Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Comparison


Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Comparison: Today we put the 2014 flagship mobile phones from Sony and Samsung  – Xperia Z3 and Galaxy S5 into a head to head battle with each other. Both the devices are now available for reduced prices on several online shopping websites. Therefore, if you are one of those who do not want to give away a large part of their earnings to get an S6 Edge or an Xperia Z5 and want to settle with the past great, the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 review might come in handy while choosing the best phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Comparison


The Samsung S5 is stuffed with several lovable features, it delivers a very good performance, sports very impressive cameras and it is a good handset that does not give many reasons to complain. The few complaints you might have from the S5 are its dislikeable plastic body, small speaker at the back and the Touchwiz software looks outdated.

The Sony Xperia Z3 was the successor of the Sony Xperia Z2, which was loved by the masses. The Z3 came with differences mainly on the exterior; it featured a redesigned body, which weights a few grams less. The insides saw a raised hardware platform and newer Android Version.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Quick Review:

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for just Rs. 21,999 on an online shopping website. The phone that came out in 2014 still makes for an amazing device if you do not want to spend a heavy amount and the best part is that you still get an amazing experience with this Smartphone.


I, like many, have my complaints with Samsung sticking with the same old design and plastic body when the competitors, including the Sony Xperia Z3 have come up with beautiful looking metal and glass body smartphones. Leaving this and the boring ‘TouchWiz’ out, the S5 is a brilliant Smartphone. Great AMOLED screen, fast processor, camera taking great quality pictures, a finger print scanner, and a heart rate monitor. All this at the reduced price makes for a worth having device. All these features, at the reduced price, will not let you regret your decision of getting this device as your next Smartphone.

Sony Xperia Z3 Quick Review:

The Sony Xperia Z3 is available for Rs. 33,990 online. It costs almost 12K more than the Galaxy S6, but is it worth it to spend the 12K extra to get the Xperia Z3. To begin with, the Xperia Z3 looks gorgeous. It clearly leaves the Samsung Galaxy S5 behind in that department. The exterior of the device sees a beautiful combination of glass and aluminum.


The main reasons you might want to get the Xperia Z3 would include the Sleek and beautiful design, the durability with a solid build and waterproofing. The Z3 has an excellent camera and monstrous battery life. The display looks gorgeous and the device delivers a fast performance.

Sony Xperia Z3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 Comparison:

We will now let you know about the pros and cons of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z3, so that you will get an idea about what will you be getting from both the devices and what will you be missing in both the devices.

First, we will check the pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy S5:

  • Pros and Cons: Samsung Galaxy S5:
PROS of Samsung Galaxy S5 CONS of Samsung Galaxy S5
  1. The S5 sports a brilliant AMOLED display on the front
  2. We did not find the phones lagging even during high multi-tasking scenario and delivered outstanding performance
  3. Water Resistant
  4. Nice Battery life
  5. Camera clicks good quality pictures
  6. Lots of features
  7. Expandable storage
  1. Plastic Body does not give the premium feel
  2. Finger print scanner fails many a times, might get frustrating
  3. Some software apps and features feel duplicated


Now, let’s have a look at the pros and cons of Sony Xperia Z3:

Pros and Cons: Sony Xperia Z3:

PROS of Sony Xperia Z3 CONS of Sony Xperia Z3
  1. The front features a gorgeous IPS display.
  2. The Xperia Z3 looks great and has a beautiful design
  3. The camera is outstanding
  4. The battery lasts really long
  5. The Xperia Z3 comes with the added advantage of Dust and Water Resistance
  6. Expandable Storage
  1. The Xperia Z3 still feels expensive and costs almost 12,000 more than the Galaxy S5
  2. If you already own a Z1 or a Z2, you don’t really need to upgrade

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3: Specs Comparison:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S5 Sony Xperia Z3
Screen 5.1 inch, 1080 x 1920 p, Super AMOLED panel 5.2 inch, 1080 x 1920 p, IPS Triluminos panel
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC 2.5 GHz + Adreno 330 graphics Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC 2.5 GHz + Adreno 330 graphics
Memory 2 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 16/32 GB + microSD cards up to 128 GB 16/32 GB + microSD cards up to 128 GB
Camera 16 MP main camera, 2 MP front camera 20.7 MP main camera, 2.2 MP front camera
Battery 2800 mAh, removable 3100 mAh, encased
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3: Final Verdict

I personally feel that in the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Comparison, there can be choices depending on few factors.

Firstly, if you do not have any monetary hindrances than go for the Sony Xperia Z3 as it looks brilliant and the device delivers an amazing Smartphone experience.

Secondly, if you do not want to spend the extra 12,000 buck just to get the looks (mainly), then the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the perfect choice as is does not disappoint with its features at all. It delivers an amazing performance equivalent to the Sony Xperia Z3.

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