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Sony and Apple products always come with high-end specs that comparing them head to head to reach a preferred conclusion becomes a little bit tricky.

iPhone 6S has really rocked the market with its amazing tons of features despite having a higher price. With rife speculations on specs about Sony Xperia Z6 which is highly anticipated to launch at the MWC 2016, pundits have it that the 2016 Sony flagship will tread closely in the footsteps of iPhone 6S in terms of features and performance.

Display comparison

Despite Sony Xperia Z5 Premium launching with a 4K display, rumors have it that the Z6 might launch with a Full HD res display. This might be a disappointment to many who anticipated that the phone might pack a QHD screen corresponding with other latest smartphone releases.  On the other hand, the iPhone 6S has a lower res power of 1334 by 750 pixels that is brighter and vibrant.

With iPhone 6S’s much-hyped 3D Touch tech, Xperia Z6 is also speculated to have a similar Sony-owned design-feature. This tech relies on detection of pressure on the screen to issue commands. There is still no word of the name it will take.

Camera comparison

When it comes to the camera system, Sony has always been given a thumbs-up in its phones. With the current stiff competition from other OEMs in smartphone releases, Sony is deemed to unleash a superb snapper in its 2016 Xperia Z6, just like it did with the current Xperia Z5 series.



iPhone cameras offer quality processed images with excellent color and clarity with moderate light effects despite having low pixel values. You should however bear in mind that Sony has supplied quite a number of sensors used in iPhone camera systems; thus, the possibility of the best phone camera in the market coming from the Japanese manufacturer is high. Further, with anticipations of Xperia Z6 to be iPhone 6S’ main challenger, its snapper will definitely be a bomb.

Specifications comparison  

Anticipations are that the Xperia Z6 will boast of a custom 4-core Snapdragon 820 chipset that is clocked at 2.2 GHz whereas on the other hand, the iPhone 6S has a 2-core processor. Qualcomm reports that the Four Kryo cores expected in Z6 offer heterogeneous computing, good performance and more power efficient than Snapdragon 810. Further reports allege that the 64-bit SD 820 is more powerful than Apple’s A9 and Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chipsets which definitely hints Z6 will be among 2016’s best phones of the year. However, Samsung is expected to unveil Galaxy S7 with the same SD 820 and Exynos 8890 on European models. Sony Xperia Z6 is expected to pack a RAM capacity of 4GB compared to iPhone 6S’ 2GB.

Design comparison    

The past designs of the Xperia series of smartphones were simple but elegant. Rumor has it that Sony will adopt a water-proof glass and metallic design in its Xperia Z6 smartphone. This is perceived as aiming to compete the Apple iPhone 6S which has a metallic and glass body.

The U.S. edition of Xperia Z5 and its counterpart – Z5 Compact – lacked fingerprint scanners and until now it is uncertain if the next expected release from Sony will have this trending technology in the country. iPhone 6S has a fingerprint scanner and with Sony’s target of competing Apple with Xperia Z6, the probability of the smartphone having the tech is high.

With the speculations at hand and reports such as Qualcomm’s, it is very likely that the anticipated Sony Xperia Z6 will deliver equally as the much-hailed iPhone 6S or even better. On the other hand, for the iOS lovers, the iPhone 6S will still be the gadget to watch for now as Cupertino works on its successor, possibly the iPhone 7.

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