Sony Xperia Z Apple iPhone 4S

Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 4S

Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the Xperia Z

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,920x1,080 vs 960x640 Around 3.5x higher resolution screen
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Apple A5, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 90% faster)
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 329 PPI More than 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Standby time More standby time 22.9 days vs 8.3 days Around 3x more standby time, less frequent charging
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 60% more detail for larger prints
Screen size Larger screen 5.0"" vs 3.5"" Around 90% larger screen
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 40% faster)
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 9 mm Around 20% thinner
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Size Slightly smaller 59×115×9 mm vs 71×139×8 mm Around 20% smaller
Talk time Slightly more talk time 14 hours vs 11 hours Around 30% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia Z440 PPI
iPhone 4S329 PPI
Thickness Thin
Xperia Z8 mm
iPhone 4S9 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia Z13 MP
iPhone 4S8 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia ZLTE (80 mbps)
iPhone 4SHSPA+ (14.4 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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