had the opportunity to sample the galaxy alpha and I will tell you, Samsung has no business releasing this phone. It does less then the s5, and it costs more. Not only that, performance is sub (considering it is a flag ship phone). We all know this phone was released in response to iPhone6. Feels like an iphone 4s but the back is still plastic.
this phone is a flop. In my country (Canada) only one major carrier is carrying this, because none of them wants to carry additional Samsung flag ship stocks, (as they are already having trouble selling off the s4's) no joke, Only Bell has it, no one else seems to care about it.
Camera also aint that good. smoothness is equivalent to the iphone 5.
When the prices are not even near togader so this comparison is not quite well.
AnonD-3678, 14 Oct 2014The plastic rim of Sony's is disappointing. You should wait for next Z Compact. I myself still... moreIn my perspective, Sony intentionally made the metal frame exclusive to the bigger Z3 to prevent cannibalism of two devices. If they put everything on Z3 Compact, it will definitely affect the interest on Z3. That polycarbonate plastic rim is not bad actually. It may not be that appealing but it is stronger than Aluminium in bend and impact tests.
Z3 Compact is clearly the winner here! Sony deserves more sales to balance the competition in smartphone industry!
facts, 14 Oct 2014z3 has NOTHING over galaxy alpha. only waterproof but other than that alpha is better in everyway.Guess you forgot about the disparity in battery life. Could you be one of those outlet-huggers by any chance?
The plastic rim of Sony's is disappointing. You should wait for next Z Compact. I myself still happy with Z1 Compact with metal rim. Washing phone in the tap now is new habit.
Awesome comparison! Was waiting for it the most. Really, this is the comparison of the only mini-flagships.
I believe iPhone 6+, Note 4 and (LG G3?) may be the next
facts, 14 Oct 2014z3 has NOTHING over galaxy alpha. only waterproof but other than that alpha is better in everyway.If you buy an iPhone, you'll find dozens of Samsung lovers (Apple haters) that will criticize you. If you buy a Sammy phone, again you will face haters.
But Sony doesn't have haters and trolls like that. So for me at least, that would be an huge advantage.
facts, 14 Oct 2014z3 has NOTHING over galaxy alpha. only waterproof but other than that alpha is better in everyway.Blind facts, and battery too. :(
Myfirst choice xperia z3 compact I think compact best thanx sony
I think best z3 compact I will buy z3 compact first choice compact thanx Sony
AnonD-166545, 14 Oct 2014The Z3C shouldn't even be compared to these other two, it's a true flagship that trumps even t... morez3 has NOTHING over galaxy alpha. only waterproof but other than that alpha is better in everyway.
The Alpha was released to challenge the iPhone, and Samsung severely underestimated its chances.
Excellent review and honest with every section.
Well done but for me I will not buy either of these 3 phones.
Great review GSMarena...
I'll go for z3c and iphone6 for my daughter, Hahaha...