The best smartphones of these two great companies face to face. The best smartphone of Samsung so far, the Samsung Galaxy S6, sailed from Seoul on April 10 for sale worldwide. From Sony we have this device that was launched in June, and which in the international market it is not called Sony Xperia Z4 as presented in Japan, but Sony Xperia Z3+. Let's see how facing each other.
Just looking at each of the two smartphones in the back you can guess who is behind each. Sony smartphone is another reference to his faithful line design, Omnibalance line. Furthermore, Samsung does not have such fixed in their designs and Tokyo line; the new Galaxy S6 is a breath of fresh air, but always faithful and without deviating from their style. Note that the terminal corners of Sony device it's much more marked than the terminal of Samsung, that is has a lot more square aspect.
As for other materials that are new to the Samsung Galaxy S6, it has an aluminum frame and the rest of the construction in Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Sony Xperia Z3+ is also mounted on an aluminum frame with corners in plastic to absorb shocks. The rest is covered with glass, like Galaxy S6, although the terminal of Sony has 'Shatter proof' protection.
The screen size is very similar in both cases, 5.1 inches for the Galaxy S6 and 5.2 for the Xperia Z3+, but the big difference is in the resolutions. The S6 has a SuperAMOLED QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) screen with a dot density of 577 ppi, while the Z3+ is mounted with a IPS LCD FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen, therefore has a lower density of points 424 ppi.
In Sony they have not dared with a QHD screen, and kept in the full HD resolution, as in the Xperia Z3. Xperia Z3+ includes Triluminos using a technology which has an arrangement of different points to normal RGB displays.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 camera does wonders as we have seen this comparison between the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 cameras before. Makes a great job with its 16 megapixels sensor and optical image stabilizer.
The Sony has a 20.7-megapixel main camera with a CMOS sensor with 192 points of focus and autofocus, capable of recording video up to 2160p (4K) at 30 frames per second. A high quality camera that is almost up to the S6.
This is the only point where the Xperia Z3+ stands out from the shadow that exerts its predecessor Xperia Z3. The new terminal of Sony has the new eight-core Snapdragon 810 processor, including 4 at 1.5 GHz and another 4 at 2 GHz, much like the SoC that mounts the S6 is Exynos 7420 at 2.1 GHz. Both processors are 64 bits and are accompanied by 3 GB of RAM.
In the test of Antutu the Samsung processor wins this fight with a lead of about 8,000 points above the yield offered by Snapdragon 810. The processor of Z3+ also is severely affected by high temperature reached by conducting some demanding tasks such as 3D games or some camera modes.
For the internal memory the Xperia Z3+ will bring only a 32 GB expandable, while the Galaxy S6 has a 128 GB expandable via microSD card.
In the field of battery life and performance, perhaps the Xperia Z3+ aside some neck in the final finish line with 2930 mAh, which added to the FullHD screen it gives you a little more autonomy than does the Galaxy S6, with 2550 mAh and qHD screen.
Since the two smartphones has a exquisite design, the plus point on autonomy is taken by the Xperia Z3+ overrun as it reaches the end of the day, while the Galaxy S6 comes less loose. About performance it is very clear that the Exynos 7420 has no rival. Finally, compared with IP68 certification that counts the Z3+, S6 can do little with fear of water.