In the fierce competition of smartphones market, Apple's upcoming new flagship phone iPhone 7 and the popular Sony Xperia Z5 are two of the best phones. iPhone 7 vs Xperia Z5, would you wait for iPhone 7 coming out or opt for Sony Xperia Z5 now? Let's find out their differences in this article.
To dig out the differences between iPhone 7 and Xperia Z5, here we compare iPhone 7 with Xperia Z5 from different aspects including design, display, camera, hardware, battery, price, etc.
Sony Xperia Z5 has some prominent features making it an elite mobile phone.
It keeps the glass front and back body with a metal flat edge.
It is only 7.3mm thick and has stereo speakers.
It features a built-in fingerprint sensor mounted on its sideway power button.
The Xperia Z5 is waterproof and dust-proof with respectively level of IP68 and IP65, so it is more protective when exposed to the rain or accidentally dropped down the toilet.
While Apple iPhone 7 may have a brand-new design compared with iPhone 6S/6. >> iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S/Plus
Rumors say that iPhone 7 may remove the 3.5mm headphone jack and may be even slimmer than the 7.1mm thick iPhone 6S. Besides, iPhone 7/Plus may have waterproof capability, wireless charging, dual-lens camera and stereo speakers. It may also adopt 3D Touch and curved screen.
iPhone 7 is expected to equip with QHD (2560 x 1440) or a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) OLED display with a 3D Force Touch. While Sony Xperia Z5 is featuring 5.2-inch LCD display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 ppi). There's also a 4K UHD version (2160 x 3840 pixels, 806 ppi) Sony Xperia Z5 Premium with a much higher price. Force Touch has not been a formal part of Android yet.
Talking about camera, Sony Xperia Z5 blows other mobile phones cameras away with a new 23-megapixel Exmor RS rear camera module. This is where Xperia Z5 stands out from the crowd and be recognized as the best camera phone. While Apple iPhone 7 is expected to make a big improvement on the camera pixels than iPhone 6S (12 megapixels rear-facing camera), but still may not match the 23 MP in the Xperia Z5.
Apple iPhone 7 will be running on new iOS 10 and a new processor A10 chip exceeded 2GHz which will definitely perform much faster. The amount of RAM may be improved to 3GB and the maximum storage may be expanded to 256GB (not support microSD card).
While Xperia Z5 has 32 GB of on-board storage plus a microSD slot (microSDXC - up to 200GB). The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core clocked at 2 GHz and 1.5 GHz, and it's backed with 3GB of RAM. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
Sony Xperia Z5 comes with a 2900mAh battery and 17 hours talk time, while Apple iPhone battery life has always been a headache problem. Users hope the iPhone 7 battery could be larger than the iPhone 6S (1715mAh), but will iPhone 7 battery be larger than Xperia Z5, better than 3000mAh? We'll wait and see.
Talking about price, Sony Xperia Z5 comes at $540, the Xperia Z5 Compact is at $425, the Xperia Z5 Premium is $602. While iPhone 7 may start at $649.
Release Date: September, 2015
Size & Weight: 5.2-inch (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm), 154g
Capacity and Memory: 32GB with a microSD slot (up to 200GB), 3GB RAM
Display: Full HD. 4K (Sony Xperia Z5 Premium)
OS and Processor: Android 5.1 Lollipop, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Camera: 23-megapixel rear, 5.1-megapixel front
Sensor: Fingerprint sensor
Charger: Connect Charging
Supported Video Formats: MKV, AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, M4V, HEVC, etc.
In conclusion, after comparing iPhone 7 with Xperia Z5 side-by-side, you can figure out their differences. You are going to get a high-end device whether you go for iPhone 7 or Xperia Z5. If you put much emphasis on camera and battery, Xperia Z5 would be a optimal choice. However, iPhone 7 is also breeding some new powerful features and big changes, you can also wait for iPhone 7 coming out to get a brand-new Apple iPhone.
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