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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Global Score
8.118.77
Basic Information
SonySamsung
Android 4.4Android 5.0, 4.4
2014-09-032014-09-03
5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches
4.55 ounces6.21 ounces
Black, Green, Orange and WhiteBlack, Gold, Pink and White
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 440.00 at Amazon$ 450.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
4.6 inches5.7 inches
720 x 1280 pixels (HD)1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
319 pixels per inch515 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.38.3
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset
Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz) processorKrait 450 (Quad-Core 2700 MHz) processor
2 GB (933 MHz) RAM3 GB (825 MHz) RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUAdreno 420 (500 MHz) GPU
8.558.73
Storage
16 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
3.824.62
Camera
20.70 MP + 2.20 MP16.00 MP + 3.70 MP
f/2.00 aperturef/2.20 aperture
25.00mm focal length31.00mm focal length
0.43 inches (1/2.3") sensor0.38 inches (1/2.6") sensor
3840 x 2160 (4K) video resolution3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K) video resolution
--1920 x 1080 (60 fps) (Full HD) slow motion video
7.488.91
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMMicro SIM
9.49.4
Battery Life
2600mAh Battery3220mAh Li-Ion Battery
Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
880 hours standby time
12 hours talk time
20 hours talk time
4.324.4
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.1, EDR
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

Galaxy Note 4 has a score of 8.77, which is slightly better than Xperia Z3 Compact's 8.11 overall score. Both devices in our current comparisson use Android OS (operating system), but Galaxy Note 4 has the newer 5.0 version while Xperia Z3 Compact has Android 4.4. The Galaxy Note 4 body is noticeably heavier but just a little bit thinner than Xperia Z3 Compact, and both were released only 0 months apart.

Galaxy Note 4 features a bit superior processor than Xperia Z3 Compact, and although they both have 4 cpu cores, the Galaxy Note 4 also has a faster graphics processing unit and 1 GB more RAM memory. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a more vivid screen than Xperia Z3 Compact, because it has a bigger display, a much better resolution of 2560 x 1440px and a lot more pixels per inch in the display.

The Galaxy Note 4 counts with a superior camera than Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, although it has a back-facing camera with much less mega-pixels resolution, a tinier back camera sensor, a worse 3840x2160 video quality and a smaller diafragm aperture. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a much better storage to install applications and games or saving photos and videos than Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, and although they both have an external SD slot that admits a maximum of 128 GB, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also has 32 GB internal memory capacity.

The Galaxy Note 4 counts with just a little better battery life than Xperia Z3 Compact, because it has 3220mAh of battery capacity.

The Galaxy Note 4 costs a little more than the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, but it's still a good choice, because you can get a better phone for that extra money.