Difference between iPhone 6 and Sony Xperia Z2

Key Difference: Both the iPhone 6 and Sony Xperia Z2 are the latest iteration of the flagship phones from Apple and Sony, respectively. The Xperia Z2 is dust and water resistant. It has an IP58 rating, which meant that it can be submerged into 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

There are many smartphones available in the market today, and companies are coming out with new phones almost on a daily basis. Two of the leading OEMs today are Apple and Sony, both of which are known as manufactures of smart and stylish phones. Apple is renowned for its line of smartphones called the iPhones. Sony, on the other hand, has done quite well with its Xperia line.

In 2014, Apple came out with the sixth generation iteration of iPhone.  The iPhone 6 differs in one significant manner with the previous iPhones; it has a 4.7 inch screen as compared to the 4 inch screens of the previous generations. Fans of the company were happy with the 4 inch screens and had even criticized other manufactures for coming out larger screens.

The Xperia Z2 features a 5.2 inch screen which is more in line with other smartphones these days. Additionally, the Z2 features a Full HD screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) with a 424 ppi pixel density, while the iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels and a 326 ppi density. Both screens are made out of shatter proof glass, however iPhones are infamous for their cracked screens.

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 6 features a second-generation, 64-bit, 20 nanometre architecture A8 chipset, which would result in 20% faster performance and 50% faster graphics performance as compared to the iPhone 5S. It also has the M8 motion co-processor, which like the M7 is primarily aimed at fitness applications and can now distinguish between running, cycling and elevation. It also has a PowerVR GX6650 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It also features a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone CPU.

The Xperia Z2 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, which is quite popular these days among manufactures. It is paired with a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 3 GB of RAM.

A major difference between the two is the OS that they run on. The iPhone runs on the latest version of Apple’s proprietary operating system, the iOS 8. The Xperia Z2, on the other hand, is an Android phone and runs on Google’s Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat).

 The iPhone is available in three storage variants, the 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The Xperia Z2 only comes in one storage variant, the 16 GB. However, it has the option of expandable storage of up to 128 GB via microSD.

The iPhone 6 has an all new 8MP iSight sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video, digital stabilizations, and true tone flash. The front camera is a 1.2 MP, 720p camera with face detection, for Facetime. The Xperia Z2 has a 20.7 MP camera that allows one to take a picture with a 5248 х 3936 pixel resolution. The Z2 camera is powered by Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, which provides crisp images. It also has a 2.2 MP 1080p front facing camera.

The Sony Xperia Z2 has another advantage over the iPhone 6. The Xperia Z2 is dust and water resistant. It has an IP58 rating, which meant that it can be submerged into 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. It can also withstand fairly powerful water jets. It also comes with a Stamina mode that shuts down all unnecessary background apps and preserves battery usage.

Comparison between iPhone 6 and Sony Xperia Z2:

 

iPhone 6

Sony Xperia Z2

Launch Date

September 2014

February 2014

Company

Apple Corporation

Sony Mobile Communications

Size

5.44 inches (138.1 mm) x 2.64 inches (67.0 mm) x 0.27 inch (6.9 mm)

146.8 (5.78 in)x 73.3 (2.89 in) x 8.2 mm (0.32 in)

Display

4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology

Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles

5.2 inches (diagonal) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1334 x 750 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~424 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating

Shatter proof glass

Weight

4.55 ounces (129 grams)

163 g (5.75 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D6502, D6503, D6543

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1549 (CDMA), A1586

TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6502, D6503, D6543

4G Network

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29) - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600

(1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41) - A1586

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6503

LTE 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6543

GUI

iUI

Xperia UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)

Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)

Adreno 330

OS

iOS 8, upgadable to iOS8.1

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)

Chipset

A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

M8 motion coprocessor

Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801

RAM

1 GB

3 GB RAM

SIM Size

Nano-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/64/128 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

No

microSD, up to 128 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer sensor, Game rotation vector, Geomagnetic rotation vector, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Step counter, Step detector, Significant motion detector, Proximity sensor

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. USB v2.0

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (Apple Pay only)

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, LE

v4.0, A2DP

USB

USB v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

2.2 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected], [email protected]

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR

Camera Features

  • New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • True Tone flash
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Improved face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Photo geotagging
  • Timer mode
  • Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • 1/2.3'' sensor size
  • geo-tagging
  • face detection
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • 8x digital zoom
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Send to web
  • Smile Shutter
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Noise suppression

Voice enhancement

xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony

Audio supported formats

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA

Video supported formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)

Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 10 days (250 hours)

Up to 740 hours

Talk time

Up to 14 hours on 3G

Up to 19 hours

Internet use

Up to 10 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi

-

Video playback

Up to 11 hours

Up to 10 hours

Audio playback

Up to 50 hours

Up to 120 hours

Available Colors

Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Black, White, Purple

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Conversations, Email, Google Mail, Handwriting recognition, Instant messaging, Multimedia messaging (MMS), Predictive text input, Sound recorder, Text messaging (SMS)

 

Browser

HTML5 (Safari)

HTML5

Radio

No

FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Apple Pay
  • AirDrop file sharing
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer/editor Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input
  • Triluminos display
  • X-Reality Engine
  • Waterproof (IP55 and IP58) over 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Dust-resistant (IP55)
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • MHL support
  • Screen mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
  • Xperia Link
  • Miracast
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • PlayStation Certified
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • SensMe and SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • TV launcher
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • 3D surround sound
  • Bluetooth stereo (aptX, A2DP)
  • Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase and Clear stereo
  • YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view
  • Google Hangouts
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)
  • Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google Search

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