Is Sony Truly the Arch Rival of Samsung?

Sony and Samsung seem to be fighting for the top position in the technology arena with the frequent introduction of newer and more advanced Smartphones. Recently with the introduction of the Sony Xperia Z, competition seems to have taken yet another step in advanced technology. However the popularity of Samsung Galaxy S III too cannot be denied. Both the phones are hi-end in technology. Here are some of the points that both the masters are vying over each other:

The official announcement of the price of the latest phone by Sony is still awaited. Speculations about its pricing by online retailers seem to be somewhere between $818.90.If we compare it to Samsung, then $708.66 seems cheaper with SIM-free option basis.
Physical Form Factor
The screen sizes of both the phones vary however, the dimensions seem to be identical. Both the phone sports a 71 mm diagonal screen. However, Xperia Z seems to be only 2mm tall with 139mm in screen size. The Smartphone by Sony is relatively thinner measuring 7.9mm as compared to its rival with 8.6mm.
The weight of Galaxy S III is 133grams that makes it lighter than the Sony Xperia Z with 146 grams as the device is covered with glass instead of plastic finish. Additionally, the unique body of Sony Xperia is capable of resisting dust and water.
Screen Size and Resolution
Galaxy S III sports a large screen with 4.8 inches measurement of display. Sony is more bent upon including its phone with the Reality Display screen quality along with a bigger screen size, at 5 inches. This does seems to be the biggest in Smartphones.
Now comparing the resolutions of these two phones Galaxy S3 has 720 x 1280 resolutions. This falls short against its rival with 1080 x 1920. Sony Xperia Z seems to have impressive display with HD quality and high density pixels at 441PPI against its rival with only 306PPI.
Processor, Storage, Battery
Samsung is powered with 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor and 1GB RAM. The Sony Xperia Z is powered with a processor that is similar to the one used in Google Nexus 4 a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and a 2GB RAM.
Sony gives the option of an inbuilt memory size of 16GB as compared to the Samsung product with three memory variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. However, both the companies offer microSD card expansion slot but Samsung Galaxy S II offers a whooping 64GB.
Samsung has a battery power of2100mAh with a removal option. This allows the user to replace it in case of damage or with a better battery. Additionally, you can easily go for two days without charging your phone with general use. On the other hand Sony Xperia Z is powered with a massive 2330mAh battery. However, there are still no details about how long it will last with HD content streaming.
Cameras and Connectivity
8Mp camera offered by the makers of Galaxy S III seems petty in front of the Xperia Z with 13MP. Nonetheless, both the cameras are capable of a full HD recording with 1080p, Sony however offers Exmor RS sensor for better picture quality. Additionally the Sony Xperia Z gives you 2.2 MP camera with the ability of 1080p video chat quality when compared to the Samsung S III with 720p against 1.9MP.
Connectivity offered by both the Smartphones is equal to sporting a Bluetooth 4.0 version, Wi-Fi dual band, NFC and DLNA certification. Both the phones only have a headphone jack and micro USB ports. Other features include 4G LTE connectivity in both, but you will only find 4G LTE connectivity in few variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is a hi-end Smartphone with lots of features and updated technology that seems to be available at a reasonable price. On the other hand Sony Xperia Z has a good camera quality, massive battery power and performance too is good. It is too early to say which one is better until the Sony Xperia Z is finally launched.

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