Alec Weinstein makes a fascinating video comparison between the Samsung Galaxy NOTE 3 and the Canon 5D Mark III...
...And the smartphone wins.
Note, however, what I'm always saying about "stressing" a camera or lens. It's at the extremes of the performance characteristics where system quality shows, rather than in the middle. The only way full daylight stresses a sensor is with DR, and the only comparison here in which DR comes to the forefront (the shadowed path with the bright background, starting at 3:25) is the only comparison that the Canon definitively wins (compare the background).
I suspect that in a "stressed" comparison—i.e., with many capabilities tested, rather than just full daylight—the overall result would be different.
Still, a very interesting test and one that has "handwriting on the wall" written all over it (er, you might say).
(Thanks to John Hogg)
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