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Spring chickens: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 comparison preview

0. phoneArena 26 Feb 2014, 09:37 posted on

We can't help it but stage a fight between what will be the flagship handsets this spring season - Samsung's Galaxy S5, and the Sony Xperia Z2. Both sport 1080p displays, Snapdragon 801 processors, and high-resolution cameras, but thаt's where the similarities stop. Let's dive in, and stack the two Android monsters against each other...

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:37 11

1. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


This comment section is going to be fun to read later....let it begin.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 01:31 2

142. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


looking forward to ifa. xperia z3 will fix on things they missed on xperia z2.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:37 53

2. adjou (Posts: 104; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


Before MWC 2014, most people on the xperia line: "Water resistance is useless, it's not like you are going to drop your phone in the toilet on purpose!! :S"

After MWC 2014, : "OMG, WATER RESISTANCE IS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER, MUST BUY GALAXY S5NOWWWW."

Really... -_-'

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:58 1

19. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Never heard that. Some people would rather skip waterproofing because it adds some bulk to the phone, that's it, its a great feature.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 10:28 12

48. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


the same thing about the fingerprint scanner

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 20:29

138. Nexus_bear (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


I agree. The fingerprint reader is nice. But its been done before. Besides Samsung's take on Biometry, the fingerprint scanner. Iris detection. Heart rate monitor are nice, but it truly sucks you in to Samsung's ecosystem and are 3points that are worthless if you add in custom Roms or want stock, if you want to wait for other implementation options other than Samsung's we have to wait for Google to bake it into their Google Mobile Services.

Nice phone Sammy. But you jumped the gun again. Now I hope Google doesnt half ass rush biometric I.D. code to their OS.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 10:43 11

51. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Before MWC 2014: 2GB of RAM is enough on the phone. 3 is overkill.
After S5 announcement: HA! The S5 only has 2GB of RAM. The Z2 is obviously better since it has 3!

This is directly to the Sony fans who had a ball flooding the comment sections and poll yesterday.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 11:17 4

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


Note 3 yea

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 11:18 4

59. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What about it? It's perfect.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 11:22 14

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


I would call perfect phablet. Better than their own company's flagship S5.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 13:48 1

74. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I agree with you, also in the memory the note 3 has 32gb of memory. The s5 comes with 16gb of memory.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 01:34

143. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


are you paid by samsung? cus i would DEMAND samsung money if spent this much time online being fan of them and trashing every comment section.
Doing good job btw. ask for promotion and raise. :)

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 12:18 6

65. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


No it was not. With all the leak of the M8 being out people were say how the M8 was last year phone because of the S800 and 2 gig of Ram. But when Samsung has it, it is a great phone. Only fanboys talk like that.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 14:03 3

76. Hyperreal (Posts: 259; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


before mwc: "I pay for the best specs thats why i choose samsung", after: "numbers mean sh*t, 2 gig is enough"...

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:37 4

80. kyobil (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


wow... did you forgot when samsung released note 3 with 3GB ram and Z1 only 2 GB Ram, samsung fans flooding Z1 comment sections with "Only 2 GB Ram". and yet hoping S5 for 3GB ram..
i guess i can call it draw...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:45 5

106. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


SorryPapa, biggest Samsung fan here, the Z2 kills the S5 in every way: Better screen, more ram, bigger battery, better camera. Samsung era is over.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:56 2

109. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Better screen? Have you demoed both phones? Nope.
More RAM? Yes, but if the S5 has better RAM than it did before, it's a welcomed change. It's running KitKat, so I'm not worried. Better camera is subjunctive since there hasn't been comparisons on the camera models. Samsung nails software, and that's Sony's downfall. From a pricing standpoint, both phones are equal, but the Z2 costs a lot more than the S5.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:40

120. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Z2 might have great hardware, but Sony's downfall is software.. atleast on the camera side.

The Z2 will probably be better in everything except camera, if it sports the same camera that the z1 does..

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:22

127. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Both cost $600!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:23 1

128. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Both phones has already been priced in sweden and s5 is cheaper by 15%

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 10:30

148. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Well, both have been priced in the UK and both will cost £599 Sim Free! QED

posted on 29 Jul 2014, 14:55

163. whitestang86 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jul 2014)


You meant "subjective" not "subjunctive" -- that has to do with verb tense.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:41 11

3. chocowii (Posts: 453; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Where is the physical camera button? If its water proof then how can you shoot pictures underwater if the physical camera button is missing? Samsung never learned from Xperia Z's mistake. Another disappointment.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:48 1

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


You can set the volume buttons as shutter button.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 08:57 11

18. chocowii (Posts: 453; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


You know you cant replace the physical camera button with the volume buttons. A button pressed half way sets the focus, you cant do that with volume buttons. Also knowing the Galaxy series, vol buttons serve as zoom buttons. I aint gonna install apps just to hot swap button functions.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 10:07

43. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


No need for apps, the camera options include a setting for those buttons.. .you can set them to take pics, video or zoom...

Though I also prefer a dedicated shutter button...

I am actually excited to see how the S5 Mini will compared to the Z1 Compact....

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 10:15 6

46. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Then u probably will disspointed Like S5 ~
Due to Samsung nvr put high-end spec in "mini" ver of flagship ~

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:51

100. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Fair enough, but then I will be even more exited to have a Z1 Compact and brag about it to people who get the S5 Mini then... hehehe

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 10:25 1

47. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


did you read what he is saying ? the s5 is not waterproof he is not made to take it in pools and the beach , its only in the shower of water accidents , the z2 is waterproof

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:42

121. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


misleading.. You can use the z2 underwater yes but not in pools if they contain clorine or beaches if its saltwater

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