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Published on July 5th, 2013 | by TechTeria


Galaxy S4 vs. Xperia Z- Which One To Choose?

Sony and Samsung are two most known names of the smart phone market. These giants have always delivered best products to the customers from every genre. The newest of the products being launched by these two brands are the Samsung Galaxy S IV and Sony Xperia Z. Are these two gadgets the most promising ones in the market or there are better options than these two in the markets. Let’s check it out in detail; we will also try to figure it out based on the specifications of these devices which one is the winner.


The body stats

The modern smart phones are not the feature loaded devices they are now a style statement to flaunt. This makes it necessary for the brands to work on the looks of their gadgets. The thin phones and shrinking sides are the need of the hour both Galaxy S IV and Xperia Z are thin devices but not as appealing as Oppo and Motorola devices.

Samsung Galaxy S IV dimensionality is 136.6 mm x 69.8 mm x 7.9 mm at a weight of 130 grams only. The competitor Sony Xperia Z measures 139 mm x 71mm x 7.9 mm with a weight of 146 grams. So there is not much difference in the dimensional specifications of these two devices and both are an easy to carry ones.


In the present scenario just being a smart phone is not enough to triumph over the competitors. There the HD display feature now that decides your success in the markets. In this domain both the Galaxy S IV and Xperia Z comes with 4.7”+ full HD display.

Sony Xperia Z flaunts a TFT 5” touch display giving a resolution of 1, 1080 x 1,920 pixels with 441 ppi pixel density. Also its display is enhanced by the use of Sony’s proprietary Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology. Icing the cake the display is shatter proof and scratch-resistant.

The Galaxy S4 comes with the same specifications for size, pixel density and resolution as Xperia Z. The difference is made by the Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology and the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Super AMOLED technology has provided the display with more brightness along with 180 degree viewing angles. There are flaws with the color reproduction however.  In the display domain also these two devices have their pros and cons and are at a tie.


The processor is the core ingredient of a perfect smart phone. What will you do with looks of a car if there is no engine inside to make it move, same is what processors do with the smart phones they make them move.

Sony has made the use of a Snapdragon S4 Pro Qualcomm chipset along with a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU based on Krait 200 cores and an Adreno 320 GPU in the Xperia Z.  This configuration was the on which dominated the 2012 smart phone markets but not anymore.

Samsung Galaxy S IV changed the scene and is powered with Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 5 Octa processor using ARM’s bigg. LITTLE architecture. This processor makes the use of four Cortex A15 cores chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz along with four Cortex A7 cores chipset at 1.2 GHz. These two configurations are for multimedia and regular applications respectively. The Samsung has quoted that the Exynos 5 Octa provides 70% more battery efficiency as compared to Google Nexus 10’s Exynos 5 Dual processor.

There is also a second variant of Samsung Galaxy S IV which will be powered by the Snapdragon 600.  The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 comes with four 1.9 GHz Krait 300 cores and Adreno 320. These variants will be launched based on the market requirements.

So if we go by the processors the Galaxy S IV surly wins the battle.

Other Specifications

Sony Xperia Z comes with a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage on board. There is also support for microSD for memory expansion up to 64 GB. However Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 3 internal storage variants that are 16, 32, or 64 GB along with microSD Card support for expansion of memory up to 64 GB and a 2 GB RAM.


Xperia Z has a pre-loaded Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung S IV also runs on the same OS but the South Korean brand has added new features to it User Interface unlike Sony. There are loads of apps in Xperia Z that the users will find annoying as they are of no use.


Both Sony Xperia Z and Galaxy S IV come with 13 MP primary cameras. The Xperia Z camera holds Exmor R sensor with autofocus, geo-tagging, LED flash, face detection, touch focus, image stabilization, HDR and sweep panorama features. There is also a secondary camera 2.2MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy S IV rear-facing camera comes with autofocus, simultaneous HD video, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization and HDR. There is a 2 MP front camera as well.

The verdict

Samsung Galaxy S IV comes with better screen performance but not outstanding. In the processor feature it is a straight winner, with better apps more power and memory on board Galaxy S IV wins the battle by marrow margin.


Summary: Both Galaxy S IV and Xperia Z have their pros and cons. These two gadgets are among the top most mist in the markets at present and making a choice among these is really cumbersome.

About The Author :- This Guest Post is Written by Ankit Pandey from SeoEaze, which is a leading Link Building Company. SeoEaze provides Quality link Building Services like Social bookmarking Service and more. Ankit also runs a Blog on Micromax Canvas 4, where he writes about everything related to Canvas 4. 

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