Sony is no longer alone in making a smaller Android mobile with State specifications. Two compact top models is a hard battle against each other.
Style, quality & price
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: This is easy Samsung’s best looking mobile. The luxurious feel of the metal frame are compensated by the plastic back, which in turn is justified by the fact that the phone is deliciously thin. But so does the next, with a price tag of just over 1000 dollars more than what Samsung’s flagship product Galaxy S5 costs. Minus for the phone is not waterproof.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Z3 Compact is a step back in quality feel compared to its predecessor, with the plastic framework instead of metal, but on the other hand, the glass back a boost. The phone is and feels thicker than its competitor, but a price 1200 crowns lower have a value in themselves, like most Sony models is it waterproof.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Samsung is great on screens and oled screen is bright and colorful. On the oled screen is it black Black reality and the viewing angle is not a problem. Some think that the Samsung delivers for excessive and unnatural colors on their screens, but I think we got better at it.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Sony wont be hard to get to as sharp screens like LG, Samsung, HTC and Apple. But here it has been tightened and gotten to a really bright screen with good black levels, even though it is not an oled screen. The viewing angle is quite OK to be a TFT screen, but this drops to at least a score of the Galaxy Alpha.
Systems & software
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: With Samsung, you take the bad with the good. The good include features like fingerprint readers, a screen that does not go down to sleep as long as you look at it, and the opportunity for ultra-fast downloading by using the 4 g and wlan at the same time for download, and more. Evil is all the junk that is on your phone that you might not want, but taking up storage space and RAM. This is exacerbated by the fact that the memory card slot is missing. 32 gigabytes, of which 24 GB are available for user, is what you have to play with.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Even Sony La Roche on some useless apps to Sony, but they run in the background and rarely bothers most by being at the main menu and litter. Otherwise Sony much less looking pillar in Androidgränssnittet than Samsung, which many people appreciate. Storage memory is 16 GB, which for most purposes more than compensated to accommodate memory cards available.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: The camera in the Galaxy Alpha is quick to take pictures, which partly compensated by the fact that the camera button for quick access to the camera is missing. There is a good HDR mode, and for that matter a large variety of settings, but extremely messy to organized which makes them inconvenient. Picture the result is reasonably good, but for the dark images, where HDR mode is activated automatically, it’s hard to take sharp pictures.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: The images in the Z3 Compact has much higher resolution than in the Galaxy Alpha, but sometimes it feels like they’re being too tightly compressed to make the resolution of Justice. The dark sensitivity is clearly better than that of its competitor, and the settings are well organized and easily accessible.Plus for camera button.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Something must be done, despite Samsung for a comparatively small battery performs Galaxy Alpha just fine in our video tests with a playing time of over 8 ½ hours. Even in daily use shows the Galaxy Alpha that it has a battery life that does not need to be ashamed of themselves. Power-saving modes to further extend battery life, but they are somewhat rudimentary.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: The Z3 Compact gets three quarters less battery life for video playback does not mean that there is a profit to be ashamed of. The larger the battery in everyday use, quite aside from the fact that Sony worked hard to reduce the battery consumption further, and sometimes it feels like the phone can go indefinitely on a single charge. And then we have not mentioned the stamina mode, where you can improve battery life even further, with full control over what apps can run in the background so you don’t miss any alerts.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact looks a bit chubby and untidy next to the luxurious, sleek and stylish Samsung Galaxy Alpha. But when it comes to features, it is after all the workhorse Z3 Compact that performs a little better in most respects. Add to that that it is significantly cheaper, and we have a winner.