Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core vs HTC Desire 820

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Samsung HTC
Announced January 2013 March 2014 September 2014
Status Released - February 2013 Available - April 2014 Coming Soon - September 2014
Colors Black, White, Purple Black, White, Blue, Gold Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tang
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
(5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm
(6.21 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz) 155 g (5.47 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 / 900 / 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 (market dependent) LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, 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, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5422 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 320 Mali-T628 MP6 Adreno 405
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16/32 GB storage 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.1 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.70% 69.63% 67.20%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash phase detection auto LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization 1/2.6' Sensor Size, 1.12 ┬Ám Pixel Size, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR 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 Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, video stabilization, dual-video rec. 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar] 8 MP, 1080p [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, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, A2DP
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, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - Supported -

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 Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2330 mAh 2800 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 550 h (2G)
Up to 530 h (3G)
Up to 390 h Up to 424 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
Up to 21 h Up to 22 h 24 min (3G)