Comparison: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Apple iPhone XS Max

We compare the Sony Xperia XZ3 (Price) to the Apple iPhone XS Max (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as high-end phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Xperia XZ3 on the left, the iPhone XS Max on the right:

Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone XS Max. Size comparison

The back. The iPhone XS Max's dual camera is clearly visible:

Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone XS Max. View of main cameras

Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone XS Max


Main features and specification at a glance:

Xperia XZ3

  • Introduced
    October 2018
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6" - 1440 x 2880
  • Main camera
    19 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    158x73x9.9mm³
  • Weight
    198g
  • Price*
    c. $799.00
  • Datasheet
    Sony Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

  • Introduced
    September 2018
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    iOS 12
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.5" - 1242 x 2688
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    157.5x77.4x7.7mm³
  • Weight
    208g
  • Price*
    c. $1249.00
  • Datasheet
    Apple iPhone XS Max

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Sony Xperia XZ3 again in the left and the Apple iPhone XS Max in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims158 x 73 x 9.9mm³157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7mm³
Weight198g208g
Colors Sony Body Color Sony Body Color Sony Body Color Sony Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color
ProtectionIP68IP68

Recommendation: For easy hands free operation, have a look at the practical full-metal Lamicall Smartphone Stand:

Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

Horizontal1.440px.1.242px.
Vertical2.880px.2.688px.
Ratio18:919.5:9
Diagonal (in.)6"6.5"
Diagonal (mm)152mm165mm
Density537ppi458ppi
TypeOLEDOLED

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

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HARDWARE

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845Apple A12 Bionic
CPU cores86
Clock rate2.700MHz2.390MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 630SoC
GPU cores??
RAM*4GB4GB
ROM*64GB512GB
Expandablemax. 512GB-

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

SIMNanoNano
Slots*21
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**45
LTE 4G**2024
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

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PHOTO

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

Main cameraSingleDual
    Focal length25mm28mm
    F-stopF2.0F1.8
    Resolution19 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom-2.0x
Selfie camera
    Resolution13 MP7 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS3060
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CApple proprietary
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

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TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Xperia XZ3

iPhone XS Max

Size3.3303.000
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Sony Xperia XZ3

No rating available.

Our rating of the Apple iPhone XS Max

No rating available.

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