Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Moto X

Product Name

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S4

Moto X

Product Image Sony Xperia Z Samsung Galaxy S4 Moto X
Price
Our Rating 8.6 9.4 8.7
Brand Sony Samsung Motorola
Category Mobiles Mobiles Mobiles

General

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Device Type Smart Phone Smart Phone Smart Phone
Model C6602, C6603 I9500 Moto X
Announced January, 2013 March, 2013 August, 2013
Released February, 2013 April, 2013 August, 2013
Status Available Available Available

Design

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Type Bar Bar Bar
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm (5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in) 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm (5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 130 grams (4.59 oz)
Colors White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue, Black Edition Black, White (front panel), 18 color options (back panel)

Network

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Micro SIM Nano SIM

Display

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Display Type TFT Super AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.0 inches 5.0 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 441 ppi pixel density 441 ppi 312 ppi
Touch Screen Capacitive touchscreen Yes, Multitouch Yes, Multitouch
Display Protection Shatter proof glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features Multitouch up to 10 fingers, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen

Media

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Audio Playback MP3, Wave Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR
Video Playback Yes Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes Yes
FM Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No No
Alert Types Vibration, ringtones Vibration, ringtones Vibration, ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV MP3, WAV MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
Handsfree 3.5mm Headphone Jack 3.5mm Headphone Jack 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Camera

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Primary 13.1 mega pixels 13 mega pixels 10 mega pixels
Image 4128 x 3096 pixels 4128 x 3096 pixels 4320 x 2432 pixels
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, HDR Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video recording Yes, 1080p@30fps, stereo sound recording
Camera Features Geo-tagging, auto focus, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama Dual Shot, Auto focus, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR Auto focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Secondary 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps

Software

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Operating System Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradаble to v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat)
User Interface Sony UI TouchWiz Moto UI
Java Support Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Facebook
Youtube

Hardware

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Exynos 5 Octa 5410 Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 320 PowerVR SGX544MP3 Adreno 320
RAM (Memory) 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB 16/32/64 GB 16/32/64 GB
Card Slot Yes, microSD, up to 64 GB Yes, microSD, up to 64 GB No
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature

Connectivity

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0, A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Infrared
Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support, GLONASS
NFC
HDMI
Wireless Charging No

Data

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
GPRS
EDGE
Speed GPRS Up to 107 kbps, EDGE Up to 296 kbps, HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL / EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbp
Web Browser Yes, HTML5 Yes, HTML5 Yes, HTML5

Messaging

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
SMS Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view) Yes (threaded view)
MMS
Email Yes Yes Yes
IM Yes Yes Yes

Battery

Sony Xperia ZSamsung Galaxy S4Moto X
Battery Type Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion) Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity 2330 mAh 2600 mAh 2200 mAh
Placement Fixed Removable Removable
Standby Up to 550 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G) Up to 370 hrs Up to 576 hours
Talk Time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G) Up to 17 hrs Up to 13 hours
Music Play Up to 40 hours Up to 62 hrs

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