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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?...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:18 11

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3596; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Clash of the Titans.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:47 3

14. hmd74 (Posts: 382; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Clash of clans :D

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:23

59. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2805; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Head to head and cut to cut....

Nice article Chris.

posted on 15 May 2014, 17:18 7

95. cheetah2k (Posts: 859; 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 25 May 2014, 03:35

144. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaoooooo you have nothing

posted on 27 May 2014, 04:55 1

163. T.Law (Posts: 342; Member since: 10 May 2014)


I have the Z2 and most of my friends have the S5. I have to admit that I prefer the screen of the S5 and the colour reproduction is no where near inaccurate. But I'll never trade my Z2 for the S5 though.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:54 8

18. sar44 (Posts: 275; 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, 08:13 1

31. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3596; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


TL;DR version please and clickable links.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:17

33. sar44 (Posts: 275; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


are not allowed

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:44

41. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3596; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


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

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:18

91. Odiin (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


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

posted on 16 May 2014, 10:14 6

115. buccob (Posts: 1542; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Read GSMArena battery score and cry...

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z2-review-1078p3.php

Battery life is one of the best out there... way more than SGS5

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:36

145. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


what about the battery life test here on PA and other sites? #StopTheHate #iInsistSonyIsForOldPeople #DontStartPreaching

posted on 26 May 2014, 08:27 1

161. buccob (Posts: 1542; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


PA battery life test only involve 1 type of test...

GSMArena test 4 areas: Talk time, Web Browsing, Video Playback and Stand By... then they make an average out of them...

In my opinion GSMArena has a much more comprehensive and complete Battery life test...

and c'mon buddy... dont bring hashtags crap here... it doesn't make your post look good.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:03 3

25. sar44 (Posts: 275; 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, 08:09 12

29. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3596; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


So no isocell has become a dealbreaker huh. Cool.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:16 3

32. sar44 (Posts: 275; 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, 09:30 8

63. refillable (Posts: 652; 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, 09:40 8

72. sar44 (Posts: 275; 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: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


You never handle DSLRs, do you?

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:59 4

80. sar44 (Posts: 275; 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 16 May 2014, 05:28 4

105. refillable (Posts: 652; 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.

posted on 15 May 2014, 11:12 3

84. josephnero (Posts: 325; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


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

posted on 15 May 2014, 13:09 3

87. Ashoaib (Posts: 2379; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Which phone has DSLR? Here people are talking about phone

posted on 16 May 2014, 05:29 1

107. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


A good DSLR can be a 'reference' to compare good smartphone cameras. There is nothing wrong with talking about DSLRs here.

posted on 16 May 2014, 07:06

112. sar44 (Posts: 275; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=515584&st=860#entry30435226

posted on 18 May 2014, 02:21 1

124. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I don't wanna believe untrusted sites. How they showed the details that the Z2 captures baffles me.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:28

126. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


hahaha... really?
I own my z2 and taking photos they were never blurred in the background.. did they clean the lens from fingerprints... Total fake or old software. As also the kidding sharpness of sgs 5.. Tried them both in same occasion and place.. Z2 was not far worse than S5 but still a first class in compact cams, and hits perfectly clear macro scene, next time use a cam holder if you have shaky hands.

posted on 16 May 2014, 07:10 1

113. sar44 (Posts: 275; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


http://www.androidauthority.com/isocell-how-it-works-344628/

posted on 19 May 2014, 23:56 1

128. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I know that. What I'm talking about was how it produces more saturated pictures than BSI, which is not nice considering that saturation is oversaturated (at least for me). And I have many friends who agrees with me.

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:39 1

146. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


yes dear hater, yes. everything that makes a phone better and is missing becomes a dealbreaker. compilation of "missing" things in many flagship phones compared to the GS5 makes a helluva dealbreaker.

