LG G Pro 2 vs Sony Xperia Z1
The LG G Pro 2 is a large device, but this large size does not translate into loud sound in the earpiece, and in calls the earpiece is actually a bit on the quiet side. Our callers also reported hearing our voice with a bit of distortion - those are not huge issues, but we expect a bit better from a high-end device. The Sony Xperia Z1 is not perfect either, but you’ll at least hear your callers much louder and clearer, and the same can be said for the other end of the line - our conversation partners reported easily recognizing that natural tonality in our voice.
The LG G Pro 2 is a big phone that comes with a large, 3200mAh battery, and the Sony Xperia Z1 also features a fairly huge for its size 3000mAh battery. The battery endurance of the Z1, however, is not all that impressive - the phone just sucks up that battery juice very quickly. In most cases, the handset would last you a full workday, but overnight charging is pretty much guaranteed. The G Pro 2 ranks much better and you can rest assured it won’t die mid-day, plus - on less busy days - it could last up to two days, which is nice. We should also mention that the battery on the Sony phone is not user removable, while you can easily swap the battery on the LG G Pro 2 and that’s an option we like to have.
We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.
After all that we’ve said about the LG G Pro 2 and the Sony Xperia Z1, you’re probably still wondering about the one big question that we have not answered yet: which one should you buy?
For us, both handsets are more or less on par. Both are very powerful devices that deliver smooth and enjoyable Android experience, both are great for gaming and have very good cameras that could easily replace a point and shoot. There are some subtleties: the Xperia Z1 camera captures smooth video with fast auto-focus, but the handset lasts shorter and its screen has poor viewing angles. LG’s G Pro 2, on the other hand, comes with a slightly better overall camera with OIS+, it features a large and vivid display, and offers a lot of useful features like the split-screen multitasking, and those nuances tip the scales in favor of the LG G Pro 2.
If you are not picky about these tiny details, though, you should simply decide which one looks and feels better in terms of size and design. For all else, you probably won’t regret buying either one.
LG G Pro 2 vs Sony Xperia Z1 - Call quality, Battery and Conclusion