Sony Xperia Z5 VS Samsung Galaxy S6: Detailed Comparison

In September, Sony announced Xperia Z5 Premium at IFA, which is not only just good but also an amazing phone at such an affordable price. However, Sony Xperia Z5 is not bad at all. In fact, it can compete with other big brands’ most successful mobiles like Samsung galaxy S6 and others. As both of the mobiles are Android smartphones, you may consider one of them as your primary smartphone. Therefore, if you are thinking to buy one of them but you are totally confused, do check out this detailed comparison.

Sony Xperia Z5 VS Samsung Galaxy S6

After announcing about the flagship of Sony Xperia, people have started gathering news about this new comer, which has already blown thousands of people mind within moments. On the other hand, the Samsung’s beast is one of the most successful mobiles out there, which was announced in March of this year and has been available since April 2015.

Samsung Galaxy S6


Both of the mobiles have 4G support, which means you will get 4G LTE alongside regular 2G and 3G network. The network frequency is almost same and it implies that you will get quite same network speed in both of them. However, according to some professionals, Samsung Galaxy S6 is capable of proving better speed on 4G LTE. This is not confirmed yet. Although, the speed of Galaxy S6 is not measured yet, but Xperia Z5 is capable of providing up to 107 kbps on GPRS and 296 kbps on EDGE.


When it comes to body and overlook, Sony Xperia Z5 steals the show since it has better body. However, when it compare them by hardware, you will consider Galaxy S6 as the winner because of having a glossy body. This time, Sony’s traditional looks has failed in front of Samsung galaxy S6.

The dimension of Sony Xperia Z5 is 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inch and the dimension of Samsung Galaxy S6 is 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inch. Although, both of them are quite large in size, yet they are comfortable in one hand. Obviously, this is quite difficult to use them one handedly, but, they are really comfortable to use.

As there is a difference between dimensions, you will get some differences in weight too. The weight of Xperia Z5 is 154gm when 138gm is the weight of Samsung Galaxy S6.

There is another difference and plus point in Galaxy S6. Galaxy S6 is having Corning Gorilla Glass 4 in the back panel and Sony Xperia Z5 has no such things. This is where Galaxy S6 excels.


The display of Samsung Galaxy S6 is much better than other one. Sony Xperia Z5 has 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen when Samsung Galaxy S6 has 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which can provide better user experience. Although, Galaxy S6 has 1 inch smaller display, but it has bigger resolution. In Xperia Z5, you will get a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels when the resolution of Galaxy S6 is 1440 x 2560 pixels. Xperia Z5 is having scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating when Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Both of the touchscreens have multi-touch support.

Chipset, CPU & GPU

This particular thing plays a vital role to make your smartphone faster. You will get Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 in Sony Xperia Z5, which is pretty good. On the other hand, you will get Exynos 7420 chipset in Samsung Galaxy S6. At the same time, Xperia Z5 is consisted with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and galaxy S6 is consisted with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU. In addition, you will get Adreno 430 GPU from Sony’s side when Samsung Galaxy S6 has Mali T760MP8. Considering all the things, this is confirmed that Samsung will win from this point.

RAM & Memory

Both of the smartphones have 3GB of RAM, which will help you to do multi-tasking better. However, you will get 32GB internal storage in Sony Speria Z5 that can be extended up to 200 GB using microSD card. However, Samsung Galaxy S6 has no microSD card support but you will get 3 different variants i.e. 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.


Sony and Samsung always provide much better camera than other companies. But, when you will compare camera of Sony and Samsung, Sony will steal the show. This time, there is no exception. A 23MP rear camera is included in Xperia Z5, when a 16MP rear camera is included in Galaxy S6. The image resolution of Xperia Z5 is 5520 х 4140 pixels and the resolution of Samsung’s side is 2988 x 5312 pixels. Apart from that, you will get optical image stabilization in Galaxy S6 alongside autofocus, LED flash etc.

On the other hand, a 5.1MP front camera is included in Sony Xperia Z5. On the other hand, you will get 5MP front camera in Samsung Galaxy S6.


Sony has a better battery in the Xperia Z5. You will get non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery, which is capable of providing 540 hours of standby and 17 hours talk time on 3G. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 has 2550 mAh battery, which is capable of providing almost same time of talk time on 3G.

Other Features

Most of the other regular features are almost same in both of them. However, Samsung Galaxy S6 has infrared port but Sony Xperia Z5 has no such thing. On the other hand, you will get FM radio in Sony’s mobile but bot in Galaxy S6. Apart from that, other features are almost same.

Final Word

At first, think whether you need a phone for mobile photography or working purpose. If you need a phone for photography, you should buy Sony Xperia Z5. But, both of the mobiles have better stability and performance than their previous builds.

Here is the list of all Sony mobiles those will get Android Marshmallow update.

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