Poll results: Galaxy Note 9 and Xperia XZ3 neck in neck on the road to glory

Poll results: Galaxy Note 9 and Xperia XZ3 neck in neck on the road to glory
The Xperia XZ3 is out and it's certainly one of the most unique and progressive Sony flagships to come out for a while. A refined version of the XZ2, which came out 6 months prior, the most current Sony flagship has a 18:9 ratio on a 6-inch OLED screen with curved sides on the front, next to no side bezels, great front-firing stereo speakers, a good camera that finally has OIS, and a beautiful and ergonomic glass back.

Oh, also, in line with all modern flagships, the Xperia XZ3 costs an arm and a leg $899.

Samsung is also no stranger to the recent price booms in the smartphone world. Its Galaxy S9 flagships started at a price point north of $700 and the latest Note 9 will set you back $999. But many have argued that, with the incredible amount of features the Note 9 brings to the table, the price tag here is... justified. So, is it the only phone worth buying in this new pricing climate? We wondered what the people think.

The XZ3 is a bit simpler, with a light, clean UI and a pretty, straightforward design. The Note 9, in typical Samsung fashion, has a UI you can get lost in and a body that, although beautiful, may look a bit "busyer" than the Xperia, with its plethora of cameras, sensors, and the S Pen slot.

So, we were wondering — if you were about to drop that much money on a smartphone, would you go for the $900 Xperia XZ3 or the $1,000 Galaxy Note 9? Here are the poll results!

Which of these would you buy?

Sony Xperia XZ3
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Related phones

Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
Xperia XZ3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)



1. mr.rish

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 15, 2016

Xz3 absolutely perfect quality

2. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

i'm surprised Note 9 survived this and came out winner

3. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thats because its the best of the two. Sony only got that close because certain fans voted on sony to try and make the note 9 lose.

4. Kaostheory

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I think you missed the part where Sony is 10% cheaper. Is the 9 10% better? I think the phones reflect their value and this is where I think the numbers seem spot on.

6. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

These are American prices; in Europe the Note 9 can reach a whopping 30% more expensive. The XZ3 sells around €800 which is a stable Sony flagship price for several years (and identical to the quite a bit inferior XZ2 when it was new).

7. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Double post

8. Feanor

Posts: 1418; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...and why didn't Samsung fans do the same? Sony Xperia XZ3 is 90% the hardware of Samsung but with much cleaner, consistent and better supported software. The Note 9 offers more bells and whistles, the XZ3 a more streamlined experience.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Great phones doesn't need notches.

9. Farcaster

Posts: 166; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Both are stupendous compared to the army of copycats (aka everyone else).

10. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Both are overpriced.

11. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

They are both excellent phones, the results are insignificant.

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