Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 – Fight!

by Jerry D on September 27, 2013

There are questions we should be asking when judging the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Questions like… Does the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia Z1, defeat the one on the Galaxy S3? Does it boast a nimbler mobile processor? Compare the key stats of each phone in the table that follows.

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Sony Xperia Z1 VS Samsung Galaxy S3
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 4.8-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(306.042 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.4GHz quad core Exynos 4412
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.0.4
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 16, 32 or 64 internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.9MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP and EDR
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6mm
Weight 170g 133g
Talktime 15.0 hours 12.0 hours
Standby 850 hours 790 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, barometer, stereo FM radio with RDS, S-Voice, TV-out and Smart Stay eye-tracking

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!

The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the Samsung Galaxy S3 over 10 rounds (see below), winning 5 of them, drawing 3 and losing 2. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Comparable
  2. The best size/weight: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Yes
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: No
  9. The best battery life: Yes
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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