Sony Xperia Z3 vs Apple iPhone 6 Comparison

Is the Sony Xperia Z3 better than the Apple iPhone 6? Does the Sony Xperia Z3 cost more than the iPhone 6? When are both handsets available and which spec is most likely to tickle your taste buds?

In this article, we look at the Sony Xperia Z3 vs. Apple iPhone 6 comparison, looking at the potential specifications of each phone and costs to discover which is better.

Before we continue, it is worth noting that as both handsets are yet to be released, we are purely speculating here – but our leaks have given quite an insight into what each platform may be providing.

We have split this review into areas that we consider important to the user. So, lets take a look at the Sony Xperia Z3 vs. Apple iPhone 6 comparison.


Apple iPhone 6: As with all iPhone models, the Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions. With 2GB of RAM and a lack of any memory card slots, the maximum amount of memory you will be getting with the Apple iPhone 6 is dependent on how much money you want to spend on which model.

Sony Xperia Z3: In contrast to Apple, the Sony Xperia Z3 features 16GB of internal storage as far as we understand. The model does not come with various memory sizings, however, will feature 3GB of RAM with an ability to store up to 128GB worth of data on microSD cards that the phone supports.

Our verdict: The Sony Xperia Z3 offers the capability to increase memory through the use of microSD cards, something that Apple has failed to feature. Users wishing to get more memory with the Apple iPhone 6 will need to purchase a more expensive model, not providing the flexibility that the Sony model does. In our opinion, this swings in favour of the Sony Xperia Z3.

Apple iPhone 6: The iPhone 6 features the Apple A8 dual-core processor, offering 2GHz of speed.

Sony Xperia Z3: The Sony Xperia Z3 features a 2.5GHz quad-core processor in the shape of the Qualcomm SnapDragon 801.

Our verdict: It is obvious to even the most novice of phone user which side of the fence we will be on for this. The Sony Xperia Z3 overshadows the processing speed of the Apple iPhone 6, offering a quad-core processor to manage the running of multiple apps and processes at lightening speed. 2-0 to the Sony Xperia Z3.

Apple iPhone 6: Apple iPhone 6 rumours are that the latest addition to the iPhone family will be offering up an 8MP camera (3264 x 2448 pixels). While some are saying that a 13MP or 16MP camera is a possibility, it is highly likely that the camera will not have improved much on the latest handset.

Sony Xperia Z3: The Sony Xperia Z3 is rumoured to feature a 20.7 Megapixel (5248 х 3936 pixels) camera in the latest handset.

Our verdict: While this area is incredibly speculative, it is clear that even if the iPhone does over deliver on camera specs – it will still be overshadowed by the Sony Xperia Z3 and its awesome 20.7 MP camera. That being said, clarity is not everything and the iPhone 6 is set to deliver a whole host of features for the camera – including a better front camera for ‘selfies’. Even with this in mind, it is still the Sony Xperia Z3
that wins this contest for us, 3-0 Sony.

Other Features
Apple iPhone 6: The Apple iPhone 6 is set to include a host of new features including the touchID sensor, which will provide effective fingerprint recognition for the device. Apple are also set to introduce improved wireless signalling through
the adoption of NFC as well as a larger screen. All in all, the Apple iPhone 6 is set to be a faster, better connected device incorporating the usual slick Apple interface.

Sony Xperia Z3: The Sony Xperia Z3 does not feature a whole host of new features such as that provided by Apple. In essence, the handset has the same look and feel to it, but with enhanced processing speeds and memory.

Our verdict: The Sony Xperia Z3 remains fairly static with regards to the fancy features offered. As ever, Apple improves its user interface and functionality for each model and the iPhone 6 will be no different. We are expecting big things from Apple in terms of user functionality so we will give this one to the Apple club.
Final Score and Verdict

And the full time whistle blows with the final score 3-1 to Sony. But does this reflect the whole story? In short, no. This is a selective review of the rumoured features and specifications of each model – it is by no means definitive. As always, Apple are bound to have something up their sleeve and it is almost certain that a number of these points will be incorrect, but thats half the fun in awaiting new releases such as these.

In the small review we have performed here, the Sony Xperia Z3 seems to offer higher processing speeds and memory, with a sharper, cleaner camera to boot. But is that all that matters? What about the battery life, usability and look of the phone? These are areas that have yet to be explored (mainly because the handsets have not been released yet!) but please stay tuned, we will be reviewing these for real as soon as they are released..

