Sony Xperia Z vs. iPhone 5


You knew it was coming and since Sony is positioning the Xperia Z as their flagship phone, its only fair to compare it against the undisputed king of phones, the iPhone and specifically, the iPhone 5. It should be noted that I’m a big believer that bigger is not always better and that more RAM or megapixels does not translate into better quality and/or experience. However, intevitivality, when you create a competing device, the two will always be compared against each other based on their system specs. Bellow, you can find the specs of the iPhone 5 and the Xperia Z, including a small photo gallery with the two flagship phones, side by side.

However, if all you care about is screen size, look no further than the Xperia Z which comes in a 5-inch screen, versus the iPhones puny? 4-inch screen. Now I’ll leave that to you if you feel that its necessary to have a smartphone with a 5-inch display.


  iPhone 5 Xperia Z
Screen Size 4-inch 5-inch
Resolution 640 x 1136 pixels 1080 x 1920
PPI 326 441
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core) Adreno 320
Memory 16/32/64 GB 16GB
Expandable Memory No microSD, up to 32 GB
Front Camera 1.2-Megapixels 2.2-Megapixels
Rear Camera 8-Megapixels 13.1-Megapixels
Video 1080p 30fps 1080p 30fps
Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
Weight 112 g (3.95 oz) 146 g (5.15 oz)



How important are spec to you when you purchase a phone?