Just one important feature they didn't test here and people use it for selfies, front facing cameras! The Z3C would beat the 6 especially since it only has a paltry 1.2 mp lol Of course that's not mentioned anywhere
Z3C. 2.5 days on standby. Whole point of compact is to carry less stuff, why carry a spare battery or powerbank?
Z3 Compact is the most balanced phone out of competitors. It has no obvious weaknesses being priced much more reasonable than Alpha or iPnone 6.
iPhone 6 is an... iPhone. Some love it others will never buy. But overall it's a great device at high price.
Alpha is the weakest out of 3. Many people won't appreciate battery life, some others hate outdated TouchWiz and no one is going to like a price... Sorry Samsung, but Alpha is just another flop. At least unless you bring a price to much lower point...
Great work gsmarena.
Looking forward to the "best phablet" review. If you can't wait to include the Nexus6 then perhaps it can be included later as an update?
Yes - the Apple brand loyalty is quite a phenomenon. It might be easier to make worshippers part with their other religion.
just shows all these benchmarks are crap. 6 different tests. all different results. Also Galaxy Alpha is gorgeous. And i cant believe Samsung did not do water proofing on it. Other than that Galaxy Alpha is top as far i am concerned.
And what is with all the hate on the alpha/s5 back!!????
Even if you don't think it looks great... I've seen it. It's fine.
The point is how it physically is. It is very high quality, offers great grip, negates dinner prints, and it feels amazingly comfortable to touch and hold. One of the most comfortable on the entire market.
Yet everyone says it's low quality because it doesn't look like fake leather or is not metal. But then even the fake leather gets called cheap or low quality because it's not metal....
it's bate quality than metal!
Ok. Right off the bat the Alpha is by far the most compact. The z3c is just the tiniest bit less wide. Some the alpha is drastically thinner.
Just for your info you can greatly extend the battery charge on the iPhone 6 by enabling the grayscale option.
One important measurment that should have been done is the battery discharge while the phone is idle with the screen off. On my iPhone 6 is 1% at 8 hours.
Why is the camera of the alpha considered the best of the pack? There is only one discipline where it excels: in great lighting conditions. That is the most unimportant one.
Just have a cloudy day or be in a building and the advantage over the iphone is gone. Take a picture in the evening or even at night the iphine is far better.
So in most condition the iphone will throw out better pictures whereas the alpha will only be better in theoretical but rare situations. And even then the difference is not striking as the level of detail in good light is already quite high with all cameras.
In my Kingdom there is only one king,Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
Ihe rest are the servants.
I'm not an Apple fan (although not a hater either), but between these 3, if I was forced to choose, I think I'd actually go with the iPhone 6. That wouldn't be the case if other flagship Android phones were part of the comparison.
By size till 5" Z3 compact for the moment best phone. I'm not Sony fanboy it's only my opinion. My self I'm using S4 mini but this year for sure I will take it Z3 compact
Apple is clearly taking its customers for a ride.Laughing all the way to the bank. Lol.
Spa , 13 Oct 2014I really love the GSMArena comparisons. They're the most detailed and unbiased there is. Truly... moreIntelligence response sir. I am no Apple fan, only owned 1 iPhone in my life. And I surprised myself when I chose the 6 as the best choice between the 3 (still won't buy another iPhone). But it really does come down to preference with these 3 phones.
Looking to get a new device, might try the Alpha.
Obvio ... Z3C é o vencedor - custo x benefício.
Of course the winner is ... Z3C - cost-benefit.
Power is nothing without force ... Sony 2,600mAh !!!
AnonD-128669, 13 Oct 2014I haven't read the review your talking about, but as a Z3 compact user, I can confirm that its... moreHere you are, it is written in German and yet to be translated into Eng by Notebookcheck, it is not saying the wifi/GPS reception is weak, but average, at least Z2 and S5 is better than it. But glad to hear a real user feedback that the reception is good actually. But I will still wait for the Galaxy Alpha review.
z3c is the best ... what i really care about this phone : compact, water proof , super batter, very smooth and an un laggy UI , a very good camera (maybe not better than the samsung galaxy alpha but it is still great) , expandable storage plus it cost less than iphone 6 which costs 1000 dollar in my country .