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Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493) vs Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Bq Aquaris M5.5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Bq Aquaris M5.5 XSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)24Points
Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

19.2
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsBq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)Compare Sony Xperia XZ3 X
Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
5.5"
TFT

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3620
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Xperia XZ3 (H9493)24 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)vsAquaris M5.5 (32GB)7 Advantages Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core94%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB
+64GB (50GB available)79%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (28GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+P-OLEDAdvantage
P-OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1440x2880 pixels100%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+537 PPI34%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+6"9%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(back) 19.2MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2.3" inches33%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.06" inches
+(front) 13MP154%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
193 grams (6.76 ounces)vs+162 grams (5.67 ounces)19%
Lighter
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)19%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3300 mAhvs+3620 mAh10%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
f/2.0 (aperture)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
+15 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
ModelXperia XZ3 (H9493)Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia XZ3 4GB RAM H9493, Sony Akatsukibq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB + 3GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)USA
(Global, International), USA
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSonyBq
Release dateOctober, 2018May, 2015
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)73 x 158 millimeters (2.87 x 6.22 in)75.5 x 151.8 millimeters (2.97 x 5.98 in)
Weight193 grams (6.76 ounces)162 grams (5.67 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzQualcomm Adreno 405 550Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)32GB (28GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Display typeP-OLEDTFT LCD
Screen size6" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2880 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)537 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Dragontrail Glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/200 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,25,26,28,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 800/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,7,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)19.2 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution5056x3792 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length23mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Green, Red
- HDR display
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- Power delivery
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust/water proof up to 1.5m for 30min
- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LED notification
- Samsung S5K3M2 sensor camera
- Quantum Color+
- Dolby sound
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh3620 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)Bq Aquaris M5.5 (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.395W/kg (head) | 0.8W/kg (body)
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