Comparison, Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S3

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A few days ago Sony introduced its new flagship and as expected has raised the bar for high-end systems such as FullHD screen , confirming that it has been implemented as a standard in 2013. In addition to his impressive technical features, the Sony Xperia Z surprised by its elegant design that is also water resistant. With the year just begun there is no doubt that this terminal is the best that has been submitted but there is still long for other manufacturers to join this new trend.

Sony-Xperia-Z-vs-SGS3It is inevitable to compare the new Sony beast with which to many is the best Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 . The flagship of Samsung has remained at the top of the wave so far begin to appear more advanced models such as this Sony Xperia Z. In this sense, the Samsung Galaxy S3 plays at a disadvantage because it belongs to an older generation and it would be fair to compare it with the Samsung Galaxy S4 back that promise to be at the top of the mobile ecosystem. However the next prime sword Koreans could still take several months to arrive. Given that the Xperia Z stands a step above, we perform a comparison of these two models.

Design and Display

As mentioned, the design is one of the most care of the Sony Xperia Z and stands above all the use ofglass as the main material, this adds a very elegant and sophisticated. addition has the IP57 certifiedwhich ensures water resistance and dust from entering into the channels, however we do not know how to behave to an unexpected drop, the glass that covers it is tough but maybe it breaks easily. The shape of the terminal is quite rectangular , the set is very large but only a few millimeters compared to Samsung Galaxy S3, which itself is a bit thinner and heavier. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a much more rounded organic line and its case is made ​​of polycarbonate , a durable plastic, this helps the weight is less.

The size of the screen of the Sony Xperia Z grows up to five inches, a figure that is close to what we know as phablet but now threatens to be the norm in high-end phones. What is really interesting is that it has full HD resolution , ie, like most flat screen TVs on the market with this density increases to no less than 443 dots per inch. including engine Sony has Bravia Engine 2 to improve color and everything move smoother without losing sharpness. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a panel with technology Super AMOLED , well known to deliver vivid colors and sharp images, of 4.8 inches with resolution HD (1,280 x 720 pixels), because this is the density of 306 dots per inch. Although on paper looks like a huge difference, we must wait to compare them head to head as they move on a level that at first glance you do not notice much difference.


In this section there are no differences and the two can boast of a connection profile as full time. Among wireless connections we have access to mobile networks 3G (at 21 Mbps thanks to the standard HSPA +),Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, GPS assisted, DLNA , chip NFC , port MicroUSBsupport MHL to High Definition output and headphone jack. With these systems, the possibilities go beyond Internet access, you can also see photos or videos through your TV without using cables or share files instantly just approaching two terminals.

Camera and Video

In the field camera Sony typically includes the best of the best, and in this case have gone one step further with the Exmor sensor RS. chip This new system has improved backlight for low light results are even better, also HDR can record videos and take a noise reduction system to maintain the sharpness in any situation. The sensor has a resolution of thirteen megapixels and FullHD video recording , plus the2.2-megapixel front camera also records videos FullHD .

The Samsung Galaxy S3 also carries a backlit sensor but is not as advanced as the Sony Xperia Z. In this case it has a resolution of eight megapixels, also records full HD video, the front camera is 1.9 megapixels and record video HD720p . Both offer a number of similar features such as LED flash, auto focus, geo-tagging, digital zoom, face detection, image editor or scene modes to choose from.

Processor, memory and operating system

Sony has finally entered the battle for the cores and has opted for a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, this chip has four cores at 1.5 gigahertz, has a GPU Adreno 320 and has two GB of RAM.Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S3 chip also has four cores , namely a Exynos 4 Quad , with a GB of RAM and a Mali-400 MP GPU . According to performance tests conducted by different benchmark applications included in the Snapdragon Sony Xperia Z is faster and powerful, about a 30% morethan the engine’s flagship Samsung.

The internal memory is imposed on Samsung Galaxy S3 with three versions of 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal capacity and accepts memory cards up to 64 GB MicroSD extra. The Sony Xperia Z will be sold with a version of 16 Gb and cards MicroSD can not be more than 32 Gb

In the operating system no discrepancies as both come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the most notable difference is the visual layer that each manufacturer puts that gives a proper. However it is noteworthy that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has several smart features that enhance Samsung’s own user experience and one of the points that gives value to the device. For example is the voice assistant S Voice , eye motion detection Stay Smart and feature the newly released multi-window that allows true multitasking enjoy driving two applications simultaneously.

