Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S4
As the title suggests the coming month is going to witness a fierce battle between the electronics legend Sony and the smartphone emperor Samsung, the former will look at regaining its former market share while the latter is hoping to deliver the final blow and dominate the smartphone market it helped establish. Without further ado, let us get down to the brass tacks with the significant specifications of both smartphones. It is between Sony Xperia Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S4.
Sony Xperia Z
Special Features: Water resistant until 1 meter, lasting up to 30 minutes, dust resistant and long battery life with Stamina Mode for prolonged duration.
General: 2G/3G/4G network, weighs ~145 grams, Loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio jack, GPRS and EDGE, USB 2.0, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with A2DP.
Touch Screen: 5-inch screen with scratch resistant and unbreakable glass that can stand a good amount of pressure and shock. TFT super bright FullHD capacitive touch screen with Multitouch (10 fingers max) and the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.
Messaging: SMS thread view, MMS, Email, Push Email and IM, HTML 5 Browser support.
Camera: 13.1 MP main camera with LED flash, auto focus, panorama and Geo-tagging. 2.2 MP front camera is also good.
Chipset and Processor: Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Chipset with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and an Adreno 320 Graphics Processor.
Memory: 2 GB ram and 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD external memory is extendable up to 32GB.
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS, which will be upgraded to Jelly Bean v4.2 soon.
Price: 38990 INR.
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 (or SIV)
Special Features: The most talked about features of the Galaxy S4 is the Smart Scroll/ Rotation/Pause/Stay features that monitor the head movement of the user to control the screen accordingly and will be its biggest selling point.
General: 2G/3G/4G network, weighs ~146 grams, Loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio jack, GPRS and EDGE, USB 2.0, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with A2DP and EDR.
Touch Screen: 4.99-inch screen with the unbreakable and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Super AMOLED FullHD capacitive touchscreen, Multitouch and TouchWiz user interface.
Messaging: SMS thread view, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM and RSS feeds with HTML 5 Adobe Flash support for browser.
Camera: 13 MP main camera with LED flash, auto focus, panorama and Geo-tagging with simultaneous HD image and video recording; 2.2 MP front camera is also good
Chipset and Processor: Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Chipset with Quadcore 1.8 Giga Hertz Cortex-A15 \ Quadcore 1.2 Giga Hertz Cortex-A7 Processors and PowerVR SGX 544 megapixels Graphics Processor.
Memory: 2 GB ram and internal memory is rumored to come in 16/32/64 GB with a MicroSD external memory extendable up to 64 GB.
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS
Price: To be announced.
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Note: (This model will be released on 14th march 2013 and all the specifications are estimates and some based on confirmed leaks.)
At first glance, it looks like a tough match with the sturdy design of the Sony Xperia Z and the futuristic concept of eye based scrolling and screen control of Samsung Galaxy S4. The differences are few and even minor like the Adobe Flash support in the Samsung browser, not provided by Sony. Processing power and memory of the Galaxy S4 surely beats the regular memory specs of Xperia Z and even the camera on the Sony phone has generated a bit of complains a little too soon. Feature wise Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (IV) takes the prize but Sony’s Xperia Z is tough as a nail and takes a rough day quite effortlessly, in addition, the lower price is the primary selling factor for Sony. It seems that only after Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is unveiled shall we see a clear winner.
Author: Naveen Thakur