Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z Review


Today, there is a tight competition among the smartphone makers and everyone is trying to dominate the high potential smartphone market by introducing new and attractive models. A model that dominates the market today can become outdated in the next day as new hardware’s and software’s are being released, everyday. A comparative study between the modern smartphones is really a tough task, as the market is over crowded with models, offering ultimate features using cutting edge technologies.  The two latest releases in the smartphone segment by the two leading companies are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z

Samsung GalaxyS4 VS Sony XperiaZ
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in a pebble like shape which is quite comfortable to handle whereas the Xperia Z is square and the individual taste regarding the shape always changes from person to person, so it is up to the user to select the right shape to match their taste. The Galaxy S4 looks more plastic, whereas Xperia Z is largely glass and boasts waterproof and dust proof features. When it comes to size, the S4 scores more points as it is comparatively smaller and lighter than Sony.


Both these models are provided with five inches displays and Samsung used a Full HD Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a high pixel density of 441ppi where as Sony also matches the same specifications and uses its own Mobile Bravia Engine to enhance the viewing experience. The S4 screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the Sony is armored with a shatter proof scratch resistant glass.


The Xperia Z is powered by the impressive computing power of the trusted microprocessor from Qualcomm, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core, clocking at 1.5 GHz. It is provided with 2GB of RAM and has 16 GB of inbuilt memory and can support another 32 GB on a SD card. In Galaxy S4, Samsung has taken a big leap by providing the 8 core processor Exynos 5 Octa, which incorporates to sets of four processor cores clocking at different speeds to blend performance and power saving into this smartphone. It has up to 64GB onboard memory and can be extended using SD card of up to 64GB.


Both these phones are able to capture great images with the inbuilt cameras. Samsung features a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, and can shoot video or stills using both the cameras at the same time. Xperia Z is equipped with a 13.1MP rear facing camera and as always it can shoot amazing HD videos and images with impressive quality.

User interface:

Both Samsung and Sony preferred Android Jelly Bean for their smartphone, but here the Galaxy S4 features the latest version of the software and offer exclusive software features

Battery and backup:

A removable battery of 2600 mAh, is used to power Galaxy S4. When it comes to sony, the capacity slightly differs as Sony Xperia Z is fitted with a non removable battery of capacity 2330 mAh. The backup highly depends on the applications running in the phone as program like games requires more processing power and consume more power.

Both these phones are pretty much same in performance and features, so it is down to personal preference to select the one that can best suit your style and

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