Apple iPhone 5 Vs Sony Xperia Z

Sony has launched its new smartphone in the market, the Sony Xperia Z. It is definitely one of the most talked about devices, but it is up against the Apple’s iPhone 5. Will the Xperia Z be able to compete with the popular iPhone 5? Let’s have a look in our Apple iPhone 5 Vs Sony Xperia Z comparison review.



Sony hasn’t stated the official price for its device, but according to many online retailers the Xperia Z will be available at $814. So, there is not much of a difference in prices of these devices. The price of an iPhone 5 is $829.


The Xperia Z is a larger handset with a bigger screen of 71x139mm. The iPhone 5 features the screen size of just 59x124mm. In spite of its size, the Xperia Z is as thin as the Apple’s iPhone at 7.9mm in comparison to 7.6mm. The Xperia Z and iPhone 5 weigh 146g and 112g respectively. With square designs, two of these devices look much similar. Both of the manufactures have used high quality materials including glass and aluminum fiber. The Xperia Z is water-resistant and dustproof, while the iPhone 5 is not.


The iPhone 5 has the screen of 4-inch, while the screen of Xperia Z is 5-inch. This is a very big difference in the world of smartphones. The Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 is higher than the 640 x 1136 resolution of iPhone 5. The screen of Sony also features the higher pixel density of 441ppi as compared to 326ppi.

Memory and Processor

The Sony Xperia Z is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, while Apple has used A6 chip based on the ARM Cortex-A9, a dual-core processor that is clocked at 1.3GHz. The specifications of the Sony are much similar to that of Google Nexus 4. So, on the GeekBench 2 test we expect Xperia Z will beat the iPhone 5. The iPhone scored 1650 points, while the score of Nexus 4 was 2009 points.


Sony’s Xperia Z comes with the standard 16GB of internal storage, but there are three options in case of iPhone 5, 64GB, 32GB and 16GB. However, the Xperia Z features a microSD card slot for memory expansion which is not available in iPhone 5. You can add the cards up to 32GB.


With a rear facing camera of 8MP, the iPhone 5 was able to grab attention of all last year. But now, the Xperia Z comes with a high end camera of 13MP. Both camera of Sony can take the video of full HD 1080p. The front facing camera of Sony offers high resolution at 2.2MP as compared to 1.2MP of iPhone.


Both of the company has included the non-removable battery in their devices. The Xperia Z comes with a battery of 8.6Wh, while the capacity of battery of an iPhone 5 is just 5.45Wh. So, we can say that the Xperia Z offers the higher batter life.