Xperia Z Sony

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    5
    inches
  • resolution
    440
    ppi

Galaxy Note II Samsung

  • clock speed
    1.6
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    5.5
    inches
  • resolution
    267
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy Note II

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
8.9
8.3

Processing power

linpack, quadrant and sunspider
7.1
6.5

Graphics performance

gl benchmark 2.5
7.1
6.3

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.5
8.5

Music

voice volume and music volume
8.8
9.3

Geekaphone Score

7.5
7.4

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
5"
5.5"
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (440 ppi)
1280 x 720 (267 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
Super AMOLED (RGB S-Stripe)
Brightness
492 cd/m²
402 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.462
2.307
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Samsung Exynos 4 (Quad 4412)
CPU
1.5 GHz, ARM Krait
1.6 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
Architecture
Quad core
Quad core
Linpack
630
214.3
Quadrant
8,075
5,916
GPU
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 320
440 MHz, ARM Mali-400
Architecture
Quad core
Quad core
GL benchmark 2.5
29
17
Epic citadel
55.6
--
Basemark x
4.62
--
RAM
2 GB
2 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.2, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.6, 3.7 mm (29.3 mm equiv.)
Resolution
13.1 MP (4176 x 3136)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
Yes
6 fps
Aperture
f/2.2
f/2.6
Secondary camera
2.19 MP
1.9 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
50 Mbps
20 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
2,330 mA·h
3,100 mA·h
Talk time
660 min
960 min
Standby time
33,000 min
53,400 min
Tested
3G talk time
963 min
1,017 min
Web browsing
339 min
528 min
Video playback
397 min
687 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Back)
Frequency response
+0.11, -0.10
+0.03, -0.04
Noise level
-81.9 dB
-90.2 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.62, -0.09
+0.11, -0.06
Noise level
-81.7 dB
-90.1 dB
FM radio
Receive
Receive

form factor

Size
71 x 139 x 7.9 mm
80.5 x 151.1 x 9.4 mm
Weight
146 g
180 g
Body
Slate (Waterproof, Dustproof)
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.1
Upgradable to
Android 4.4 KitKat
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
  1. Standard (predictive)
  2. Swype (predictive)
Sunspider
1,336 ms
972 ms

connectivity

Network
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
Yes

features

Internal storage
16 GB
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
microSD
Included accessories
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
60.1 dB
70 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
58.3 dB
66.6 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
Yes
Hygrometer
No
No
Showing 23 comments.
so, which the worthiest phone I should buy between Xperia Z and Galaxy Note II for now on, dude ??
Hi can u please tell me which one is the best for high end gaming, coz im confusd with the two.. plzzz.
With the stats on the battery that you gave, N2 spent 1500 mAh battery and Xz spent 1398 mAh battery juice. It is quite unclear how you could rate N2 battery higher than Xz's.
yes!!! note 2 best mobile phone..smooth.
funny how n2 wins. samsung is the greatest plagiarist by the way. even s4 cant beat xz in terms of design durability camera and alot more features.
definetly i agree with this there is no major difference apart from scr siz and 0.1 pcr speed in s note
Galaxy note 2 is father of all phones. In processing power. In downloading speed. In typing comfort. Multi window is the best ever then any phone.u can watch video While doing mailing,messaging,browising,and much more. 1000% note 2 is batter then any other phone in world.and AMAZING GAMEING EXPERIANCE EVER.
I think that xperia z is the best one...
Sony Xperia Z is the best
I LIKE SONY XPERIA Z THAN ALL OTHER PHONES
Xperia z is the best
I have both galaxy note 2 (N2) and xperia Z (Xz). Both have their strength. The Pro of N2 is that it has a lot of features like S voice (aka siri), S pen, multi window, motion enable feature. The con is that the camera has poor grainy output , auto focus is poor, auto white balance is poor when taken in a well lit room. It has no auto scene detection. The pro of Xz is that it has a very good camera that can really take good photo to post on your face book even in low light condition. Furthermore it has scene detection. Another advantage of Xz is that it is simple in usage (that depends on personal preference, as i only used my phone for calling and message). The con is that the battery is not as good as N2. N2 is using a 3000 mAh and Xz is only 2330mAh. Hence, N2 under normal usage like 2-4 call, 10-15 mins internet the battery left after 12 hr is around 50% but the Xz has only around 40%.
quite funny comparison :D
I have an Galaxy note 2 and it has only 16gb internal memory. not 64.
we will get both free of cost
have u used the bb z10 ? or q10 ?
It still dosen't tell me which is better but by the sound of things the Note 2 is... What I do know is that Sony Products are not liked on Apple computers! I have a Sony xperia ray and my Mac refuses to sync with it! Where on the other hand my Galaxy S2 is quite happy to open up on my mac. If this is the case with the Z then I think the Note 2 is the better option overall. It's a shame because I feel that Sony are really making some good product and I really like the graphic interface on it. I like the detailed graphic icons where as the Samsung ones are simple and plan. But that is just my opinion
Of course note is the best
galaxy note II cant win just for have more internal storage, bought can have Micro SD
BB is bull shit, always freez !
the best is the black berry 10 !!!!!
you honestly can't say the note is the winner with so much missing data on the Z. this coming from an original note owner, it is a very high quality phone, but the size is definitely not worth specs that can and have been beaten by this very phone.
Xperia Z Is The Best !!