Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy A5 vs HTC Desire 826

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Samsung HTC
Announced January 2013 October 2014 January 2015
Status Released - February 2013 Available - November 2014 Coming Soon - Q1 2015
Price - Rs. 18,090 ($266.03) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 16,999 ($249.99) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White, Purple Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light B Various
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
(5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
139.3 x 69.7 x 6.7 mm
(5.48 x 2.74 x 0.26 in)
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Weight 146 g (5.15 oz) 123 g (4.34 oz) -
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603 LTE LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2.0 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 320 - Adreno 405
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.0 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.70% 70.85% -
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 5 MP [Similar] 4 MP, 1080p (1/3' sensor size, 2Ám pixel [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, 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
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, BLE, ANT+ v4.0, A2DP, 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/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
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 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 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 supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2330 mAh 2300 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 550 h (2G)
Up to 530 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
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