Sony Xperia Z3 Vs. The 2014 Flagships (Galaxy S5, LG G3 & Moto X 2014)

Sony Xperia Z3 will be the flagship model of Sony this year, and it was unveiled earlier this month and has been launched few minutes ago. This device will follow the footsteps of its predecessor Xperia Z2 and will be IP67 certified for dust proof and water resistant. Along with the Xperia Z3, a smaller or cheaper version of the devices also showcased called as the Xperia Z3 Compact. The Xperia Z3 will run the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box like all the flagship device of this year, and the screen size is the same at 5.2 inches. The device will be available soon in Black, White, Green and Copper colour variants, giving the users more options to choose from.

Let us compare Xperia Z3 with the flagship models of 2014 from Samsung (Galaxy S5), LG (LG G3) and also with Motorola’s Moto X (2014). It will be interesting to see how these devices will turn up and we all the details of this are given below. The Galaxy S5 is IP67 rated and Motorola Moto X is Splash proof, but LG G3 does not have any of these ratings.

Sony Xperia Z3 Vs Flagships

Design and Dimensions

Sony has retained the similar kind of design on its latest flagship device and according to the information we got, the device will be 7.3 mm thick and weigh 152 grams. The device is heaviest out of the four devices, but not by much margin and moreover it is the sleekest device from all.

Sony’s offers TRILUMINOS and Live Color LED technologies for its Xperia Z3. X-Reality image processing is also featured to the device to enhance photos and videos played on-screen. The device features a glass front and back and a metallic frame on the sides giving it a royal look.

Sony Xperia Z3 LG G3 Samsung Galaxy S5 Motorola Moto X (2014)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm) 5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm) 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches   (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm) 5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 inches (140.8 x 72.4 x 9.9 mm)
7.3 mm Thick 8.9 mm Thick 8.1 mm Thick 9.9 mm Thick
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
152 g 149 g 145 grams 144 grams

 Display

In-terms of the display size, the LG G3 has the biggest screen size of these four and also has the highest pixel density of 534 because of its higher 2K resolution. The other three devices have the same resolution also similar pixel densities. The Xperia Z3 uses a Shatter proof glass for protection and the other three devices in the list uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Sony Xperia Z3 LG G3 Samsung Galaxy S5 Motorola Moto X (2014)
5.2 inches 5.5 inches 5.1 inches 5.2 inches
1080 x 1920 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
424 ppi 534 ppi 432 ppi 424 ppi
Shatter proof glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3

 Internal Specifications

All the devices in the list run the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system and are powered by the same Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processors with same clocking speeds. The Galaxy S5 and Moto X (2014) will be coming with 2 GB of RAM, whereas the LG G3 come in 2 GB or 3 GB variant. Xperia Z3 comes out of the box with 3 GB of RAM making it powerful enough. The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) used in all the four devices is Adreno 330.

Sony Xperia Z3 LG G3 Samsung Galaxy S5 Motorola Moto X (2014)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Quad core 2500 MHz Krait 400 Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Adreno 330 GPU Adreno 330 GPU Adreno 330 GPU Adreno 330 GPU
3 GB RAM 2 GB / 3 GB RAM 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Android 4.4.4 KitKat Android 4.4.4 KitKat Android 4.4.4 KitKat Android 4.4.4 KitKat

 Camera / Storage

Easily the Sony Xperia Z3 has the best camera of the lot at 20.7 MP whereas the second best will be Samsung Galaxy S5 a 16 MP. LG G3 and Moto X have same cameras at 13 MP. The front facing cameras are almost similar in all the devices, so there is nothing much to differentiate. As these are the high-end devices, we can expect them to record 4K videos also.

All the four devices are available in 16 and 32 GB variants according to their locations. And will also be supporting 128 GB of external memory via microSD card, except for Moto X that lacks an microSD card slot.

Sony Xperia Z3 LG G3 Samsung Galaxy S5 Motorola Moto X (2014)
20.7 MP rear camera 13 MP rear camera 16 MP rear camera 13 MP rear camera
2.2  MP rear camera 2.1 MP front camera 2.1 MP front facing camera 2 MP front facing camera
4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, image Stabilization 4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Video Stabilization 4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Video Stabilization 4K, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
16/32 GB variants 16/32 GB variants 16/32 GB variants 16/32 GB variants
Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card Extendable memory up to 128 GB via microSD card No microSD card slot

 Connectivity/ Battery

All the four devices have the connectivity of 4G LTE as they are the flagship models of this year for their respected companies. The Xperia Z3 has the biggest battery of the lot at 3100 mAh and Moto X has the minimum at 2300 mAh. The battery on the Xperia Z3 is non-removable, whereas in LG G3 and Galaxy S5 it is removable.

Sony Xperia Z3 LG G3 Samsung Galaxy S5 Motorola Moto X (2014)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Wi-Fi  802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band ,NFC, USB 2.0 Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC,
Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
3100 mAh battery 3000 mAh battery 2800 mAh battery 2300 mAh battery
Non-removable Removable Removable N/A

 Conclusion

We would be eagerly waiting to lay our hands on the Xperia Z3, but the device is not yet available for sale. We will be covering all the news surrounding the Xperia Z3. I hope that the device is going to be a worth update over its predecessor Xperia Z2, and we can say this once we use the device personally. The Xperia Z3 is priced at Rs. 51990 and the its compact version is priced at Rs. 44,990. So what do you think of these devices? Will you get any one of these?

Read – Sony Xperia Z3 Hands On & Initial Impressions

Motorola Moto X (2014)

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Sony Xperia Z3 will be the flagship model of Sony this year, and it was unveiled earlier this month and has been launched few minutes ago. This device will follow the footsteps of its predecessor Xperia Z2 and will be IP67 certified for dust proof and water resistant. Along with the Xperia Z3, a smaller or cheaper version of the devices also showcased called as the Xperia Z3 Compact. The Xperia Z3 will run the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box like all the flagship device of this year, ...
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  1. Reply Shadab Pervez Ansari October 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Plz direct me which one is best…

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