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Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5

Top 38 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z

Compared to Apple iPhone 5

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Distinctly more battery power
Comment
2400 mAh
vs
1440 mAh
1.67x more battery power
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Distinctly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.5 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.31x faster CPU clock speed
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Much higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
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Way more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
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Bigger screen size
Comment
5 "
vs
4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
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Sizably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
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Has an external memory slot
Comment
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)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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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.
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Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
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Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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Is DLNA certified
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Substantially smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
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Has an optional wireless battery charger
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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Supports widgets
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Has offline voice recognition
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Sharing menu
Comment
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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Vastly more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
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Substantially bigger L2 cache
Comment
2 MB
vs
1 MB
1 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400MHz)
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Sizably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
400 MHz
vs
266 MHz
134 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
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Appreciably higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.057 TFLOPS
vs
0.0255 TFLOPS
0.03 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
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Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
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Newer version of OpenVG
Comment
3
vs
1.1
Newer version of OpenVG. OpenVG is used to improve the rendering of 2D graphics on mobile devices, for example the user interface (UI) on a smartphone.
Qualcomm Krait 300
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Krait 300
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Substantially more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 14 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

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Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
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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355
A lot lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
146 g
34 g lighter
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330
A little bit thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
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307
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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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.
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Higher GeekBench result
Comment
708
vs
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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59
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.
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Appreciably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
71 mm
12.40 mm narrower
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Reasonably less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
77.97 cm³
41.51% less body volume
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Lots shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
139 mm
15.20 mm shorter
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
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Has a child lock
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A6
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35
Clearly bigger L1 cache
Comment
64 KB
vs
32 KB
32 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

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

Yes
vs
No

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