Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z

We here at PhoneArena respect Sony, just as much as we respect Samsung. We'll put both of their latest flagship smartphones, the Xperia Z and Galaxy S4 , to test and see which one's going to finish with a higher score!...
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117 Comments

89. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

*The joke* The more this guy gets downvote *Hands down* the more will agree that Xperia Z wins

7. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

emadshiny and xperia-knight come on show ur aggressiveness .. i almost cant read ur comments nowadays as the heat is just between s4 and htc one anyway PA, pls make a battle between s4 and s3 coz when i used gsmarena photo and video compare tool i notced that s3 and note2's details are superior than s4.. hope its not d final unit

8. wendygarett unregistered

I will play the upcoming Xperia z with my lovely mermaids where you can't :)

13. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

im praising Z for that :)

25. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

hahaha!! everyone knows S4 is the truly winner for awhile, lets see with sales if they can beat the S3 last year Z is already selling very good

28. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

oh i forgot lee480 ahhh theres still plenty of them who hates samsung too much :) hahakeep the redmarks going :) im just happy that i told so many facts way before abt xperia Z and trolls keep defending this faulty flagship :) im not a Sony hater, i owned a a sony laptop and xperiaV but left unused becoz of many issues, so my note2 keeps on rocking my life :)

31. SleepingOz unregistered

I remember when the XZ came out, they were all trolling Samsung articles, "fake octa-core gimmick blablabla". I guess they went back to their caves, since sony haven't learn anything from their past mistakes. Subpar 2012 specs on their 2013 flagship. But wait a little, I'm pretty sure "biased PA paid by Samsung" comments are coming!

35. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

not really coming coz those comments already came in odr artcles haha :D

71. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Everything is now subpar? Even if it can still run perfectly fine and par with those "2013 spec"? We moved forward so much that these pricks are starting to show up, "OMG, it's using a yesterday's old spec, must be subpar because LOOK, today there's a new CPU" http://youtu.be/s8dx6SDR63Y?t=1m36s Watch this and you'll know what I'm talking about

88. SleepingOz unregistered

Every major 2013 flagships feature at least the S600, even some cheap chinese ones have it on board. So yeah the XZ has a subpar CPU/GPU compared to them. Not to mention that lags and hiccups have been reported by many XDA users.http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2176655&highlight=laghttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2189017&highlight=laghttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2139044&highlight=laghttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2186730&highlight=lag (In this one the GSIII is even faster) Now let's talk about the camera, even if it's a 13mp sensor, it can barely match the 8mp of the GSIII/iP5, which means the XZ camera is subpar compared to the GSIV one and even the 4 "ultrapixels" of the HTC One. What about the TFT screen? Poor viewing angles, poor contrasts, washed out colours, lame sunlight visibility. It's even worse than 2011/2012 screens(HOX and iP4S LCDs are clear examples of better screens, even though they have lower ppi).

78. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Enjoy your gimmick octa core that will be only on 25% of the GS4 because poor quality control by Samsung. Samsung faboys, the new apple ones.

80. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Apple ones dont know Android and dont know much about phones, some dont care and some cant see that Android has better phones right now or cant accept that. i think you are like them, because you cant see which one is better or dont wanna accept which one is better...on this case you are being the "apple one" fanboymaster.

86. SleepingOz unregistered

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S4-with-Exynos-5Octabenchmarks-outscore-every-Android-out-there_id41292#4- Gimmick you said? LMAO! I guess I've hurt your feelings wih my previous comment. Well, truth hurts, doesnt it?! =]

91. yudi.nemesis unregistered

if the benchmark is true samsung 5 octa with 8 core is nothing but gimmick because many people think samsung 5 octa gonna be the most powerful SOCs some even said ''crapdragon is weak'' but the reality its not to much powerful than S600 ( if the benchmark is true ) and S600 proved it doesn't need 8 core to have excellent battery life with some optimization S600 will be equal with octacore just like XP Z vs nexus 4, (antutu 2000+ vs 15000+) (quadrant 8000+ vs 4000+) the real powerhouse is between tegra4 or S800 the truth does hurt when you can't except the reality that samsung octacore is nothing but gimmick ( IF THE BENCHMARK IS TRUE )

55. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

13mp is probably noisier than 8mp. Might have to play around with the settings to make the newer sensor stand out. Sony should have stuck with 8mp for their Exmor RS, which I am quite positive is the sensor in both the GS4 and Xperia Z. Apple might be smart enough to contract Sony to make an 8mp version of the Exmor RS though. Not sure if the 8mp Exmor RS sensor in the Xperia SP is better or worse than the 13mp one.

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Blows away the Xperia Blur, especially in camera, screen and battery department. But of course there's always a geek that wets himself from the IP57 certification, so the Z comes handy when they do a shandy.

63. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

OK. A cool guy with S4, A geek guy with Z. Rain pour so hard, both have no umbrella. Oppps!! S4 dead while Z is dancing with the rain. Hahaha Power is not the only Best in this world

67. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

no one stupid enough to still using their phone while raining.. all things they should do is to find a f***ing place to get cover!!

85. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

S4 is already dead once you find a cover moron

10. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

xperia z is a beauty and s4 is a beast

52. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

HTC One is a beauty and S4 is a beast. Fixed.

64. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

There is no beauty on a copy of Z10 front and Xperia P back

11. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Technically, S4 hands down, but I love the way the Xperia Z looks. I love corners and on screen buttons.

12. chongbh

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Definitely this review is very biased towards Samsung as they are the market leader now, guess only the user know how sucks Samsung OS is. The review do not even mention on the water and dust resistance of Xperia Z.

16. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

i dunno man, touchwiz doesnt suck that bad, and if its really a problem hack it.

14. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

So still you have to buy nokia 3310 for better call quality Lol.

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

S4 hands down. I don't care how premium your materials are; with sharp corners that make it unwieldy and an unimpressive display, the Xperia Z is very unappealing to me.

36. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Correct It was OK when I saw it on videos and photos But once I touched it, I felt exactly same as Ray said. Bulky, unwieldy ,and heavy

17. CODER

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

g4 is soooo ugly,..... and xperia z is powerful enough to do whtever g4 can do... so whts the point of having something as ugly as g4??lol

39. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

XZ cant wow u in watching videos XZ cant deliver lout and better sound quality XZ cant capture the best photos out there XZ cant stand a day oh XZ can deliver u with faulty stamina mode XZ can give u laggy homescreen XZ can give u so many issues> talk.sonymobile.com
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