Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Sony Xperia Z have been manufactured by the technology moguls Samsung and Sony, respectively. With changing time, people are eyeing the best available technological gadgets to make their everyday living simpler. Both devices have their fair share of highs and lows, but are renowned among the audience for being fairly competitive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note handsets have been at their prime since their inception and their further variations keep getting better with time. Sony Xperia Z, on the other hand, has been labeled as the perfect alternative for individuals who do not wish to purchase Samsung handsets. Although the two smartphones are quite similar in terms of screen size, there are some major differences that cannot go unnoticed.
In order to determine the superior model, it is only fair to have both the phones analyzed and create an unbiased review.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was released on September 26, 2012. It is especially known for having enhanced software for self-storing as well as a larger display. More often than not it is termed as a “phablet”, which is the combination of a phone and a tablet. It features 720p screen resolution display, 2 GB of RAM, storage capacity of up to 128 GB and a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. As its usual OS, the device sports Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Some of its alternatives that are sold in the Chinese market comprise dual-SIM and dual-standby features for added leverage.
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z is an HD Android, touch screen smartphone that has been designed and promoted by Sony Mobile. It was announced at the recently concluded International Consumer Electronics Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, United States. Release date for the device has been confirmed as March 2013, making it one of the most sought after devices upon its release. Inclusive of 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 2048 MB of RAM, the latest model in Xperia Series boasts of a screen resolution of 1920×1080 as well.
As mentioned above, both Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are smartphones. They are shipped with Android 4.1.2 and Android 4.1 with Candybar being their form factor. Where the former is available in black, purple and white colors, the latter is offered in colors blue and white. Its dimension is evidently bigger in comparison with Sony Xperia Z.
The physical size of Sony Xperia Z varies with Samsung Galaxy Note 2, summing up to 5.55 inches display. However, its resolution is inferior and offers 720×1280 pixels. The capacitive and multi-touch screen smartphones offer several other features including proximity sensor, light sensor and scratch-resistant glass. Sony Xperia Z comes with a superior screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Sony Xperia Z use super AMOLED and TFT technology respectively.
CPU and GPU
Sony Xperia Z is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is engineered with the use of 1.6 GHz dual-core processor and offers 2 GB of RAM. Sony Xperia Z, on the other hand offers 2048 MB of RAM.
Sony Xperia Z comes with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with either Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean or Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system based on customer preference. With the latter offering an enhanced version of OS, it clearly gains an advantage over its Sony rival.
Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, both have an in-built disk space of 16 GB. Storage expansion for Sony Xperia Z can be made using microSD or microSDHC up to 32 GB, where as for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 storage expansion can be made up to 64 GB. As a conclusion, the latter clearly gains an advantage over its tech rival Sony Xperia Z.
When it comes to the camera features, Sony Xperia Z offers 13.1 megapixels and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers 8 megapixels resolution. Their flash feature includes LED lights. The recording format for Sony Xperia Z is MPEG4 and the camcorder records in resolution 1920×1080. The same is applicable to Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Samsung’s front facing camera offers 1.9 megapixels whereas Sony’s smartphone offers 2.2 megapixels. Based on this analysis, it goes without saying that Sony has an advantage over Samsung.
Battery performance for both the Sony and Samsung smartphones vary with the latter having a comfortable advantage over the former. Where Sony Xperia Z offers talk time of an average 11 hours, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 offers 15 hours of standard talk time. The capacity of Sony Xperia Z is far less with 2330 mAh in comparison with 3100 mAh of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The stand-by time for Sony smartphone 3G is 22.1 days and for Samsung smartphone, it is 10.4 days.
When it comes to choosing the best among Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Sony Xperia Z, their price really does not matter; what matters is which smartphone offers the best features. These two devices are completely different with an almost similar screen resolution. In terms of appearance, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 clearly has an edge and appears more professional and is inclusive of features that you would love to flaunt. However, when it comes to camera quality, Sony Xperia Z beats Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hands down with its superior 13.1 megapixel sensor. It is rather unfortunate that people will actually have to wait till March 2013 for the Sony handset to be released. So far as a conclusion, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 seems to be the ideal option for Android lovers.