LG G Flex 2 vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: A specs comparison

LG G Flex 2 vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: A specs comparison
Well, Happy New Year to us tech-heads – LG has officially announced the LG G Flex 2 – it was speculated and rumored about, but we had no idea how it would look. Well – it's gorgeous!

The successor to the curved, flexible G Flex from 2013 brings a smaller, yet – finer display – with a 5.5" diagonal, housing a 1080 x 1920 resolution (400 PPI), and boasts Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC – the 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 810 in strides to successfully carry the baton throughout 2015.

Of course, after such an announcement, we are itching to compare its specs to some of its competitors. Unfortunately, 64-bit capable flagships are yet to come out en masse, so we're forced to look back on some of the better performers from last year.

Well, let's grab one from the first half and one from the second half of 2014. The former device is going to be – you guessed it – the Samsung Galaxy S5 – an all-rounder, brim-packed with features and powerful hardware. The second contestant is going to be Sony's beautiful Xperia Z3 – released just 3 months ago, this flagship impressed us with an excellent battery life, and its snappy performance is no doubt assisted by its respectable specs.

So, let's check them out side by side!

LG G Flex 2 vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.2 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

403 ppi
424 ppi
432 ppi

Technology

P-OLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.39 %
71.00 %
69.76 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
20.7 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.264

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
2.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.87 x 2.96 x 0.37 inches (149.1 x 75.3 x 9.4 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3100 mAh
2800 mAh

Charging

Yes
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 
 

Music playback

 
130.00 hours
67.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
13.00 hours


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7 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It makes you realize that specs kinda don't matter as much as they did 2 years ago... Its why I think there's no point in really buying high end phones when you have more than capable mid rangers out there that are capable of going the mile.

2. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Aye. Snapdragon 810 has specs, that apps dont use at all in 2-3 years. In that time other features and a phone itself is already old. Only thing that might use such specs are hardcore shootem games. The big question is, who in earth plays them with a phone?? If I want to play them, I will grab my desktop and quality keyboard + mouse. This spec hype these days is total nonsense. The same goes with curved display. Who does such feature in a phone??

4. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

totally agreed. The spec wars have ended. It makes more sense buying last years flagship phone which in a lot of cases is no more than 9 months old and saving yourself lots of money while experiencing hardly any performance hits.

5. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

have to agree smartphones games arnt matured yet to be as good as desktop games

6. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same thoughts here. Hardcore gamers will still go for PC or console units. As a consumer and Z3 Compact user, I already reached the threshold for desiring an ultra highly spec'ed phone. I just want phone manufacturers to offer better battery life and removable bloatwares.

3. ziomalnik

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

SONY best!

7. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

G flex 2 has 3gb of ram ddr4 on 32gb version .. This 2gb is only for 16gb

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