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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1) vs Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 10 vs Sony Xperia XZ3 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Sony Xperia XZ3 X19Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
6"
POLED

1440x2880

19.2
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)vsXperia XZ3 H8416
 9%9%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR4
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (230GB user available)vs64GB (50GB user available)
 15%15%
+Lighter
168 grams (5.88 ounces)vs193 grams (6.76 ounces)
 25%25%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a Dynamic AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Dynamic AMOLEDvsP-OLED
 5%5%
+Larger screen
6.3"vs6"
 110%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MPvs(back) 19.2MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasvsLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 33%33%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/2.0 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
 67%67%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
 6%6%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3500 mAhvs3300 mAh
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)

05 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Xperia XZ3 H8416vsGalaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 68%68%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2880 pixelsvs1080x2280 pixels
 34%34%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
537 PPIvs400 PPI
 11%11%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.3" inchesvs1/2.55" inches
 27%27%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 13MPvs(front) 10MP

30 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
16 million
LED flash
HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Type-C reversible connector / Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face unlock
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
DLNA
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 certified / Waterproof (IPxx certified)
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
ModelGalaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Xperia XZ3 H8416
Also known asSamsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U1 Unlocked (Snapdragon)Sony Xperia XZ3 4GB RAM H8416 (PF42), Sony Akatsuki
Country or region availableUSAVarious (International)
BrandSamsungSony
Release dateAugust, 2019October, 2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)71.8 x 151 millimeters (2.83 x 5.94 in)73 x 158 millimeters (2.87 x 6.22 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)193 grams (6.76 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640Qualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (230GB user available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (50GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen size6.3" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1440x2880 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)400 PPI537 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 46, 48, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat18 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,25,26,28,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1200/200 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Main camera(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.1 1/3.6" 52mm 1.0µm PDAF OIS 2x-zoom)
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm 1.0µm)
19.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels5056x3792 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Front camera10 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Pink, Red, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Wireless charging: 20W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Green, Red
- HDR display
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- Power delivery
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust/water proof up to 1.5m for 30min
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Battery capacity3500 mAh3300 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)25Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Sony Xperia XZ3 H8416
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.34 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered