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

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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 17 h (996 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 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 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 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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Samsung Galaxy S5 specs
  • 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
Sony Xperia Z2 specs
  • 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
LG G2 specs
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 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

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