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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

Top 49 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

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Noticeably more battery power
Comment
2300 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
46.50% more battery power
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Vastly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.2 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
3.38x faster CPU clock speed
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Slightly higher pixel density
Comment
342 ppi
vs
326 ppi
4.91% 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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Marginally bigger screen size
Comment
4.3 "
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4 "
7.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20.7 MP
vs
8 MP
2.59x more megapixels (photo)
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Appreciably higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
1136x640 px
26.76% 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 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.
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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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Noticeably faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
100 MBits/s
1.50x faster downloads
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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
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No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
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Is DLNA certified
Comment
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.
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Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
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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 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.
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Has a brand lens
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
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Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2
vs
2.2
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
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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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Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
Prabakar Baskar
44
Cheaper
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You paie less for the performance of a more expensive expensive device
Martinus Kevin Sullivan
21
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.
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 13 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
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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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Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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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
Eran Machlev
7
Offers free development
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With android, you can make any app you want (without uploading it to Google Play) free of charge.
Jacob Kumar
6
Exellent Features (UI)
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
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Significantly more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
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Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
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Measurably 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 Z1 Compact is better than Apple iPhone 5S 16GB because...

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Top 22 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S 16GB

Compared to Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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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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Lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
137 g
25 g lighter
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Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
9.4 mm
1.80 mm thinner
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Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
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Clearly bigger pixel size
Comment
2.25 µm²
vs
1.44 µm²
0.81 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.
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Vastly more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
927
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
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Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
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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.
Crosby Smith
5
Passbook for boarding passes
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Quick access with one finger swipe at the boarding gate
Bishesh Gurung
1
Touch ID
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Touch ID enables to use the password as fingers.
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More cuality
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It looks like you richer
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Clearly narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
64.9 mm
6.30 mm narrower
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Lots less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
77.5 cm³
40.65% less body volume
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Modestly shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
127 mm
3.20 mm shorter
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
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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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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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44
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
10
vs
9.3
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
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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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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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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
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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

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