A look at technical specs for leading phones

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm •  Published: July 10, 2013
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Sony is out with a new phone that catches up with offerings from its main rivals, while adding a water-resistance shell for underwater use. With the Xperia Z, Sony joins the big leagues. Here are the technical details on the new Sony device along with Samsung's Galaxy S4, HTC's One and Apple's iPhone 5.

Tech specs for Sony Xperia Z:

— Manufacturer: Sony Corp.

— Display: 5 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (443 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 32 gigabytes.

— Size: height: 5.47 inches; width: 2.79 inches; depth: 0.31 inch (139 by 71 by 7.9 millimeters)

— Weight: 5.15 ounces (146 grams)

— Cameras: 13-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front

— Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: 2,330 milliampere-hours. Talk time of 12 hours, according to manufacturer. Battery cannot be replaced by user with a spare. Software adds power-saving features to Android.

— Processor: 1.5 gigahertz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro

— U.S. wireless carrier: T-Mobile

— Operating system: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

— Other features: Water resistance certified for up to 3 feet deep for up to 30 minutes. Near-field communications; a chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones.

— Availability: Arrives in U.S. in July.

Tech specs for Samsung Galaxy S4:

— Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co.

— Display: 5 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels (441 pixels per inch)

— Keyboard: Touch screen only

— Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes, expandable with microSD card of up to 64 gigabytes.

— Size: height: 5.38 inches; width: 2.74 inches; depth: 0.31 inch (136.6 by 69.8 by 7.9 millimeters)

— Weight: 4.59 ounces (130 grams)

— Cameras: 13-megapixel camera on back, 2-megapixel on front

—Video recording: high-definition (1080p — comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV)

— Battery life: 2,600 milliampere-hours. Talk time is 17 hours, as provided by phone carriers. According to T-Mobile, up to 69 hours of audio playback and 11 hours of video playback. Up to 8 hours of Internet use on 3G and 4G, 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Battery can be replaced by user with a spare.

— Processor: 1.9 gigahertz quad-core

— U.S. wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, among others.

— Operating system: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

— Other features: Near-field communications; a chip lets the phone act as a credit card at some payment terminals and share data wirelessly when tapped against some other phones. One variant called Active offers water resistance, but the feature is not standard.

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