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Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5S

Top 31 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

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Significantly more battery power
Comment
2400 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.53x more battery power
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1535
Measurably 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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Reasonably higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
326 ppi
35.28% higher pixel density
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1108
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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911
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
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Measurably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
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735
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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637
Sizably 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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442
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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336
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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334
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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316
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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298
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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148
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Abed Namel
12
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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315
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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304
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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240
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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209
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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81
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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65
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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64
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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58
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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57
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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31
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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43
Sizably more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
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39
Vastly 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...

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vs
No

Top 24 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

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476
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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349
Reasonably lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
146 g
34 g lighter
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333
Measurably more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
16 GB
48 GB more internal storage
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327
A little thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
7.9 mm
0.30 mm thinner
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305
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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273
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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220
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
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104
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)
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97
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
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61
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.
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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.
Crosby Smith
5
Passbook for boarding passes
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Quick access with one finger swipe at the boarding gate
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1
Touch ID
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Touch ID enables to use the password as fingers.
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-104
Sizably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
71 mm
12.40 mm narrower
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-170
Reasonably less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
77.97 cm³
41.51% less body volume
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A lot shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
139 mm
15.20 mm shorter
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
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42
Distinctly 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
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35
Explicitly 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
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84
Significantly 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.
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34
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
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35
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
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69
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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41
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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10
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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

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