posted on 25 May 2014, 06:40

155. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


The deal is noise cancelling, and having FM radio, more useable things than a heart rate sensor. Dont Like the oversaturation, turn off the xReality.. Done! Try to turn off the amoleds... Win in any class, just hard for sammy users to accept the facts

posted on 25 May 2014, 07:54 1

156. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


fm radio? lmaoooo living in the 90s? hey download tune in. grandpa uses sony fm radios, we're in 2014 ey? I don't know if you're actually speaking english, because the last 2 phrases are kinda weird. accept WHAT facts? that sony can't release a flagship? that sony screens are terrible? oh yes read about it and about viewing angles. that the GS5 ups it in camera even in a Samsung-hater website like this one? WHAT facts? that Zf@rts have half the features Samsungs have? just again ... FACTS? numbers dont lie sissyy, and it's clear what people want and what people hate, sony, like you said it. fm radio. grandpa. nursery home. go to h*ll no one cares about it

posted on 26 May 2014, 05:46

157. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


yeah, you're right, having all the money for Z2 makes me bout 50's old, cause no child is going to afford one. Internet radio is not a case, specially when no internet range is available, you win again. At least my 20 yo plastic playboy babe can use it as mirror. XD

posted on 26 May 2014, 06:07

158. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


Facts 2.0:
Real life, no benchmark bul sht, 4 weeks use, android fully calibrated.
S5 - daily heavy use - 11 h 38 min (100 - 15%)
Z2 - heavy use - 13 h 45 min (100 - 15%)
door to door with friend test.
did i break your concentration? LoL

posted on 26 May 2014, 06:16

159. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


detail:
RR3 racing - 2h
FB texting - approx 5:30 h
Thor dark world 1080p playback - screens 100% forced no to dimm.
Out door photos - led used (2h both devices)
02:00 AM sammy out
04:07 AM Z2 out for charge.

posted on 26 May 2014, 08:10

160. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


hummm, so I'm going to believe what an old hater wrote. your place is in the nursery home, with all other sony/nokia lovers. no one cares about your z2 as it is really designed for old people. that old classic rectangular look. while the GS5 looks as fresh as a smartphone can be. about affording one, well both cost the same amount of money. but h*ll the difference is huge, so are the features, the services and the sales numbers.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:04 21

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3620; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Z2 for us
S5 for PapaSmurf, maherk, and The13thKing

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:11 9

30. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3596; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


And And friendsOfSamsung?

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:29 13

38. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3203; 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, 08:58 1

47. pwnarena (Posts: 960; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


how can i not comment on this comment

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:39

147. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooo you live in the nursery home, sony and nokias are needed there

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:04 4

50. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 141; 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, 09:31

64. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Excuse me, Where???

posted on 15 May 2014, 10:09

82. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 141; 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 16 May 2014, 05:28

106. refillable (Posts: 652; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Lucky for you!

posted on 17 May 2014, 11:02

120. zunaidahmed (Posts: 69; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


I order on ebay, got to my home at states on 6th may. Paied $785, got all the goodies. Considering the goodies, I think it is a reasonable price.

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:42

150. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


you is not seem from states. you is seem from country Wagaraga. speaka inglish here. the site is in english

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:37

70. RuiBacelar (Posts: 141; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


I wanna know!!

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:41

149. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmao who cares?

posted on 15 May 2014, 11:45 1

86. maherk (Posts: 1117; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:16 2

90. akki20892 (Posts: 3620; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Welcome to team Sony my friend....

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:20 1

92. Odiin (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


+ 1 ha ha ha
U nailed it man,

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:40

148. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


z2 for you and the old people. S5 for the young and the rest of the world. lmaooo your picture.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 07:29

166. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


Agree... And what war is BSI anyway, saying Z2 is nothing to samsung cam? Well hurting truth is BSI is nothing more than Sony's Exmor technology. Sony was first to innovate more light in small lens, starting from cyber-shot series in 2007 and giving away Exmor for mobile in Xperia S, a looong before galaxy s3. Some haters just won't change, and I'm sorry for them... rotfl all the room.
Plastic is good for recycle though, so you can just throw the S5 to correctly signed trash after use. XD Will it melt in hot sun on the beach, anyone tested? XD

posted on 16 May 2014, 12:01

117. RuiBacelar (Posts: 141; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Check out these battery comparison:http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3

posted on 19 May 2014, 01:05 1

125. mmmanuuu (Posts: 237; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


s5 looks like s**t in front of z2

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:43

151. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaooooooo still no one wants good Z2 :(

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 08:08

167. Heddy87 (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 May 2014)


And sony seld more Z2 items than samsung did S5 over past 3 months.. huehuehuehue...

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:19 7

2. ancellim (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Waiting for LG G3...

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