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Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5

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Call quality

Sony Xperia Z vs Apple iPhone 5
The Xperia Z managed to surprise us unpleasantly with its sub-par call quality. First, its earpiece is on the weaker side, and second, the microphone of the handset tends to distort our voices, forcing our callers to turn their volume down in order to hear us decently. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 does a great job with the sound quality during calls – everything sounds very well on both the incoming and outgoing side. In addition, the handset sports a very capable noise-cancellation technology, which eliminates all unneeded ambient noise.


With such a big screen and Android, it would be quite unrealistic to expect the battery life of the Xperia Z to be as long as that of the iPhone 5. And you shouldn't! While the theoretical talk- and stand-by times are in favor of the Xperia Z: 14 hours talk-time and 22.1 days stand-by in 3G, versus the iPhone 5's 8 hours talk-time and 9.4 days stand-by, this shouldn't fool you into believing that Sony's handset can last longer, because these statistics do not take into account the power that's drawn by the screen and many other features, which will ultimately swing the pendulum back in favor of the iPhone 5. Of course, it's a ll a matter of choice, because what good is the iPhone 5's battery life if you want to enjoy your movies on a 5” display? Finally, if you do some smart power management, you should be able to get up to two days of use on a single charge with both handsets.


The Xperia Z is a truly impressive phone. It's one of hose few Android devices that manage to be exciting both on the inside and on the outside. It has some indisputable advantages over the iPhone 5 such as its way bigger screen and flexible operating system which allows the user to tweak the experience any way they want.

We should also note, however, that the amount of detail that Apple has paid to pretty much everything in the iPhone 5 is simply mind-boggling. All the aspects of the device have been tweaked with much care, resulting in an especially well-rounded smarpthone.

If a simple to use, reliable and capable handset is what you are after, iPhone 5 should be the way to go. On the other hand, if you desire a true multimedia powerhouse and something with more personalization options, the Xperia Z will be the better choice for you.


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