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Sony Xperia Z vs Sony Xperia S

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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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Sony Xperia S Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5) 
Dimensions5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Body materialGlass  
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 57  
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 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.

443 ppi342 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera13.1 megapixels12.1 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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.

 F2.4 
FeaturesBack-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-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video callingVideo light 
Front-facing camera2.2 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 
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.

Quad core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 220 
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.

2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Maximum User Storage11 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time11.00 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
7.50 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
 
Stand-by time22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)14.00 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
8.50 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
 
Capacity2330 mAh1750 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (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) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBYes 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Jan 201310 Jan 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesQuick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery  

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