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)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 960x640 Around 3.5x higher resolution screen
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 329 PPI More than 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 60% more detail for larger prints
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Apple A5, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 90% faster)
Standby time More standby time 22.9 days vs 8.3 days Around 3x more standby time, less frequent charging
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) 2048 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 58x115x9 mm vs 71x139x7 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 Very crisp and sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia Z440 PPI
iPhone 4S329 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia Z13 MP
iPhone 4S8 MP
Thickness Thin
Xperia Z8 mm
iPhone 4S9 mm
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Xperia Z16 GB
iPhone 4S64 GB
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Xperia Z1920x1080
iPhone 4S960x640
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1080p @ 30fps
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia ZLTE (80 mbps)
iPhone 4SHSPA+ (14.4 mbps)
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Xperia ZAndroid App Market
iPhone 4SiPhone App Store
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Xperia ZAndroid App Market
iPhone 4SiPhone App Store
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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