Sony’s Xperia Z5 was released back in September 2015 and right now, Xiaomi is preparing to launch its Redmi 3 Pro by April 2016. There needs to be a comparison of these two handsets in order to figure out who emerges the winner.
We’ll have to decide whether it’s worth waiting for the arrival of the Redmi 3 Pro or should we settle for the older Xperia Z5. The Xperia Z5 has a black made of frosted glass and the sides are protected by a metal frame with corners covered by rubber bumpers.
The phone has 146x72x7.3mm dimensions and this result in a total weight of 154 grams. The Redmi 3 Pro has a more premium design while featuring a full metal body, thicker and lighter but it is lighter at 144 grams. The Sony Xperia Z5 has a IPS LCD display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 428 ppi. There is a smaller IPS LCD display in the Redmi.
It has a smaller screen size of 5 inches with Full-HD resolution and 294ppi pixel density. There is a powerful Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset with an octa-core processor in the Xperia Z5, with a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU at 2GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM under the hood.
There is a Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset inside the Redmi 3 Pro. It features an octa-core processor with a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card along with 3GB of RAM.
Both devices have an internal storage capacity of 32GB but the Xperia Z5 comes with microSD card support capable of expanding the storage up to 200GB. The Redmi 3 Pro also supports external microSD card support with a maximum storage capacity of 128GB.
The Xperia Z5 has a primary camera of 23megapixels, equipped with LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, face detection, panorama and a secondary camera of 5.1MP.
Compared to that, the Redmi 3 Pro has a weaker 13MP camera with features like LED flash, geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR along with a secondary camera of 5MP. Both devices come with non-removable batteries but the Xperia Z5 has a smaller 2900mAh battery, highly outperformed by the 4100mAh battery in the Redmi 3 Pro.
Compared to Redmi 3 Pro, the Meizu M3 Note comes with a powerful metal body that is made of 6000 series aluminum alloy. The device has a 5.5inch Full-HD display with a physical home button located at the bottom of the screen.
The display uses 2.5D glass, LTPS (Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon) along with MiraVision 2.0 display technology. Another special device from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 3 has a full metal uni-body with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and 401ppi.
The device has a wide viewing angle with 178 degrees and includes Night Mode and a unique Sunlight display. In terms of display comparison, there aren’t a lot of differences.
The M3 Note from Meizu has a 64-bit class MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor, with 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending upon the variant chosen by the users. The Note 3 has a 64-bit class based Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core (ARM Cortex A72 dual-core + ARM Cortex A53 quad-core) processor, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.