More battery power
2600 mAh vs 2300 mAh—13.04% more battery power
Faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.9 GHz
4 x 1.7 GHz
4 x 1.9 GHz vs 4 x 1.7 GHz—11.76% faster CPU clock speed
Modestly bigger screen size
5 " vs 4.7 "—6.38% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Sizably more megapixels (photo)
13 MP vs 4 MP—3.25x more megapixels (photo)
Clearly higher memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s vs 8.5 GB/s—4.30 GB/s higher memory bandwidth. A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
Has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken
7.9 mm vs 9.3 mm—1.40 mm thinner
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
Has an external memory slot
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.
Appreciably lower SAR for head (USA)
0.85 W/kg vs 1.26 W/kg—0.41 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
Significantly higher GeekBench result
752 vs 579 —173 higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2013)
Less body volume
75.32 cm³ vs 87.15 cm³—15.71% less body volume
A bit lighter
130 g vs 143 g—13 g lighter
A tad shorter
136.6 mm vs 137.4 mm—0.80 mm shorter
You can buy an official gamepad for it
Great if you want to use it for gaming, just attach the gamepad and use the screen as a monitor.