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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z1

Top 26 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z1

anonymous
1919
Faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
4 x 2.2 GHz
13.64% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1260
Slightly bigger screen size
Comment
5.1 "
vs
5 "
2% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
746
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
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.
anonymous
627
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
528
Lighter
Comment
145 g
vs
169 g
24 g lighter
anonymous
466
A tad thinner
Comment
8.1 mm
vs
8.5 mm
0.40 mm thinner
anonymous
431
Vastly more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
373
Significantly better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
237
Has an ultra power save mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.
anonymous
168
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
138
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
942
vs
904
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
135
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
134
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
124
Has a heart rate monitor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
anonymous
106
Measurably newer USB version
Comment
3
vs
2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
anonymous
35
A little narrower
Comment
72.5 mm
vs
73.9 mm
1.40 mm narrower
Julian Hughes
12
Has an IR blaster
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IR blaster allows to use our smartphone as a remote for a wide range of devices.
Paul Ligeti
6
USB port charger
Comment
Yes
vs
No
No need for a proprietary charger, micro USB cables are everywhere to be found unlike Apples proprietary charging cable.
David Clark
4
Has download booster
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Download booster allows you to use wifi and mobile data to speed up downloads
anonymous
-39
A tad shorter
Comment
142 mm
vs
144.4 mm
2.40 mm shorter
anonymous
-64
Modestly less body volume
Comment
83 cm³
vs
90.7 cm³
9.28% less body volume
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
anonymous
103
Explicitly higher ram speed
Comment
933 MHz
vs
800 MHz
133 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
57
Considerably more memory bandwidth
Comment
14.9 GB/s
vs
12.8 GB/s
2.10 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
anonymous
32
Noticeably faster ISP
Comment
465 MHz
vs
320 MHz
145 MHz faster ISP. The Image Signal Processor (ISP) is responsible for processing image data from the camera, such as applying noise reduction, autofocus and correcting mistakes. A faster ISP can allow quicker camera operation and photo processing.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
anonymous
161
Significantly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
578 MHz
vs
450 MHz
128 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
76
Appreciably higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.148 TFLOPS
vs
0.1152 TFLOPS
0.03 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than Sony Xperia Z1 because...

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vs
No

Top 30 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z1

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

anonymous
2468
A shade more battery power
Comment
3050 mAh
vs
2800 mAh
8.93% more battery power
anonymous
1611
A little higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
432 ppi
2.08% higher pixel density
anonymous
1172
Notably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20.7 MP
vs
16 MP
29.37% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
693
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
584
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
387
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
380
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
333
Has an IPS screen
Comment
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.
anonymous
285
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
194
Considerably bigger pixel size
Comment
1.4 µm²
vs
1.25 µm²
0.15 µm² bigger pixel size. Pixel size is the surface area of each pixel on the camera sensor. Larger pixels can absorb more light. This can result in better image quality and improved low-light performance.
anonymous
93
Has AF tracking
Comment
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.
Martinus Kevin Sullivan
28
PlayStation Mobile Certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This Xperia can play apps & games from PlayStation Mobile platform. US/EU PSN ID is required to use this feature.
Ricky Fang
14
Has glass back
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A glass back looks nice
Gabriel Satrio Wibowo
5
Supports Dualshock 3 Controller
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can use PS3 Controller to play games on Sony Xperia Z1
Sri Hari Vishal
4
Burst shot with flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can take burst shots with flash
Alla Zaki
4
BRAVIA® Engine 3
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It maded for LCD screen and special for sony LCD'S for more experiance in the quality of images
Sri Hari Vishal
4
Has timeshift burst
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Takes 61 shots in one touch and it looks like a motion pic
José Muñoz
3
It's made with premium material's
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The premiun naterials add more durability to the phone
Alvin Satya Setiawan Ⓥ
3
Info eye
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A better way to get knowledge and infos by the camera app
Ananta Wijaya
2
Has exmor rs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
More better in low light
Sarxan Ismiev
2
Face unlock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Ananta Wijaya
1
Xz1 has a bionz chip in camera xz1
Comment
Yes
vs
No
More better quality sensor and picture
Tomasz Urban
1
Launchers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can modify your desktop in many ways. It can looks like a Win8, iOS or different andy launchers
Ricky Fang
1
Bigger screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Sri Hari Vishal
1
More stand by time
Comment
Yes
vs
No
As we are not gonna use our phone all the day standby mode is useful which is better in z1 when compared to note 3
Sri Hari Vishal
1
Social live
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Videos are telecasted lively
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