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Apple iPhone 5S vs Sony Xperia Z

Top 24 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

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Direct updates by OS vendor
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
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Much lighter
112 g
vs
146 g
34 g lighter
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Considerably more internal storage
64 GB
vs
16 GB
48 GB more internal storage
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Somewhat thinner
7.6 mm
vs
7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
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Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Has an IPS screen
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
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Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Yes
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No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
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Higher GeekBench result
1347
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491
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
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Has a fingerprint scanner
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
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Supports 64-bit
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
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Has AF tracking
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
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Has a more premium feelnew
Yes
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No
Body is made of aluminium and glass compared to plastic.
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5
Passbook for boarding passes
Yes
vs
No
Quick access with one finger swipe at the boarding gate
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Significantly narrower
58.6 mm
vs
71 mm
12.40 mm narrower
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Amply less body volume
55.1 cm³
vs
77.97 cm³
41.51% less body volume
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Reasonably shorter
123.8 mm
vs
139 mm
15.20 mm shorter
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
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Significantly wider front-end
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
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Substantially bigger L1 cache
256 KB
vs
32 KB
224 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
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Significantly faster GPU clock speed
450 MHz
vs
400 MHz
50 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
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Newer version of OpenGL ES
3.1
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple Cyclone
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Has AES
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
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Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
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Has turn by turn directions
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
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Supports slow motion video recording
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Sony Xperia Z because...

Yes
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No

Top 31 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

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Sizably more battery power
2400 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.53x more battery power
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Measurably faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.5 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.31x faster CPU clock speed
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A lot higher pixel density
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
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Amply more RAM memory
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
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950
Bigger screen size
5 "
vs
4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Notably higher resolution
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
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Considerably more megapixels (photo)
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
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Has an external memory slot
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
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Significantly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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Has branded damage resistant glass
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
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Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Can be charged via standard USB cable
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
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Has USB mass storage support
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
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Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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Is DLNA certified
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
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Has a radio
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Weather sealed
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Has an optional wireless battery charger
Yes
vs
No
Very useful and convenient
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Yes
vs
No
Top 11 Reasons for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
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Supports 4K resolution
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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Supports widgets
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
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Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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The browser has word wrap
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
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Is a multi-user system
Yes
vs
No
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Has offline voice recognition
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
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Is free and open source
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
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Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Yes
vs
No
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Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
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Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
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Significantly more CPU threads
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
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Explicitly bigger L2 cache
2 MB
vs
1 MB
1 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Sony Xperia Z is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

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