• Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs HTC Desire 826 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs HTC Desire 826 vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony HTC Samsung
Announced September 2014 January 2015 December 2015
Status Available - September 2014 Coming Soon - Q1 2015 Available - February 2016
Price - Rs. 16,999 ($249.99) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 21,900 ($322.06) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White, Green, Orange Various Black, White, Gold, Pink Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
(5.01 x 2.56 x 0.34 in)
- 144.8 x 71.0 x 7.3 mm
(5.7 x 2.8 x 0.29 in)
Weight 129 g (4.55 oz) - 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D5803
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - D5833
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features IP68 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes - -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 405 -
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine Capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.6 inches 5.5 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.72% - 72.38%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio FM radio, recording
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 4 MP, 1080p (1/3' sensor size, 2m pixel [Similar] 5 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 107 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Up to 296 kbps Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP v4.0, A2DP, apt-X v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG Supported - -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2600 mAh 2600 mAh 2900 mAh
Stand by Up to 880 h (2G)
Up to 920 h (3G)
- -
Talk Time Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
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