Google Pixel vs LG G5 vs Sony Xperia XZ: specs and size comparison


With the fresh new Google Pixel, the Mountain View-based tech giant is definitely hoping to reposition itself as a mainstream device manufacturer. With the pretty intriguing state of the market at the moment mostly considering the costly Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, we'd say that Google has a fair chance of grasping a significant portion of the Android market.

We've already compared Google;s Pixels against a bunch of notable Android rivals, but as usual, there are always a few more adversaries we should not be forgetting about. Two of these are LG's modular G5 flagship and Sony's latest Xperia XZ offering, which succeeds the early-2016 Xperia X. Being in mostly the same niche as the 5.0-inch Pixel, it's only fair to compare them against that one. Let's first see how this exceptional trio of promising devices compare in terms of size against one another.

At 5.0 inches, the regular Pixel is unsurprisingly the smallest of the bunch, with dimensions of 5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm) and weighing 5.04 oz (143 g). Meanwhile, the 5.3-inch LG G5 measures up at 5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm) and tips the scales at 5.61 oz (159 g), while the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ clocks in at 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm) and weighs 5.68 oz (161 g). The latter is also the most efficient when it comes to screen-to-body ratio: with 715 of screen-to-body, the Xperia XZ is one step ahead of the G5 (70.15%) and the Pixel (68.88%).

Here's how the three phones look toe to toe.

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches

143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

LG G5

LG G5

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches

146 x 72 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches

143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

LG G5

LG G5

Dimensions

5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches

149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.61 oz (159 g)

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia XZ

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches

146 x 72 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.68 oz (161 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page

Now, with the size comparison between the three out of the way, it's time to see how the Pixel stacks up against the modular LG G5 and the Xperia XZ in terms of specs. Here goes:

Google Pixel vs LG G5 vs Sony Xperia XZ

Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.3 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
 
 

Pixel density

441 ppi
554 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

68.88 %
70.15 %
71.00 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB
32 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), LG UX UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

2770 mAh
2800 mAh
2900 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

26.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)
11.70 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
17.50 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
25.4 days (610 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
24.6 days (590 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Internet use

LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 13 hours
 
 

Music playback

110.00 hours
 
78.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12.3 megapixels
16 megapixels
23 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Second camera

 
8 megapixels
 

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 9 mm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)
5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches (146 x 72 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.61 oz (159 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.68 oz (161 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 53
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 749
 
 


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6 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Yikes. Talk about comparing the Pixel to the bottom of the barrel.

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Why XZ has to compare to this ugly phone theyre not even rugged

3. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

looks like PA is not using offcial Pixel renders. Bezels are smaller than those on pictures posted here. They are still big but not THAT big. Its not that difficult to find official renders so dont post this misleading crap.

4. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

Why are they downgrading XZ? Whybare they comparing it to these primitive gimmicks?

5. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

The XZ got a great score from AA:http://www.androidauthority.com/sony-xperia-xz-review-714081/ It also beat the Note 7 in terms of speed:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xWR8GXjc9Q

6. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Touchwizz skin's quite ugly and seams heavy in comparison.

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