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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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Substantially more battery power
Comment
3050 mAh
vs
1418 mAh
2.15x more battery power
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Considerably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.2 GHz
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2 x 0.8 GHz
5.50x faster CPU clock speed
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Way higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
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330 ppi
33.64% higher pixel density
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Considerably more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
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0.5 GB
1.50 GB more RAM memory
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Measurably bigger screen size
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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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Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20.7 MP
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8 MP
2.59x more megapixels (photo)
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Sizably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
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960x640 px
3.38x higher resolution
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Has an external memory slot
Comment
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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Notably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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2 MP
vs
0.3 MP
6.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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Has stereo speakers
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Significantly faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
14.4 MBits/s
10.42x faster downloads
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Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
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No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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A little bit thinner
Comment
8.5 mm
vs
9.3 mm
0.80 mm thinner
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Wireless charging
Comment
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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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
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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
Comment
Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Has a radio
Comment
Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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Weather sealed
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
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No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
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Supports widgets
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Has offline voice recognition
Comment
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
Comment
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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Supports Java
Comment
Yes
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No
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Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Sharing menu
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
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Offers free development
Comment
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)
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
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Noticeably higher ram speed
Comment
800 MHz
vs
400 MHz
400 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
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Explicitly 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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Explicitly more memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
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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Significantly 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.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
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No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
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Noticeably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
450 MHz
vs
200 MHz
250 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
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Sizably higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
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
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9.3
vs
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
Comment
3
vs
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
Comment
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
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
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Vastly wider front-end
Comment
3
vs
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
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Considerably newer version of VFP
Comment
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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Notably more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
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...

Yes
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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
Comment
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
Comment
140 g
vs
169 g
29 g lighter
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Significantly more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
16 GB
48 GB more internal storage
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Notably lower SAR for body (USA)
Comment
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
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
73.9 mm
15.30 mm narrower
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Noticeably less body volume
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60.6 cm³
vs
90.7 cm³
49.67% less body volume
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Measurably shorter
Comment
115.2 mm
vs
144.4 mm
29.20 mm shorter
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
Apple A5 APL0498
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A5 APL0498
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Noticeably bigger L1 cache
Comment
64 KB
vs
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...

Yes
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No

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