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Apple iPhone 6S vs. Sony Xperia Z5: Which Flagship is the Most Classy?

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The month of September has always been synonymous with an Apple iPhone event and for sure, this month did not disappoint in any way.

The release of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is done and as of now, almost every detail about this new iPhone 6S is in place. So, how does this new iPhone 6S smartphone fare on when it is pitted against the recently released Sony Xperia Z5? There’s more in our iPhone 6S vs. Sony Xperia Z5 head to head comparison.

Design and build

Historically, Apple doesn’t a lot of its S models, especially when it comes to redesigns. It seems usual business is on as we see no differences between the design and build of the iPhone 6S and that of iPhone 6. However, the new phone is slightly thicker and for the first time, it will come in a Rose Gold color. The thickness comes because of the robust material used in the build in a bid to prevent a repeat of the bent gate saga. A 7000 series aluminum alloy has been used on this phone, which makes it stronger than the iPhone 6.

A similar case as the iPhone 6S, Sony Xperia Z5 also sports minor differences when compared to its predecessor, the Xperia Z3. The build is metal and glass with sleek lines. The water resistivity aspect of the Z3 has been retained in this new model.

Display quality

Many expected the iPhone 6S to come with a better display size than the iPhone 6’s 4.7 inches, however, Apple went for the same size that manages a resolution of 1125 by 2000 pixels and a pixel density of 488ppi. There is a new addition to this screen, though – 3D Touchscreen technology.

Using this technology, the iPhone 6S can easily detect different pressure being exerted on the screen and in this way, it will be able to tell apart the differences between tapping, pressing as well as long pressing.This is also another major reason the new iPhone 6S is slightly thicker than its predecessor.

Sony went for a 5.2-inch display size on the Xperia Z5, and it manages a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, which in turn delivers a pixel density of 424ppi. As opposed to the 2K display the iPhone 6S offers, the Xperia Z5 is full HD, something that helps with battery life. If you got the cash to splash, you could also get a 4K version in the shape of Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

Processor, storage, and camera

On each Sony Xperia Z5 model, you will come across a storage space of 32GB, but the good thing is that the memory can be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128GB. The phone features a Qualcomm-based octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset that is clocked at 2GHz and 1.5GHz. Just like Samsung Galaxy S6, Xperia Z5 has a RAM of 3GB.

Apple makes its processors. While previous models of iPhone 6 came with an A8 chipset, the latest iPhone 6S has an A9 chipset. This processor delivers top-end performance just like many other Android devices. Apple also claims that the speed of the processor will be up by 70% when compared to the A8. Also, graphics’ performance will improve by up to 90% with this new processor.

While there is no news on the size of RAM in the iPhone 6S, it is believed to be 2GB. On the internal storage front, Apple has failed by coming in with a 16GB base model. This is storage space not just enough in any way, and it’s something that Apple of all companies should be aware of. If this is not enough for you, there are 64GB and 128 GB models available as well. As usual, there is no slot for a microSD card.

Apple has also stepped up their game as far as photography is concerned. There is a new 12MP snapper on the rear and a 5MP lens on the front-facing camera. These are significant improvements from the 8MP and 1.2MP that were available on previous models. On the contrary, the Sony Xperia Z5 has a 23MP snapper on the rear while on the front-facing camera there is a 5.1MP snapper with an Exmor sensor. Both devices’ rear cameras have optical image stabilization.

So, what do you think?