Sony Xperia Z1 VS. Sony Xperia Z2a: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Sony Xperia Z1 VS. Sony Xperia Z2a. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
8.7
Cost-effectiveness
?
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
7.1
5.9
Performance & Hardware
6.7
7.1
Camera
8.5
8.3
Connectivity
8.6
8.3
Battery
6.7
6.7

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
C6903, C6943, i1 Honami, C6906, C6902/L39h
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Presentation

Unveiled
September 2013, 5 years ago
June 2014, 4 years ago
State
On Sale
Not available

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
74.0 mm
144.0 mm
9.0 mm
72.0 mm
137.0 mm
11.0 mm
Weight
170 g
163 g
Usable surface
64 %
70 %
Materials
-
-
Resistance
IP55
IP58
IP58
Colors
Black

Turquoise

White

Screen

Diagonal
5"
5"
Type
LCD IPS TFT
LCD IPS
Resolution
1080 x 1920 px
1080 x 1920 px
Density
441 Pixels per inch
441 Pixels per inch
Others
  • Capacitive
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Triluminos display for mobile
  • X-Reality display
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3
  • Triluminos display for mobile
  • X-Reality display

Prototypes



Prototypes
Sony Xperia Z1
Print 3D Model
Sony Xperia Z2a
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3
CPU
Krait 400
Krait 400
Type
Quad-Core
Quad-Core
Frequency
2.3 GHz
2.3 GHz
64 Bits
No
No

Graphics

GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 330
Qualcomm Adreno 330

RAM

RAM
2 GB
3 GB

Antutu

Score
41.029
Overall performance better than 60% of devices
33.254
Overall performance better than 49% of devices

Storage

Capacity
16 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 9-14.8 GB
16 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 9-14.8 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
No
No

Sensors

Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
LED Notifications
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
20.7 Mpx
20.7 Mpx
Pixel size
1.176 µm
1.176 µm
Sensor
Sony Exmor RS 1/2,3
Sony IMX214 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS
CMOS
Aperture
f/2.0
f/2.0
Flash
LED
LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Panorama
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
No
30.0 fps
No
30.0 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
2 Mpx
3.1 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DID
  • GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)
  • HDP (Health Device Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • GAP (Generic Access Profile)
  • GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)
  • HDP (Health Device Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

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American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

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Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • ANT+
  • Computer sync
  • DLNA
  • Mirrorlink
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • DLNA
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

Battery

Capacity
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
Type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Others
Non-removable
Non-removable

Software

Operating System
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

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