Sony has finally announced the latest addition to their XZ-series dubbed as the Sony Xperia XZ3 that runs on Android 9.0 Pie. On the other hand, the Asus Zenfone 5Z was first introduced in MWC 2018 and was launched here in the Philippines back in April.

With a couple of similarities, we compared these two flagships side by side to see which is a better smartphone.

Sony Xperia XZ3 and Asus Zenfone 5Z differences

Sony Xperia XZ3 pros over Asus Zenfone 5Z

  • OLED display
  • 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 13 MP front-facing camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Asus Zenfone 5Z pros over Sony Xperia XZ3

  • Larger display
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 8MP rear camera

Sony Xperia XZ3 and Asus Zenfone 5Z similarities

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • 3300 mAh battery capacity

The Sony Xperia XZ3 features a 6.0-inch OLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2880 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9 protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. On the other hands, the Asus Zenfone 5Z sports a larger display with 6.2-inch IPS LCD notched display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 has dimension measurement of 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm weighing 193 grams while Asus Zenfone 5Z weighs 155 grams with measurement of 153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm.

Under the hood, both devices share the same chipset and GPU of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU with Xperia XZ3 having a 4GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage while Asus Zenfone 5Z carries 6GB of RAM + 128GB/256GB internal storage.

Going to the camera department, the Sony Xperia XZ3 houses a 19MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 13MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture. Meanwhile, the Asus Zenfone 5Z houses a dual 12MP + 8MP rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture for main sensor and f/2.0 for secondary. It also has an 8MP for selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture.

Upon reading the two smartphones differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer? Comment your thoughts down below.

Specs Sony Xperia XZ3Asus Zenfone 5Z
Display6.0” OLED display, 1440 x 2880, 18:9 ratio, 537 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 56.2″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2246, 18.7:9 ratio, 402 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions158 x 73 x 9.9 mm, 193g153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm, 155g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
Memory4GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage6GB of RAM + 128GB/256GB internal storage
Main Camera19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm, predictive PDAF & laser AFDual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front Camera13 MP, f/1.98 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, 1080p
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB HostWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
OSAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Official PriceTBA6GB+128GB ROMPHP – PHP 29,995


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