Sony Xperia Z vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Comparison

Sony Xperia Z vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 ComparisonSony recently released two high-end featured smartphone the "Xperia Z" and "Xperia ZL" at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), It was held from Tuesday, January 8th to Sunday, January 13th. in Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Xperia Z is the premium smartphone with high end features like 13 megapixel (rear) / 2 MP (front) camera, 5.0 Inches ~441 ppi Display, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2 GB Ram, molded with the latest Android Jelly bean OS for the best performance. Samsung is giving a tough competition to Sony by the release of Galaxy S4.

Sony Xperia Z :

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Samsung Galaxy S4

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We have decided to make a specification comparison between the current Popular / Best smartphone the "Samsung Galaxy S4" to "Xperia Z". The Spec. are tabulated below.


Note: Green stands for Thumb up ( Plus point )

          Red stands for Thumbs down ( Negative point )


Sony Xperia Z  Samsung Galaxy S IV
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603GSM 850/900/1800/1900
 3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
 4G NetworkLTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603LTE
SIM slotMicro-SIMMicro-SIM
Weight146 g (5.15 oz)130 g
 DISPLAY TypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsHD Super AMOLED, 16M colors
 DISPLAY Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multi touchYes, up to 10 fingersYes
ProtectionShatter proof and scratch-resistant glassCorning Gorilla Glass 3
MEMORY Card slotmicroSD, up to 32 GBmicroSD, up to 64 GB
MEMORY Internal16 GB, 2 GB RAM16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
 GPRSUp to 107 kbpsClass 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGEUp to 296 kbpsClass 12
SpeedHSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DLHSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE
 WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
 BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DPYes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
 NFC / beamYesYes
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
 Micro HDMI-Yes
CAMERA Primary13.1 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, 13 MP, 4128×3096 pixels
CAMERA FlashLED flashLED flash
CAMERA FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panoramaAuto focus,
Touch focus,
Face detection,
Smile detection.
CAMERA VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, HDRYes, 1920×1080p@30fps HD
CAMERA SecondaryYes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fpsYes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call
 OSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
 ChipsetQualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064Qualcomn Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T0
 CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz KraitQuad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 320
PowerVR SGX 544MP3
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass,Thermometer, Humidity
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh batteryLi-Ion 2600 mAh battery
BATTERY Stand-byUp to 550 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G)(2G) / Up to 370 h (3G)
BATTERY Talk timeUp to 11 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)(2G) / Up to 17 h (3G)
Dust / Water Resistant- IP57 certified- dust and water resistant- Water proof up to 1 meter and 30 minutesNO
MISC- Timescape UI- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2- TouchWiz UI


**All the details are taken from various sites and verified with Gsmarena (Xperia Z & S4), If any correction required please feel free to report us.

Both the smartphone are perfect but, Sony's Xperia z is a step ahead with waterproof and dustproof body with a bigger battery.


Price details:

Sony Xperia Z smartphone black factory unlocked International is priced around $589.00 (RS: ~34,910.03) @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy SIV factory unlocked International is priced around $624.95 (RS: ~37,040.79) @ Amazon
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