What are your thoughts on the Sony Xperia Z3 vs Apple iPhone 6 comparison battle? Leave your comments below and discuss further!




Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Rumors

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Rumors

Within the past week, Sony Xperia Z3 tablet rumors have surfaced in what appears to be a leak from Sony in the UK. The leak, which was spotted in the users manual of Sony’s bluetooth speaker and charging dock, refers to the Z3 tablet.

This has sparked rumors that the Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone might not be the only thing unveiled at Sony’s infamous IFA press conference on 3rd September. As all Sony fans are aware, the Sony Z2 tablet was released with a RRP of £399. This price was competitive with Apple’s 16BG iPad Air. Could it now be that the Z3 tablet will be released to compete with Apple’s iPad Mini, could this provide an indication of the price of the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet? Or will Sony be competing with other tablet giants?

Well, if the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet will be competing with the Applie iPad mini, we could be looking at a RRP of between £300 – £330. With the Apple iPad Mini boasting a price of around £319 for a base model, it is our assumption that Sony will go in lower than that – making the price roughly around the £300 mark. However, this is yet to be confirmed and Sony may confirm the existence of the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet and indeed release specifications and potential prices at the IFA press conference in September.

So, what are our thoughts on the features of the Sony Xperia Z3? Well, it is assumed that the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet will feature an IPS panel display featured on an 8 inch touch screen. As with the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet, the device should feature 16GB+ of storage with the addition of an SD card slot for further storage if required. As with other devices, it is anticipated that the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet will be waterproof, however, will not feature retina display as other future tablets may do.

So, will the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet compete with the Nexus 7 as the most popular, affordable tablet or will it be a complete flop? What are your thoughts on the Sony Xperia Z3 tablet rumors, fact or fiction? Let us know your thoughts below!


Sony Xperia Z3 Release Date and Rumours

Sony Xperia Z3 Release Date and Rumours

The Sony Xperia Z3 release date is set to be scheduled for this Autumn, with the Android giants announcing that the Sony Xperia Z3 will be released just a few months after the highly successful Sony Xperia Z2.

As is common practice with Sony, the Sony Xperia Z3 release date will more than likely be at the start of September at the annual IFA expo. The Japenese manufacturer’s are keen to keep up the pace in this competitive marketplace by releasing twice annual updates on their smart phones. But what can the Sony Xperia 3 offer than the Sony Xperia 2 doesn’t? And is the Sony Xperia 3 release date confirmed or just a prediction? We take a detailed look at what the current Sony Xperia z3 release date rumours are and hazard a guess as to the Sony Xperia Z3 release date for the UK.

What we do know is that the Sony Xperia 3 release date is not set in stone. The Japanese giants have told us that the new handset will be revealed on September 3 and will likely be the talk of the IFA 2014 press conference. Media have been invited to test the handset and provide feedback at the event, and the invitation even includes a teasing shot of what the new handset will look like. But the Sony Xperia Z3 won’t be the only smartphone revealed in the month of September. It is widely reported that the IFA press conference will also act as a platform to show the new high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the smart phone that many users have been eagerly awaiting for some time. It is also rumoured that the
iPhone 6 may be showcased during this month, making September a very active month in the battle of smart phone supremacy.

Sony are also expected to showcase the Sony Xperia Z3′s little brother, the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. The Sony Xperia Z3 compact will, as the name suggests, be a mini, compact version of the Z3. Although it will feature the same specifications as the Z3, the compact will drop down to 4.6 inches in size.

Sony Xperia Z3 Specification Rumours
With the Sony Xperia Z3 release date not scheduled for at least another month, there are a lot of rumours flying around about potential leaks on the specifications of the smart phone. One leak has suggested that exactly the same hardware exists between the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z3, with the same 5.1 inch 1080p screen fronting the phone. These rumours also suggest that the new Sony Xperia Z3 will still feature 3GB of RAM and 20MP camera on the back to take all those happy snaps.

So, with exactly the same hardware as its predecessor, what can the Z3 offer its user base that the Z2 can’t? It looks like we will have to wait until Wednesday 3rd September to find out..
What are your thoughts on the latest release of the Xperia Z3? Do you think Sony are right to stick with a similar specification to that of the Xperia Z2 or should they be providing more? Discuss further by leaving a comment below!