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Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5S

Top 33 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

anonymous
2412
Substantially more battery power
Comment
2400 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.53x more battery power
anonymous
1847
Measurably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.5 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
2.31x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1553
Much higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
anonymous
1279
Amply more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1218
Bigger screen size
Comment
5 "
vs
4 "
25% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1129
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1100
Measurably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
anonymous
890
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.
anonymous
831
Clearly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
701
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
539
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
464
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.
anonymous
433
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
395
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.
anonymous
370
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
365
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
195
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Abed Namel
15
Has an optional wireless battery charger
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Very useful and convenient
Syed Daim Imam
6
Has OTG capabilities
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Accepts usb memory sticks via adapter
Mohamed Yao
4
Samsung galaxy s4
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Mohamed Yao
1
Sony xperia z
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Samsung galaxy s4
Syed Daim Imam
0
It has a great fashion museum
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The museum includes more than 50000 accesories, clothing, textiles... Brands as Chanel and Dior are represented. It is so cool to see specially if you are interested in the fashion world. Students are lucky to have it just there.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
Yes
vs
No
Top 10 Reasons for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 18)
anonymous
434
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
324
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.
anonymous
290
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.
anonymous
177
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
146
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.
anonymous
145
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.
anonymous
134
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
126
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
45
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
anonymous
56
Considerably more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
anonymous
49
Notably 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.

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 27 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

anonymous
519
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.
Alex Clark
3
Pocketfriendly, easy to reach the screen cornersnew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
496
Way lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
146 g
34 g lighter
anonymous
443
Modestly thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
anonymous
414
Explicitly more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
16 GB
48 GB more internal storage
anonymous
369
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
323
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
269
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
137
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
491
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
131
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
86
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.
anonymous
78
Supports 64-bit
Comment
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.
anonymous
37
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
15
Vastly narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
71 mm
12.40 mm narrower
Panagiotis Argyrakis
3
Its more portable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The mobile phones made to be portable 4inch screen a larger screen then i prefer a tablet
Auzan El-ghiffari Su'ud
2
Cheaper spares
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The spares are much cheaper
Tricia Ho
1
Not as wide
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5s fits perfectly in my small hands. The 6 is so huge that I can't use it one handed anymore
anonymous
-62
Much shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
139 mm
15.20 mm shorter
anonymous
-79
Amply less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
77.97 cm³
41.51% less body volume
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
anonymous
60
Substantially wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
43
Substantially bigger L1 cache
Comment
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
anonymous
145
Considerably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
450 MHz
vs
400 MHz
50 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
48
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
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
anonymous
45
Has AES
Comment
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
anonymous
87
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
56
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
19
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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

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vs
No

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