Samsung Galaxy Note 4  Sony Xperia Z3 Plus 
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
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Excellence Score
36.7
27.7
Value for Money Score
50.6
52.0
Price Rs. 31,699 onwards Rs. 19,995 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2014 Jun, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 7.1
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), 2.5D Glass Screen IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.7 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Adreno 420 Adreno 430
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 20.7 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR 1/2.3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R, Video Stabilization, Superior Auto, Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera 3.7 MP 5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Selfie (90 degree), Wide selfie mode (120 degree) Full HD Video Recording, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM
Thickness 8.5 mm 6.9 mm
Weight 176 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3220 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A Music Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features S Pen stylus; S Pen Optimized Features- Air Command, Screen Write, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match, Smart Select, Advanced S Pen; S Voice; Air Gestures; Ultra Power Saving mode; Multi-window (Managing multiple applications at once on a single screen); Fast Charging (Go from zero to 50% in around 30 minutes); DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; IR LED (Remote Control); Download Booster; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ support; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Dust Proof; Water Resistant; Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); S-Force; Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software; Clear Bass; xLoud Experience; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Great design and build quality
  • Gorgeous, top-notch, high-resolution display
  • Android interface with Samsung's TouchWiz on top
  • The Touchwiz interface is now more polished, and has a lot of clutter stripped off
  • Fingerprint sensor, and the S Heath App along with the health sensors, add useful functionality
  • New S Pen features, and improved multi-tasking functionality, add to the productivity muscle of the Note 4 - no other phone comes close in this area
  • Top-notch speed/performance backed by great hardware
  • Very good camera, with optical image stabilization, and stunning 4K videos
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Quick battery charging
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The large size of course means the phone is not the easiest to carry around, and handle
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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