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Samsung Galaxy S4

LTE Korea 32 GB
E330S

Sony Xperia ZR

3G Only
C5502
Samsung Galaxy S4 Sony Xperia ZR
Global Score
8.397.36
Basic Information
SamsungSony
Android 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2Android 4.4.4, 4.3
2013-03-142013-05-13
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches5.17 x 2.65 x 0.41 inches
4.62 ounces4.87 ounces
Black, Blue, Red and WhiteBlack, Green, Pink and White
Polycarbonate--
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 155.00 at Amazon$ 149.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
5 inches4.5 inches
1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Super AMOLEDTFT
441 pixels per inch326 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
7.97.3
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (8974) chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset
Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2300 MHz) processorKrait (Quad-Core 1500 MHz) processor
2 GB (800 MHz) RAM2 GB (533 MHz) RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUAdreno 320 (400 MHz) GPU
8.467.83
Storage
32 GB internal memory8 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB) external memory slot
4.32.66
Camera
13.00 MP + 2.00 MP13.10 MP + 0.30 MP
f/2.20 aperture--
31.00mm focal length--
0.33 inches (1/3.06") sensor--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution
7.595.5
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Micro SIMMicro SIM
9.49.4
Battery Life
2600mAh Li-Ion Battery2300mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
Wireless Charging--
17 hours talk time520 hours standby time
13 hours talk time
4.244.64
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
NFCNFC
Infra-red port--
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a general score of 8.39, which is much better than the Sony Xperia ZR's general score of 7.36. These phones include Android OS (Operating System), but Samsung Galaxy S4 has an older 4.4.2 version and Sony Xperia ZR has Android 4.4.4 version. Samsung Galaxy S4 is a a lot thinner and just a bit lighter cellphone than the Sony Xperia ZR, even though they were only released 2 months apart.

Samsung Galaxy S4 counts with just a little better processing power than Sony Xperia ZR, and although they both have a Quad-Core CPU and 2 GB of RAM memory, the Samsung Galaxy S4 also has a better 450 MHz graphics co-processor. The Galaxy S4 features a little sharper display than Xperia ZR, because it has a much higher resolution of 1920 x 1080px, a quite larger display and more pixels per inch in the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S4 features a much bigger memory for apps and games than Xperia ZR, because it has 24 GB more internal memory and a SD memory slot that admits a maximum of 64 GB. The Xperia ZR has just a bit longer battery life than Samsung Galaxy S4, although it has just 2300mAh of battery capacity against 2600mAh.

The Galaxy S4 features a very superior camera than Sony Xperia ZR, although it has a back-facing camera with less mega pixels resolution and a worse video definition.

Galaxy S4 is a bit more expensive than the Xperia ZR, but it's still a good choice, as you can get a lot more for that extra money.