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Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

0. phoneArena 15 May 2014, 07:12 posted on

Our reviews of both the Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 were overwhelmingly positive, as both offer a truly robust and very much enticing package. But sooner or later, it was bound to come down to a choice: when mercilessly pitted against each other, which one comes on top?...

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posted on 15 May 2014, 07:18 11

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Clash of the Titans.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:47 3

14. hmd74 (Posts: 485; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Clash of clans :D

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:54 8

18. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


In movie and pro photo mode the temperature 6500K, also they have 106-107% SRGB, its better than 130% in Z2.
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=52446659​​#post52446659
brightness at s5 in a auto mode is 698. also much better antiglare
At Z2
130% SRGB. All image are designed for SRGB standard (99.9% of the colors in nature), and enhanced range is color distortion, oversaturation and red hues.
Lack of OIS
No isocell (isocell have better color, better dynamic range)
No oled (oled have ideal black color, ideal contrast, ideal viewing angle, ideal response speed, all much better than lcd)
Weak sound in headphones
Large energy consumption (3200 mah batery life less then 2800mah S5 and 2600 mah M8)
FBReader Video 3D Games
HTC M8 2600 mА·h 22 h. 10 m. 13 h. 20 m. 3 h. 20 m.
Galaxy S5 2800 mА·h 17 h. 20 m. 12 h. 30 m. 4 h 30 m.
Xperia z2 3200 мА·h 15 h. 20 m. 11 h. 00 m. 3 h. 30 m.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:03 3

25. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


I am not a fanboy, at S5 also has disadvantages
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2746925
and lg (little camera sensor, no oled, no isocell, plastic body, no waterproof, bad sound at headphonres) and htc (thick bezels, little camera sensor, no oled, no isocell, no ois) and apple (thick bezels, little camera sensor, no oled, no isocell, no ois, little screen)

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:04 21

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


Z2 for us
S5 for PapaSmurf, maherk, and The13thKing

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:09 12

29. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


So no isocell has become a dealbreaker huh. Cool.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:11 9

30. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


And And friendsOfSamsung?

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:13 1

31. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


TL;DR version please and clickable links.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:16 3

32. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Read about, watch video, isocell have better color and dynamic range.
phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-Huawei-As​cend-P7-and-Oppo-Find-7a-vs-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-LG-G​2-iPhone-5s-HTC-One-M8-Sony-Xperia-Z1_id3694
eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/124/4899661/1/rv/sony-xp​eria-z2-review/
eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/124/4899662/1/rv/sony-xp​eria-z2-review/
4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=515584&view=find​post&p=3043522 6
and the others comparisons

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:17

33. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


are not allowed

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:29 13

38. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


He lives in world of marshmallows mountains, rainbow rivers and ponies (the LSD world). No phones needed there

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:44

41. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


http://www.xda-developers.com/
not allowed huh

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:58 1

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


how can i not comment on this comment

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:04 4

50. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


I pre ordered Z2 plus I will get all of its free goodies such as digital noise cancelling headset and magnetic charging dock and will get it this saturday :)

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:23

59. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Head to head and cut to cut....

Nice article Chris.

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:30 8

63. refillable (Posts: 1056; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Unnatural DR and oversaturated photos of the S5 cancel your argument very quickly. Also, please stop posting unclickable links! I have not seen the video tests though.

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:31

64. refillable (Posts: 1056; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Excuse me, Where???

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:37

70. RuiBacelar (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


I wanna know!!

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:40 8

72. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


You are true samsung hater. All on the contrary. No oversaturation, colors are maximally natural, unlike bsi

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:46 7

75. refillable (Posts: 1056; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


You never handle DSLRs, do you?

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:59 4

80. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


At S5 DR better than bsi in smartphones, but not better then bsi in DSLR, because smaller sensor. Colors at S5 better then bsi in smartphones and bsi in DSLR. Less electrical crosstalk between pixels. The excess charge less spreads out in the wrong cell.
More photons exactly comes with microlenses and going in the right photodiode.

posted on 15 May 2014, 10:09

82. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


I live in indonesia.. The pre orders are closed last monday, and on saturday may 17th, I will get my z2

posted on 15 May 2014, 11:12 3

84. josephnero (Posts: 568; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Let them go bro.sammy fans are getting worse than apple and nokia

posted on 15 May 2014, 11:45 1

86. maherk (Posts: 4206; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Too bad for you I would also pick the Z2. What a pathetic comment

posted on 15 May 2014, 13:09 3

87. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Which phone has DSLR? Here people are talking about phone

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:16 2

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


Welcome to team Sony my friend....

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:18

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


What is this? I didnt get anything.
Downright confusing.

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:20 1

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


+ 1 ha ha ha
U nailed it man,

posted on 15 May 2014, 17:18 7

95. cheetah2k (Posts: 1646; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I have both Z2 and S5. I 100% disagree the IPS display is better than the S5's display. Not sure what crack Chris was smoking, but must have been good stuff

posted on 16 May 2014, 05:28 4

105. refillable (Posts: 1056; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


My Point is, A good DSLR Photo doesn't oversaturate things like the S5's camera does. Less electrical crosstalk means that colours will not be flexible, hence the result is some oversaturated pictures and unnatural colours.

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