Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z vs HTC Desire 826 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (CDMA)

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony HTC Samsung
Announced January 2013 January 2015 March 2015
Status Released - February 2013 Coming Soon - Q1 2015 Available - April 2015
Price - Rs. 16,999 ($249.99) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 34,900 ($513.24) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White, Purple Various White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
(5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
- 142 x 70.1 x 7.1 mm
(5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 in)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz) - 132 g (4.66 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - G925V
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - G925V, G925P, G925R
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - G925V
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603 LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700) - G925V
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
- Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2.0 Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop) Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57, Exynos 7420
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 405 Mali-T760MP8
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 32/64/128 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 128 GB No

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Curved Edge Screen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.5 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (576 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.70% - 72.01%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS FM radio No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR OIS, Auto-focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 4 MP, 1080p (1/3' sensor size, 2Ám pixel [Similar] 5 MP, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto [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, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, apt-X v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 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/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and 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 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 128 GB No
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 2330 mAh 2600 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 550 h (2G)
Up to 530 h (3G)
- -
Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
- Up to 26 h (3G)