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Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Samsung Sony
Announced October 2011 March 2013 January 2014
Status Available - October 2011 Available - April 2013 Available - January 2014
Colors Black, White White Frost, Black Mist Black, White, Purple
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
127 x 64.9 x 9.4 mm
(5 x 2.56 x 0.37 in)
Weight 140 g (4.94 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz) 137 g (4.83 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
4G Network - LTE (Dependent on Country) LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - IP58 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Shatter Proof and Scratch-Resistant Glass

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Apple A5 chipset Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 PowerVR SGX 544MP3 Adreno 330
RAM 512 MB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen, TRILUMINOS™ Display for Mobile with X-Reality™
Colors capacitive touchscreen 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 5.0 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 72.15% 61.68%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-bas Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 20.7 MP, autofocus
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec. Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Call Records 100 received, dialed and missed calls Practically unlimited Practically unlimited
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1432 mAh 2600 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 200 h (2G)
Up to 200 h (3G)
Up to 350 h Up to 670 h
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 8 h (3G)
Up to 17 h Up to 18 h