Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Sony Xperia SP – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on September 29, 2013

Is the Sony Xperia Z1 a smarter mobile phone than the Sony Xperia SP? Does the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia Z1, surpass the Xperia SP’s screen? Does its quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor have more power? What we need is a simple side-by-side comparison…

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Sony Xperia SP: 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 Sony Xperia SP
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 4.6-inch LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(319.348 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.1
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
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 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 0.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 67.1 x 130.6 x 10.0mm
Weight 170g 155g
Talktime 15.0 hours 19.0 hours
Standby 850 hours 734 hours
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, accelerometer, digital compass, stereo FM radio, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and a TV-out

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!

The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia SP over 10 rounds (see below), winning 6 of them, drawing 2 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: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Yes
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Yes
  9. The best battery life: No
  10. The best extras: Yes

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