This September, the Japanese and the Koreans have initiated a tech war by launching its two 5 inch phablet devices- Xperia Z1 and Galaxy Note 3. The clash of these titans have caught the tech community in a rapt attention as both these gadgets have something very special to offer. Here is a brief summary of what these two devices have to offer!
The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a 5” display, a 1080×1920 pixel resolution and a heavily loaded 441 ppi density. Moreover, the smartphone surfaces a TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and offers a multi-touch up to ten fingers, which means you can have both your hands completely engaged for multiple operations on screen.
The Galaxy Note 3 on the other hand has a 5.7 inch display, 1080×1920 pixels resolution and a 386ppi density. The phone has Samsung’s famous super AMOLED touch screen that offers sharp image resolution with 16M colors and comes with an S Pen stylus..
Hardware and Software
The Xperia Z1 has a quad-core 2.2GHz Krait processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and an Adreno 330 GPU. Moreover, the device will come with an Android Jelly Bean v4.2 OS and is planned to get upgraded with the KitKat v4.4. The device has an A-GPS feature that comes along with GLONASS.
The Galaxy Note 3 has a similar power built and comes with a 2.3GHz Krait processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and an Adreno 330 GPU. However, the Note 3 will come with latest Android Jelly Bean v4.3. It also features A-GPs along with GLONASS.
The Xperia Z1 comes loaded with a whopping 20.7 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. Its secondary camera is of 2MP offering a video chat at 1080p@30fps.
The Galaxy Note has an inferior camera compared to the Xperia Z1 with 13MP and comes along with autofocus and LED flash. Its secondary camera is similar with 2MP offering video chat at 1080p@30fps.
Storage, Battery and Colors
The Xperia Z1 has a 16GB internal storage and 2GB of RAM with an expandable microSD memory slot of 64GB. It has a non-removable 3000mAh of battery that offers nearly 13 hours of talk time. The device will be available in three different colors of Black Whit and Purple.
The Galaxy Note 3 is available in three variants of 16/32/64GB of internal storage with a 3GB RAM and an expandable microSD memory slot of 64GB. It has a 3200mAh Li-Ion battery and offers nearly 20 hours of talk time. The device is available in different colors of Black, White, Pink, Merlot Red, Rose Gold Black, Rose Gold White.
The Xperia Z1 is priced at 575$ at Amazon:
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While the Galaxy Note 3 is quoted at 620$ the best price:
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It clearly seems that both the smartphones are superior in terms of built and features and share a very neck-to-neck competition.