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Apple iPhone 5s vs Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Apple iPhone 5s Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel
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Sony Xperia Z1 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSiOS (7.x)Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.4, 4.3)
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm)5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
Weight3.95 oz (112 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Body materialAluminium  
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches5.0 inches5.7 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi441 ppi386 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTFTSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenYesMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera8 megapixels20.7 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.0F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 27 mm31 mm
Camera sensor size1/3"1/2.3"1/3.06"
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recordingDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video lightDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels2 megapixels2 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A7 with 64-bit architectureQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1300 MHzQuad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorPowerVR G6430Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM3072 MB RAM
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB64 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time 13.83 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
Stand-by time 36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
Stand-by time (3G)10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
Capacity1570 mAh3000 mAh3200 mAh
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, ArtistAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Custom equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM  Yes
nano-SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBYesUSB 2.0USB 3.0
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMI  via microUSB
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint IDAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4 T3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Availability
Officially announced10 Sep 201304 Sep 201304 Sep 2013
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, DocumentationCharger, microUSB cable, User documentation 

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