Samsung says hello to World with an all new Galaxy smartphone which is “Galaxy S4” and for all those SONY fans who are just waiting to decide on which one to choose from the latest flagship models from both the manufacturers then we will help you over a due course of this article to compare the same in terms of specs. SONY Xperia Z comes with the waterproof capability and sets a standard to come with a smartphone which not is a sleek, stylish and beautiful looking smartphone but also is a water resistant phone. Samsung too in MWC 2013 showcased such phone which is XCover 2 but looks way too sturdy which comes with the increased thickness and looks are not sleek from any angle.
So, to make things simple for you, we have tabulated the specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4 and SONY Xperia Z which are the current flagship models from Samsung and SONY respectively.
Built Quality, Look & Feel:
Till the moment before Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced, SONY Xperia Z was one of the best smartphones not just in terms of looks but also with over all feel of the body but unfortunately Samsung Galaxy S4 has stolen all attraction and in fact has one of the best look and feel. Though Samsung Galaxy S4 might just give you the plasticky feel, the overall built quality is quite improved than that of Samsung Galaxy S3 and also of course with the SONY Xperia Z model. But over a period of time Samsung has improved and has introduced some metallic body in Galaxy S4.
Performance & Screen Quality:
Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the super speed Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 of processor while SONY Xperia Z comes with the Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor which is slightly lower than that of Samsung Galaxy S4. When talked of Screen then both Samsung Galaxy S4 and SONY Xperia Z smartphones come with more over 5 inches of same screen size but Samsung’s S IV looks slightly brighter than the Xperia Z smartphone. Also, colors in Samsung Galaxy S IV looks more vivid than the former.
Unlike HTC One, SONY and Samsung both allows external memory SD Card slot extension. SONY allows you to make use of a maximum of 32GB while Samsung allows you to extend the memory by 64GB which is a great part. If you talk of RAM then both the smartphones, Xperia Z and Galaxy S4 comes with the 2GB of RAM.
|Sr.||Parameter||Samsung Galaxy S4||SONY Xperia Z|
|1.||Display Size||4.99 Inches||5.0 inches|
|2.||Display Type||Super AMOLED||TFT capacitive touchscreen|
|3.||Dimensions||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm||139 x 71 x 7.9 mm|
|4.||Sim Type||Micro Sim||Micro Sim|
|5.||Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Weight||130 grams||146 grams|
|6.||PPI (Pixels Per Inch)||441||441|
|7.||LTE Band||Region Dependent||LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600|
|8.||Shatter Proof, Scratch Resistant & Water Resistant||No||Yes, Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes|
|9.||Internal Memory||16/32/64 GB storage||16GB|
|10.||External SD Card Slot||Yes, up to 64GB||Up to 32GB|
|12.||Rear Camera||13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording,||13.1MP with 4128×3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|13.||Front Camera||2MP with 1080p@30fps Recording||2.2 MP with 1080p@30fps|
|Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064|
|15.||GPU||PowerVR SGX 544MP3||Adreno 320|
|16.||Processor||Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait|
|19.||Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|20.||NFC / USB 2.0 with MHL Support||Yes||Yes /Yes|
|21.||Wi Fi Standards||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|22.||Firmware||Jellybean 4.2.2||Android Jellybean 4.1.2Upgradeable to Jellybean 4.2.2|
|23.||Battery||2600 Mah Removable Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery|
|24.||Colors||White Frost, Black Mist||Black, White, Purple|
|25.||Price||Not Declared||38,990 INR|
The biggest drawback of the SONY Xperia Z is the non-removable battery, just in case if the device gets stuck then there is no manner that you can restart the device till the battery drains completely. Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the removable battery. If you talk of the battery life then Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the 2600Mah while Xperia Z comes with the 2330 mAH of battery life.
If you want a waterproof phone then it has to be Xperia Z but if you are looking to ride on the success of Galaxy series from Samsung and want to have a stylish device then it has to be a Galaxy S4. But, Uh! Did I tell you the pricing details of Samsung Galaxy S4 and SONY Xperia Z? Galaxy S4 price is still not known while Xperia Z costs around $700.