Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Sony Xperia Z3: in-depth specs comparison

Almost a month passed away since Samsung and Sony unveiled their newest and most advanced devices up-to-date, the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Both companies did not change the winning team and perfected the handsets over their predecessors in several rather important key areas. At first look, the Xperia Z3 did not look like an worthy successor to the Xperia Z2, both design- and specs-wise, but after we had the opportunity to review and spend some time with the device, we quickly found out that we have been underestimating Sony's flagship...
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66 Comments

39. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

there is absolutely no way at all that z3 is better than Note 4 apart from water resistance... BTW touchwiz offer great multitasking functionalities and hopefully it will work perfectly on sd805

42. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

BTW touchwiz is a laggy mess which still looks like it was designed in gingerbread era .

52. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

dont be jealous dude if z3 doesnt have much functionalities to offer :p

13. Azuna

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

dont compare a phablet with a phone /_\

31. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Expect both are in phablet size...but one with smaller screen...

59. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Z3 is at the same size of S5, are you telling me that S5 is also phablet size????

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

In terms of specs, the note 4 takes the cake. I'm sure battery life will be on par to the Z3/Compact or better.

56. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

The battery for note3 better than the battery for note4, and the battery for galaxy S5 better the battery for note3, the battery Xperia z3/z3 compact better than galaxy S5. This object in website for Samsung Mobile....

15. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Both are great phones,tough to pick one.The Note 4 has a metallic rim,so both are well-built with quality materials.Since i wasn't a very productive guy i will pick the Z3

16. CharlieSmile

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Has to be Note 4 for me. Also despite sensationalising headlines from websites trying to compare gapgate to bendgate, it an awkward moment when these so called "phone sites" don't know this is part of the Note series build.

19. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I want a Z Ultra successor! The domination of the Note Series is getting boring.

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Then you will left boring for years to come...

60. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

They just leaked the Z ultra successor hehe, Huge camera with snapdragon 810

23. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

Z3 FTW

25. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xperia z3 better than note4...

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

you mean in your dream?? well, thats not bad... sometime I also see strange things in my dream

43. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Stop being snob and except that different people want different thing , there is no universally excepted best device .

47. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

^Look whose trying to sound objective^ Yeah "people want different thing" yet you're the one hating the Samsung device based on your claim that it lags. Bias much?

49. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

different ppl want different things doesnt mean that superior thing will become inferior than the inferior... note 4 is clearly superior than z3... if someone is saying a wrong thing then I dont feel bad getting snob to correct them

44. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I mean in Saudi Arabia, Xperia z3 = 2799 Galaxy note4 = 3199SAR And Xperia z2 better than note4 in benchmark And camera for xperia z3 better the camera for note4, also the design for xperia z3 better note4, battery: xperia z3 for two days, and the battery for note3 better than the battery for note4 in Samsung Mobile, Xperia z3 waterproof, note4 is no, what do you want more? Xperia z3 and note4 have same RAM =3 Display note4 = QHD Xperia z3 = F-HD with x-reality and led live color , and no difference Xperia z3 = stereo speakers, note4 = no

51. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

you always copy paste the same comment on many articles, thats all what you can copy paste? stop being lazy and use your brain to type something out of your thoughts instead of copy pasting same comment

55. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Also you

26. twens

Posts: 1167; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Don't blame the competition, if they could offer you all that the note does at such a price point they would. Sammy is ahead in this department and as we see with each iteration, they keep improving. If they sat lazy with the note line then we can say competition wi catch up with them. Specs is just the beginning for the note line. It goes beyond that, that's why it's called the galaxy note.

27. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Note series continues to go better and better. The latest note 4 packed with new features and improved it's design. Unlike with z series, slightly additional features added, still the same design, and still (again) limited availability. Buying note 4 is worthy enough for your money.

33. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Wait another 6 month.. Z4 will come out!

34. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Five**

61. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

6....from Samsung

53. Totse2k15

Posts: 477; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Not even close. Note 4 is BOSS!

54. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Front Facing Speakers!

57. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Love this article. Thinking about Moto X also... just for the always listening function. Is there a way we can get a comparison for all three? I know it doesn't compare scpecs wise. But it out classes on the always listening. I am thinking Note 4 for personal phone and Moto X for work.
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