Android race has became the most interesting race in the world of tech. Earlier this year the leader of this race Samsung came up with the best and finest flagship Galaxy S4. But in a race there is always a competitor and to compete with this champion Sony released Xperia Z1. Even though the Xperia Z1 has the benefit of coming out about half a year after the Samsung Galaxy S4 but still does it have what it takes to beat Galaxy S4 and became the champion of 2013??
Well, both have their own specialty but when it comes to design Xperia Z1 sure have a lead. GS4 has a more feminine look, and it has its own charm especially when in white. It has flimsy plastic construction with a size of 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches. But when it comes to impressive exterior, fancier look, higher-quality construction, size and an appealing device Xperia Z1 has it all thanks to its tough front and back glass panels, as well as classy aluminum frame and a size of 5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches, which make it look sexy and eye-catchy.
Xperia Z1 is tougher than it looks because it comes with a shield that it's IP 58-certified, which means it has some degree of protection against water and dust and also contains Camera Key so if you clumsy or a photo geek you’ll prefer Sony Xperia Z1.
Sony and Samsung have chosen two completely different paths for display of their flagship. Even then in terms of display specs both sets are head to head measuring 5 inches and having resolutions of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 441 ppi.
Sony uses TFT LCD Triluminos tech which give it impressive natural and realistic colors and better brightness and outdoor visibility thanks to the stronger output of its LCD screen. Whereas Galaxy S4 uses AMOLED screens whose color balance is way off with an overly dominant green color and way too saturated colors. That's one area where AMOLED screens are yet to catch up with LCDs.
Xperia Z1 come with a 2.2GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via a micro SD card), 20.7-megapixel camera and a 3,000 mAh battery. Whereas Samsung galaxy S4.is pack with very powerful hardware like Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset along with Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & Quad-core 1.2 GHz cortex-A7 and 2GB of RAM.
Therefore, Sony's handset is moving more fluidly compared to the Galaxy S4, which exhibits some lag every now and then. A completely lag-free is something the Xperia Z1 can offer you.
When it comes to camera Sony Xperia Z1 is awesome because the 20.7 mega-pixels camera of Sony Xperia Z1 uses the world's largest image sensor (1/2.3 inches) and the brightest lens (F2.0) and the Z1's camera has the ability to stand-up against the best camera phones available so far. While Galaxy S4 contains 13mp Camera which has the ability to shoot the 1080p@30fps videos and with the autofocus and LED flash you can snap great photos. Many other great features are filled in Galaxy SIV like air gestures, switch images by hand waves and scroll web pages through eye-scrolling. So in features Galaxy S4 might gives a charm but if you are a true photo geek you will fall in love with Xperia Z1.
Larger size of the Xperia Z1 has allowed Sony to equip its device with an even larger unit 3000 mAh, while Galaxy S4 contains 2600 mAh battery. Even then, the GS4 is rated to achieve a slightly better 3G talk-time of 17 hours, versus the Z1's 15 hours.
Finally we must say that these two Smartphones are the best flagships out there. But in the race of Champion of Champions Xperia Z1 leads their way may be because of the 6 months head start. But it is probably the best smart phone of 2013 up till now, so we recommend you the Sony Xperia Z1 because of its 20.7 mega-pixels camera, crispy,bright and fully colored display and the main advantage and reason to buy Sony Xperia Z1 is that this Smartphone is IP58 certified which means dust proof and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.So buy your Xperia Z1 and play with it during rain, talk with your friends while swimming and shock your friends by splashing water onto Xperia Z1.