• Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Sony
Announced August 2014 September 2014 September 2014
Status Available - September 2014 Available - Q4 2014 Available - September 2014
Colors Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scub Frosted white, Charcoal black, Bronze Gold, Blossom Pink Black, White, Green, Orange
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm
(5.96 x 3.24 x 0.33 in)
127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
(5.01 x 2.56 x 0.34 in)
Weight 115 g (4.06 oz) 174 g (6.14 oz) 129 g (4.55 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D5803
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - D5833
4G Network LTE LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - Curved Edge screen IP68 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 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450 (SM-N910S)
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core Cortex-A57 (SM-N910C), Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (SM-N910S)
Exynos 5433 (SM-N910C)
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 420 (SM-N910S)
Mali-T760 (SM-N910C)
Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 32 GB 32/64 GB 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 5.6 inches 4.6 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (539 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.43% 72.96% 70.72%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No - Stereo 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 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels
Flash LED flash LED Flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Camera, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, Smart OIS, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, optical stabilization 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera 2.1 MP [Similar] 3.7 MP, 1080p@30fps [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, 50 Mbps UL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4 (N910C), Cat6 (N910S), 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps (N910S), 150 Mbps (N910C) DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, 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 (MHL 2), USB Host microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 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 Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1860 mAh 3000 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 880 h (2G)
Up to 920 h (3G)
Talk Time - - Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)