Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S: first look
0. phoneArena 24 Feb 2014, 20:56 posted on
Okay, we know what you’re thinking just by reading the title of this article. True, the Sony Xperia Z1/Z1S is regarded as Sony’s flagship phone from last year, which is being replaced by the just announced Xperia Z2. Of course, some folks might argue about the extreme differences here, seeing that the Galaxy S5 is hot off the press and sporting some next-generation specifications and features. However, taking into account that the Xperia Z2 isn’t yet available for purchase at the moment, we decided to stack it against the model that is – so it’s going to be none other than the Xperia Z1/Z1S in this particular comparison...
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1. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
If Sammy wants to go with a plastic design next time tell them to learn from LG.
5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1551; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
As long as it can still have removable back and removable battery, I'm all for it.
11. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
wouldn't that render the water resistance? while you're running under the rain and you dropped your device and it falls to some "swampy" pavement, water damage is possible. we all know what happens to galaxy devices when they drop. the battery covers easily get removed.
19. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
wouldn't that render the water resistance ineffectual? hehe
7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
quit complaining bout PLASTIC body. if u don't like it DON'T BUY IT. It's a good thing so u can remove the battery door and replace the battery
16. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That is true. Your words have inspired me not to spend hundreds on that crap.
2. Birds (Posts: 1151; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Now that I've had time to think, every phone this year will be a relative disappointment with no real innovation, especially in the first half of this year. I dare not get my hopes up for the latter part either. Its not that these phones are terrible, because they are wonderful devices. Its just that specs and designs seem to be reaching a cliff. I'll say it'll be a year and a half to 2 years before cell phones wow us again and we start seeing some unique gadgets.
3. BooBooooooo (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Oh...isn't there design department in samsung?
4. maherk (Posts: 3326; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Just take a look at the back of these phones, one that was touched thousands of times today yet look clean, and one that has been with the reviewer only and it is all covered by smudges and fingerprints. No wonder why Samsung are the undisputed kings of the Android market, they listen to their customers not to the trolls. Its been 6 years now, and we have been promised by those trolls that the end of Apple and Samsung is on the next corner, and every year they are being proved wrong. Hate the plastic back, easy, grab yourself a leather, carbon fiber, aluminum, or even a tempered glass bettery door for your galaxy. Too bad, it's not the same story with the Z1s2 or the HTC one and even the S4 copy aka G2.
8. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
same argument. hate the smudges? get a case or cover. if you drop your s5 and the back cover opens, the water-resistance is immediately defeated.
9. maherk (Posts: 3326; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Ignorance at its highest, what does the smudges has to do with you dropping your phone. I don't think there is anyone on this planet who drops his phone more than he holds it. Unless you prove me wrong.
btw, I hit the plus button instead of reply, so of you get a 100 likes, be sure they are 99.
12. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
you seem to lack inductive reasoning skills.
i'm referring to your favorite plastic back cover. yes, it's removable but it can negate the water resistance of the device.
the galaxy s5 is touted to be water resistant. what if you drop it while you're under the rain? the battery cover easily snaps off. we've seen this many times in galaxy devices. after the cover is removed, your battery and other electronic parts are exposed to water and moisture.
6. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
All I know is that Xperia z2 sounds more tempting than S5 right now, even though even z2 disappointed most of us.
Now it's all up to you HTC
20. Birds (Posts: 1151; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Don't put no weight on HTC. My fav OEM is gonna disappoint too...-__-
13. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
looks like they're about the same size. same thinness with the other containing a larger battery 3200 vs 2800.
14. maherk (Posts: 3326; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
They look like that, but they aren't. And yeah, Z2 has a bigger battery, still GS5 has fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, physical home button, ir blaster, and yet it is smaller and lighter.
15. mokhtar (Posts: 400; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
if i have the choice between z1 and s5 ..i will take z1 for sure , s5 is so ugly and huge bezels looks so fat , the UI suck a lot , and a plastic body , wtf this phone is a joke
17. maherk (Posts: 3326; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
You do know that the Z1 has a larger dimensions than the S5, do you? You ve made a fool out of yourself budd.
18. boosook (Posts: 1407; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
LOL... this phone makes the Z1 look Compact! :)
The Z and Z1 have been criticized very much for their size. Now, will the reviewers treat the S5 in the same way or suddendly, because it's Samsung, the bezels will be fine?
21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3687; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If you weren't such a mindless troll, you would have realized that the Z1 is bigger than the S5 in every dimension even though it has a smaller screen.
S5: 5.59" x 2.85" x .32"
Z1: 5.69" x 2.91" x .33"
You end up looking really stupid when you don't fact check before you post dumb sh*t.