• Samsung Galaxy Note II CDMA vs Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note II CDMA vs Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony Samsung
Announced Q3 2012 January 2013 March 2013
Status Released - November 2012 Released - February 2013 Available - April 2013
Colors Titanium Gray, Marble White Black, White, Purple White Frost, Black Mist
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
(5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in)
139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
(5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight 179.4 g (6.31.0.14 oz) 146 g (5.15 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SCH-I605, SPH-L900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - SCH-I605, SPH-L900, SCH-R950
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SCH-I605, SPH-L900 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 13 - SCH-I605, SCH-R950 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603 LTE (Dependent on Country)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1.x (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2.0 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4412 Quad Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5410
GPU Mali-400MP4 Adreno 320 PowerVR SGX 544MP3
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches 5.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 68.57% 69.70% 72.15%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS - SCH Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP [Similar] Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes - SCH-I605, SPH-L900 Up to 107 kbps Yes
Edge Yes - SCH-I605, SPH-L900 Up to 296 kbps Yes
3G EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL; HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
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, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

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

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not 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 Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3100 mAh 2330 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 250 h (2G)
Up to 300 h (3G)
Up to 550 h (2G)
Up to 530 h (3G)
Up to 350 h
Talk Time Up to 15 h Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
Up to 17 h