Xperia ZL Sony

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

iPhone 4S Apple

  • clock speed
    0.8
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    329
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia ZL vs Apple iPhone 4S

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
9.0
8.8

Processing power

sunspider
6.6
5.9

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.4
7.5

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.5
9.1

Geekaphone Score

7.6
7.4

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
5"
3.5"
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (440 ppi)
960 x 640 (329 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
IPS LCD (RGB)
Brightness
575 cd/m²
654 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.352
2.269
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)
1080p (Proprietary)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
Apple A5 (APL0498)
CPU
1.5 GHz, ARM Krait
0.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
Architecture
Quad core
Dual core
Linpack
631
--
Quadrant
7,912
--
GPU
400 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 320
250 MHz, PowerVR SGX 543MP2
Architecture
Quad core
Dual core
GL benchmark 2.5
29
--
Epic citadel
55.4
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
2 GB
0.5 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.4, 4.2 mm (33.3 mm equiv.)
Resolution
12.8 MP (4128 x 3096)
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
--
64 ISO to 800 ISO
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.4
Secondary camera
2 MP
0.3 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
20 Mbps
20 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
2,370 mA·h
1,420 mA·h
Talk time
600 min
840 min
Standby time
30,000 min
12,000 min
Tested
3G talk time
922 min
461 min
Web browsing
364 min
416 min
Video playback
328 min
564 min

music

Speaker
Stereo (Back)
Mono (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.11, -0.10
+0.02, -0.11
Noise level
-88.2 dB
-91.2 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.55, -0.07
+0.05, -0.10
Noise level
-88.2 dB
-91.3 dB
FM radio
Receive
No

form factor

Size
69.3 x 131.6 x 9.8 mm
58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm
Weight
151 g
140 g
Body
Plastic
Slate
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera

software

Operating system
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
iOS 5
Upgradable to
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
iOS 7
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
Standard (predictive)
Sunspider
1,290 ms
2,217 ms

connectivity

Network
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSPA+ (14.4 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11g/b/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, 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
None
Included accessories
--
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
74.8 dB
65.8 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
66.2 dB
64.5 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
Yes
No
Hygrometer
No
No