Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Compare Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Our Comparison Tool compare both the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Sony Xperia Z1 is ranked first with an overall score of 82 and value for money index of 3.72, which is better than that of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone.
 
 
Features Sony Xperia Z1 Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Store 1
Rs. 22749
Rs. 27799
Store 2
Rs. 23169
Rs. 34999
Store 3
Rs. 23490
Rs. 39990
Specs Score   82 / 100     79 / 100  
Price
18% Cheaper
Rs. 27799
Operating System
14% Latest Operating System
The Operating System is the working platform for the users. Sony Xperia Z1 features Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has Android v4.1 Jelly Bean. So Sony Xperia Z1 has the latest OS.
Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor
Quad Core
Quad Core
Both the phones have same number of cores in the processor.
Process Speed
38% More Processing Speed
The Sony Xperia Z1 is 38% faster than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz.
1.6 GHz
RAM
2 GB
2 GB
Both the phones have similar RAM Capacity. Higher RAM count is directly proportional to the gadget's performance.
Rear Camera
1.59 Times High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Sony Xperia Z1 packs 1.59 times more in terms of primary camera resolution as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at 8 MP.
8 MP
Front Camera
5% High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Sony Xperia Z1 packs 5% more in terms of primary camera resolution as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at 2 MP. If you have a better front camera, the quality of selfies will be better. A has a better front camera and hence we give more points to Sony Xperia Z1 over Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
1.9 MP
Screen
5 inches
10% Bigger Screen
Bigger and vibrant screen provides a pleasing viewing experience when it comes to watching videos or reading. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 packs 10% more in terms of screen size with a 5.5 inches inch panel.
Resolution
1.25 Times Higher Resolution
Better resolution stands for a sharper panel. The Sony Xperia Z1 features a Full HD Display panel with 1.25 times more pixels as compared to the HD Display panel supported by the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
1280 x 720 pixels
Internal Memory
16 GB
16 GB
Both the phones have similar internal storage limit.
External Memory
64 GB
64 GB
Both the phones have similar external storage limit.
Battery
Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery
3% More Powerful Battery
Battery module powers your gadget and a bigger unit signifies longevity and added talk-time support. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 3% more battery capacity than Sony Xperia Z1.
Removable modules are preferred as these can be easily replaced in case a fault is encountered.
Talk Time
14 Hours
21% More Talk Time
The talk time available with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 17 Hours and for Sony Xperia Z1 is 14 Hours. Talk-time limit for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 21% higher than that of Sony Xperia Z1.
SIM
Single SIM
Single SIM
Both the phones have Single SIM option.
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Note: This comparison is solely based on the hardware components and performance of the phones. Apps and other features are not considered here.
 
Technical Specifications
Features Sony Xperia Z1 Samsung Galaxy Note 2
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android v4.2 Jelly Bean Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Upgradable to - v4.3 Jelly Bean
HARDWARE
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, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, eCompass, Ambient Light, Proximity Accelerometer, proximity, gyro, barometer and geo-magnetic
RAM & STORAGE
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
External Storage 64 GB 64 GB
Cloud Storage - Dropbox upto 50 GB storage
DISPLAY & TOUCH
Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Capacitive
Screen Type Triluminous 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, Up to 10 fingers Yes, Touch-sensitive controls
Stylus No Yes, S Pen stylus
Screen Protection Scratch-resistant Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 2
CAMERA
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
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
NETWORK
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network No No
SIM OPTIONS
Dual SIM No No
Dual standby No No
Triple SIM No No
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Nano SIM No No
CDMA No No
DESIGN
Form Factor Phablet Phablet
Dimensions 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
Weight 169 g 183 g
Color Black, White, Purple Titanium Gray, Marble White
QWERTY No No
INTERNET
Browser HTML5 HTML5, Adobe Flash
GPRS Yes, Upto 107 kbps Yes
EDGE Yes, Upto 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
CONNECTVITY
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 With A2DP, ANT+ Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
MUSIC & VIDEO
Music Player MP3, 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, SMF, XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, WAV, OGG, FLAC MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC
Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Video Player 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM 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
MESSAGING
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
Battery Type Non-removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery Standard Battery Li-ion 3100 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 14 hours Up to 17 hrs for 3G
Standy by Time Up to 880 hours Up to 510 hrs for 3G
Music Playback Time Up to 110 hours -
Video Playback Time Up to 6 hours -
APPS & GAMES
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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