Autonomy and price

According to data provided by each manufacturer, the Samsung Galaxy S3 battery offers a more extensive range than the Sony Xperia Z although it is not a huge difference. As usual, these data depend hundred percent demos to use that terminal. The Sony Xperia Z carries a larger battery but it bears a big screen may be negatively affecting the autonomy, to avoid problems Sony has included asaving mode called STAMINA.

At the moment there is no official information on the starting price of the Sony Xperia Z although some dealers put it at 650 euros. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S3 to be purchased in free format for450 euros , which is not bad for a mobile as comprehensive and advanced.


We pointed out at the outset that these terminals play in different leagues, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 was the king of 2012, the Sony Xperia Z is a clear example of where they go for smartphones in 2013 and has more pointers components. The FullHD display or thirteen megapixel camera with sensorExmor RS are strong arguments and put it above your opponent, it also highlights the more powerful processor and its design is also waterproof. Yet on the subject of functions Smart the Samsung Galaxy S3 remains without rival, the software support that Samsung is offering its customers is excellent and with each update expand their capabilities. It was not until the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the battle is more balanced, in this case it is expected a screen FullHD and improved processor. In any case when the Sony Xperia Z has proven to be at the height of the situation.

Comparative tab

Sony Xperia Z Samsung Galaxy S3
Screen TFT capacitive multitouch 5-inch 
FullHD Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 
443 dots per inch 
16,777,216 color 
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 
Mineral crystal scratch resistant film and shatterproof 
screen QWERTY Keyboard 
Capture screenshots
Panel capacitive multitouch 
4.8 inch 
1280 x 720 pixel resolution 
306 dots per inch 
16 million color 
resistant glass 
screen QWERTY Keyboard 
Capture screenshots
Weight and dimensions 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm 
146 grams (battery included) 
Certification IP57 waterproof and dust
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 
133 grams
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor quad core 1.5 GHz 
GPU Adreno 320
4 Quad Processor Samsung Exynos @ 1.4GHz 
GPU Mali-400 MP
RAM 2 Gb 1 Gb
Internal Memory 16 GB + MicroSD up to 32 GB 16/32/64 GB + 64 GB microSD
Platform Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2
Camera and Multimedia Sony Exmor image sensor for mobile RS
13 megapixel camera 
4128 x 3096 pixels 
Autofocus and Burst 
16x digital zoom 
for both still images and HDR video 
Face detection 
Flash / LED lighting pulse and camera 
Front camera (2, 2 megapixels and 1080p) 
Video recording HD (1080p) 
Image stabilizer 
Image Effect 
Quick Start 
Red-eye reduction 
Scene recognition 
Send aa web 
sonrisasFunción Detection Superior Auto
Sweep Panorama function 
Manual focus

Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
3D Surround (VPT) 
Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) 
Clear Audio + 
Dynamic Normalizer 
3D Surround Sound 
Service PlayNow 
TrackID music recognition 
application “WALKMAN” 
Experience xLOUD ™ 
3D games 
Motion gaming 
Video Playback 
Application Facebook 

Backlit sensor (BSI) 8 megapixel 
LED Flash 
Best Photo 
Face Detection 
Video Recording FullHD (1080p @ 30fps) 
Secondary camera 1.9 megapixel front  

Plays music, video and photos 
Supported formats: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV, MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA, OGG , FLAC, AC-3, apt-X 
Samsung AllShare and AllShare Play Cast

Connectivity GSM 850/900/1800/1900 
HSDPA 850/900/2100 
LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 (in some markets) 
audio jack of 3.5 mm (CTIA) 
Wireless Technology Bluetooth 4.0 
DLNA Certified 
HDMI compatibility via MHL 
micro USB connection 
PC Companion 
screen mirroring 
synchronization through Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML 
USB Charging with 
USB 2.0 High Speed 
​​Link Xperia 
Wi-Fi and function point Wi-Fi 
certified Miracast Wi-Fi
GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
HSPA + 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 Mhz 
Accelerometer, rotation sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor 
Output 3.5 mm headphone 
card slot microSD 
Document viewer 
HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n 
Bluetooth 4.0 
NFC with S Beam 
MHL HDMI adapter + 
S Voice 
Stay Smart 
Call Direct 
Smart Alert 
Popup Video 
Autonomy Nonremovable lithium battery 2330 milliamperes 
Conversation: 11 hours 
Standby: 550 hours
Battery 2100 milliamperes 
Use 2G: 21 hours 40 minutes 
Use 3G: 11 hours 40 minutes 
2G Standby: 590 hours 
3G Standby: 790 hours
+ Info Sony Samsung


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