Difference Between Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and iPhone 6 Plus  

Key Difference – Sony Xperia C5 Ultra vs iPhone 6 Plus
 

The Key difference between the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and the iPhone 6 Plus is that the Xperia C5 Ultra has been specially designed for high definition selfie and videography and the iPhone 6 Plus has been designed for general use with a brighter screen and a long lasting battery. Sony has always been known to produce the best cameras in the market but the iPhone’s camera is not far behind in the competition. Let us take a closer look at both models and get to know what they have in store for us.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Review – Features and Specifications

Sony introduced the Xperia C5 Ultra recently which mainly features the camera. This Japanese company is expected to produce single and dual SIM version of the phone. Both Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (single SIM) and Xperia C5 Ultra Dual (Dual SIM) have the same specifications other than being able to support different number of SIMs.

Dimensions

The weight of the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is 187 grams and the dimensions measure is 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm.

Display

The Sony Xperia C5 ultra comes with a 6 inch full high definition IPS display which is powered by Sony Bravia Engine 2. The company boasts that this phone has a display that adds an almost borderless edge to edge display. However, the large display may lead to consumption of more power and reduce the battery life.

Camera

The most exciting feature of the device is the twin cameras which pack a punch. This camera is mainly designed for selfie lovers with twin 13 Megapixel cameras on the front and rear. Both cameras will be capable of shooting high resolution photos and also able to capture full HD videos as well. Both cameras support image stabilization to avoid image blur. The front facing camera with 13 megapixels is an industry first as Sony calls it. This camera has a 22mm wide angle lens accompanied by an 88 degree field of view which will produce selfies as though they were captured with the rear camera. The rear camera has a slight difference with 25mm focal length and 80 degree field of view.  These two cameras come with individual LED flash modules which will brighten up the image in low light conditions.  It also comes with the Sony Exmor sensor with built-in HDR and autofocus. Digital image optimization is also available.

Difference Between Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and iPhone 6 Plus_Xperia C5 Ultra 13 MP Front and Rear Cameras

OS

The Sony Xperia C5 comes with the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system.There is also a feature called mini mode which minimizes the UI to 4 inches to be operated using a single hand. This feature can be activated easily by diagonally sliding a finger on the screen.

Processor, RAM

The processor that powers this device is a MediaTek (MT6752) ARM Cortex-A53, 64 bit Octa core processor which is clocked at a speed of 1.7 GHz. The Graphical processing unit is powered by ARM Mali760 with maximum clocking speed at 700MHz. The memory available on the device is 2GB.

Storage

The handset comes with a built in capacity of 16 GB which can be expanded to 200GB with the use of a microSD card.

Connectivity

Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, NFC, Glonass, Micro USB and other standard connectivity features come with the device.

Battery Capacity

The battery capacity of the device stands at 2930mAh. The battery is non removable. Sony has said the battery would last for 2 days and it may be supported by Sony’s Stamina mode.

Colors

The device will come in three colors. They are black, white, and glossy soft mint.

Difference Between Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and iPhone 6 Plus_Xperia C5 Ultra Design

Special Features

Sony Xperia C5 ultra comes with a one hand mode which can support the right hand or the left hand and facilitates easy handling.

 iPhone 6 Plus Review – Features and Specifications

The iPhone 6 Plus can be classified as one of the best devices produced by Apple Inc. The screen is big, bright and has high contrast. The optical image stabilization feature of the device improves photography in low light. However, it may not be preferred by everyone due to its larger size. The larger size supports a bigger battery and hence a longer battery life for the device.

Design

The iPhone 6 Plus has a perfect and polished design.The edges of the phone are curved and this phone is made up of premium materials. The aluminum body gives the iPhone 6 plus a premium look that is always evident with Apple’s iPhones. The power button has been shifted from the top to the side for easy reach.

Difference Between Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and iPhone 6 Plus_iPhone 6 Plus

Display

The screen size of the phone is 5.5 inches and has a full HD resolution of 1920x 1080 retina display. The pixel density of the device is 401 ppi which is the best pixel density available in iPhones. Apple uses LCD technology, powered by an LED backlit IPS. The viewing angle has been improved using dual domain pixels. The screen brightness can be compared with the best phones in the market. The achieved brightness is 574 nits. Colors on the display stay accurate even when taken outdoors. It was rumored that the phone would come with sapphire glass, but it came with an ion strengthened glass which is shutter and scratch resistant. It is also resistant to fingerprint and smudges.

Dimensions

The dimension of the phone is 158 x 77 x 7.1 mm. The design of the phone is smooth and curved. This allows the phone to be gripped properly. According to user reviews, the phone does not feel bulky although it is big. The weight of the phone is 172 g due to its metal finish.

OS

The iOS 8.3 operating system can be said to be sensitive and easy to use. It comes with additional support for Apple Watch and Wi-Fi calling which enables the user to make calls over the Wi-Fi. This OS also supports third party keyboards and reachability features. The home button comes with a fingerprint scanner.

