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Sony Xperia Z5 vs iPhone 6s Comparison, Camera Review, Speed Test


After battling the Xperia Z5 Compact, it is time for iPhone 6s (Php 38k price) to face the more formidable Sony Xperia Z5 classic (Php 36k price). Armed with almost the same internal hardware, could the Xperia Z5 continue the winnings made by Z5 Compact against iPhone 6s in different categories (camera, speed, display, etc.)? Let’s find out in our Ultimate Comparison.

Design and build


The Sony Xperia Z5 is step up from iPhone 6s because of the rugged features it offers along with the premium, metallic construction. Though the iPhone 6s sports aluminum design, it is still behind the Z5 in terms of robustness as it is not waterproof, dust resistant and neither drop proof.

The Xperia Z5 could survive accidental drops, thanks to the bumper corners and the more rigid built. The downside of the iPhone 6s’ 2.5D glass is that it could easily be cracked if dropped. By no means, the iPhone 6s is still an elegant piece of device. However, it sacrificed a lot of durability for beauty.

Winner: Sony Xperia Z5



Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display (428ppi), the Sony Xperia Z5 screen offers accurate and crisp display pictures, thanks to the Bravia Engine technology. Not only that, there are options for the display configuration too: Standard, X-Reality and Super Vivid (close to AMOLED quality).


The iPhone 6s is no slouch in display category either. It has 4.7-inch IPS LCD with 450p resolution (328ppi). Picture looks sharp and natural though the colors are bit warmer compared to the LCD of Xperia Z5. It lacks display configuration too, leaving you to its warmer tone display.

Winner: Sony Xperia Z5


On our previous comparisons and in our review, Xperia Z5 proved that its camera is indeed one of the best in the market right now. True to this comparison against iPhone 6s. Still images taken from the 23MP sensor of Xperia Z5 offers richer colors, accurate white balance and exposure and sharper detail over the iPhone 6s.

The Selfie shots from both 5MP snappers have good lighting and control to skin tone and smoothening. Xperia Z5 front-facing shot has more preserved details than iPhone 6s.

Even in low light or night shots, Xperia Z5 remain to be better with closer to natural color reproduction and smarter lighting control.

Both phones can record up to 4k UHD video, iPhone 6s managed to capture decent shot and focus speed. But again, video quality on Xperia Z5 is much better by means of sharpness, colors, exposure and focus speed. Checkout the video quality on the video below.

Winner in still and video: Sony Xperia Z5


iPhone 6s easily beats all latest Android smartphones including Sony Xperia Z5 with Snapdragon 810 octacore chip and 3GB of RAM (except on Galaxy Note 5, S6 with Exynos 7420 chip) in benchmark scores and actual speed test.

See also: Sony Xperia Z5 vs Galaxy Note 5 Ultimate Comparison

Benchmark scores

  • AnTuTu – iPhone 6s: 51519, Xperia Z5: 50130
  • Basemark OS – iPhone 6s: 1710, Xperia Z5: 1321

Winner: iPhone 6s


The 2900mAh-powered Xperia Z5 lasted up to 11h 45min in our standard battery test (HD movie playback). Meanwhile the iPhone 6s hung in for 10h 30min, which is not bad considering its smaller size.

iphone 6s battery charging test using 2a fast power adapter vs 1A apple charger (1 of 1)

In charging speed, the Xperia Z5 with its 1.5A standard power charger took 2 hours and 15min to charge from 0% to 100%. In contrast, iPhone 6s consumed 2 hours and 30minutes. It is disappointing for iPhone 6s despite having smaller battery. And worse, it doesn’t support quick or fast charging neither.

Battery rating

  • Battery life – iPhone 6s: 10h 30min, Xperia Z5: 11h 45min
  • Charging speed (standard retail charger) – iPhone 6s: 2h 30min, Xperia Z5: 2h 15min

Winner: Sony Xperia Z5


The iPhone 6s mono speaker produces loud and clear audio output. Both vocals and bass are well-balanced and sound crisp on the bottom-facing single speaker of iPhone 6s.

The front-facing stereo speakers of Sony Xperia Z5 maintains the clear speaker output of its Z5 Compact sibling. Volume is slightly lower compared to iPhone 6s, but the richer stereo experience is just good as to compact standalone stereo speakers.

Winner: Tie

Price, Verdict


With the iPhone 6s official SRP out in the Philippines, it sits on the high-end market, a little steep, and quite expensive for a 4.7-inch smartphones with just good camera and dated design. However, the iPhone 6s is understandably positioned as a premium smartphone similar to Xperia Z5.

Sony is also known to offer steep pricing to their smartphones and that is true to the Xperia Z5, for P35990 pesos, this is a little high. But what you would get from picking the Z5 is the best camera phone and rugged, premium design right now.

Sony Xperia Z5 vs iPhone 6s Ultimate Comparison video

iPhone 6S specs, price Philippines Sony Xperia Z5
4.7-inch IPS LCD 750×1334 pixels, 326ppi 5.2-inch 1080p FHD IPS Triluminos, 428ppi
7.1mm thick, 143g weight 7.3mm, 154g weight
Aluminum Scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating, metal frame, water and dust proof
Space grey, rose gold, gold Green, Gold, White, Black
Apple A9 Snapdragon 810 chip
1.8GHz dual core Typhoon Octa-core (4×1.5GHz Cortex A53, 4x2GHz Cortex A57)
M9 6-core GPU Adreno 430 graphics
16GB/64GB/128GB, no microSD card expansion 3GB RAM, 32GB internal, microSD up to 200GB
12MP, dual tone LED flash 23MP f/2.0 camera, single LED flash,
4K UHD video, HDR 4K UHD video
5MP selfie, Retina flash 5MP selfie, 1080p video
4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS, NFC only for Apple Pay dual SIM option, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS, FM Radio, WiFi 802.11ac
Apple iOS9 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
 iOS Xperia UI
1715mah batter 2900mAh
lightning port microUSB 2.0/MHL
Bought from Lazada for P37500 as of October 1 P35,990 official price from Sony Philippines
Oct-15 2015 October
Official Lazada store for Apple products Sony PH, Online Stores

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