Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z1


Sony Xperia Z1 was released to directly counter the awesomeness carried by Samsung Galaxy S4. Sony knew somewhere they fell short in delivering something that could stand against S4 and HTC One. Sony Xperia Z was amazing but a little short to be compared against the Galaxy S4. So now we have the Xperia Z1 going up against the Samsung Galaxy S4. This is Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy S4, the battle of the flagship device.


This one might be the easiest thing to answer. Sony Xperia Z1 has a substantially better structural design as well as built quality against the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Z1 has an amazing glass built which in every way feels premium. Samsung Galaxy S4 is easy to carry around as it is lighter and the bezels are not that large as compared to the Sony Xperia Z1. But then Sony Xperia Z1 can be thrown inside a swimming pool and still be usable. Design- Sony Xperia Z1.


Both the displays are the same size and full HD i.e 5 inches with 1080×1920 of resolution. If you can do the math, that is 441ppi pixel density. We are talking really soothing viewing experience here. The two displays here compared might just be the two best on a smartphone period. Sony Xperia Z1 uses great technology for user viewing experience. The GPU Engine surely does wonders better for Z1 in gaming than for the S4. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a “smarter” display with the Smart Stay and Smart Pause. They both make this display much better overall compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Display- Samsung Galaxy S4.


Sony Xperia Z1 has a 20MP camera and the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13MP camera. We have learnt from the past that when it comes to actual photography in much advanced smartphone cameras these days, the number does not matter. But apart from that too Sony Xperia Z1 has an amazing sensor. It captures much more detail and is significantly better at night shots than the Sony Xperia Z. Samsung Galaxy S4 captures less od detail as compared to Sony Xperia Z1 but it has more realistic colours. Comparing the camera software, both of them have auto and manual modes that you can choose from but Samsung Galaxy S4 offers much more shooting modes. It is amazing what they have done with the camera UI. Sony Xperia Z1 takes better photographs than Samsung Galaxy s4. But considering everything the camera is on Samsung Galaxy S4.


The Samsung Galaxy S4 exceeds when it comes to software. Both these phones run on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The touchwiz UI on the S4 provides lots of features to make your smartphone smart. The Sony Xperia Z1’s UI is plain and simple. It lacks those features we might find on the Samsung Galaxy S4. There is no debating here, Software- Samsung Galaxy S4.


Sony Xperia Z1 is here to give a hard time to Samsung Galaxy S4 on this front. It can not just match it’s powerful speed but better it with it’s Snapdragon 800. Both of them have 2GB RAM. Frankly when you use them, both of them feel equally smooth. They both have NFC and latest Bluetooth technology. They both have expandable memory. The battery life is much better on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Performance- Samsung Galaxy S4.
samsung galaxy S4 vs sony zperia z1

Final Verdict

Even though much has gone into making Sony Xperia Z1 so much better than the Sony Xperia Z but still falls short of Samsung Galaxy S4. I love the Z1 too but it just is not better. Samsung Galaxy s4 is better at everything except for deisgn. But S4 is just marginally better than the Sony Xperia Z1 at everything. A close call. Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z1- Samsung Galaxy S4 wins it.


Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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