6 Sony Xperia Z3 features you won't find in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

6 Sony Xperia Z3 features you won't find in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
If there's anything we love more than toying with new smartphones here at PhoneArena, it's comparing their features. The Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are both white-hot devices that just got introduced at IFA 2014, and being flagships, each one has its own bells and whistles to showcase the unique user experience it offers. 

While it is too early to make any kind of final impressions or statements, we've already caught wind of several features the Sony Xperia Z3 has that the extraordinarily feature-rich Samsung Galaxy Note lacks. Are any of them possible deal-makers, or deal-breakers for you? Check them out and leave your comments below!

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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48 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

This phone is pretty EPIC as well. Kudos to Sony, those night time photo's should be bonkers! Not to mention those boss speakers this phone is packing! WOW!

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is the biggest flop of 2014. It's basically a thinner Z2. Only feature on the list that actually is better is the FFSpeakers.

31. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

they already have camera samples, The Z3 and Z3 compact has better quality pictures than s5 (Z2 issue was that it lost detail in pictures because of software, thats not the issue anymore), but indeed, if you dont have the money, buy a Z2, if you have Z2, wait for z4 or z5 because you wont notice much in daily use

32. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

It is what the Z2 should have been. This one needs a QHD and a 805 chip if they want market share, especially at that price.

38. gmk120

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Sure! Let's add a resolution designed for 27'' screens and that will be barely noticeable, but will kill the battery sooner just for the heck of it on a 5-inch screen!

36. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Z2 was already better than other flagship, and now Z3 has nailed all of them.mini beast Z3 C also arrives.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I am skeptical about Sony's audio performance. The Z1 and Z2 both offered low headphone output voltage (which results in poorer audio quality for many headphones). If Sony were to offer a top quality headphone amp like the HTC One M8, I'd be impressed. But mostly, it just looks like gimmicks and buzzwords instead.

25. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Maybe you need to try the Z2 with noise canceling headset at least according to pocketnow its even better than M8 harman and kardon edition.

26. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Pocketnow knows sh&t, when it comes to audio performance GSMArena is the best source, and it says that Sony's output always is decent but nowhere near to M8. Sadly, I'll have to buy Compact and iPod ;/

27. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

+1 headphones output volume is what matter most.

33. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Not sure what you meant to say, but audio quality on Z2 is excellent (as far as smartphones go). I used 40 Ohm headphones on Z2 and the sound quality was amazing. It is less loud than M8 or even S5, but as far as sound quality goes it's the same. If you intend on using even higher quality headphones with impedance over 100 Ohms, no phone is going to push it properly. I really wish people would stop labeling loudness as audio quality.

43. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Z2 Audio quality is not excellent. It's just average compared to other flagships. Even Samsung or LG who won't boast much about their audio quality performs better than Sony. I'm suffering right now because my Z2 just won't give my headphone enough volt meaning my headphone is sounding below average quality audio playback. I hope phonearena does review as quick as possible. The audio of Xperia Z series have been such a shame.

45. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

What exact headphones are you using and what's their impedance? And G2 that I own certainly doesn't have better audio quality than Z2, although it is slightly louder. Of all the flagships I only found M8 to have better audio quality when comparing without external amp. With amp differences are easier to spot but still you make it sound like Z2 is sounding like playing MIDI file while everything else plays FLAC or WAV. Again, it could depend on your headphones, if their impedance is too high, nothing is going to drive them properly without an amp.

46. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

My headphone impedance is 50 and it is Sennheiser. It just won't work well without a portable amp. And I don't think people would enjoy bringing a portable amp on their trips because it'll make them handful. I've already tested my headphone with G3 and it works better than my Z2. Trust me. But with an amp, Z2 performs better than G3 for it sounds warmer and clearer.

47. avalon2105

Posts: 352; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Sadly, that is how physics work and you can't change it. High impedance headphones require high voltage and low amperage and low impedance headphones actually require low voltage and high amperage on amplifier end. That is why most phones get bundled with low impedance headphones (8 or 16 Ohm) since running something like Sennheiser HD600 with impedance of 300 Ohm is impossible on 3,5mm audio port.

35. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I totally agree, as much as I liked my Z2 I sent it back for the HTC M8,, The bad call quality , and the sound was bad and not up to par, and always had crackling on the Sony,, The M8 is great

48. trolarocas

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

You can see the review of Sony Xperia Z2 made with What Hi-fi, the nº1 authority in audio equipments and tests. Search in google: what hi-fi+xperia z2 Best regards

42. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Couldn't agree more sir. My low impedance headphones just won't work well with my Sony flagships. They definitely perform better on HTC, Iphone or Samsung. I really don't wish to buy another headphone and it's also annoying to bring a portable amp everywhere I go.

3. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Not impressed.

4. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

The white one is gorgeous!

5. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

note4 features that , you dont find in z3 many things that people dont know if u break z1 z2 z3 screen they are irepairable what you have to do is you have to half of mrp and you will get a refurbished phone where as in samsung you just have to pay the price of display.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The screen won't break unless you're married to a rhino.

23. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

it did Broke i m telling u by my exp..

39. gmk120

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

And why not just get a phone that it's hard to break? Considering Samesung, first of all, it's a fail itself.

6. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

1) Quad HD 2) 5.7" 3) OIS 4) S Pen 5) USB 3 6) LTE 6 7) Smaller bezels 8) Edge

13. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Phablet.. Not a Smartphone..

15. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What's the title of the article?

16. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

You get the idea

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Smartphone for name sake... Still as big as phanlet...

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Remove USB 3.0. Note 4 went back to 2.0.

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