The Xperia Z3+ is one of Sony’s higher-end models that boasts of an Octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM, has a 5.2 inches LCD display (1080p), runs on Android Lollipop and is 4G ready. But then, so is the Honor 7 from Huawei that has, more or less, the same specifications albeit with some differences that would make your job of choosing between the two devices easy enough.
Key features of the Huawei Honor 7
- Has a Fingerprint sensor
- Front Facing camera is a 8 Megapixel camera with LED flash
- Comes with a 3100 mAh battery
Key features of the Sony Xperia Z3+
- Rear camera can record 4K videos at 30 fps
- Front camera can record 1080p videos at 30 fps
- Is waterproof (IP65 certified) for over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
|Key Specs||Huawei Honor 7||Sony Xperia Z3+|
|Display||5.2 inches LCD||5.2 inches LCD|
|Screen Resolution||FHD (1080 x 1920)||FHD (1080 x 1920)|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.0||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Processor||Octa-core, 4*A53 2.2 GHz + 4*A53 1.5 GHz||Octa-core, 4*A57 2 GHz + 4*A53 1.5 GHz|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 935||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994|
|Memory||3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Inbuilt Storage||16 GB / 64 GB||32 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 128 GB via microSD||Yes, upto 128 GB via microSD|
|Primary Camera||20 MP with Autofocus and Dual-LED flash||20.7 MP with Autofocus and LED flash|
|Video recording||1080p@30fps||2160p@30fps (4K recording), 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP with LED flash|
|Battery||3100 mAh Li-Po||2930 mAh Li-Po|
|SIM card type||Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Nano-SIM|
|Waterproof||No||IP65 certified (over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes)|
|Weight||157 gms||144 gms|
|Price||INR 22,999||INR 42,990|
Let’s take a look at how the devices fare across some areas of comparisons.
Display and Processor
The display on both devices are pretty much the same – 5.2 inches LCD display with FHD screen resolution (1080 x 1920) that has great clarity and viewing angles.
The processors on both devices though are the first major difference; while both have octa-core processors, the Huawei Honor 7 combines the 2.2 GHz quad-core A53 with the 1.5 GHz quad-core A53 processors and is backed by the Hisilicon Kirin 935 powerful chipset. The Sony Xperia Z3+ on the other hand runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with the quad-core 2 GHz A57 and the 1.5 GHz A53 processors which is known to have heating issues.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Honor 7 camera is one of the best cameras you can get compared to most flagship models at a cheaper price. Not only can it take great photos in daylight, but it also performs well in low-light conditions as opposed to the low-light performance of the Xperia Z3+. Additionally, the camera user interface on the Honor 7 also provides you with several options to enhance your photography skills.
Storage wise, the Xperia Z3+ comes with 32 GB by default as compared to the Honor 7 that offers you a choice of either 16 GB or 64 GB but at the end of the day, both devices support upto 128 GB only (via the microSD card)
Build Quality & Looks
On the build quality department, Honor 7 easily wins with its looks and build quality. It is a premium phone with metal back compared to Z3 Plus which has a glass back. However, the Xperia Z3+ does look good but the build quality is not that great.
As you can see from the specs table, the Honor 7 has the better battery (3100 mAh) compared to the 2930 mAh battery on the Xperia Z3+, which is probably why the Honor 7 is heavier at 157 gms compared to the 144 gms of the Xperia Z3+.
The trump-card of the Honor 7 in this category though would be the Fingerprint sensor, which makes it an excellent proposition considering both phones have similar specs.
If you’re still undecided, consider the price tag – the Huawei Honor 7 will cost you INR 22,999 whereas the Sony Xperia Z3+ is almost double at INR 42,990.