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Sony Xperia Z vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Comparison

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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 :

Samsung Galaxy S4

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 Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – C6602, C6603 GSM 850/900/1800/1900
 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – C6603HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – C6602 HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – C6603 LTE
SIM slot Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz) 130 g
 DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors HD Super AMOLED, 16M colors
 DISPLAY Size 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multi touch Yes, up to 10 fingers Yes
Protection Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
MEMORY Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
 GPRS Up to 107 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Up to 296 kbps Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE
 WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
 Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
 NFC / beam Yes Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)
 Micro HDMI Yes
CAMERA Primary 13.1 MP, 4128×3096 pixels,  13 MP, 4128×3096 pixels
CAMERA Flash LED flash LED flash
CAMERA Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama Auto focus,
Touch focus,
Face detection,
Smile detection.
CAMERA Video Yes, [email protected]continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, HDR Yes, 1920×[email protected] HD
CAMERA Secondary Yes, 2.2 MP, [email protected] Yes, 2 MP,[email protected], dual video call
 OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
 Chipset Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Qualcomn Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T0
 CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 320
PowerVR SGX 544MP3
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass,Thermometer, Humidity
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
BATTERY Stand-by Up to 550 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G) (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G)
BATTERY Talk time Up 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 minutes NO
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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