Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia Z2a
- Sony Xperia Z2
- Sony Xperia Z3 Dual
- Sony Xperia Z3+

Brand and model

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

Sony Xperia Z2aSony Xperia Z2Sony Xperia Z3 DualSony Xperia Z3+
Sony Xperia Z2aSony Xperia Z2Sony Xperia Z3 DualSony Xperia Z3+
Model aliasD6563Sirius Maki
SO-03F
D6502
D6503
D6543
D6633Xperia Z3 Plus
E6553

Design

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

Width72 mm
7.2 cm
0.236 ft
2.835 in
73.3 mm
7.33 cm
0.24 ft
2.886 in
72 mm
7.2 cm
0.236 ft
2.835 in
71.9 mm
7.19 cm
0.236 ft
2.831 in
Height137 mm
13.7 cm
0.449 ft
5.394 in
146.8 mm
14.68 cm
0.482 ft
5.78 in
146 mm
14.6 cm
0.479 ft
5.748 in
146.3 mm
14.63 cm
0.48 ft
5.76 in
Thickness11 mm
1.1 cm
0.036 ft
0.433 in
8.2 mm
0.82 cm
0.027 ft
0.323 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.024 ft
0.287 in
6.9 mm
0.69 cm
0.023 ft
0.272 in
Weight163 g
0.36 lbs
5.75 oz
163 g
0.36 lbs
5.75 oz
152 g
0.34 lbs
5.36 oz
144 g
0.32 lbs
5.08 oz
Volume108.5 cm³
6.59 in³
88.24 cm³
5.36 in³
76.74 cm³
4.66 in³
72.58 cm³
4.41 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Turquoise
Black
White
Purple
Black
White
Brown
Black
White
Green
Copper
Body materials--Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
CertificationIP58
IP55
IP55
IP58
IP65
IP68
IP68
IP65

SIM card

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

SIM card typeMicro-SIMMicro-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards1121

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
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz
LTE 850 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 900 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 1800 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 1900 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 2100 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 2600 MHz (D6503; D6543)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13 (D6503)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (D6503)
LTE 800 MHz (D6503)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

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
GPRS Class 12
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS Class 12
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6

Operating system

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

Operating system (OS)Android 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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 801 (MSM8974AB v3)Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB v3)Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC)Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994 v2.1)
Process technology28 nm28 nm28 nm20 nm
CPU4x 2.36 GHz Krait 4004x 2.36 GHz Krait 4004x 2.45 GHz Krait 4004x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits32 bit32 bit32 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7-AARMv7-AARMv7-AARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores4448
CPU frequency2360 MHz2360 MHz2450 MHz2000 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 430
GPU cores444-
GPU frequency578 MHz578 MHz578 MHz630 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB3 GB3 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR3LPDDR3LPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency933 MHz933 MHz933 MHz1600 MHz

Storage

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

Storage16 GB16 GB16 GB32 GB
--eMMC-

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
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/technologyLCDIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size5 in
127 mm
12.7 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
5.2 in
132.08 mm
13.21 cm
Width2.45 in
62.26 mm
6.23 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.48 cm
Height4.36 in
110.69 mm
11.07 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
4.53 in
115.12 mm
11.51 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density441 ppi
173 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
424 ppi
166 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area70.1 %69.5 %71.14 %71.09 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
sRGB 130%
700 cd/m²

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Step detector
Step counter
-Step detector
Step counter
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 modelSony Exmor RSSony Exmor RSSony IMX220 Exmor RSSony IMX220 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
Pixel size1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
Crop factor5.645.645.645.64
ISO---50 - 12800
Aperturef/2f/2f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.79 mm
27.02 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.79 mm
27.02 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.43 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Flash typeLEDLEDLEDLED
Image resolution5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
1080p @ 60 fps1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
G lens
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps

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 RSony Exmor RSony Exmor R
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent---25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution-1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
3.1 MP---

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
--HAC (M4/T3) Hearing Aid Compatibility - D6633LDAC audio
HAC (M4/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

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

RadioYesYesYesYes
RDS-RDSRDS

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

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

Version4.04.04.04.1
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
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 USBMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage

HDMI

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

HDMIMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapterMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapterMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapterMicro 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 jackYesYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
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
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
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
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
Vorbis
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

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
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V
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.

Capacity3000 mAh3200 mAh3100 mAh2930 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time13 h
780 min
0.5 days
15 h
900 min
0.6 days
14 h
840 min
0.6 days
12 h
720 min
0.5 days
2G stand-by time700 h
42000 min
29.2 days
690 h
41400 min
28.8 days
540 h
32400 min
22.5 days
580 h
34800 min
24.2 days
3G talk time19 h
1140 min
0.8 days
19 h
1140 min
0.8 days
16 h
960 min
0.7 days
17 h
1020 min
0.7 days
3G stand-by time770 h
46200 min
32.1 days
740 h
44400 min
30.8 days
740 h
44400 min
30.8 days
590 h
35400 min
24.6 days
4G stand-by time710 h
42600 min
29.6 days
640 h
38400 min
26.7 days
540 h
32400 min
22.5 days
540 h
32400 min
22.5 days
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable

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)-0.375 W/kg0.464 W/kg0.74 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)--1.503 W/kg0.41 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.34 W/kg0.785 W/kg0.71 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-0.82 W/kg0.724 W/kg1.38 W/kg
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