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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, 07:46 1

11. Amir1 (unregistered)


better get Z2 now or wait for Z3. ;-)

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:44

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


or Z7 coming next month maybe lmao

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:19 9

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Z2 all day!!!

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:56 9

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


Z2 all year.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:27 3

37. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


But Z3 is out in 6 months

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:13 4

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


z2 is already more affordable by then

posted on 15 May 2014, 22:32 1

103. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


S5 Prime ?

posted on 16 May 2014, 06:07

110. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


@ phljcnth

I LOL'd.

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:45

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


Zf@rt 3 is coming in 3 months or less lmaooo people buy the z2 for 800 to see it fall to 400 in a few months

posted on 25 May 2014, 03:44

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


yesss grandpa and the nursery home agree with you lmaooo

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:22 17

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


PA's usual hate on SAMOLED really disturbs me. You have to absolutely fall in love of the GS5's marvelous display.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:31 11

8. tiara6918 (Posts: 2071; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


The super amoled display is totally amazing, I can't really see anything to hate about it

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:55 12

21. jellmoo (Posts: 1699; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I struggle at their call on this, especially with all the love that Displaymate gave the S5.

I'm sure that the Z2 has a nice screen, but the screen on the S5 is absolutely breathtaking.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:52 9

44. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I agree with you.. AMOLED OR OLED are the best looking displays

posted on 15 May 2014, 17:25 4

96. cheetah2k (Posts: 1597; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


100% agree with you - the S5 screen is simply brilliant.

Having both devices in my hands, the Z2 I have seems only marginally better than the TFT screen of the Z1. This could be the result of which manufacturer actually supplied IPS screen for my handset - Sony uses a multitude of suppliers so the quality ends up being a "lucky dip", varying from rubbish to ok... Mine seems to be in the middle, not good, not bad.

At least the S5 screen is made inhouse and adhering to strict quality measures. Sony need to up their game and secure a single source for their displays so that the consistency is there, before I go around pronouncing to the world that Sony is the best lol.

posted on 17 May 2014, 18:26

122. JaroB (Posts: 107; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


screens panel S5 vs Z2 vs M8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNLMpU7bZRI

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:24 2

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


Z2 camera has better colors and wider field but S5 has a tad more details.

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:09 4

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


not really. those are 8MP photos vs 16MP. naturally, you will see less in the smaller photo.

they need to show photos with similar resolutions if they want to judge details.

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:14

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


They're just 8? That explains it then

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:28

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


yes. not even superior auto 8 MP. they look like manual 8MP because of the 4:3 aspect ratio. i'm not sure though. superior auto has a 16:9 aspect ratio and does pixel binning to produce compress 20 MP details in a smaller photo.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:26 10

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2071; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Sony has finally made their z2 a worthy competitor to the s5. But whichever is better at the end of the day, the s5 will still sell more units

posted on 15 May 2014, 11:13 1

85. josephnero (Posts: 559; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


copper sells more than diamond

posted on 15 May 2014, 13:13

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


Also, Cigarettes sell more than marijuana

posted on 22 May 2014, 01:27

139. Droiderr (Posts: 35; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


wow!! what a comparison..

Jus wondering.. R u still in middle school??

posted on 26 May 2014, 12:24

162. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


worst comparison ever... do you know the word fallacy?

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:38

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


Go for Z2 if you wanna be online all the day and night... Z2 will be there for 3 days far away from charger. Can't say it about S5.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:26 7

7. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


After all the s5 still the king of android.. it's not the best phone out there.. but it does almost everything better than its competitors..

posted on 21 May 2014, 08:50

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


Especially with the full lag Touch wizz, which is not a thing to complain within the competitors... :P
Screen important, I agree, but overall speed win goest to Xperia... again.
Almost naked Android runs dozen times smoother than S5's. And all will occur after 3 months when you put you favorite apps, and configure the phone. Hundreds of contacts, messages.. xperia loads the screens and databases like they were empty, amazing speed.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:33 4

9. twens (Posts: 981; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


S5 sells more because it's a total package. Android is mostly for power users, customizers and geeks. It seems only samsung understands that. People buy android for lots of features out of the box that IOS doesn't offer. This is the reason people buy samsung. Touchwiz may stutter here and there yet it still offers a huge user experience than other OEM skins. That's why sammy sells. It's not just about marketing. Why would I want an android phone which is trying to act like IOS.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:39 2

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


lol Android is for geeks? lolol. None of my friends who have Android (most of them do) are geeks... They're not even really interested in smartphones.

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