Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 specs comparison
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2
|OS||Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI||Android (4.4.2)||Android (4.4.2, 4.2.2)|
|Dimensions||5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1)||5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)||5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)|
|Weight||5.11 oz (145 g)|
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
|5.75 oz (163 g)|
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
| 5.04 oz (143 g)|
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
|Rugged||Water, Dust resistant||Water, Dust resistant|
|IP certified||IP 67||IP 58|
|Physical size||5.1 inches||5.2 inches||5.2 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|432 ppi||424 ppi||423 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|Super AMOLED||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Peak brightness||450 cd/m2 (nit)|
|Camera||16 megapixels||20.7 megapixels||13 megapixels|
Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||29 mm|
|Camera sensor size||1/2.6"||1/2.3"||1/3.06"|
|Camcorder||3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)||3840x2160 (4K)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)|
|Recording format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV||MPEG4, 3GPP|
|Features||Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)||High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)||Optical image stabilization|
|Front-facing camera||2.1 megapixels||2.2 megapixels||2.1 megapixels|
|Video capture||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||Adreno 330|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3||3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3|
|Built-in storage||32 GB||16 GB||32 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Talk time||21.00 hours|
the average is 12 h (740 min)
the average is 12 h (740 min)
|Stand-by time||16.2 days (390 hours)|
the average is 20 days (492 h)
|28.8 days (690 hours)|
the average is 20 days (492 h)
|Talk time (3G)||19.00 hours|
the average is 14 h (863 min)
|Stand-by time (3G)||30.8 days (740 hours)|
the average is 22 days (520 h)
|Music playback||120.00 hours|
|Video playback||10.00 hours|
|Capacity||2800 mAh||3200 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Type||Li - Ion||Li - Polymer|
|Not user replaceable||Yes|
CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.
|800, 1900 MHz|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|FDD LTE||700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz||800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|Data||LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS||LTE-A, LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A|
13. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
G2 because it has power, design and OS..
29. osanilevich (Posts: 235; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
Is that a joke? G2 is the most underpowered of the three. Design and OS are both tossups but power is simply not true
32. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
G2 for OS? 99% of the world is still on 4.2.2...... Fk dat
15. Johnnokia (Posts: 463; Member since: 27 May 2012)
No one is winner. Both S5 and Z2 are disappointed ..
24. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1191; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I have to agree with you. Both S5 and Z2 are very much a refresher of their little brothers. However, they are still very good phones. For me who is upgrading from the Nexus 4 to one new flagship soon, I might have to go with Z2 because I love the water proof feature and the front facing camera. I wouldn't trust the S5's water proof just yet, because their failure with the S4 Active. However, other aspect S5 has a small advantage over Z2.
I am going to see what HTC has to offer. They need to move their announce date earlier... this is killing me XD But for now, I am set on the Z2 as my next phone
36. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
For you Mr Nokiatrolialumia Both the S5 and Z2 are light years ahead of any nokia alive... especially when the nokia x+ is the best nokia around...
46. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1191; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Nokia X+ should never even exist... go home Nokia, you are drunk.
23. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
Sony Z2 or Samsung S5
They are both water resistent
33. mokhtar (Posts: 196; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
s5 is water resistant , z2 is a waterproof , there is a huge difference :D
38. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
Yeah. Z2 is the only one with LTE for both USA and Europe.
3. mobi_user (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
Apart from being a hardware beasts, nothing interesting yet.
4. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Z2 wins it , im still in shock that its the Galaxy S5 :o
5. Jishnusur (Posts: 62; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
The samsung S5, what an EPIC Fail lol! 6 months old G2 is better in every aspect..
6. HASHTAG (Posts: 117; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
The Z2 probably wins, though the S5 will still outnumber the Z2 in sales.
7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2205; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
LOLOLOLOL what you say now SAMMY BOYS HAHAHAH! As Sony promised, Z2 IS EXTRA ORDINARY
8. xrahul007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
Z2 is the new champion...start of the fall of Samsung....
30. shy2papa (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)
Absolutely Samsung has run out of ideas and waiting for Apple to release the iPhone 6 copy it lol
10. yadu004 (Posts: 62; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)
Perhaps the Laziest update in the Galaxy S line!! .. They didn't even bother to change the design!!!.
12. N3Z1droid (Posts: 77; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)
i must admit, this round is Z2 win, congrats Sony
14. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Nearly all these phones are clones of last years models,innovation is seems to be dead
16. Taters (Posts: 2584; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
They all suck pretty hard. The LG G2 is too big. The S5 is way too big and the Z2 is bwhahaha way WAY too big. The HTC One new is going to fail even harder because that is just what HTC does.
My Nexus 5 is better which is quite sad....
The LG G3 is the last hope....
17. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
hold on guys s5 is gonna kill the other two when it comes to performance i think this time sony cant even match the 16mp camera of s5
19. egbtmagus (Posts: 48; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Holy crap! It weighs more and is bigger than the G2 while still having a smaller display, a WORSE camera and smaller battery. HA!
26. georaldc (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)
The one time I tried a G2, its video recording option couldn't even get close to 60fps, let alone hold a steady framerate. The optical stabilizer also didn't make much of a difference (though I didn't have time to play with it long) so I don't know how you can easily classify it as a WORSE camera.
Why are so many sites and reviews always mentioning the G2's 60fps recording feature anyway when you need some serious light for it to not drop frames.
20. RodStiffington (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
Samsung (S5) took Apple's (5s) approach: redesign, don't reinvent.
If LG (squeak) didn't have such low build quality (squeak), and abysmal button placement, I'd say the G2 took the biggest leap forward.
21. rickysam (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
hey fanboys now s5 is water resistent and is still smaller tan z2 any reson for that broad bezel?
45. kobainez (Posts: 299; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Its water resistance dumbass unlike z2 that is waterproof
25. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
Z2 wins to me in the actual comparison. The one thing that throws me off is that the standby time is like way shorter than average when most would be longer since it not really is being used at all.
27. amro99 (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
I wonder what Samsung has ben doing in the past couple of months (except being busy selling s4 and note 3 and their countless variants) nothing special about it, except some hardware boosts, which every OEM can do!
31. nozxi (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Talk time S5 21.00 hours and Z2 13.80 hours stand by S5 16.2 days (390 hours) and Z2 36.7 days (880 hours)....look at that battery contrast. Completely different optimisations
43. Federated (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Z2 has 19 hours talk time, not 13.80 hrs.
47. Federated (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
That was true before. Not anymore. I'm using Z1s right now and the battery last forever. I simply just can't kill the battery in a day with heavy use.
34. xtroid2k (Posts: 323; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Idk. I love the z2 however I think having a slightly less powerful display will set things up right for longer battery life.
35. ryq24 (Posts: 469; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Z2 would have been a clear winner if it is more compact or smaller! Both to me disappoint! iPhone 6 has a chance to regain lost ground this year if they come out with bigger screen!
42. Federated (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
If you want it smaller and thinner then you have to remove waterproofing and cut the battery capacity from 3200mAh to 1500mAh, and lastly, you have to put a smaller camera sensor. 1/3.2" instead of 1/2.3". Now you'll have 99% phone face to bezel ratio. The most compact 5.2 inches in history.
37. melcruz66 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
This time Z2 wins. Sony got it all right. The others were just 2nd.
41. Federated (Posts: 147; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Sony Xperia Z2 won easily. The phone is just perfect. All boxes are ticked in my book.
48. marlowe1001 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
So samsung fans your Samsung company disappointed you and you should teach that company a lesson by not buying its less fortunate s5. Make samsung knows its mistakes.