Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: which one would you buy?

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: which one would you buy?
So, the Xperia XZ3 is out and it's certainly one of the most unique and progressive Sony flagships to come out for a while. Sure, the XZ2 was first to get its foot through the door into the modern smartphone world, but the XZ3 feels like the proper evolution for Sony. We have an 18:9 ratio, 6-inch OLED screen with curved sides on the front, next to no side bezels, great front-firing stereo speakers, a good camera, and a beautiful and ergonomic glass back.

Oh, also, the Xperia XZ3 costs $899.

But do you know who else had no problem inflating their prices recently? Well, basically everyone, since Apple's $999 experiment turned out to be a success last year... Anyway, we were about to talk about Samsung.

The Galaxy Note 9 is the company's most advanced smartphone to date. It packs a huge battery, a mindboggling amount of features, a sleek design, and that signature S Pen. And it costs $999.

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?

Which of these would you buy?

Sony Xperia XZ3
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Xperia XZ3

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  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
Galaxy Note9
  • Display 6.4 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10 Samsung One UI


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