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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z

It term of display, both smartphones come with high resolution display. Xperia Z sports an impressive 5.0-inch Full HD Reality Display with 441 pixels per inch resolution thanks to Sony's in-house technology Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.
Samsung Galaxy S4 too sports an equally impressive 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with same 441 ppi screen resolution, but the rival Japanese company scores an additional point here for the water-and-dust proof screen in Xperia Z.
With Samsung expected to bring Octa-core processor variant Galaxy S4 in India, Samsung's smartphone beats Xperia Z's quad-core processor hands down. Galaxy S4 comes with Samsung's factory made Exynos 5 Octa-core processor where as Xperia Z packs a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
(Galaxy S4's 1.9GHz quad-core processor variant is expected to be sold in select markets)   
Samsung's Galaxy S4 sports a 13.0-megapixel main camera and a 2.0-megapixel front camera, and the user's viewing experience is further enhanced with smart camera softwares such as Smart Pause, Smart Scroll.
With the help of Samsung's exclusive camera software, users need not even flick the screen up and down to view a text; Galaxy S4's 2.0-megapixel front camera will track your facial movements to scroll through an email text or browse internet and if the user look away while watching a video, the smartphone automatically pauses the video and starts again when user turns back.
Sony's Xperia Z is no less of a competitor, it boasts of 13-megapixel camera with company's flagship digital camera technology Exmor RS image sensor for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video capture, but Galaxy S4's smart camera features still trumps the Xperia Z for sheer technological advancement.
Mobile Operating System:
Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z smartphone stand even in this department since they both run on the same mobile OS platform Android.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to come with updated Android Jelly Bean OS v4.2.2 while Xperia Z runs on the Android Jelly Bean OS v4.1; the Sony smartphone will gets its OS update in one of the coming days.
The smartphones pretty much match spec-to-spec such as RAM, Battery and other minor aspects.
Here is breakdown of comparison between Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z [Spec-Wise]:
Samsung Galaxy S4
Sony Xperia Z
5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED
Display with 441 pixels per inch
(1920 x 1080p) resolutions
5.0-inch Full HD Reality
Display with Mobile
BRAVIA Engine 2
(Pixel density: 441 pixels per inch)
Android v4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
Android v4.1 OS
(Jelly Bean)
Samsung Exynos 5410
Octa-core processor with 1.6GHz clock speed
and other variant expected to feature quad-core processor with 1.9GHz clock speed)
Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz CPU speed
16GB, 32GB & 64GB, expandable
to an additional 64GB
16GB ,expandable up to
Main: 13.0-megapixel Auto-focus, Flash & Shutter Lag with BIS sensor
Front:2.0-megapixel pixel
camera, full HD video recording
Main: 13.1-megapixel
Back side illuminated Exmor RS Image Sensor with LED flash
Front: 2.2-megapixel
3G & 4G /LTE
3G & 4G/LTE in
 select markets
2600 mAh
2400 mAh
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
139.0 x 71.0 x 7.9 mm
130 g
146 g


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