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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 (8.x, 7.x)Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
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 4.9 oz (139 g)
6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Body materialAluminium  
Design features  Stylus
Side KeysLeft: Volume control, OtherRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
ColorsBlack, Gray, GoldBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, Pink, White
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
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)  
TouchscreenCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
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)29 mm27 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)
Recording format MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
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, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels2 megapixels2 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
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 A7Qualcomm 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 MHz, 64-bitQuad 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 RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR33072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
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 (699 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
Stand-by time 36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
Stand-by time (3G)10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
Music playback40.00 hours110.00 hours84.00 hours
Video playback10.00 hours5.50 hours13.00 hours
Capacity1570 mAh3000 mAh3200 mAh
TypeLi - IonLi - IonLi - Ion
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
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WAV, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, AVI, MOVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, AVI, MKVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5
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  
Global RoamingYesYesYes
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
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, NotesCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, Memo
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE, Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
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
Wi-Fi Direct YesYes
USBYesUSB 2.0USB 3.0
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMI  via microUSB
Charging connectorProprietarymicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, MirrorLinkNFC, 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
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 30 Sep 201307 Nov 2013
 FCC ID value: PY7PM-0450 linkFCC ID value: A3LSMN9005 link
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.78 W/kg0.75 W/kg0.24 W/kg
Body0.91 W/kg0.77 W/kg0.72 W/kg
Product Specific Use 1.15 W/kg1.04 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission 1.33 W/kg1.07 W/kg
EU SAR   
Head  0.29 W/kg
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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