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Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) out-of-the-box. As for the technical side we can speak of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064+MDM9215M) processor with 4 cores running at 1.5 GHz frequency, which will be responsible for executing applications smoothly with the help of a RAM of 2 GB.

Touch screen TFT con BRAVIA Engine 2 on this smartphone has a diagonal size of 5 inches, with a native resolution that reaches 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Another important feature on any smartphone is the internal storage capacity, and in this case we have 16 GB with microSD Expansion slot. To take photos it has 13-megapixel Exmor RS rear camera with LED Flash and video recording @ 1080p, and a 2-megapixel Exmor R Front camera.

Moreover, the connectivity of the Xperia Z is composed by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS and NFC, including some features that are not present in all smartphones, as can be FM Radio, 4G / LTE, MHL and sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass. On the side we found a 3.5 mm Jack for headphones and USB.

This terminal has dimensions of 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm with a total weight of 146 grams, and the battery has a capacity of 2330 mAh.

Pricewise, the Sony Xperia Z SIM free can be found in stores from about $499.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

In terms of power, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with 4 cores at 1.9 GHz, together with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 16 / 32 / 64 GB with microSD Expansion slot.

The most prominent multimedia component is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and video recording @ 1080p, and a 2-megapixel Front camera.

Moreover, the connectivity of the phone is composed of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS, Infrared and NFC. We also found some additional technologies inside, as 4G / LTE, MHL and the most common sensors... Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity.

In addition, we have the classic 3.5 mm Headphone Jack and USB. Its battery is 2600 mAh, and this device has dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm and a weight of 130 grams.

The approximate price of the Galaxy S4 SIM free version is $599.

Specs and Price Comparison

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4
Operating systemAndroid 4.1 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Screen5 inch5 inch
PanelTFT con BRAVIA Engine 2Super AMOLED
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density443 ppi441 ppi
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064+MDM9215M)Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Cores4 4
CPU frequency1.5 GHz1.9 GHz
RAM2 GB2 GB
GPUAdreno 320Adreno 320
Internal storage16 GB16 / 32 / 64 GB
Expansion slotYesYes
Memory Card TypemicroSDmicroSD
Rear cameraYesYes
Rear camera sensorExmor RS
LED FlashYesYes
Rear camera resolution13 megapixel13 megapixel
Rear camera video recording1080p1080p
Front cameraYesYes
Front camera sensorExmor R
Front camera resolution2 megapixel2 megapixel
Front camera video recording1080p1080p
Wi-FiYesYes
BluetoothYesYes
A-GPSYesYes
GLONASSYesYes
InfraredNoYes
NFCYesYes
4G / LTEYesYes
FM RadioYesNo
USBYesYes
MHLYesYes
HDMINoNo
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Light, Compass, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity
Battery2330 mAh2600 mAh
Talk time11 hours17 hours
Standby time550 hours350 hours
Dimensions139 x 71 x 7.9 mm136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
Weight146 grams130 grams
NotesIPX5/7 (water resistant) e IP5X (dust resistant)
Price499 $599 $

Advantages of the Sony Xperia Z

  • Pixel density (443 ppi)
  • FM Radio
  • Standby time (550 hours)
  • Price (499 $)

Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S4

  • CPU frequency (1.9 GHz)
  • Infrared
  • Battery (2600 mAh)
  • Talk time (17 hours)
  • Dimensions (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight (130 grams)
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