PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 vs S4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia Z1
n.d.
Galaxy S4
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from pocket-lint.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S4  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 vs Galaxy S4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z1
2,673
Galaxy S4
1,856

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z1
4,236
Galaxy S4
3,414

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xperia Z1
32,984
Galaxy S4
24,894

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia Z1
2,185
Galaxy S4
2,670

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z1

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z1

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Better overall performance 2,673 vs 1,856 Around 45% better geekbench score
Takes much higher quality video 74 vs 68 Around 10% better DxOMark video quality score
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 50,976 min vs 22,176 min More than 2.2x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,600 mA·h More than 15% more battery capacity
Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Faster web browser 2,670 vs 2,185 More than 20% better BrowserMark score
Takes higher quality photos 79 vs 77 Around 5% better DxOMark photo quality score
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly lighter 130 g vs 170 g Around 25% lighter
Slightly thinner 7.9 mm vs 8.5 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1  vs Galaxy S4 

9.2
9.3
Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

8.0
9.0
Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z1  vs
Galaxy S4 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 440 ppi 440 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 13 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 900 min 1,020 min
Standby time (3G) 50,976 min 22,176 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1  vs
Galaxy S4 
Weight 170 g 130 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 7.9 mm
Size 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 mm 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 5.1 Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia Z1
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Samsung Galaxy S4
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