After teasing it for quite some time, Sony finally lifted the veil off its Xperia XZ3 smartphone. Sony announced the phone at the IFA 2018 event happening in Berlin. Now that the phone has been made official, it is time to pit it against the other flagships on the market. In this article, we will be comparing four flagships – Sony Xperia XZ3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Apple iPhone X, and the OPPO Find X. Without further ado, let’s get to the game.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X vs OPPO Find X: Price in India
Starting with the pricing, the Xperia XZ3 is announced at $999 (approx. Rs. 63,802). On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 9 price in India starts at Rs. 67,900 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 84,900 for the 8GB RAM + 512GB storage model. The Oppo Find X retails at Rs. 59,990 for the 8GB RAM single variant. Lastly, Apple’s iPhone X price in India starts at Rs. 89,000 for the 64GB storage model and Rs. 1,02,000 for the 256GB storage variant.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X vs OPPO Find X: Display, Performance, Hardware, Battery
We now compare the hardware elements of all the four phones. Starting with Xperia XZ2, the phone comes with a 6-inch QHD+ HDR OLED Triluminos display with X-Reality™ at 1440×2880 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 845 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 512GB via microSD card. A 3330mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and Smart Stamina mode completes the package.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, on the contrary, features a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1440×2960 pixels resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The flagship is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9810 chipset in India and Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US. It has 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/512GB storage, depending on the variant. The storage on both the variants can be further expanded up to 512GB via microSD card. A 4000mAh battery backs the device.
Apple’s iPhone X has a 5.8-inch Super Retina notched display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes powered by Apple’s new A11 bionic chip. There is 3GB of RAM and storage on the phone is non-expandable. It is available in 64GB and 256GB storage variants. A 2716mAh completes the iPhone X.
Last but not the least, OPPO’s Find X smartphone packs a 6.42-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen with 2340×1080 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM. A 3730mAh battery with VOOC fast charging technology backs the Find X. The 256GB storage on the phone is non-expandable.
Keeping in mind all the specifications, we can say all the phones are quite power-packed at their respective places. Both the Find X and Xperia XZ3 share the same processor i.e. the ultra-powerful Snapdragon 845 SoC, while the Galaxy Note 9 settles for Exynos 9810 chipset in India that is also powerful. Apple’s A11 bionic chip is touted to be one of the most powerful processors too. So, it all boils down to other aspects i.e. storage, RAM, and battery. Both Apple iPhone X and Find X have non-expandable storage, so if you are looking for a phone with a microSD card slot then they don’t have it. Coming to battery, the Galaxy Note 9 takes the cake here with its large 4000mAh battery.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X vs OPPO Find X: Software, Camera
On the software side of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 runs Android 9.0 Pie while the Galaxy Note 9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UX. Apple’s iPhone X ships with iOS 11 whereas the OPPO Find X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.O1.
In terms of imaging, the Xperia XZ3 sports a 19MP Motion Eye™ Exmor RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 13MP selfie camera with 3.06-inch Exmor RS sensor. The Galaxy Note 9 packs a 12MP+12MP dual camera setup at the rear with dual OIS (optical image stabilisation) and 2x/10x digital zoom. It has an 8MP selfie snapper on the front with an f/1.7 aperture. The Apple iPhone X has a 12MP+12MP dual camera setup at the rear with dual optical image stabilisation and a 7MP front FaceTime HD camera. Lastly, the OPPO Find X boasts a vivid motorised front and rear cameras, dubbed ‘Stealth Camera.’ It packs 16MP+20MP rear camera and a 25MP front camera.
Well, in terms of imaging, the Find X has a powerful camera setup on the rear and front. However, users may have their own set of durability doubts on the motorised setup. The other three phones also pack powerful cameras, especially the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 that have received rave reviews for their camera performances.
Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X vs OPPO Find X: Verdict
We think that the two best phones from the lot are undoubtedly Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone X. Both have impeccable specifications and streamlined support. However, if you want to experiment with a new design, then the OPPO Find X is quite a looker. As for the Xperia XZ3, though the smartphone features few really good specs, we highly doubt whether Sony will be bringing it to Indian shores. Even if does, we think Sony has got a lot to improve in terms of its smartphone design, software, and other aspects.