Flagship Android Phones


Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Comparison of the flagship Android phones

Japanese smartphone maker Sony recently launched its latest Android phone, the Xperia Z3+. With the latest Xperia, Sony is aiming to compete against its rival brands like Samsung, HTC, and LG in the flagship arena. 

The phone was originally announced as theXperia Z4, but that's Japan-specific device only. One of the major competitor for the Sony Xperia Z3+ is the Samsung Galaxy S6, which was unveiled at this year’s MWC event. The Galaxy S6 has already reached Indian shores, while the Xperia Z3+ is expected to be released in the coming weeks. So if you are thinking about purchasing one of these devices, let’s compare features of the Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z3+ to find out how they stand against each other.

Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6: battle of the Japanese and Korean flagships. 

Design
The Samsung Galaxy S6 boasts a metal and glass body, and has unibody design that means you can’t remove the battery or add a microSD card for storage expansion. The device sports a 6.8mm waistline and weighs 138 grams. The Sony Xperia Z3+ offers an aluminium body with reinforced polycarbonate edges for extra durability. The smartphone measures 6.9mm around the waist and weighs 144 grams. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is lighter and slimmer than the Xperia Z3+.

Display
The Sony Xperia Z3+ sports a 5.2-inch full HD display with X - Reality engine and a pixel density of 424ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S6 on the other hand flaunts a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (576ppi pixel density). Since the Galaxy S6 houses a 2K screen panel, it certainly delivers immersive media experience than the Xperia Z3+.

Configuration
On the configuration front, the Samsung Galaxy S6 offers a 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 processor with two quad-core clusters running at 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz, aided by a Mali-T760 MP3 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia Z3+ on the other hand utilises a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, which is further supported by 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU. Overall, in terms of configuration and performance, the Galaxy S6 and Xperia Z3+ offer similar experience.

Storage & Software
For storage, the Sony Xperia Z3+ houses 32GB of internal memory, which users can easily further increase by up to 128GB by inserting a microSD card. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes in multiple internal memory variants - 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, sadly it doesn’t offer microSD card memory expansion. On the software front, the Xperia Z3+ and Galaxy S6, both run Android Lollipop out of the box.

Camera features
The Samsung Galaxy S6 flaunts a 16MP primary shooter with optical image stabilisation, f/1.9 aperture, and an LED flash. For selfies, the device houses a 5MP secondary shooter. The Sony Xperia Z3+ offers better imaging features including a 20.7MP rear shooter with an LED flash, an Exmor RS sensor, and 4K video recording support, and a 5MP front camera.

Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S6 and Xperia Z3+ share quite a few specifications including 4G LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi (including latest ac standard), NFC, 3G, A-GPS, and Bluetooth. Individually, the Xperia Z3+ an additional MHL 3.0 feature, while the Galaxy S6 offers ANT+ and IR remote. Coming to the battery, the Samsung Galaxy S6 offers a 2,550mAh battery, while the Sony Xperia Z3+ has a larger 2,930mAh battery with STAMINA mode.

Conclusion
The Sony Xperia Z3+ vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison has revealed that both the smartphones are among the best flagship devices of this year. The Galaxy S6 sports a premium body, a powerful processor, and impressive internal memory. The Sony Xperia Z3+ also offers an appealing design, powerful configuration, impressive camera specifications, and a large battery. In addition, the Z3+ has the advantage of a water and dust resistant body over the Galaxy S6. As for the prices, both smartphones are priced around Rs 50,000, so choice is yours.

About The Author:
Alina parker is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. She has listed the specifications Sony Xperia Z3+  for the readers to make an informed buying decision.


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