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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Apple iPhone 4S 64GB

Top 77 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z1

Compared to Apple iPhone 4S 64GB

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Noticeably more battery power
3050 mAh
vs
1418 mAh
2.15x more battery power
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Sizably faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.2 GHz
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2 x 0.8 GHz
5.50x faster CPU clock speed
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Plenty higher pixel density
441 ppi
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330 ppi
33.64% higher pixel density
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Vastly more RAM memory
2 GB
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0.5 GB
1.50 GB more RAM memory
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Appreciably bigger screen size
5 "
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3.5 "
42.86% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Significantly higher resolution
1920x1080 px
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960x640 px
3.38x higher resolution
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Notably more megapixels (photo)
20.7 MP
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8 MP
2.59x more megapixels (photo)
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Has an external memory slot
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.
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Noticeably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
2 MP
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0.3 MP
6.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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Has stereo speakers
Yes
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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
Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Explicitly faster downloads
150 MBits/s
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14.4 MBits/s
10.42x faster downloads
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Can be charged via standard USB cable
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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Has USB mass storage support
Yes
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No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
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Has NFC
Yes
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No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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Marginally thinner
8.5 mm
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9.3 mm
0.80 mm thinner
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Is DLNA certified
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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Wireless charging
Yes
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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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Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Yes
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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 dedicated camera button
Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Has a radio
Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has a two-stage shutter
Yes
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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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Wider aperture at minimum focal length
2
vs
2.4
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. This is the widest aperture available at the 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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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has manual exposure
Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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Weather sealed
Yes
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No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
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No
Top 13 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
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Supports 4K resolution
Yes
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No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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Supports widgets
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.
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Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
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No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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The browser has word wrap
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.
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Is a multi-user system
Yes
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No
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Has offline voice recognition
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
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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Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Yes
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No
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Supports Java
Yes
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No
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Sharing menu
Yes
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No
The sharing menu is best on Android
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Offers free development
Yes
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No
With android, you can make any app you want (without uploading it to Google Play) free of charge.
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Exellent Features (UI)
Yes
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No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
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No
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Vastly higher ram speed
800 MHz
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400 MHz
400 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
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Considerably more CPU threads
4
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2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
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Appreciably more memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
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6.4 GB/s
6.40 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
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Has integrated LTE
Yes
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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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Significantly bigger L2 cache
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 330 (450MHz)
Yes
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No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
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Distinctly faster GPU clock speed
450 MHz
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200 MHz
250 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
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Notably higher floating-point performance
0.1152 TFLOPS
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0.0128 TFLOPS
0.10 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 DirectX
9.3
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9
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
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Newer version of OpenGL ES
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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Newer version of OpenVG
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 400
Yes
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No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
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Distinctly wider front-end
3
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2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
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Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Yes
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No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
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Sizably newer version of VFP
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
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Measurably more bits executed at a time
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 Z1 is better than Apple iPhone 4S 64GB because...

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No

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB

Compared to Sony Xperia Z1

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Direct updates by OS vendor
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.
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Lighter
140 g
vs
169 g
29 g lighter
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Vastly more internal storage
64 GB
vs
16 GB
48 GB more internal storage
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Notably lower SAR for body (USA)
0.98 W/kg
vs
1.15 W/kg
0.17 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
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Explicitly narrower
58.6 mm
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73.9 mm
15.30 mm narrower
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Substantially less body volume
60.6 cm³
vs
90.7 cm³
49.67% less body volume
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Significantly shorter
115.2 mm
vs
144.4 mm
29.20 mm shorter
iOS 7.0
Yes
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No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
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Has a child lock
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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Has turn by turn directions
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
Yes
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No
Apple A5 APL0498
Yes
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No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A5 APL0498
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Sizably bigger L1 cache
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 4S 64GB is better than Sony Xperia Z1 because...

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No

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