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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Motorola Moto X

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Sony Xperia Z1 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile
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Motorola Moto X Remove phone

Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2) 
Dimensions5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm)5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm) 
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 58  
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.7 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.

441 ppi316 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.

TFTAMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera20.7 megapixels10 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.

F2.0F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)27 mm30 mm 
Camera sensor size1/2.3"1/2.6" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Self-timerAutofocus, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 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 800 MSM8974Motorola X8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960) 
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, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 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.

2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage 12 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time13.83 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
13.00 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
 
Stand-by time36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)15.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 30 days (710 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 23 days (547 h)
  
Capacity3000 mAh2200 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Custom equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
nano-SIM Yes 
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, S-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+NFC, 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, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced04 Sep 201301 Aug 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger, microUSB cable, User documentation  

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