Comparison between:
- Nokia Lumia 720
- Sony Xperia Z3

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Nokia Lumia 720Sony Xperia Z3
Nokia Lumia 720
Prices
Sony Xperia Z3
Prices
Model aliasRM-885D6603
D6616
D6633
D6643
D6653
L55t
L55u

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width67.5 mm
6.75 cm
0.221 ft
2.657 in
72 mm
7.2 cm
0.236 ft
2.835 in
Height127.9 mm
12.79 cm
0.42 ft
5.035 in
146 mm
14.6 cm
0.479 ft
5.748 in
Thickness9 mm
0.9 cm
0.03 ft
0.354 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
Weight128 g
0.28 lbs
4.52 oz
152 g
0.34 lbs
5.36 oz
Volume77.7 cm³
4.72 in³
76.74 cm³
4.66 in³
Colors-Black
White
Green
Brown
Body materials-Aluminium alloy
Glass
Certification-IP65
IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11
Features-Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
-D6633 - Dual SIM

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA-TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz (L55t)
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz (L55t)
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE-LTE 700 MHz Class 12 (D6616)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (D6603; D6633; D6643)
LTE 800 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643)
LTE 850 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643; D6653)
LTE 900 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643; D6653)
LTE 1800 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643; D6653; L55t; L55u)
LTE 1900 MHz (D6616)
LTE 2600 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643; D6653; L55t)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (D6603)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (D6653)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643)
LTE 2100 MHz (D6603; D6633; D6643; D6653; L55t; L55u)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (L55t)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (L55t; L55u)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (L55t; L55u)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (L55t)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSPA+
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Amber
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Process technology28 nm28 nm
CPUKraitKrait 400
CPU bits32 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)1024 KB
1 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores24
CPU frequency1000 MHz2500 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 330
GPU cores14
GPU frequency-578 MHz
RAM capacity512 MB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR2LPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency-933 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage8 GB16 GB
32 GB
-eMMC

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPS
Diagonal size4.3 in
109.22 mm
10.92 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
Width2.21 in
56.19 mm
5.62 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
Height3.69 in
93.66 mm
9.37 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
Aspect ratio1.667:1
5:3
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution480 x 800 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density217 ppi
85 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area61.16 %71.14 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Nokia ClearBlack display
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
-Step detector
Step counter

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model-Sony IMX220 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS
Sensor size4.23 x 3.17 mm
0.21 in
6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
Pixel size1.37 µm
0.001370 mm
1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
Crop factor8.195.64
ISO-50 - 12800
Aperturef/1.9f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.18 mm
25.99 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.43 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution3087 x 2152 pixels
6.64 MP
5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous autofocus
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Macro mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Carl Zeiss optics1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
G lens

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model-Sony Exmor R
Aperturef/2.4-
Image resolution1280 x 960 pixels
1.23 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
-D6633 - HAC (M4/T3) Hearing Aid Compatibility
D6603; D6616; D6653 - HAC (M3/T3) Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes
RDSRDS

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
S-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Dual band
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version3.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
HFP
OPP
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMI-Micro USB to HDMI MHL adapter

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
XML
xHTML
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecs3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WMA
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
Vorbis

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
WMV
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2000 mAh3100 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time23 h 20 min
23.3 h
1399.8 min
1 days
14 h
840 min
0.6 days
2G stand-by time-890 h
53400 min
37.1 days
3G talk time13 h 20 min
13.3 h
799.8 min
0.6 days
16 h
960 min
0.7 days
3G stand-by time520 h
31200 min
21.7 days
740 h
44400 min
30.8 days
4G stand-by time-540 h
32400 min
22.5 days
FeaturesWireless charging
Non-removable
Non-removable
Battery model: BP-4GW
Qi wireless charging
-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.691 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-0.712 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.885 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.501 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-D6653 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.620 W/kg; body - 0.645 W/kg
D6653 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.798 W/kg; body - 1.437 W/kg
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