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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) vs Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy A31 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A31 XSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)06Points
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)
4.6"
IPS

720x1280

20.7
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
19PointsSamsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)Compare Sony Xperia Z3 Compact X
Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

20mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)

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 Z3 Compact (D5803)6 Advantages Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)vsGalaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
+129 grams (4.52 ounces)43%
Lighter
vs185 grams (6.48 ounces)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels181%
Higher resolution screen
319 PPIvs+411 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4.6"vs+6.4"39%
Larger screen
(back) 20.7MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/2.3" inchesvs+1/2" inches15%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 20MP9 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 5.0.2 Lollipopvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2600 mAhvs+5000 mAh92%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

27 Common items in both devices
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
f/2.0 (aperture)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+20 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
ModelXperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia Z3 Compact LTE D5803, Sony D5803Galaxy A31 SM-A315G/Dual-Sim NFC (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region availablefeature not registeredAustraliaNew ZealandSingapore
Australia, New Zealand, Singapore
BrandSonySamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2014April, 2020
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)64.9 x 127 millimeters (2.56 x 5 in)73.1 x 159.3 millimeters (2.88 x 6.27 in)
Weight129 grams (4.52 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 KitKatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipopfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzARM Mali-G52 MC2 820Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)128GB (104GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size4.6" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)319 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20)LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)20.7 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP macrof/2.4
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution5248x3936 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, XviD, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-3Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Green, Orange
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Sony TRILUMINOS display
- Sony Exmor RS sensor
- PlayStation PS4 remote play
- S-Force front Surround speakers
- BeiDou GPS
- ANT+ support
- Miracast
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- HAC M3/T4
- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Colors: Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Red, Prism White
- One UI 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2600 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 dayfeature not registered
Standby54000 minutes | 900 hours | 37.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)Samsung Galaxy A31 (SM-A315G/DS 128GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.488W/kg (head) | 1.68W/kg (body)
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