Sony Xperia Z1 vs Apple iPhone 7

Sony Xperia Z1 on Amazon USA
Apple iPhone 7 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Sony Xperia Z1 on one side and the Apple iPhone 7 on the other, also their respective performances with the benchmarks. The first has a processor with 4 cores, 4 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.3GHz. The second chips has a total of 4 cores, 4 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.3GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench.

Specification comparison:

SmartphoneSony Xperia Z1 Apple iPhone 7
Model version(s)

C6902, C6903, C6906,
SO-01F, SOL23

A1660, A1778, A1779
Release dateQ3 2013 Q3 2016
Dimensions5,67 x 2,91 x 0,33 in 5,44 x 2,64 x 0,28 in
Weight6.00 oz 4.87 oz
BodyFront and back glass,
aluminum body
Front glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours5.0 inches, 16M colours 4.7 inches, 625 nits, 16M colours
Screen typeTFT LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
Screen ratio16:9 16:9
Density441 ppi 326 ppi
Operating systemAndroid 4.2 iOS 10.0.1
ProcessorQualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Apple A10 Fusion
Lithography28 nm HPM 16 nm FinFET
Cores4 4
Threads4 4
Energy cores


2x Apple Zephyr @ 1.3 GHz
High performance cores

4x Qualcomm Krait 400 @ 2.26 GHz

2x Apple Hurricane @ 2.34 GHz
GPU integrated graphicsQualcomm Adreno 330 Imagination PowerVR GT7600 Plus
GPU execution units1 6
GPU shading units128 192
GPU base clock450 MHz -
GPU boost clock450 MHz 900 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point147.9 GFLOPS 364.8 GFLOPS
Memory2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB 32 / 256 GB
Memory cardUp to 64 GB -

20,7 MP, f/2,0, 27mm

12 MP, f/1,8, 28mm


Front photo

2 MP

7 MP, f/2,2, 32mm
Front video


WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth4.0, A2DP 4.2, A2DP, LE
USBmicroUSB 2.0 USB 2.0
Battery capacity2,700 mAh 1,960 mAh
Battery typeNon removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use)~ 9 hours ~ 10 hours and 40 minutes
TDP6 W 5 W
Head SAR- -
Body SAR- -
DxOMark- 85
AnTuTu39,281 225,748
(Android | iOS)
Geekbench 4 single core
987 3,317
(Android | iOS)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
2,324 5,612
(Android | iOS)
Geekbench 5 single core
145 759
(Android | iOS)
Geekbench 5 multi-core
462 1,388

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Apple iPhone 7 is larger. The Apple iPhone 7 was started more recently.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Price: For technical reasons, we cannot currently display a price less than 24 hours, or a real-time price. This is why we prefer for the moment not to show a price. You should refer to the respective online stores for the latest price, as well as availability.

Performance comparison with the benchmarks:

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench.

AnTuTu - Total Score
Apple iPhone 7 225,748
Sony Xperia Z1 39,281

The difference is 475%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - iOS & Android
Apple iPhone 7 3,317
Sony Xperia Z1 987

In single core, the difference is 236%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 141%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

Geekbench 5 - Multi-core & Single Core Score - iOS & Android
Apple iPhone 7 759
Sony Xperia Z1 145

In single core, the difference is 423%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 200%.

Geekbench 5 is a software for measuring the performance of a computer system, for fixed devices, mobile devices, servers. This platform makes it possible to better compare the power of the CPU, the computing power and to compare it with similar or totally different systems. Geekbench 5 includes new workloads that represent work tasks and applications that we can find in reality.

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