92points

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

48points

Sony Xperia Z

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) vs Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) better than Sony Xperia Z?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Wireless charging
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has a dual-tone LED flash
  • Has integrated LTE
  • 18nm smaller semiconductor size
    10nmvs28nm
  • Supports two SIM cards

Why is Sony Xperia Z better than Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 55g lighter
    146gvs201g
  • 0.9mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.8mm
  • Has a radio
  • Is DLNA certified
  • 5.4mm narrower
    71mmvs76.4mm
  • 22.9mm shorter
    139mmvs161.9mm
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Sony Xperia Z

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

201g

146g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

8.8mm

7.9mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

76.4mm

71mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

161.9mm

139mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1440 x 2960px

1080 x 1920px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.pixel density

514ppi

441ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4.screen size

6.4"

5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
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Sony Xperia Z

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.Has an AMOLED display
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AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.GPU clock speed

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

400MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.RAM speed

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

533MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Alcatel 7

3200MHz

4.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.CPU threads

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

6.Uses big.LITTLE technology
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Sony Xperia Z

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

13MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Sony Xperia Z

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Vivo NEX 2

3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.Has laser autofocus
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Sony Xperia Z

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

5.front camera megapixels

8MP

2MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

6.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
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Sony Xperia Z

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
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Sony Xperia Z

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

4.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

4000mAh

2400mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

4.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

5.Supports fast charging
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Sony Xperia Z

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
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Sony Xperia Z

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
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Sony Xperia Z
2.Has offline voice recognition
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Sony Xperia Z

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z
4.Supports Java
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Sony Xperia Z
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Sony Xperia Z

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
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Sony Xperia Z

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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