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Specs Wars: iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy Note 3

Specs Wars: iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy Note 3
We've witnessed a series of awesome smartphones get announced these last few days. Last week we had IFA 2013, where Sony unveiled its new flagship, the Xperia Z1, while Samsung introduced the third iteration of its phablet series - the Note 3. As hot as these device are, though, there's a phone that can easily steal any other handset's thunder, and that's the iPhone. With today's introduction of the colorful iPhone 5C and the flagship iPhone 5S, Apple has once again turned the spotlight in its direction.

However, being the diehard nerds that we are, we are by no means going to stop talking about those large-screened Android flagships anytime soon. At the same time, though, we're utterly interested in Apple's latest invention as well. So, how about we combine all these topics into a single post? Let's throw a specs comparison party, where we can examine each and every feature of the Apple iPhone 5S, Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - side by side. We realize that probably each of these three devices fits in a slightly different product category, but hey, it's more than certain that there will soon be tons of users out there who will find themselves choosing between these products, as different as they are. So, why don't we make it easier for them, then? Here's a quick specs comparison featuring the three smartphones, but if you'd like to go even more in-depth, just follow this link for our full specs comparison.

Specs Wars: iPhone 5S vs Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy Note 3
DESIGN


OSiOS (7)Android (4.2.2)Android (4.3)
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 4.4 oz (127 g)
6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)
Body materialAluminium  
Design featuresFingerprint sensor S Pen
Rugged Water (Water), Dust proof 
IP certified IP 58 
DISPLAY


Physical size4.0 inches5.0 inches5.7 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density
326 ppi441 ppi386 ppi
Technology
IPS LCDTFTSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)  
BATTERY


Talk time 13.83 hours
the average is 11 h (650 min)
 
Stand-by time 36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 18 days (444 h)
 
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 10 h (582 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 10 h (582 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 24 days (564 h)
35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 24 days (564 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 13 days (300 h)
 
Music playback40.00 hours110.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours5.50 hours 
Capacity 3000 mAh3200 mAh
Not user replaceableYes  
HARDWARE


System chip
Apple A7 with 64-bit architectureQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor
 Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorYesAdreno 330Adreno 330
System memory
2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR33072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage 16 GB32 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 64 GB
CAMERA


Camera8 megapixels20.7 megapixels13 megapixels
Aperture sizeF2.2F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 27mm 
Camera sensor size 1/2.3" 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recordingDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video lightDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus
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
LTE700 MHz Class 13, 700 MHz Class 17, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz 
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
AVAILABILITY


Scheduled release
20 Sep 2013 (Official)September 2013 (Official)25 Sep 2013 (Official)

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