Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Sony Xperia Z3

We clash the spec monster Note 4, with its QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 16 MP OIS camera, against the thin and stylish waterproof Xperia Z3...
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55. rbbrdcky

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2014

I will say that one trump card that the Z3 Small Apps have over Samsung's floating windows is that on the Z3, you can literally turn any of your widgets into a Small App. Quickly checking sports scores through the ESPN widget, news stories through the Pulse News widget, and changing songs on Pandora through the Pandora widget -- all things you cannot do on the Note 4.

57. supermangtr

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Two great phones, but for me, the Note 4 comes out on top, and by far. The larger screen is a must for multi-tasking, and nothing can do that better than the Note series. Try going from a 5.2" screen to a 5.7", its amazing. But you absolutely cannot go back, its horrible. Pixel density may not be too important after 400ppi, but the more the better. If the technology exists, I want it. I'm paying out the ass for this phone, it should be the best it can be. The camera is debatable, but all of the features of the Z3 are software based. It has no optical image stabilization, and when filming in full 1080p @ 60 fps, its important. But, because the Z3 cannot do that either, maybe it doesn't need it.

62. incidentflux

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 02, 2008

I have a Z3 Dual sim, and a Z3 Compact. The Z3 camera is overexposing point light sources. Manually lowering the ISO might help. Even compared to my old S4. The app battery management is powerful on the Z3. Agreed with hboy857 "Design, Battery life, UI - Z3 wins Camera, Screen - Note 4 wins."
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