Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 specs comparison
We can't help it but stage a fight between what will be the flagship handsets this spring season - the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, and the reigning finest by LG - the G2. All three sport 1080p displays, processors of the Snapdragon 800 family, and high-resolution cameras, but there are more than enough differences to go around, too.

The Galaxy S5 is pretty close to the overall dimensions of the Z2, both being waterproof handsets. The G2 is much shorter and appears more compact, despite having the same 5.2" screen size as the Z2. It has a 13 MP camera, compared to the 16 MP on the S5, or the 20 MP of the Z2, but LG put optical image stabilization in it, so it still counters the other two. 

Of the three handsets only the G2 doesn't have a microSD slot for storage expansion, yet it comes with 32 GB of memory out of the box. Sony tops the rest with its 3 GB of RAM, and is also the phone with the largest battery capacity. The Snapdragon 801 processors in the S5 and Z2 allow 4K video recording and selective focus in the camera app, while LG G2 makes do with "only" 1080p video recording.

Given the specs, you can't go wrong with either of these, and they have enough unique features that separate them, too. The LG G2 moved its physical buttons on the back, allowing for a more compact handset, and easier one-handed operation. The Galaxy S5 sports a Finger Scanner in the home key, as well as a heart rate sensor, while Sony's Z2 counters with stereo speakers and premium design. Which one would you pick this season?

Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

76.28 %
69.76 %
69.17 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
16GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)
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, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2800 mAh
3200 mAh

Talk time

34.30 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)

Stand-by time

34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.30 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Music playback

 
67.00 hours
120.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, 3GPP

Features

OIS
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR

Front

2.1 MP
2.1 MP
2.2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP58

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
See the full LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
G2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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