All About Smartphones: Moto X vs Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: The Clash of the Titans

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Moto X vs Sony Xperia Z1 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: The Clash of the Titans

Imagine putting a high school boy that loves pretty ladies in a pool or better still jacuzzi filled with the likes of Beyonce, Kim, Kelly Rowland, Tyra Banks and all in bikinis. This young boy would be thrilled but would find it difficult to choose one to bond with. This is the situation smartphone and gadget lovers find themselves considering the barrage of smartphones with outstanding specs being unveiled on a weekly basis.

Sony Xperia Z1
In the latest unveiling of smartphone, Sony decided to go gaga with the new Sony Xperia Z1 which is going to try and rival and steal customers from Samsung Galaxy S4 and Moto X.

Moto X

Samsung Galaxy S4
Well, to give you and insight on how to make the best decision for you if you are confused on which device to drop your cool money, consider the information below in a straight forward manner

Display and Weight
Xperia Z1 has the larges display 5.1in while Moto X has the lowest display 4.7in and Samsung Galaxy S4 has display of 5.0in. This means that Sony has a bigger display than the trio. On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z1 is the heaviest in terms of weight (170g) while S4 and Moto X are of the same weight (130g).

Display Clarity
Sony Xperia Z1 has the best clarity of all three. First its 1080p with advanced Triluminous and X-reality display technology. Samsung Galaxy S4 is also 1080p display quality but the technology used is PenTile which makes mahes look fuzzy at times. Moto X is 720p display quality and not so great.

Sony Xperia Z1 is the king in this department. It has a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with each core running 2.2GHz . Galaxy S4 is quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip and running 1.9GHz. Moto X is dual core X8 Snapdragon S4 pro chip running 1.7GHz. Consequently, Sony Xperia Z1 beats the remaining two hands down.

RAM & Internal Storage
All the three smartphones have 2GB RAM so there is a tie here. However, because of the the fster processing power of both Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z1, Moto may perform a little slower when put under the same conditions. Internal memory is 16GB for Sony Xperia Z1, 16GB/32GB for Galaxy S4 and Moto X. Only Sony Xperia Z1 and Galaxy S4 can be expanded with the aid of a MicroSD card to 32GB.

Whew! Sony Xperia Z1 is 20.7 mega pixel, Samsung Galaxy S4 is 13 mega pixel and Moto X is 10 mega pixel. Well its easy to say that Xperia Z1 is the best but lets not judge based on the mega pixel rating alone. The technology used by the camera is also a factor, but considering how long Sony had been in the camera business, the 20.7 mega pixel would blow away the remaining two devices.

Battery Power
Battery power is very important for consumers these days. Sony Xperia Z1 is 3000mAh, Galaxy S4 is 2600mAh and Moto X is 2200mAh. Of course, from the values, it is seen that the Xperia Z1 would have the best battery life compared to the remaining two devices.

Operating System & Software
All three devices runs on latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. they all have great software that are embedded to give a more unique feel.

From the build of all three devices, Sony Xperia Z1 could be seen as being more durable. First, Xperia Z1 is dust and water proof compared to the S4 and Moto X. Both, one could purchase a dust proof casing for S4 and Moto X if its important for the user.

You can be sure that the Sony Xperia Z1 would be expensive than S4 and Moto X when its finally available for purchase.

Considering everything stated above, it should be easier to make that decision on which device to spend your hard earned money on. While it seemed like Sony Xperia Z1 outshines the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Moto X it should be noted that the Xperia Z1 is not avialble for purchase yet until in October.

Also, just like the  Samsung S4 and Moto X, the Xperia Z1 would feature Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL and USB host, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC.

Check in another post a review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which is the first Samsung smartwatch.

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