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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Sony Xperia Z

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Remove phone

Posted: 12 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
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Sony Xperia Z Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.2) TouchWiz Nature UX UIAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.94 x 2.50 x 0.61 inches (125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm)5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm) 
Weight7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Body material Glass 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 57 
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, Purple, White 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

256 ppi443 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super AMOLEDTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail) 
Camera
Camera16 megapixels13.1 megapixels 
FlashXenonLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F3.1-F17.8  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)24-240 mm  
Camera sensor size1/2.3"  
Optical zoom10.0 x  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Recording format MPEG4 
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video lightDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels2.2 megapixels 
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Samsung Exynos 4212Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorARM Mali-400 MP4Adreno 320 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1536 MB RAM2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage5 GB11 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 11.00 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
 
Stand-by time 22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
 
Talk time (3G)13.00 hours
the average is 15 h (901 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 15 h (901 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
 
Music playback46.00 hours40.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours5.50 hours 
Capacity2330 mAh2330 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WAV, MP4, AMR, 3GPP, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Host Interface Device Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherDLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

27 Nov 201319 Jan 2013 
FCC ID value: A3LSMC101 linkFCC ID value: PY7PM-0280 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.27 W/kg0.52 W/kg 
Body0.35 W/kg0.61 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.49 W/kg1.10 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.05 W/kg1.57 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced12 Jun 201307 Jan 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Quick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery 

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