Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One Max vs Sony Xperia Z2

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung HTC Sony
Announced September 2013 October 2013 February 2014
Status Available - September 2013 Available - October 2013 Available - April 2014
Colors Black, White, Pink Silver Black, White, Purple
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
(5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm
(6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 in)
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
(5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 217 g (7.65 oz) 163 g (5.75 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - For Verizon
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
LTE 700 - For Verizon
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800)
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900) - D6543
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features S Pen stylus Fingerprint Sensor IP58 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Planned upgrade to Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300, Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 330 (LTE model) Adreno 320 Adreno 330
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches 5.9 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (373 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 74.98% 70.85% 69.16%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels 20.7 MP, autofocus
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR HTC UltraPixel Camera, Auto focus, 1/3' Sensor Size, 2┬Ám Pixel Size, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection, Optical Image Stabilization, HDR, Stereo Sound Recording Auto focus, 1/2.3'' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps (LTE model) Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, video stabilization, HDR
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR [Similar] Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG Supported - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3200 mAh 3300 mAh 3200 mAh
Stand by Up to 420 h (3G) Up to 585 h (3G) Up to 690 h (2G)
Up to 740 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 21 h (3G) Up to 25 h (3G) Up to 15 h (2G)
Up to 19 h (3G)