The smartphone wars are heating up, with plenty of choices catering to all the needs of the market. Here is a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z. The comparison could help readers to make a more informed decision.
Design and Display:
In terms of screen size and display both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z are similar. They both come with a 5 inch screen, which renders 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. There is however a slight difference in the body design and weight.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams. The Sony Xperia Z comes with 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm dimensions and weighs 146 grams.
Hardware and Operating System:
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in two variants in terms of hardware - a quad core 1.6 GHz cortex-A15 or a quad-core 1.2 GHz cortex-A7, the chipset is Exynos 5 Octa 5410. The Sony Xperia Z comes with quad core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants. The Sony Xperia Z comes with 16 GB of internal memory. Both the devices have a Micro SD slot, which allows additional memory of up to 64 GB.
Both the devices use an Android operating system. The RAM on both the devices is also similar; they both come with 2 GB of RAM.
There is little variation in the cameras on both the devices, in terms of specs. Cameras however may vary in performance in different conditions. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 13 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary camera. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a 13.1 MP primary camera and 2.2 MP secondary camera.
The Galaxy S4 comes with a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, giving the user a talk time of up to 17 hours on 3G or music play of up to 62 hours. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery, allowing the user a talk time of up to 14 hours on 3G or music play of up to 40 hours.
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Price in Australia:
The Samsung Galaxy S4 16 GB variant is available for AU $639.95 in Australia and the 32 GB variant is available for AU $899.95. The Sony Xperia Z, with 16 GB internal memory, is available for AU $539.95.
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