Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z – Best Specs and Price Comparison

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If you’re looking to buy either the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or the Sony Xperia Z, here’s a comparison you can read between the two to help you figure out which one your most fond of and which would be the better buy.

Display and Design

The display Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is equipped with is a Super AMOLED that measures 5.5 inches. The resolution rendered on this touch screen is of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phablet is sized at 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm dimensions and weighs 183 g.

Sony equipped its own device with a TFT type of display which is slightly smaller, measuring 5 inches. The resolution on this device is a superior one of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device as well smaller (dimensions: 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm) as well as lighter (weight: 146 g).

Hardware and Operating System

If you choose to buy the Galaxy Note 2, you will see that it comes with an A9 Cortex processor (a quad core working at 1.6 GHz) that is paired up with an Exynos chipset: 4412 Quad, to be exact. Also, this device will feature 2GB of RAM and, depending on what you choose, 3 options of internal storage: either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB (you may also get a microSD card which will allow you to expand this memory by up to 64GB). The operating system the phablet runs on is Android Jelly Bean.

On the other hand, if your choice is the Xperia Z, you will see that this device has a Krait processor (also a quad core, but clocked at 1.5 GHz) and two options regarding chipset: MDM9215M or APQ8064 – both from Qualcomm. The smartphone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (this handset also allows you to expand your storage space by up to 64GB whilst using a microSD card). You will find that the Sony Xperia Z also runs on Android Jelly Bean.


If you’re looking for a smart device that “knows its way” around a nice photo, you will most likely want to opt for the Sony Xperia Z. This device has a rear-facing camera of 13.1MP (autofocus + LED flash) and a 2.2MP front-facing camera.

Now, if you’re more fond of the phablet from Samsung, don’t worry, because the Galaxy Note 2 doesn’t fall that far behind. The device has an 8MP rear-facing camera (autofocus + LED flash) and a 1.9MP front-facing camera.


Samsung equipped its device with a 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery unit that is estimated to last around 16 hours of talking time (3G).

Sony equipped its own device with a Li-Ion battery unit that has a capacity of 2330 mAh. This battery will last around 14 hours of talking time (3G).


There is not much of a difference in the price department, so you will just have to figure out what is more important to you: a device that has amazing camera features, or rather a device with great hardware specs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (16 GB): $399.51

Sony Xperia Z: $361.99


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