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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sony Xperia Z3+
Global Score
8.778.21
Basic Information
SamsungSony
Android 5.0, 4.4Android 5.0
2014-09-032015-05-26
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches5.76 x 2.83 x 0.27 inches
6.21 ounces5.08 ounces
Black, Gold, Pink and WhiteBlack, Brown, Green and White
--Glass; metal
Scratch-Resistant Glass--
$ 269.00 at Amazon$ 265.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
5.7 inches5.2 inches
1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Super AMOLEDIPS LCD
515 pixels per inch424 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.37.8
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset
Krait 450 (Quad-Core 2700 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 2000 MHz) processor
3 GB (825 MHz) RAM3 GB (1600 MHz) RAM
Adreno 420 (500 MHz) GPUAdreno 430 GPU
8.737.29
Storage
32 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
4.623.82
Camera
16.00 MP + 3.70 MP20.70 MP + 5.00 MP
f/2.20 aperturef/2.00 aperture
31.00mm focal length25.00mm focal length
0.38 inches (1/2.6") sensor0.43 inches (1/2.3") sensor
3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K) video resolution3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K) video resolution
1920 x 1080 (60 fps) (Full HD) slow motion video1920 x 1080 (60 fps) (Full HD) slow motion video
8.918.91
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE-A (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Micro SIMNano SIM, Dual SIM
9.49.6
Battery Life
3220mAh Li-Ion Battery2930mAh Battery
Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
20 hours talk time590 hours standby time
17 hours talk time
4.45.04
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.1, EDRBluetooth 4.1
GPSGPS
NFCNFC
Infra-red port--
Fingerprint ID Scanner--
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

The Galaxy Note 4 has an overall score of 8.77, which is slightly better than the Xperia Z3+'s overall score of 8.21. Both of these devices include the same Android 5.0 OS, so you shouldn't notice any differences in that aspect. Although Galaxy Note 4 is a better cellphone than the Xperia Z3+, we must tell that it is also a thicker and heavier cellphone.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a faster processing unit than Xperia Z3+, and although they both have 3 GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also has an extra graphics processing unit and a greater number of cores. Galaxy Note 4 counts with a bit better looking display than Xperia Z3+, because it has a just a little better pixels number per display inch, a little larger screen and a better 2560 x 1440px resolution.

The Galaxy Note 4 has a way bigger memory capacity to install games and applications than Sony Xperia Z3+. They have equal internal memory capacity and a SD memory card expansion slot that supports up to 128 GB. The Xperia Z3+ and Galaxy Note 4 count with incredibly similar cameras, and although the Xperia Z3+ has a larger diafragm aperture to take better images in low-light situations, a camera with way more mega-pixels and a bigger sensor providing a higher image quality, they both have the same (4K) video resolution and the same 30 frames per second video frame rates.

Xperia Z3+ counts with improved battery life than Samsung Galaxy Note 4, although it has 2930mAh of battery capacity against 3220mAh.

The Galaxy Note 4 is a bit more expensive than the Xperia Z3+, but you can get a better phone for that extra money.