Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Compare Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Our Comparison Tool compares the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone. Currently Sony Xperia Z1 is ranked first Overall score is 82 and its value for money index is 4.27, which is better than that of Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
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Technical Specifications


Sony Xperia Z1

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Operating System Android v4.2 Jelly Bean Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean
Processor 2.2 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core Cortex A9 Processor
GPU Adreno 330 Mali 400MP
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Exynos 4412
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity, gyro, barometer and geo-magnetic
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
External Storage 64 GB 64 GB
Cloud Storage - Dropbox upto 50 GB storage
Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type TFT AMOLED
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1280 x 720 pixels
Pixel Density ~441 ppi ~267 ppi
User Interface - Timescape UI UI v1.0
Multi-touch Yes Yes, Touch-sensitive controls
Stylus No Yes, S Pen stylus
Screen Protection Scratch-resistant Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Rear Camera 20.7 MP 8 MP
Front Camera 2 MP 1.9 MP
Camera Features 1/2.3 inches sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, LED Flash 3264x2448 pixels with autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network No No
Dual SIM No No
Dual standby No No
Triple SIM No No
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Nano SIM No No
Form Factor Phablet Phablet
Dimensions 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
Weight 170 g 183 g
Color Black Titanium Gray, Marble White
Browser HTML5 HTML5, Adobe Flash
GPRS Yes, 107 kbps Yes
EDGE Yes, 296 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared - No
Music Player MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Video Player MP4/H.263/H.264 player MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263
Sound Technology Sony Xloud -
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Loud Speaker Yes Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3 Vibration, MP3, WAV
SMS Yes, Threaded View Yes
MMS Yes Yes
EMAIL Email, Push Email Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
IM Yes Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Social Networking Yes -
Battery Type Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery Standard Battery Li-ion 3100 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 14 hours (2G) / Up to 15 hours (3G) Up to 35 hrs for 2G and up to 16 hrs for 3G
Standy by Time Up to 880 hours (2G) / Up to 850 hours (3G) Up to 980 hrs for 2G and Up to 890 hrs for 3G
Music Playback Time Up to 110 h -
Built-in Apps Google Play, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Search, Gmail, Youtube Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Image/video editor, Calendar, Organizer
Games Yes Yes
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Additional Features
SNS Integration, Predictive Text Input S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay and Smart Rotate eye tracking, SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype)


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