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.
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.
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..
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