Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 – Fight!

by Jerry D on September 6, 2013

Which is the best phone for you? The Sony Xperia Z1 or the Samsung Galaxy S4? Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Xperia Z1, outperform the Galaxy S4’s display? How much onboard storage does it have? Find out which phone is the best below.

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Sony Xperia Z1 VS Samsung Galaxy S4
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 5.0-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.6GHz eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.2.2
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 16, 32 or 64GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 2.0MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP/EDR
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9mm
Weight 170g 130g
Talktime 15.0 hours TBC
Standby 850 hours TBC
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins!

The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia Z1 over 10 rounds (see below), winning 3 of them, drawing 5 and losing 2. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Comparable
  2. The best size/weight: Yes
  3. The best camera/video: No
  4. The best display: Comparable
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: No
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Yes
  9. The best battery life: N/A
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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