PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy Note 3


Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more


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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Sony Xperia Z2 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia Z2  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy Note 3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z2

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Z2

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Significantly better overall performance 2,639 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 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 (3G) 44,352 min vs 25,200 min More than 75% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 41,472 min vs 31,680 min More than 30% longer standby time
Sharper screen 423 ppi vs 386 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Bigger screen 5.7" vs 5.2" Around 10% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Longer talk time 1,500 min vs 900 min More than 65% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z2  vs Galaxy Note 3 

We're especially pleased to say that what was one of the Xperia Z1's weaker aspects, the display, has been vastly improved in the Z2.
Xperia Z2

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


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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z2  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Size 5.2" 5.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 423 ppi 386 ppi


Clock speed 2.3 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 2.2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 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)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 900 min 1,500 min
Talk time (3G) 1,140 min 1,260 min
Standby time 41,472 min 31,680 min
Standby time (3G) 44,352 min 25,200 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z2  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Weight 163 g 168 g
Thickness 8.2 mm 8.3 mm
Size 73.3 x 146.8 x 8.2 mm 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 6.0 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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