6 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features that are nowhere to be found on the Sony Xperia Z3
We've already checked up on how the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact stand up to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in terms of unique functionality. But what lies on the other side of the field? Truth be told, a smartphone as feature-rich as the Note 4 has more than just six differentiating features. A lot more.
Well, the fact that we're able to spot six of them on a first glance is remarkable enough, and alludes towards a device that's full of work and entertainment potential. Without further ado, here's what the Note 4 does that the Xperia doeZ3n't.
Don't worry, this won't turn into a spec comparison. We only note that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4's 5.7-inch display is bigger than the Xperia Z3's 5.2 inch, and its resolution is twice as high. Put simply, if you want to view the clearest possible images and video on your mobile device, a QHD display is what you want to go after.
There's no device on the market to offer a better stylus experience than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The way the S-Pen is perfectly integrated within the smartphone's body; the pen's build quality alone; the excellent software support, starting with S Note for quick scribbling and moving through stylus staples such as Air Command, Action Memo, Screen Write, Image Clip, and Smart Select. The S-Pen is to die for, and the Note 4 has it!
The simple joy of pulling out multiple app windows on a huge display and going about your business is just one of those beautiful things in life that every smartphone user should experience. Xperia Z3 owners sadly won't, at least by official means. But Note 4 owners will have a great time multi-tasking its 5.7-inch display!
As great as the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact's software image stabilisation might be, our experience has shown that no digital emulation can compare to the real thing built inside the camera assembly. Expect videos coming from the Galaxy Note 4 to wave a huge goodbye to Mr. Blurrycam and Mr. Shakycam!
Samsung wasn't going to be Samsung if it didn't stick at least one of the Galaxy S5's signature gizmos into the Note 4. And what do you know, it brought both to the phablet. Enjoy taking heart rate measurements and secure payments and unlocking. Xperia Z3 owners won't be treated to this delight, but it will be a while before health consciousness and fingerprint-based security become ubiquitous.
The addition of the latest in battery charging technology is a most welcome addition to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Thanks to AFC and QC (Qualcomm Charging), the phablet's 3220mAh battery charges from 0 to 50 in just 30 minutes! In addition, the Note 4 has a removable battery, which can be quite comfortable for situations where a battery swap is a better (or only) option than charging!