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Comparison between Xiaomi Mi3 vs Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2

by Rosgani 7

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Xiaomi Mi3 has been hot the Chinese market recently, while the other flaghsip smartphone is also heading to Chinese market and will available soon, those smartphone are Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2.

Is now we want to show you the comparison between those phone with Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone and look-up in the specs and hardware aspects.

Display
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the 5.7-inch screen display this is the largest smartphone on this article, followed by the LG G2 with a 5.2-inch display. The XiaoMi Mi3 and Sony Xperia Z1 are the same screen size with 5-inch display.

While all four devices have the same display resolution of 1920 x 1080 but the pixel per inch on all four devices not the same. XiaoMi Mi3 and Sony Xperia Z1 have the highest pixel at 441 pixel per inch (ppi), followed by 424 ppi by LG G2 and 386 ppi for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Processor
Xiaomi Mi3 is powered by Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with 2.3GHz clock speed. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AB that embed in XiaoMi Mi3 is the latest model which is different from Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 of other devices. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2 are powered by Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 quad-core processor but clocked up to 2.3GHz, 2.2GHz and 2.26GHz respectively.

As we all know the XiaoMi Mi3 TD-SCDMA variant is powered by 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 HSPA+ variant is powered by 1.9GHz Exynos 5410 octa-core processor.

Memory
For the RAM, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 breaks the record as it is the first device with 3GB of RAM and other three devices are the same at 2GB. XiaoMi Mi3 is available in 16GB and 64GB of internal memory options; Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available in 32GB and 64GB of internal memory options; LG G2 is available with 16GB and 32GB of internal memory options while the Sony Xperia Z1 has only 16GB of internal memory option. XiaoMi Mi3 and LG G2 do not support MicroSD expansion.

Camera
The Sony Xperia Z1 has a 20.7-megapixel high resolution camera on the back and the front camera is a 2-megapixel shooter. The main camera of Sony Xperia Z1 features the G-Lens and Exmor RS Technology where Sony says it is the Best of Its Glass. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and XiaoMi have the same 13-megapixel shooter camera at the back. The camera of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 supports 4K recording.

Android OS
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the first device that preloaded with Android 4.3 out of the box. Samsung has done it again as it shows that why it is the leading in the Android software device. Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2 are preloaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. XiaoMi Mi3 runs on MIUI V5 based on Android, but it isn’t an Android operating system. Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2 are expected to get the Android 4.4 KitKat in the future.

Dimmension
For the measurement, Sony Xperia Z1 measures at 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm together with 170g of weight; LG G2 measures at 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm together with 140g of weight; Samsung Galaxy Note 3 measures at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm and weights at 168g; the XiaoMi Mi3 measured at 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm together with 145g of weight. XiaoMi Mi3 is the thinnest device and the LG G2 is the thickest device. LG G2 is the lightest device and the Sony Xperia Z1 is the heaviest device.

Connection
For the wireless connections, all three devices are equipped with A-GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB port and etc. XiaoMi Mi3 is the only device that doesn’t have 4G LTE capabilities. XiaoMi Mi3 has the TD-SCDMA variant that supports network in China.

Battery
Last but not least is about the battery aspect. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 3,200mAh battery followed by 3,050mAh of XiaoMi Mi2 while Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2 come with a 3,000mAh battery. LG claims that the battery inside LG G2 comes with “Step Technology” that saved more spaces for the device but the device still not the thinnest among all four devices.

XiaoMi Mi3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sony Xperia Z1

LG G2

Display size

5 inch

5.7-inch

5-inch

5.2 inch

Resolution and ppi

1920 x 1080p / 441ppi

1920 x 1080p / 386ppi

1920 x 1080p / 441ppi

1920 x 1080 / 424ppi

Processor

2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974E / 1.8GHz Tegra 4

2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 / 1.9GHz Exynos 5410

2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM 8974

2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Core

Quad-core /

Quad-core

Quad-core / Octa-core

Quad-core

Quad-core

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce / Adreno 330

Adreno 330 / PowerVR SGX 544MP3

Adreno 330

Adreno 330

RAM

2GB

3GB

2GB

2GB

Internal memory

16/64GB

32/64GB

16GB

16/32GB

MicroSD expansion

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, up to 64GB

Operating system

MIUI V5

Android

Android

Android

OS version

4.2 Jelly Bean

4.3 Jelly Bean

4.2.2 Jelly Bean

4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Rear camera

13MP with dual  LED flash

13-megapixel with LED flash

20.7MP camera with LED flash

13MP with LED flash

Front camera

2MP

2MP

2MP

2.1MP

4G LTE

Yes

Yes

Yes

NFC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GPS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes, 4.0

Yes, 4.0

Yes, 4.0

Yes

Dimension

144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

144 x 74 x 8.5 mm

138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm

Weight

145g

168g

170g

140g

Battery

3050mAh

3200mAh

3000mAh

3100mAh

 

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  • Nick

    Nothing about the price though!?!?!

    • kevin

      As i know ,the lowest configuration mi3 is RMB1999(about $323),and the top configuration mi3 is RMB2499(about $403).

  • Adrian

    Nice and easy to understand comparison

  • Zakelinho

    Will MI3 come to Europe the same week as in China?

  • DaveCZ

    Hey, I think there might be a mistake in the summary table. It says LG G2 supports up to 64GB of micro SD which suits for note 3 afaik, but as you said in the text and as I’ve seen on other pages, G2 doesn’t support microsd expansion.

  • Lewis

    MIUI is android actually, it runs Android 4.2 but with it’s own system on top, the launcher, status bar and so on is all custom, but the base operating system is android, how else would it run ANDROID apps and have the Play Store..? Been using MIUI since v1 ROM’s for other android phones.

  • Yours Truly

    the mi3 has a MSM8274AB and not MSM8974AB