Processor, RAM, Storage

iPhone 6Plus is powered by a fast, powerful processor combined with an efficient iOS 8.3. The processor in iPhone 6 plus is a 64-bit Apple A8 SoC chip running a 1.4GHz dual-core Cyclone processor. This is said to be 30% faster and 25% more efficient than the Apple A7. Though, only 1GB of RAM is available with the iPhone 6 Plus, the device operates without any delay, responds fast and flawlessly. iPhone 6 plus also supports graphics and gaming. Native storage on the iPhone 6 plus stand at 16, 64, 128 GB.

Connectivity

The internet browsing experience provided by the iPhone 6 plus is fascinating. The larger screen enables the users to have a great experience. Apple has Safari as its default browser. Also, the third party apps can also be downloaded.

The iPhone 6 plus comes with an LTE cat modem which supports data speeds up to 150 Mbps. iPhone also has a nano sim card slot.

Camera

The resolution of the camera is just 8 megapixels. The numbers do not matter here as Apple cameras are one of the best in the phone industry. This is also helped by optical image stabilization. The camera has a five-element lens and aperture of 2.2/f. An autofocus system called Focus Pixels on the sensor allows to focus on objects quickly. The camera application that operates in tandem with the camera has many modes like time lapse and panorama.

The images produced have accurate color, warmer, better exposure, and less noise. Low light photography is not that detailed as some of its rivals.

Multimedia, Video Features

Videos can be captured at 1080p, 720p at a frame rate of 120 and at ultra slow motion as well. The videos captured are warm and less noisey. Watching videos on iPhone6 Plus is a fascinating experience.

Audio Features

The bottom speakers are able to produce quality sound. This feature can be seen on most Apple devices.

Call Quality

The voice quality of the caller is heard loud and clear without any disturbance. iPhone6 produces  sound which is almost closer to natural voice.

Battery Life

The battery capacity on the iPhone is 2915mAh. It can last for 6 hours and 32 minutes approximately. To charge the battery to full capacity, it takes about 170 minutes.

User Reviews

It might take a bit of time to get used to the iPhone 6 Plus as it is larger if you were using a smaller phone before. After some time, it will feel natural and comfortable in the hand. The similar size Nexus 6 is a bit hard to handle with a single hand. The iPhone 6 Plus is also big, but there are features like reachability added to make it easy to be used using a single hand. However, even with all these features, many feel that the phone is just too big for them. It typically comes down to user preference at this stage.

For some, the iPhone 6 Plus is comfortable in the hand, but they feel it is a bit slippery due to its aluminum finish.

What is the difference between Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and iPhone 6 Plus?

Differences in Specifications of Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and iPhone 6 Plus

OS

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra supports Android 5.0 as its OS.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus supports iOS 8.3 as its OS.

Processor

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra is powered MediaTek (MT6752) ARM Cortex-A53, 64 bit Octa core processor at 1.7 GHz.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus is powered by by 64-bit Apple A8 SoC chip running a 1.4GHz dual-core Cyclone processor.

Dimensions

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra dimensions are 164.2 x 79.6 x 8.2 mm.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus dimensions are 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm.

The Sony Xperia C5 ultra is a larger smartphone compared with the iPhone 6 Plus

Weight

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra weight is 187g.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus weight is 172g.

The iPhone is lighter due to its smaller size with an aluminum body than the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra.

Display Size

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 display size is 6.0 inches.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus display size is 5.5 inches.

The display size of the Sony Xperia C5 is larger than the iPhone 6 plus which provides a greater area for viewing.

Pixel Density

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra pixel density is 367 ppm.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus pixel density is 401ppi.

Camera (Front)

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra camera is 13 Megapixels.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus camera is 5 Megapixels.

The main difference is the camera on the Sony Xperia C5 ultra. It has been specially designed for selfies which can be shot at high resolution.

Camera (Rear)

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra camera is 13 Mega pixels.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus camera is 8 mega pixels.

Image Stabalization

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra camera has digital image stabalization.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus camera support optical image stabilization.

Optical Image Stabilization is considered a better option over digital image stabilization.

Built in storage, Expandability

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra built in storage 16GB, Expandable via micro SD.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus built in storage upto 128 GB, non-expandable.

Battery Capacity

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra battery capacity stands at 2930 mAh.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus battery capacity stand at 2915mAh.

The iPhone is optimized so it may last longer than the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra.

Screen to Body ratio

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra: The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra screen to body ratio stands at 76.08%.

iPhone 6 Plus: The iPhone 6 Plus screen to body ratio stands at 67.91%.

The Sony Xperia C5 camera would be the ideal choice for selfie lovers and people who are very much interested in photography. The phone has been specially designed for this purpose. So if you love photography, this is the ideal smartphone for you. One the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus is a longer lasting device with much of its features supporting day to day activities. It provides a great display, quick response, and good for normal photography. So the ultimate decision is with the user on which feature is his/her priority. It will decide on which smartphone he/she goes for.

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