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The Sony Xperia Z5 has been released back in October 2015, while the OnePlus 3 has hit the stores last month (June 2016). Today we will compare these two handsets and see if there are any similarities or differences between them, and based on your preferences, you will pick your favorite smartphone.


The Sony Xperia Z5 measures 146x72x7.3mm and weights 154 grams. Sony has used its traditional Omnibalance design, but it made a few improvements. So, the glass back is available in colors such as White, Graphite Black, Gold, Green and Pink and the sides are protected with an aluminum frame. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3 is slightly thicker and heaver, as it measures 152.7×74.7×7.4mm and weights 158 grams, but its body is made entirely of metal and it’s slightly curved on the sides. Plus, there are two slim lines at the top and bottom of the back, which remind you of HTC’s One M9.


The Sony Xperia Z5 has an IPS LCD display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi. The OnePlus 3 has a bigger Optic AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Sony Xperia Z5 features a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810, a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The OnePlus 3 has a newer Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset with a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 6GB of RAM.


The Sony Xperia Z5 has an internal memory of 32GB which can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3 has been released with an internal storage of 64GB, but it’s unexpandable.


The Sony Xperia Z5 sports a primary camera of 23MP that features phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5.1MP. The OnePlus 3 comes with a weaker primary camera of 16MP that features OIS, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, panorama, HDR, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 8MP.


The Sony Xperia Z5 is powered by a non-removable battery of 2900 mAh which is slightly less powerful than the 3000 mAh non-removable battery that the OnePlus 3 smartphone has been released with.

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