Sony has released its Xperia Z5 device back in October 2015, while Xiaomi is preparing to release its Redmi 3 Pro smartphone in April 2016. Today we’re going to compare these two handsets, and you will decide if it’s worth waiting for the arrival of Xiaomi’s smartphone or you’ll settle for the older Sony Xperia Z5 handset.
The Sony Xperia Z5 has a back made of frosted glass, the sides are protected by a metal frame and the corners are covered by rubber bumpers. The dimensions of this phone are 146x72x7.3mm, resulting in a total weight of 154 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro has a more premium design, featuring a full metal body which is thicker and lighter, as it measures 139.3×69.6×8.5mm, but it’s lighter at 144 grams.
The Sony Xperia Z5 comes with an IPS LCD display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro has a smaller IPS LCD display of 5-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Sony Xperia Z5 features a superior Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU clocked at 2GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro comes with an inferior Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset, which is powered by an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
Both devices come with an internal memory of 32GB, but the Sony Xperia Z5 features a card slot that supports a microSD card up to 200GB, while the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro has a card slot that supports a maximum capacity of 128GB.
The Sony Xperia Z5 sports a primary camera of 23MP that features LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, face detection, panorama and a secondary camera of 5.1MP. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro has a weaker primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries, but the Sony Xperia Z5 has a smaller one of 2900 mAh, which is easily outperformed by the 4100 mAh battery of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro.