• Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Sony Xperia Z3

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Sony Xperia Z3

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Sony
Announced August 2014 August 2014 September 2014
Status Available - September 2014 Available - September 2014 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, white, gold, silver, blue Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scub Black, White, Copper, Silver Green
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
(5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz) 115 g (4.06 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D6603, D6643, D6653, D6616
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6603, D6643, D6653, D6616
4G Network LTE LTE LTE 700 / 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 2600 - D6603
LTE 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6643
LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6653
LTE 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6616
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - IP58 certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Mali-T628 MP6 Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.7 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (320 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.95% 70.43% 70.79%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Dual Camera, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, 1/2.3'' sensor size, ISO 12,800, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Front Camera 2.1 MP [Similar] 2.1 MP [Similar] 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-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - - 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 Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1860 mAh 1860 mAh 3100 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 890 h (2G)
Up to 740 h (3G)
Talk Time - - Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 16 h (3G)