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Sony Xperia XZ vs Apple iPhone 3GS

Sony Xperia XZ on Amazon USA
Apple iPhone 3GS on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Sony Xperia XZ on one side and the Apple iPhone 3GS on the other. The first has a processor with 4 cores, 4 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.2GHz. The second chips has a total of 1 cores, 1 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 0.6GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Sony Xperia XZ Apple iPhone 3GS
Model version(s) 601SO, F8331, F8332,
SO-01J, SOV34
Release date Q3 2016 Q2 2009
Dimensions 5,75 x 2,83 x 0,32 in 4,55 x 2,44 x 0,48 in
Weight 5.68 oz 4.76 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum back,
Aluminum frame
Aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours 3.5 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD TFT
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 3:2
Density 424 ppi 165 ppi
Operating system Android 6.0.1 iOS 3
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 ARM Cortex-A8
Lithography 14 nm 65 nm
Cores 4 1
Threads 4 1
Energy cores 2x Kryo @ 1.6 GHz 1x ARM Cortex-A8 @ 600 MHz
High performance cores 2x Kryo @ 2.15 GHz -
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530 Imagination PowerVR SGX535
GPU execution units 2 2
GPU shading units 256 8
GPU clock rate 653 MHz 200 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 498.5 GFLOPS 1.6 GFLOPS
Memory 3 GB RAM 0.256 GB RAM
Storage 32 / 64 GB 8 / 32 GB
Memory card Up to 256 GB -
Photo 23 MP, f/2,0, 24mm 3,15 MP, AF, f/2,8
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 13 MP, f/2,0, 22mm
Front video 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 2.1, A2DP
USB Micro USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Micro USB 2.0
Battery capacity 2,900 mAh 1,220 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 7 hours and 10 minutes ~ 8 hours
TDP 10 W 3 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
(Android 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,595 150
(Android 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
3,519 150
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
12 pts / $ 3 pts / $
Note 3.8 / 5 3.4 / 5
Reviews 682 365
Amazon Sony Xperia XZ Apple iPhone 3GS
New price on Amazon
$290 -
Used price on Amazon
$190 -
eBay Sony Xperia XZ Apple iPhone 3GS
New price on eBay
- -
Used price on eBay
- -

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. The phone Sony Xperia XZ has more cores, the maximum frequency of Sony Xperia XZ is greater. The Sony Xperia XZ has a newer release date.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit & iOS 64-bit
Sony Xperia XZ 1,595
Apple iPhone 3GS 150

In single core, the difference is 963%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 2246%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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