Galaxy Note 3 VS Xperia Z1

The much awaited devices, the Galaxy Note 3 and Xperia Z1 from the companies Samsung and Sony respectively, have got announced. A tough competition between these two esteemed devices is highly likely to happen. If you are from many who are looking to buy a new gadget, then it’s really going to be difficult for you to select one out of the aforementioned devices. The only way to lower down the difficulty level is to check out the hardware and software specs of both devices. This article is helpful in this aspect.

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Galaxy Note 3 VS Xperia Z1 Specs Comparison


Dimensions of Galaxy Note 3 are 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in) and its weight is 168 g. The look does not contain anything special as compared to past Galaxy devices.

Sony Xperia Z1 has the dimensions of 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm (5.67 x 2.91 x 0.33 in) and its weight is 170 g. Yeah, look follows the usual look of Xperia line-up devices. Nothing eye-popping, sorry!


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has 5.7-inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. 386 ppi pixel density and support for multitouch are some other features to be listed here.

Sony Xperia Z1 has 5.0-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass is the best plus point in this device. The pixel density is 441 ppi and like the Note 3, the support for multitouch is there in this device, too.

Processor and Operating System

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is the Chipset in Galaxy Note 3. The 4G model of device has got Quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 processor. 3G model has Quad-core 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 (3G model). The processor selection differs with the market. Operating System is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Sony Xperia Z1 has Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. Processor is Quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 400. The operating system is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will hit the market in two memory variants of 32GB and 64GB. Not enough? Don’t panic! Support for microSD of up to 64GB is there in both said variants. RAM is 3GB.

Internal memory in Xperia Z1 is 16GB and there is support for microSD of up to 64GB. RAM is 2GB.


Primary Camera in Galaxy Note 3 is 13MP that has features like Geo-tagging, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, panorama, etc. The Secondary Camera is of 2MP.

The most eye-catching part in Xperia Z1 is its Primary Camera that is of 20.7MP. Company claims that it’s the best camera of all flagship devices launched till date by any company. This camera has features like 1/2.3” sensor size, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection. Secondary Camera is 2MP.


If you prefer to buy a phablet over a smartphone, then simply opt for Galaxy Note 3. If you give equal preference to both, then you should revise this comparison article. If I am asked to choose one of these two devices, I would pick the Sony Xperia Z1 which gives additional benefits such as being waterproof, having better looks than Note 3 and easy to use with one hand. Let me know about your choice in the below comment box.

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