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

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Sep 2013, 15:40

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...

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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:03 6

15. SonyPS4 (Posts: 346; Member since: 21 May 2013)

I want Z1 mini

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 18:33 7

29. Dr.Tom (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2013)

If Sony brings out a Z1 mini with the same spec/build as its big brother, it will embarrass the new iPhone 5Same.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:04 2

16. GeekMovement (unregistered)

design actually can go to the xperia Z1 as well as the galaxy note 3 in my opinion. I don\'t care about plastic, i still think the note 3 is a well designed sturdy phone.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:18 6

18. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

A heavy cruiser vs a battleship and a dreadnought.
Apple is sunk.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:27 3

19. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

Lets all be honest, the iPhone design has been played out to the MAX!!!

All they have to do is increase the screen size to 5.5 and it will be a game changer.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 18:41 1

30. Dr.Tom (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2013)

How long do we have to wait for that to happen? Its been 2 years already.....dont hold your breath! A 4.5\" screen would have fit in the same case they have now...but I do love the fact that it has Massive bezels! It looks so....OLD, like a design from 3 years ago. Oh ya, thats because the design is from 3 years ago. Apple had a chance to hit a homerun. Instead they didnt even take a swing!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 16:28 1

20. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Whatever happened to the 128 GB version? Plus I would have added another gig or RAM and NFC too. Either way Apple need to hit a home run with the 5S and 5C, 12 months is an awfully long time in the tech world and as you all know, a LOT of stuff can happen between now and then (GS5/Xperia Z2/LG G3/Nexus 5/Note 4) not to mention the up and coming chinese OEMS such as Xiaomi/Oppo/Huawe which Apple needs to compete with in China. So that re-designed IPhone 6 phablet bezel-less version couldn\'t come soon enough.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 18:17

27. Dr.Tom (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 May 2013)

Too little too late, for Apple! They took and nap and the world past them by.....I guess the term.....you snooze you lose! It real does apply to Apple\'s medicore new Same/Cheap iPhone....in a few months it will be completely invisible, expect for the Fanboys here at PA!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 17:40 2

25. GHOSTGAMERHTC (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

iphone 5s looks like a bad joke a very bad one

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 18:00 3

26. sunnyfpy (Posts: 133; Member since: 12 May 2013)

Apple is obsolete and history.No more real inovation.Going the way of Nokia and Motorola.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 18:49

31. goojman (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

I'd love to stick the Z1 camera on the Note 3 & their you'd have a super beast with an awesome camera!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:14 3

33. Samir_Maric (Posts: 89; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

Hey don\'t compare iphone 5s with high end devices like note 3 and Xperia z1 or even s3 .... compare it to compare it Samsung Galaxy Amp or Sony Xperia M thats perfect match for iphone

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 04:09

49. Trex95 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

When Android has 64 bit then will talk.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 20:22

34. OpenGL5.4 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Iphone is not 1080p display .....

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 02:24

36. rockers123 (Posts: 137; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

Already pre orderd the Note 3

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 15:59

41. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

how can you compare iphone,note 3, to xperia z1..

Z1 is king..

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 16:00

42. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


posted on 11 Sep 2013, 16:27

43. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)

lool how can u reply to yourself?:))

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:33 1

44. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

To add/correct spec list. Iphone 5S battery is 1570 mAh (source slashgear.com/iphone-5c-and-iphone-5s-battery-size​s-tipped-by-fcc-12297576/) and as far as I know the RAM specs have not be released so showing 2GB of RAM for 5S is speculation at this point.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 23:27

45. dragonmhawk (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)

for one the phablet phones look ridiculous when people r talking on them like i look at people and think r u stupid? u look ridiculous with tht huge ass thing in ur hand. like 5 inches i think is the perfect screen size for a phone. cell phones used to be tht size when they first came out now we r going back there again? the z1 will most likely have a non water proof version as well like the xpera z did. so i wont be surpised at all and will most likely get the non waterproof one:) same specs and most likely infrared like the xperia zl which i am get in just over 12 hours:) and samsung? u mean crapsung. if it looks plasticy like all the rest of their phones and i think they all look cheap. except the galaxy s4 google play edition. only crapsung phone i would ever use. one no bloatware at all means no lag or problems. two aosp os no annoying touchwiz. pure android experince. hmmm sony took tht direction when they change their timescape ui:) just sony has the better screen too. reality display full hd where it looks so real tht ur not using a phone. hmm screen as well z1 will most likely have the shatter proof screen protector on:) oh and z1 20.7 mgpix camera ppi is 441 true one is actually 480 ppi:) yup best phone screen for sharpness and resolution and low light ever:) ok im done bragging yes sony has way more dev support too. i am one myself so anyhow im done lol the iphone 5s and c r a total joke though. lol not even gonna get started

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 05:37 2

46. steve121 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Don't compare the High end phone(IPhone) with those two cheap crap phones!
And for all:- have u ever seen a celebrity holding Sony or Samsung Phone?
Answer is "No" coz those are just cheap phones where as IPhone every celebrity and billionaire owns coz it. Is best!
Androids top most and high end phones cannot core IPhone 5C's price(lol)!
So how they can challenge IPhone 5S!
Here's what I say 'Histories Best Phone Is only an IPhone!"

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 18:32 1

47. jamesish (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)

Someone get this idiot a sedative and reality check. Since when do Celebrities dictate the quality of a phone?

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 13:40

55. mithun2013 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


posted on 18 Sep 2013, 14:02

56. jb4674 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

When you grow up and learn to spell properly, then we'll take your comment semi-seriously.

Just because a celebrity is seen with a particular device, doesn't dictate the quality of a phone. FYI, celebrities get free phones all the time and they don't have the slightest clue as to the craftsmanship of a device or its featureset.

Grow up and use your ghetto grammar in whatever high school you came from.

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 23:11

59. ososucre (Posts: 25; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

How can Celebrities become the standard of a phone is good or not? The fact is only 20% iPhone rules the world, the rest is Android, and hey, the largest smartphone maker is Samsung. And I might say that your celebrities are only a small piece of cake in this industry!

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 04:07

48. Trex95 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

phone arena IPhone 5s Aperture size F2.0 not 2.2 anymore.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 04:13 1

51. Trex95 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

On paper Android wins but in daily driver IPhone win.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 06:36

53. Zakriya (Posts: 11; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)

i totally agree.
Although i use android and love android. s4 (lags perhaps due to touchwiz ) and xperia z ( fast but moderate battery timings)
But iOS Is hell smooth. ( i had iphone 4)

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 05:57 1

52. joey333 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

Looks like iPhone won.. again. Better camera (bigger sensor), fingerprint security, no lag compared to Android, slim size easy fit into pocket.

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 13:37

54. mithun2013 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

Don't compare poor android devices with iPhone.shame on those devices.iphone 5s best phone ever.consumers won't expect bigger screen.4 inch is enough.this is phone.not a tab.note 3 is really suck.how can I keep that with ear?.poor design.samsung or Sony can't imagine finger print tech in their dream.they know only 20 mega pixel n bigger screen.haaaaa......

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