PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy Note 3


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy Note 3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z1

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xperia Z1
Galaxy Note 3

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia Z1

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z1

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z1

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Significantly better overall performance 2,673 vs 870 More than 3x better geekbench score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 50,976 min vs 25,200 min More than 2x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly longer standby time 52,848 min vs 31,680 min More than 65% longer standby time
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 386 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Faster web browser 2,783 vs 2,185 More than 25% better BrowserMark score
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5" Around 15% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 120x higher def video
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1  vs Galaxy Note 3 

With the quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU, overall system performance is simply great, with no visible hiccups or slowdowns.
Xperia Z1

The camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, and you can choose to have 9.6-, 8-, 6- and 2.4-megapixel snaps too.
Galaxy Note 3

We feared battery life might not be up to much thanks to the full HD, 5.7-inch display which adorns the front of the Note 3, but we were pleasantly surprised.
Galaxy Note 3


8.0 Out of 10
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z1  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Size 5" 5.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 440 ppi 386 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 13 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 900 min 1,260 min
Standby time 52,848 min 31,680 min
Standby time (3G) 50,976 min 25,200 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Weight 170 g 168 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.3 mm
Size 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 mm 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 5.1 Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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