Yesterday, Sony unveiled the new Xperia Z, a new high-end device that really promises. Will it have what it takes to beat one of the best smartphones of the momento? Let’s find out: Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S3.

As I mentioned recently, the new flagship of Sony already has seen the light. The Xperia Z is one of the biggest bets of the firm to try to approach the market leaders in mobile devices such as what Samsung and Apple. Altough what will define the succes or not of the Xperia Z will bi its performance and user feedback, we can get an idea of what will be compared with other high-end phones. Beyond the serious problem of “Sudden Death”, the Galaxy S3 remains a true referent when it comes to Android smartphones so it seemed a good idea to compare them to see how we were.

Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S3


The Galaxy S3 has a Super AMOLED screen of 4.8 inches with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, a pixel density of 306 ppi and Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

Meanwhile, the Xperia Z comes with a 5-inch panel offering Full HD resolution (1,080 x 1,920 pixels), Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology and scratch-resistant glass. In addition, this smartphone features IP55 and IP57 certifications that give protection against dust and water.


The flagship of Samsung a processor incorporates Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 quad core at 1.4 GHz that come with a Mali-400MP GPU and 1GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the Xperia Z integrates a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core 1.5GHz, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM.


The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes in three versions: 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal storage, with potential to expand to 64 GB with micro SD card, while the Xperia Z will be available in 16 and 32 GB, expandable to 32 GB with micro SD.


The Galaxy S3 features an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of taking pictures in 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, capable of recording video at 1080p and several interesting features like the ability to record and take pictures at the same time, face and smile detection, geo-tagging, image stabilization and more. The front camera is 1.9 megapixels.

However, the Xperia Z has nothing to envy because it has a sensor of 13 megapixels Exmor RS that comes with autofocus, LED flash and ability to record video at 1080p and take HDR Photos and Pictures. For its part, the front camera is 2 MPx.


The current flagship of Samsung incorporates great connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, GPS with A-GPS and support for GLONASS, micro USB 2.0 port, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, barometer.

The Xperia Z incorporate Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass and other things.


The Samsung Galaxy S3 was released with Android 4.0.4 ICS but it was upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in almost all markets. Meanwhile, the Xperia Z will be released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but Sony promises an upgrade to Android 4.2 shortly after launch.


The Galaxy S3 incorporates a Li-Ion 2100 mAh which allows up to a duration of 21 hours and 40 minutes on 2G and up to 11 hours and 40 minutes with 3G, while the Xperia Z features a large 2330 mAh battery and has developed a mode to consume fewer called Stamina, which increased by 400% Standby time.

Here is a video to see what we’re talking about:

Although a comparison is somewhat uneven because the Galaxy S3 was released several months ago, it seemed a good idea to measure the new Sony Xperia Z and see what came out. This new device will be released next March in three colors: black, white and purple.

How about this new smartphone? Will it have what it takes to compete foot by foot against the main devices of the industry?

Esteban Cejas

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