THIS YEAR'S BATTLE for the top Android smartphone has gotten pretty heated, with Samsung and Sony going head to head with their respective flagship devices.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 in March, following Sony's Xperia Z unveiling at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. While Samsung has seen the most success so far in terms of sales, Sony has revealed that the Xperia Z is its best-selling smartphone to date, with both handsets boasting impressive specifications.
Samsung's Galaxy S4 has a 5in full HD 1080p display powered by a quad-core processor and Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system skinned with Samsung's Touchwiz user interface. Samsung's custom skin fills the phone with software features, such as Group Play and Smart Scroll.
While Samsung has focused on software features, Sony is all about durability, with it's Xperia Z smartphone boasting resistance against water and scratches. The Sony handset also features a 5in HD 1080p screen, a quad-core chip and Google's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system that's upgradable to Android 4.2.2, matching the Galaxy S4 on paper.