Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z vs Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Sony Samsung
Announced January 2013 September 2013 March 2014
Status Released - February 2013 Available - September 2013 Available - April 2014
Colors Black, White, Purple Black, White, Purple Black, White, Blue, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
(5.47 x 2.8 x 0.31 in)
144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
(5.67 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight 146 g (5.15 oz) 170 g (6 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - all versions HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - C6903 LTE (market dependent)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - Waterproof (IPX5 and IPX8)
Dustproof (IP5X)
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hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2.0 Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5422
GPU Adreno 320 Adreno 330 Mali-T628 MP6
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB 16/32 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches 5.0 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.70% 64.55% 69.63%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels 20.7 MP 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash phase detection auto
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto-focus, 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama 1/2.6' Sensor Size, 1.12 ยตm Pixel Size, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, video stabilization, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 107 kbps Up to 107 kbps Yes
Edge Up to 296 kbps Up to 296 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+ Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 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 supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2330 mAh 3000 mAh 2800 mAh
Stand by Up to 550 h (2G)
Up to 530 h (3G)
Up to 880 h (2G)
Up to 850 h (3G)
Up to 390 h
Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G)
Up to 14 h (3G)
Up to 13 h 50 min (2G)
Up to 15 h (3G)
Up to 21 h