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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
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Excellence Score
19.5
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Value for Money Score
47.9
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Price ₹ 14,599 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2016 Jun, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatNo more updates expected Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.1 NougatNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Yes
Display Features Super AMOLED IPS LCD, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name N/A Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)Ranked #26 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU N/A Adreno 430
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 20.7MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, F/1.9 Aperture 1/2.3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R, Video Stabilization, Superior Auto, Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.1MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Aperture Full HD Video Recording, HDR
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.3 mm 6.9 mm
Weight 169 gm 144 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 15 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 78 hrs Music Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Supports Fast Battery Charging; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; NFC; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); S-Force; Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software; Clear Bass; xLoud Experience; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looking, stylish, and well built
  • Flagship-level, premium build quality
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Very good display, with pleasing colors
  • Great multimedia app package with advanced music player, FM radio too
  • Software makes good user of the screen real estate with split-screen multitasking
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Good camera
  • Good audio quality
  • Great battery life
  • Good battery life
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Performance is underwhelming and inconsistent at times
  • Especially poor for gaming, given its price range - GPU performance is well below par
  • Loudspeaker is on the quite side
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
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