• Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha (S801) vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Samsung Sony
Announced February 2014 August 2014 September 2014
Status Available - April 2014 Available - September 2014 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White, Purple Charcoal Black, Sleek Silver, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Scub Black, White, Green, Orange
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
(5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
(5.01 x 2.56 x 0.34 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz) 115 g (4.06 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 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D5803
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - D5833
4G Network 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
LTE LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, 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 - IP68 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Planned upgrade to Android 5.1 Lollipop Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 128 GB No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches 4.7 inches 4.6 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.16% 70.43% 70.72%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 20.7 MP, autofocus 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, 1/2.3'' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama Auto focus, Dual Camera, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto focus, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, video stabilization, HDR 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 2.1 MP [Similar] 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

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

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 3 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 128 GB No 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 Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3200 mAh 1860 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 690 h (2G)
Up to 740 h (3G)
- Up to 880 h (2G)
Up to 920 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 15 h (2G)
Up to 19 h (3G)
- Up to 12 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)