Xperia Z Sony

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    5
    inches
  • resolution
    440
    ppi

iPhone 5 Apple

  • clock speed
    1.3
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4
    inches
  • resolution
    325
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
8.6
8.9

Processing power

linpack and sunspider
7.3
7.3

Graphics performance

basemark x and gl benchmark 2.5
6.8
7.1

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.5
5.5

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.5
8.1

Music

voice volume and music volume
8.8
9.2

Geekaphone Score

7.4
7.7

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
5"
4"
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (440 ppi)
1136 x 640 (325 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
IPS LCD (RGB Stripe)
Brightness
492 cd/m²
640 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.462
3.997
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)
1080p

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Apple A6 (APL0598)
CPU
1.5 GHz, ARM Krait
1.3 GHz, Apple A6
Architecture
Quad core
Dual core
Linpack
630
501
Quadrant
8,075
--
GPU
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 320
266 MHz, PowerVR SGX 543MP3
Architecture
Quad core
Tri core
GL benchmark 2.5
29
27
Epic citadel
55.6
--
Basemark x
4.62
7.01
RAM
2 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.2, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.4, 4.3 mm (33.9 mm equiv.)
Resolution
13.1 MP (4176 x 3136)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
Yes
None
Aperture
f/2.2
f/2.4
Secondary camera
2.19 MP
1.2 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
50 Mbps
20 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
2,330 mA·h
1,440 mA·h
Talk time
660 min
480 min
Standby time
33,000 min
13,500 min
Tested
3G talk time
963 min
522 min
Web browsing
339 min
596 min
Video playback
397 min
612 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.11, -0.10
+0.06, -0.51
Noise level
-81.9 dB
-91.3 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.62, -0.09
+0.00, -0.26
Noise level
-81.7 dB
-90.6 dB
FM radio
Receive
No

form factor

Size
71 x 139 x 7.9 mm
58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm
Weight
146 g
112 g
Body
Slate (Waterproof, Dustproof)
Aluminum
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume

software

Operating system
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
iOS 6
Upgradable to
Android 4.4 KitKat
iOS 7
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
Standard (predictive)
Sunspider
1,336 ms
922 ms

connectivity

Network
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
No
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
No

features

Internal storage
16 GB
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
None
Included accessories
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Nano-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
60.1 dB
66.8 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
58.3 dB
66.1 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No
Showing 19 comments.
80gb actually which is heaps more than the iphones paltry 64gb. With a 64b card + 16gb the Xperia Z has way more storage!! Good luck with your dreams of 128GB iphone lol
No one knows how to best pack durability into a beautiful design like Sony. The slim 7.9 mm body, with its reflective glass surface, looks and feels slick, but Xperia Z is crafted to be water-resistant, dust-resistant and tough enough to handle whatever life has planned.
And again! too much in paper but it just dont doit kite well on real time, Iphone 5 performance its just top of the line, better iOS better App Store, whats the point of having too many "power specs" if your OS dosent keeps in same way.
iphone do have 64 gb right if i m not wrong
Iphone a camera is better, it doesnt matter the megapixels
WTF? Sony Xperia z has 32GB internal storage plus micro SD Iphone 5s has only 32GB internal storge and nothing else They made a fuckin mistake but still xperia z wins
Hi have an S1 and 3GS, I thought this Xperia would truely be the clincher but silly things like sluggish software and terrible pc support for updates make it a second rate experience. I tried both phones side by side and although i love the bigger screen 5 inch has nothing on a 9.7 inch slick ipad so what would i gain? I then thought about weight. Due to its size it is heavier and not the text messaging function is not as fast or accurate on the Android devices although i do think Swype is oretty cool but rate accuracy above this. All in all it was about using the device as a phone and although i would agree that the iOS team should be shot with regards to how Groups are created under contacts: there not!! Easier to create a FAMILY contact and list all your family in that contact rather than mess around with iCloud and a PC to get 'official groups set up. Bottom line, the Android os is fun but iOS7 is couned to have a lot of the Life tiles etc seen in Msoft, Android and BB when it is released. So that is why i went for the iPhone. Buy an Android if you want to watch movies on the go. I have a tablet for that PPI who cares with an ipad :-)
Somehow I thought the same than you. I bought a Galaxy SIII becasuse of that, which I manged to change for an iPhone 5, never been happier... Maybe technologically this phones beat the iPhone, but the iOS is just still 100 time better than Android (I admit it even after being an Android fan).
And of course, the winner product is basically defined by how much they can be sold with profits and people love it. So let's see how Xperia Z can win against iPhone 5.
The problem is that people know about iPhone. It is the a phone from Apple and many tend to buy it after trying it directly at the store. Sony's phone? Nah, there are a lot of them and most phone buyers don't read too much. They just want a smartphone! The readers here, also usually the geeks, love to read and to compare. But they don't buy every good smartphone, do they? Effectively, a person will use just one single smartphone.
there was literally NOTHING about the iPhone that was better than the xperia z except for 16 gb of storage (considering expandable storage on xperia. plus having removable storage is much better and more versatile and useful). in every other aspect the z blows the iPhone away. (unless you count being a smaller phone better?) clear winner. when more info comes out, Z will win in a landslide.
Yea That's Right And Xperia Z had MICRO SD up to 32G
Xperia Z Talk Time Up to 11 Hours But Iphone 5 Up to 8 hours ! Xperia Z Had A 13 MP Camera But Iphone 5 Had just 8 MP camera ! Xperia Z Screen Is About 5 Inch Screen But Iphone 5 is 4 inch ! The Secondery Camera of Xperia Z Is 2 MP But Iphone 1.2 MP Xperia Z Had MHL A/V Link and MicroUSB but iphone just had PROPRIETARY Xperia Z ram 2GB but Iphone 1GB and Xperia HAD 1920x1080 HD screen And Most Important Thing is Xperia Z had Water Prof Up To 1 Meter and 30 minutes And Other things Xperia Z is best Should Xperia Z Win !
Yeah, cant understand. Somewhere I read "8mp" Standard for year 2012 ... so 13 mp will be standard for 20"13" ;-)) So ... 10 (sony) : 6 up to 8 (iphone 5) points would be a fair result
Harriz Izwan • 10 days ago For Storage, Xperia Z has expandable storage, so thats an unfair comparison 3,3 vs 10. YES! And compare the prices ... 16GB(SONY)vs.16GB(Apple), 16GB+16GB(SONY)vs.32GB(Apple) and 16GB+32GB(SONY)vs.64GB(Apple) A fair rating should be 7,5 (48GB max @ Sony = 75% of 100% @ 64 GB iphone)
iPhone is not a god phone, and this list shows that iPhone is for stoneage people! Everything is in 1920x1080 and iPhone has the same screen as the old tv from the 90s. Its amazing that people even buy an iPhone.
How is 13 MP tied with 8 MP? And not to mention Xperia Z has Xmor R features.
Xperia Z is definetely the winner. You should average the phone's rating onthe sure facts... It seems pretty biased to me.
For Storage, Xperia Z has expandable storage, so thats an unfair comparison 3,3 vs 10.