Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z vs Huawei Honor 3C vs Asus Zenfone 5

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Huawei Asus
Announced January 2013 December 2013 January 2014
Status Released - February 2013 Coming Soon - December 2013 Available - June 2014
Colors Black, White, Purple White/Black Black, White, Red, Blue, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
(5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
139.5 x 71.4 x 9.2 mm
(5.49 x 2.81 x 0.36 in)
148.2 x 72.8 x 5.5-10.3
(5.83 x 2.87 x 0.22-0.41)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz) 140 g (4.94 oz) 140 g (4.94 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602
HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603 - -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2.0 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6582 Dual-core 2.0 GHz / Dual-core 1.6 GHz, Intel Atom Z2580/Z2560
GPU Adreno 320 Mali-400 PowerVR SGX544MP2
RAM 2 GB 1 GB 1/2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 4 GB 8/16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.70% 69.06% 63.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 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 Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes
Front Camera Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 5 MP [Similar] Yes, 2 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, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 4 GB, 1 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1/2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not 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 not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2330 mAh 2300 mAh 2110 mAh
Stand by Up to 550 h (2G)
Up to 530 h (3G)
- Up to 353 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
- Up to 18 h 30 min (3G)