The new devices, Galaxy Alpha from Samsung and Xperia Z3 from Sony, have just been uncovered at this year event named IFA. Both the amazing handsets will be launched sometime in this month. Check out the comparison between the two incredible smartphones to learn about their specifications that will help you to choose the best handset for you.


The Galaxy Alpha comes packed with a display of 4.7 inches that is Super AMOLED, a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels and a pixel density at 312ppi. The Sony Xperia Z3, on the other hand, will come out with relatively larger screen at 5.2 inches that is an IPS LCD display, along with a better resolution 1080x 1920pixels and pixel density 424ppi.

According to Phone Arena, the Sony handset offers a vivid and crystal clear screen display with the help of the TRILUMINOS technology, X-Reality, and Live Color LED, which are guaranteeing an amazing viewing experience for the buyers. Even if it has this sharp screen display, when it is positioned very close, the device’s minimal pixilation is just a little seemingly. Furthermore, the Sony smartphone features an exterior made of aluminum, in addition to the similar glass body of top-line Xperia handsets. The Samsung phone, meanwhile, get rid of its plastic material for a metallic body, which is much pleasant and elegant with the more rounded corners. However, the rear panel is covered in faux leather, the same as in the Samsung Galaxy S5. Phone Arena also added that the Galaxy Alpha has a cross stitch pattern on the rear, rather than the perforated/ dotted one.

The Xperia Z3 is 0.29inches thick and it weighs 152g, while the Galaxy Alpha is 0.26 inches thick and 115g. weight.


The Galaxy Alpha houses a better Octa Core processor that is Exynos 5, with a clock speed combined with Quad Core CortexA15 at 1.8GHz, plus a Quad Core CortexA7 at 1.3GHz. On the other side, the Sony Xperia Z3, comes equipped with a Quad Core processor Krait 400 that is Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, with the rate of 2.5GHz.  Additionally, the Sony device is bundled with great RAM at 3GB, whereas the Galaxy Alpha houses 2GB RAM. Furthermore, both are running on Android version 4.4.4 KitKat. Thus, the Samsung smartphone uses as UI the TouchWiz above the Android OS.

Also, the Samsung smartphone provides 32GB of internal memory storage, while the Sony device offers from 16GB to 32GB of in built memory. Moreover, the Xperia Z3 has micro SD card support that can extent the memory up to 128GB, while the Galaxy Alpha does not.


The Galaxy Alpha features a great primary camera at 12MP that is ISOCELL, along with a LED-flash, and a 2.1MP secondary shooter, while the Xperia Z3 comes packed with an outstanding rear-facing camera at 20.7MP, also with LED flash and a 2.2MP secondary cam. Additionally, The Sony Xperia Z3 has some great camera features such as 3X Clear Image zoom functions and 8X digital zoom.

Both the devices come packed with a capability of recording 4K videos.


When it comes to the battery power, the Xperia Z3 houses a killer, superior battery unit at 3100mAh and the Samsung device provides Li-Ion battery of 1860mAh.

Other features

The Sony device’s display is waterproof and dustproof, whereas the Samsung one does not.

Additionally, the Galaxy Alpha provides a fingerprint scanner that is perfect for the phone security and for making payments.

Also, both the phones support NFC for the connectivity, and nano SIM.

The Galaxy Alpha has for its exterior black, white, silver, gold and blue hues, whereas the Xperia Z3 is in white, black, green, silver and copper colors.



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