Difference between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Key difference: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest smartphone by the Samsung Corporation. It was unveiled on September 4, 2013, at the IFA Berlin with the Galaxy Gear, a smart watch that is supposed to work as a companion device for the Galaxy phones. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end phablet launched on July 3, 2012 and marketed as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone."

On September 4, 2013, at the IFA Berlin, Samsung launched its latest phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It will be available in the market begging on September 25, 2013. At the same event, Samsung also announced the launch of the Galaxy Gear, a smart watch that is supposed to work as a companion device for the Galaxy phones. The Gear will initially only be pairable with the Galaxy Note 3, however updates are expected soon that will make the watch compatible to Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2.

The Gear has a 1.63-inch, 320x320-pixel super AMOLED screen in a metal screen. It can be used to answer calls, control music, etc. An app called the Gear Manager is used to control the settings on the Gear. The Gear also has a 1.9-megapixel embedded camera, which can be used for photos or video recording. The Gear will be launched with 60 available apps, which will grow over time. The Gear will be available in black, grey, beige, rose gold, green and orange.

The Note 3 itself is considered to be bigger, faster, thinner, and lighter than the Note 2. It features a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display; an internal memory of 32 GB, which is expandable with a micro SD card of up to 64 GB; and 3G of RAM. The phone is available in two variants, which differ mainly in the processor. The LTE model is available with a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor, whereas the 3G variant is available with a 1.9GHz Big-core Quad + a 1.3GHz little-core Quad. The phone also features a 13 MP primary camera, and a 2 MP primary front-facing camera. The Note 3 is also the first phone on the market to feature the new USB 3.0 charger.

In true Samsung fashion, the phone also boasts various features, such as the Air Command, which comes on each time the stylus is extracted. The menu can also be accessed through by hovering the stylus above the display and clicking its built-in button. The stylus can also be paired with various S Pen features, such as Action Memos, Pen Window, S Finder, and Scrapbook. The phone also continues the Multi Window functionality, as seen in Samsung's previous phones.

Sony had recently launched its flagship phone the Sony Xperia Z. After the success of Xperia Z, Sony sought to outdo it with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end phablet launched on July 3, 2012. The company has marketed the device as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone."

Continuing the legacy of Xperia Z, the Xperia Z Ultra is also dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof. It is also shatter-proof and scratch-resistant. The Ultra also utilizes the same "Omni-Balance" design as Xperia Z. The phone features a 6.4 inch screen, on which the user can take notes or draw on with a regular pen or pencil.

Under the hood, the phone has a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also features an 8 MP camera fast-capture camera with Exmor RS, with 16X digital zoom, as well as a 2 MP front-facing camera. It is powered by a 3050mAh Lithium polymer battery and has 16 GB of internal memory, which is expandable via a microSD of up to 64 GB.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Samsung website, the Sony Mobile website and GSMArena.com.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Launch Date

September 25, 2013

July 3, 2013

Company

Samsung Corporation

Sony Mobile Communications

Size

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm

179 x 92 x 6.5 mm (7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in)

Display

5.7 inch (144.3mm) Full HD Super AMOLED

6.4 inches TFT Capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1920 x 1080, 16M colors (~386 ppi pixel density)

1920x1080 pixels, 16M colours (~344 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass

Weight

168g

212 g (7.48 oz)

2G Network

GSM / GPRS / EDGE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE Cat 4 150 /50Mbps: up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)

C6806: LTE 700 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

C6833: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

GUI

TouchWiz UI

Sony UI

CPU speed

LTE: 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

3G: 1.9GHz Big-core Quad + 1.3GHz little-core Quad

Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400

GPU

LTE: Adreno 330

Adreno 330

OS

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800

RAM

3 GB

2 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Micro SD (Up to 64GB)

microSD card, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gesture Sensor , Accelerometer , Geo-magnetic , Gyro-sensor , Light Sensor ,Proximity Sensor , Barometer Sensor / Temperature & Humidity Sensor , Hall Sensor

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (HT80), GPS / GLONASS,

NFC, Bluetooth v 4.0 (LE), IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • GLONASS
  • MHL support
  • Media Go
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • PC Companion
  • Screen mirroring
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality

Data

GPRS, EDGE, Speed, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared port, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

WLAN

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go

Primary Camera

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 megapixel camera fast-capture camera with Exmor RS, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected]

2 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected], [email protected] (LTE model)/ [email protected] (3G model)

[email protected], video stabilization, HDR,

Camera Features

  • Dual Camera
  • Dual Shot
  • Dual Recording
  • Dual Video Call
  • Drama Shot
  • Sound & Shot
  • Animated Photo
  • Eraser
  • Night
  • Best Photo
  • Best Face
  • Beauty Face
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • Panorma
  • Sports
  • Golf
  • Surround Shot
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Continue burst mode
  • HDR for photos & videos
  • Face detection
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Picture Effect
  • Quick Launch
  • Scene recognition
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile shutter
  • Image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dynamic normalizer, ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Clear stereo

Audio supported formats

Codec, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, WAV

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Video supported formats

Code, H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43,VP8

DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Li-ion 3,200 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery

Stand-by

No official data available

Up to 820 hours

Talktime

No official data available

Up to 16 hours

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink

Black, White, Purple

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Air gestures
  • SNS integration
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
  • Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Messenger memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, Multi Window, Direct Pen Input, Group Play, Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Share Video, Play Game
  • S Voice Hands Free, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glow friendly), Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, Samsung KNOX
  • Story Album, S Translator, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call Share Screen, 3 Way Calling), Samsung WatchON
  • Dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, waterproof, shatter-proof and scratch-resistant.
  • Dynamic normalizer
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow service
  • SensMe
  • TrackID music recognition
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • xLoud Experience
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Play
  • Google search
  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Maps for Mobile with
  • Street view and Latitude
  • NeoReader barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • 3D games
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • PlayMemories
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Reader mode
  • SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • TV launcher
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube

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