Sony introduced its new flagship a few days ago and as expected has raised the bar for high-end systems such as Full HD 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.
It is predictable to compare the new Sony Xperia Z with 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. Look at the comparison of these two models.
Design and Display
As stated, the design is one of the most care of the Sony Xperia Z and stands above all the use of glass as the main material; this gives an elegant and sophisticated. Addition has IP57 certification ensures water resistance and dust from entering into the channels, 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 thinner and a little 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 screen size of the Sony Xperia Z grows to 5-inches, a figure that is really interesting that it has Full HD resolution, with the density of 443 dots per inch. Also built-in Sony Bravia Engine 2, Engine to improve color and everything move smoother without losing sharpness. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a Super AMOLED panel technology, well known to deliver vivid colors and sharp images, 4.8-inch HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels), because this density is 306 dots per inch.
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 3G mobile networks (at 21 Mbps thanks to the standard HSPA +), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, assisted GPS, DLNA, NFC chip, MicroUSB port with support 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
With the Full HD resolution Sony contains a camera the best of the best, and in this case has 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 takes a noise reduction system to maintain the sharpness in any situation. The sensor has a resolution of 13-MP and Full HD video recording, plus the 2.2-MP front camera also records Full HD videos.
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 8-MP, Full HD video recording also, the front camera is 1.9-MP and HD720p video recording. 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 picked up a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor; this chip has four cores at 1.5-GHz, has an Adreno 320 graphics processor and has 2-GB of RAM. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S3 also carries a Quad-Core Chip in particular is an Exynos 4 Quad, with 1-GB of RAM and a Mali-400 MP GPU. According to performance tests conducted by the Snapdragon different benchmark applications included in the Sony Xperia Z is faster and powerful, about 30% more than the engine’s flagship Samsung.
The memory is imposed Samsung Galaxy S3 with three versions of 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal capacity and accepts microSD memory cards up to 64-GB extra. The Sony Xperia Z will be sold in a 16-GB version and microSD cards can not be more than 32-GB.
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 and Stay Smart brand new multi-window feature that allows true multitasking enjoy driving two applications simultaneously.
Autonomy and Price
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 a saving mode called STAMINA.
At this time 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 for 450 euros, which is not bad for a mobile as comprehensive and advanced.
|Sony Xperia Z||Samsung Galaxy S3|
|Screen||TFT Capacitive Multitouch 5-inch
FullHD Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
443 dots per Inch
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Mineral Crystal Scratch Resistant film and Shatterproof
On-screen QWERTY Keyboard
|Capacitive multitouch panel
Super AMOLED HD
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
306 dots per Inch
16 million Colors
On-screen QWERTY Keyboard
|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
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Quad Core Processor 1.5-GHz
Adreno 320 GPU
|4 Quad Processor Samsung Exynos @ 1.4-Ghz
Mali-400 MP GPU
|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
4128 x 3096 pixels
Autofocus and Burst
16X Digital Zoom
HDR for both (Photos and Videos)
Flash LED / Pulse and Camera Lighting
Front Camera (2.2-MP and 1080p)
Record High-Definition Video (1080p)
Geotagging – Image Effect
Quick Start – Timer
Sweep Panorama function
Manual focusPlaying music, video and photos
Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
3D Surround (VPT)
Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
Clear Audio +
3D Surround Sound
TrackID music recognition
XLOUD Experience ™
3D Games – Games Movement
Facebook – Twitter – YouTube
|Backlit sensor (BSI) 8-MP
Video Recording FullHD (1080p @ 30 fps)
Secondary Camera 1.9-MP FrontPlays 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
LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 (in some markets)
3G (HSDPA / HSUPA)
Audio connector 3.5 mm (CTIA)
Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Technology
Support HDMI via MHL
Micro USB connection
NFC – PC Companion
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
Charging with USB
Compatible with USB 2.0 high speed
Wi-Fi and point feature Wi-Fi
Miracast certified Wi-Fi
|GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HSPA + 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 Mhz
GPS / GLONASS
Accelerometer rotation sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor
Output 3.5 mm headphone jack
MicroSD card slot
HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
NFC with S Beam
MHL Adapter + HDMI
Direct Call – Smart Alert
Popup Video – Multi-window
|Autonomy||Nonremovable lithium battery 2330-mA
Talk time: 11 hours
Standby: 550 hours
Use 2G: 21 hours 40 minutes
Use 3G: 11 hours 40 minutes
2G Standby: 590 hours
3G Standby: 790 hours
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. Full HD screen or 13-MP camera sensor Exmor RS are strong arguments and place it over your opponent, it also highlights the most powerful processor and its design is also waterproof. Nevertheless on the subject of functions Samsung Galaxy S3 smart remains without rival, the software media 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 Full HD display and upgraded processor, But In any case the Sony Xperia Z has proven to be at the height of the situation.
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