Sony Xperia Z comparison

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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z
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HTC One

HTC One
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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Google Nexus 5

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Sony Xperia Z1 S (T-Mobile)

Sony Xperia Z1 S (T-Mobile)
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Price $444 at 1 store $199 at 1 store $99 to $719 at 3 stores $149 to $473 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.0 stars out of 42 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date January 07, 2013 April 19, 2013 March 05, 2013 October 31, 2013 January 06, 2014
The Bottom Line The Sony Xperia Z makes sense if a water-resistant design and excellent photos are a priority, but skip it if you demand blazingly fast performance and long battery life. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far. The Xperia Z1S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals.

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Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
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Weight 5.1 oz
5.04 oz
4.6 oz
4.59 oz
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