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

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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!

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.2 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
P-OLED

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
71.00 %
74.39 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 430

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3100 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
37.1 days (890 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

67.00 hours
130.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
10.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)

Specifications

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling

Front

2.1 MP
2.2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
 
See the full Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs LG G Flex 2 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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