Sony’s second principal flagship of 2018 – the Sony Xperia XZ3 – has arrived, however it’s got some steep competitors, together with from the iPhone X, which – regardless of launching again in 2017 – continues to be Apple’s newest handset and nonetheless a prime vendor.
With its QHD+ OLED display, stereo audio system, high-end energy and extra the brand new Sony flagship has loads going for it however, after all, so does the iPhone X, and whereas they’re each high-end telephones there are a variety of key variations.
If you happen to’re unsure which to decide on you must positively await our full overview of the Sony Xperia XZ3, however forward of that we’ve in contrast the specs of the 2 telephones, so you may see what strengths every has on paper.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone X design
The Sony Xperia XZ3 and the iPhone X each have a metallic body and a glass again, however the rear of the Sony Xperia XZ3 is way curvier and the cellphone is thicker at 9.9mm, to the iPhone X’s 7.7mm.
Additionally they look fairly completely different. There’s an Apple emblem within the heart of the iPhone X’s rear, whilst you’ll discover an annoyingly-placed fingerprint scanner there on the Xperia XZ3 (the iPhone X doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, relying as a substitute on face detection with Face ID).
The cameras are additionally laid out in another way, with two of them in the direction of the left fringe of the iPhone X and only one within the heart of the Sony Xperia XZ3.
Even larger variations come when viewing the telephones from the entrance. We’ll cowl the display itself under, however be aware that the iPhone X has a notch on the prime and mainly no bezel under the display, whereas the Xperia XZ3 has a full-length bezel each above and under its show.
One space the place the XZ3 has the sting although is in water resistance, as its IP68 ranking means it’s barely extra waterproof than the IP67-rated iPhone X.
The 2 telephones additionally are available a special choice of colours. For the iPhone X you may select from House Gray or Silver, whereas the Sony Xperia XZ3 is available in White Silver, Forest Inexperienced, Black or Bordeaux Purple.
In fact, their weights and dimensions additionally differ. The Sony Xperia XZ3 is 158 x 73 x 9.9mm and 193g, whereas the iPhone X is 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm and 174g. So the iPhone X is smaller in all dimensions in addition to being lighter.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone X show
Sony and Apple each switched to OLED screens for these telephones, so each needs to be fairly vibrant with good distinction – the iPhone X definitely is however we’ll provide you with our remaining verdict on the Xperia XZ3’s display after we’ve totally reviewed it.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 has a 6-inch QHD+ show although whereas the iPhone X has a 5.Eight-inch 1125 x 2436 one, so the XZ3’s is a bit larger and sharper.
The Xperia XZ3’s display can be curved, whereas the iPhone X’s is flat, however the place the iPhone X has only a notch, the Sony Xperia XZ3 has fairly giant bezels.
The facet ratios additionally differ a bit, with the Sony Xperia XZ3 being 18:9, whereas the iPhone X is 19.5:9. Nevertheless, each telephones can playback movies in HDR, so each are banking on the next-gen show tech being essential to customers.
Which display is healthier might effectively be subjective however preserve an eye fixed out for our full Xperia XZ3 overview to get a greater concept.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone X OS and energy
As ever when evaluating Android and Apple telephones the distinction in working system is among the greatest variations – you in all probability already know which you like.
As for energy, the Sony Xperia XZ3 has a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The previous being a top-end chipset and the latter being roughly aggressive with different flagship telephones (although a couple of have 6GB and even 8GB of RAM).
The iPhone X then again has a equally top-end Apple A11 Bionic chipset and 3GB of RAM.
As ever with Apple telephones the specs don’t inform the entire story, so don’t be postpone by the lesser RAM quantity – this factor is at or close to the highest of most benchmarks and silky clean in use.
For storage you get 64GB plus a microSD card slot within the Xperia XZ3, whereas the iPhone X comes with both 64 or 256GB however doesn’t have a microSD card slot, so there’s no growth potential.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone X digicam and battery
You get a 19MP single-lens f/2.zero digicam on the again of the Sony Xperia XZ3, one with the flexibility to shoot 4K HDR movies or Full HD gradual movement 960fps movies.
The iPhone X in the meantime has a 12MP dual-lens digicam, with one f/1.Eight aperture lens and one f/2.four aperture.
We haven’t correctly examined the Xperia XZ3’s snapper but, however we are able to inform you that the iPhone X’s is spectacular and even works fairly effectively in low gentle. It could actually additionally document video in 4K at 60fps (although not with HDR).
Around the entrance you get a 13MP f/1.9 digicam on the Sony Xperia XZ3, whereas the iPhone X has a 7MP f/2.2 one, however that doesn’t inform the entire story because it’s a TrueDepth digicam, able to judging depth to successfully blur components of the picture for a powerful bokeh impact.
Neither cellphone has a very giant battery. The Sony Xperia XZ3 has a three,330mAh one and the iPhone X has an excellent smaller 2,716mAh one.
In our overview we discovered that the iPhone X provided a strong day of life – we’ll let you understand how the XZ3 fares as soon as we’ve correctly examined its battery. Nevertheless, each telephones assist wi-fi charging.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone X value and availability
The Sony Xperia XZ3 will begin hitting shops from the tip of September in some areas, however the UK must wait till October 5. Nevertheless, you may at the least pre-order it now.
We don’t know if or when the Xperia XZ3 will land within the US or Australia, or how a lot it’s going to value there, however within the UK it prices £699 (round $910/AU$1,250).
The iPhone X then again is offered now in all these areas, nevertheless it prices loads, beginning at $999 / £999 / AU$1,579 for the 64GB model and rising to $1,149 / £1,149 / AU$1,829 if you would like 256GB.
We gained’t know precisely how the Sony Xperia XZ3 compares to the iPhone X till we’ve put it by way of a full overview, however going purely on specs it has a bigger, greater decision display and an analogous quantity of energy, however a chunkier construct and one much less digicam.
There are different variations too, highlighted above, with essentially the most notable after all being the working system, together with the worth, because the Sony Xperia XZ3 is considerably cheaper, regardless of being newer.