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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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Noticeably more battery power
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2400 mAh
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1440 mAh
1.67x more battery power
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1513
Considerably faster CPU clock speed
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4 x 1.5 GHz
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2 x 1.3 GHz
2.31x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
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Lots higher pixel density
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441 ppi
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326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
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Reasonably more RAM memory
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2 GB
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1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
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Bigger screen size
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5 "
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4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
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Noticeably more megapixels (photo)
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13 MP
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8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
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Considerably higher resolution
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1920x1080 px
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1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
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730
Has an external memory slot
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Yes
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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.
anonymous
628
Measurably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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2 MP
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1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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Has branded damage resistant glass
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Yes
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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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439
Is dustproof and water resistant
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Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Can be charged via standard USB cable
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Yes
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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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333
Has USB mass storage support
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Yes
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No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
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332
Has NFC
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Yes
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No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
314
Is DLNA certified
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Yes
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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.
anonymous
296
Has a radio
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Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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153
Has manual exposure
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Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
148
Weather sealed
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Yes
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No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
129
Sizably smaller semiconductor size
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28 nm
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32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Abed Namel
11
Has an optional wireless battery charger
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Yes
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No
Very useful and convenient
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Yes
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No
Top 11 Reasons for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
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Supports 4K resolution
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Yes
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No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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303
Supports widgets
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Yes
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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.
anonymous
237
Plays Adobe Flash
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Yes
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No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
206
The browser has word wrap
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Yes
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No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
75
Is a multi-user system
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Yes
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No
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Has offline voice recognition
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Yes
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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
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Yes
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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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54
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Yes
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No
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53
Supports Java
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Yes
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No
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Sharing menu
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Yes
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No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Yes
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No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
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Distinctly more CPU threads
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4
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2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
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Considerably bigger L2 cache
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2 MB
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1 MB
1 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400MHz)
Yes
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No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 320 (400MHz)
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Substantially faster GPU clock speed
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400 MHz
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266 MHz
134 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
49
Vastly higher floating-point performance
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0.057 TFLOPS
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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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33
Newer version of OpenGL ES
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3
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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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32
Newer version of OpenVG
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3
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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
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No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Krait 300
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Considerably more bits executed at a time
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128
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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
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No

Top 14 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

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Direct updates by OS vendor
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Yes
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No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
333
A lot lighter
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112 g
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146 g
34 g lighter
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320
A tad thinner
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7.6 mm
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7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
anonymous
301
Has a dedicated camera button
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Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
267
Has an IPS screen
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Yes
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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
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708
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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)
anonymous
56
Has AF tracking
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Yes
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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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-114
Vastly narrower
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58.6 mm
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71 mm
12.40 mm narrower
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-180
A lot less body volume
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55.1 cm³
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77.97 cm³
41.51% less body volume
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Plenty shorter
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123.8 mm
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139 mm
15.20 mm shorter
iOS 7.0
Yes
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No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
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68
Has a child lock
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Yes
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No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
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40
Has turn by turn directions
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Yes
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No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
9
Supports slow motion video recording
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Yes
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No
Apple A6
Yes
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No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A6
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35
Distinctly bigger L1 cache
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64 KB
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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
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No

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