Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z Android Phone Comparison of Specs, Features

The Sony Xperia Z1 was just launched, with a better processor and a very much better camera when compared with the actual flagship device of the company, the Sony Xperia Z which was a waterproof 5-inch HD smartphone launched recently. Nothing much is changed with the display, the waterproofing is the same, but the camera is a lot appealing with the Sony G Lens being included with the Sony Exmor RS. Let’s check the comparison below, taking all the aspects into consideration.

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z Comparison

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with the Full HD Display, having a 1920×1080 pixels screen resolution, just like what you had seen in the Sony Xperia Z. The difference that you see is in the dimensions, where the Z1 has got a bit thicker which might be contributed by the camera lens, which has got a lot better.

Internal Specs, Powering

Processor wise, the Sony Xperia Z1 is clearly better, with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 quad-core processor that comes along with the Adreno 330 GPU, compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor with the Adreno 320 GPU. For the multitasking, there’s a 2GB of RAM provided in both.

Camera – 20.7MP vs 13.1MP, Sony G Lens Clearly Better

The Sony Xperia Z1 was mainly made to showcase the Sony G Lens with the F2.0 and wide angle 27mm, which is the 20.7-megapixel camera that comes with loads of new features to take advantage of it. It’s the CMOS image sensor with higher sensitivity, and is expected to provide a lot more with the 1080p video recording. The video is the same in the 13.1 megapixel camera of the Sony Xperia Z, but you won’t get to see the Burst Mode, Superior Auto, AR Effect, Picture Effect, Sweep Panorama which are all a part of the Xperia Z1 camera.

The OS that is going to be included for the Z1 when it’s out of the box, is the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but the Xperia Z would still come with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will get the updates to 4.2 version, and both having a similar Sony Bravia Engine powered interface, it won’t matter much because these are new devices and they would be on top priority for sending the updates to Android 4.3 version.

Overall, the Xperia Z1 has got a lot of advanced features compared to the Xperia Z, but the pricing would be a factor to check out when the device would be officially available in the market.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z Specs Comparison

Specification Sony Xperia Z1 Sony Xperia Z
Dimensions 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
Screen 5-inch 5-inch
Display 1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 PPI 1080 x 1920 pixels, 443 PPI
Processor Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
CPU Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 320
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Camera – Rear 20.7-megapixel, Autofocus, Dual LED Xenon Flash 13.1-megapixel, Autofocus, LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p, 30 fps, HDR 1080, 30 fps
Camera – Front 2-megapixel, 1080p video 2.2-megapixel
Battery 3000 mAh 2330 mAh
OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Storage – Internal 16 GB 8 GB / 16 GB
Special Features Waterproof, IP 58 certified Water resistant, IP 57 certified
3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Damian

    September 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I believe the CPUs on the table are inverted. Also, you said that the superior auto, Picture effect, sweep panorama and burst mode are Z1 exclusive; but it’s not accurate. The Z also has those camera modes. The Z’s front camera is also 1080p capable. According to AnTuTu Benchmark, the Z has a 2.1 front camera and a 12.8 rear camera. The major camera difference (aside of the extra 7 MP) is the BIONZ image processor, a wider angle and a bigger CMOS sensor. It is also worth mentioning that they both have a TFT anti-scratch and anti-shattering screen. I love the Xperia Z line, it brings the very best and most powerful hardware with high elegance, resistance and durability. The waterproof and dustproof is pretty unique and useful. I own the Xperia Z since August and the only thing I hate is that the Z1 is out!

  2. Prakash

    September 9, 2013 at 8:26 am

    CPU need to be swapped in the above comparison table. Z1 should be 2200 mhz and Z should be 1500 mhz.

  3. Tommy

    September 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    You can’t blame them. Any company that doesn’t want Samsung to monopolize the android OS, kinda needs to put out a newer, more powerful device every three months. Hurts the regular, working Joe in the end. Spending his.paycheck to not left behind.

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