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Qualcomm: both Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 are powered by a Snapdragon 801, but here's the difference

0. phoneArena 03 Mar 2014, 04:57 posted on

Qualcomm took some time to explain its new categorization, and it turns out that both the MSM8974-AB and MSM8974-AC processors, that are in the Z2 and S5, respectively, are now comprising a new, Snapdragon 801 category. Snapdragon 800, as you can find it in the LG G2 or Xperia Z1, stays designated as simply MSM8974...

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posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:00

1. TheNeighbor (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Hehe, one has a less efficient battery management. That a big difference. Fancy charging 3 times a day?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:01 44

2. sakurorhino (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


But still Xperia Z2 is better than Galaxy S5 in every aspect

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:07 22

4. TheNeighbor (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Matter of what you really want. I particularly don't want battery stamina compromised.

S5 had better screen ambient control, better & faster camera focus, instant HDR camera, very good battery management & removable.

I'll never get an Xperia that would make you charge before noon and late afternoon so you can get through the night. I guess you sport carrying a Sony power bank everyday.

This is the greatest injustice to having a thin device, yet you are forced to carry all those accessories to keep the power afloat till you get home.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:52 6

21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Better camera??? i don't think so samsung Only claims that ISOCELL camera is about 30% better than Conventional BSI sensor and If i'm not mistaken Sony also claims that their Exmore RS is superior than Conventional BSI sensor.
we need to some real life and fair comparison to find out wich one better Sony Exmore RS or Samsung ISOCELL.
But on paper Z2 camera is superior than S5 camera
bigger sensor 1/2.3" vs 1/2.6".
faster lens F2.0 vs F2.2.
better image stabilization thanks to SteadyShot.
And HDR is not something new.

My Z1 Compact can survive up to 3 days of "normal" use without any problem, and no matter how good the S5 battery life is you will need to charge your phone or your extra battery to make sure your phone can survive another day.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:37 5

39. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


GSMarena's battery life test show that Z1 Compact and S4 have about the same battery life:
Z1 Compact:http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-xperia-z1-compact-battery-test/
GS4:http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-i9505-galaxy-s4-battery-tests-update-battery-life-improved/

By your figures, GS4 would last about 3 days of 'normal' usage for you. In addition to that GS5's battery is improved in the following way:

1. 200mah more

2. Ultra Power Saving mode which is claimed to provide 24 hours life at 10% on standby.

3. This new tech:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Galaxy-S5s-stellar-battery-life-might-be-due-to-Lucid-Logics-battery-saving-tech_id53325?utm_source=feedburner

With those facts, I really doubt Sony can trump its battery in comparison with Z1 (which had poor battery life) with only 200 mah more and increase of 0.2 inch.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:08 1

49. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Jealousy.....

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 09:54

63. TheLoyalist (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Well Mr-know-everything. My Z1 Compact with a 2300mah battery lasts around 2 days or approx 35-45 hours with normal use. That translates to between 6-8 hours of on-screen time. Not too shabby for a phone made by Sony, ey?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:56 1

69. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


My Sony Xperia Z1s can last for 2 days with heavy use. 3 days of normal use. I never activate Stamina mode ever.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 12:09 5

76. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I never thought I'd see the day that Sony Android Fanboys actually existed.....

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 13:37 1

78. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Doesn't seem like you have ever had an Xperia, at least not of the Z series...

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 12:41

88. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


On my Z1 I don't use my BATTERY STAMINA think it doesn't do anything. if u really want to save battery life turn off your traffic data and my only lasted me all till down too only 60-70% of battery life from watching videos or browsing a few on a few website.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:09 1

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hell yea.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:15 2

9. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


As a Sony fan, i wouldn't go that far..
Samsung does have a better optimization for battery history
Samsung does have a better software for camera

Though the fingerprint scanner in the s5 doesnt work like a charm, it is still in a way an edge over the Z2

Other than that, the Z2 pretty much equates to the S5, if not better.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:59

26. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


i'm not really sure about that. try photographyblog.com. they say that the galaxy s4's camera already suffers noise at relatively low ISOs. i don't really understand why the samples that come out are not in sony's favor when it comes to noise.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:42 11

14. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Lol, clearly not, the CPU/GPU is a major component and there the S5 craps on the Z2.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:49 9

18. sakurorhino (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Ahem
S5?? Oops thats S4
Wooooooo
No wait...ummmm confusion confusion

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:58 2

25. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Any ideas about 3GB RAMs?!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:47 4

41. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


What happened to all the comments about 3GB RAM is a gimmick when the note 3 released?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:35 4

54. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Lol everyone was all "KitKat doesn't need so much" btw do no

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 08:36 4

55. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Not take these guys seriously. These are just nexus warriors or blind haters

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 09:22

58. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


what? same cpu, and gpu both snapdragon 801.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:07 6

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It's just a slight difference of the processor speed between the Xperia Z2 and the Galaxy S5, that means you won't regret of getting either these two phones, both are just amazingly fast. But there's only one thing remaining, and it's the price. I hope that the Z2 won't be more expensive than the S5.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:48 5

17. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The memory interface is different to, the AC comes with eMMC 5.0 Interface, while the AB comes with the same old one as previous chips, that can make quite a difference in speeds that it reads and writes to mem.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:02 1

29. sakurorhino (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Lol 2 gigs of RAM
Its so 2013

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 07:40 6

48. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


With a eMMC 5.0 Interface, MIMO WiFi, HR Monitor etc... It's more 2014 than anything this year, thanks for trying though!

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:21 1

35. TechFreak123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


eMMC5.0 interface as supposed to the eMMC4.5 interface (the one in the Xperia Z2) means twice the Read and Write speed of the flash memory.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 10:02 4

64. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Typical sammy fan boy, Even I like Sony I wont support Sony blindly like u do for your Samsung.

for u slight edge in clock speed makes huge difference in favor of S5, but when it comes to -1 Ram "its more 2014 then anything this year"

Height of fanboyism.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 11:00 2

70. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


RAM is everything in multitasking. Z2 will blow S5 in this department no doubt.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:10 14

6. iMemo (Posts: 110; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


I still think the Z2 is better than the S5.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:11 1

7. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Samsung need to use the higher clock speed chipsets to keep up with their touchwiz UI.

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