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Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: specs comparison

Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: specs comparison
Sony's latest and greatest Xperia Z2 flagship has arrived in town, and that means it's time to roll up our sleeves and check out how it stacks against the competition. And what easier way than pitting it against what are likely going to be its two most serious rivals: the LG G2 and Samsung's still current Galaxy S4 (not for long!). Sure, one could argue that a single-pronged approach like that is hardly conclusive, and he'd be right. Which is why in the days to come, you can expect to get more and more information about Sony's newest flagship. Until then, however, a good, old-fashioned specs comparison will have to suffice.

Now, before we even start, it's important to note that the Xperia Z2 has a hand up over the LG G2, and especially the now aging Galaxy S4. It's tag reads brand new, so it's not at all surprising to see it's packing some really bleeding edge hardware. It's got a bigger, 5.1-inch display (1080p), a bigger, 3300mAh battery, and the impressive 3GB of RAM. It's also outfitted with a set of stereo speakers -- and advantage over the Galaxy S4, but not the LG G2.

How does the full picture look like? Check out below.

Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Design
OSAndroid (4.4.2)Android (4.4.2, 4.2.2)Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Dimensions5.78 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)5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
Weight5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
Body materialGlass Polycarbonate
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 58  
Display
Physical size5.2 inches5.2 inches5.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

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.

424 ppi423 ppi441 ppi
Technology

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.

IPS LCDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness 450 cd/m2 (nit) 
Camera
Camera20.7 megapixels13 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size

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.

F2.0F2.4F2.2
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 29 mm31 mm
Camera sensor size1/2.3"1/3.06"1/3.06"
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4, 3GPP  
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Optical image stabilizationDigital image stabilization
Front-facing camera2.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels2 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Hardware
System chip

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-ABQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor

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, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330Adreno 320
System memory

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.

3072 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB64 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Talk time15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
  
Stand-by time28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
  
Talk time (3G)19.00 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
 17.00 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
Stand-by time (3G)30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 23 days (547 h)
Music playback120.00 hours 62.00 hours
Video playback10.00 hours 11.00 hours
Capacity3200 mAh3000 mAh2600 mAh
TypeLi - IonLi - PolymerLi - Ion
Not user replaceable Yes 
Wireless chargingOptional Optional
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (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) MHz800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

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posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:21 3

1. AnukulVcool (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Z2 is IPS LCD , please correct the comparison

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 09:02 1

5. ivanprskalo (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I don't know who writes this but even I know (saw) that it runs 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
Also, it is IPS LCD, and front facer is 2.2 MPx..
Come on Phone Arena...

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:26 1

2. PunyPoop (Posts: 740; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


PA are you sure there's no front-facing camera?http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/02/24/xperia-z2-unveiled5-2-inch-display-20-7mp-camera-2-3ghz-quad-core-and-3200mah-battery/

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 03:05

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4067; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It has a front facing camera, it's just blank because they haven't gotten any official information.

posted on 24 Feb 2014, 02:43 3

3. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Why in the world would anyone compare a phone that was released today with a phone that was released almost a year ago(GS4)?? And why would you compare that to the GS4 when the GS5 is coming out tomorrow??

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