Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: specs comparison

Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4: specs comparison
Sony's latest and greatest Xperia Z2 flagship has arrived in town, and that means it's time to roll up our sleeves and check out how it stacks against the competition. And what easier way than pitting it against what are likely going to be its two most serious rivals: the LG G2 and Samsung's still current Galaxy S4 (not for long!). Sure, one could argue that a single-pronged approach like that is hardly conclusive, and he'd be right. Which is why in the days to come, you can expect to get more and more information about Sony's newest flagship. Until then, however, a good, old-fashioned specs comparison will have to suffice.

Now, before we even start, it's important to note that the Xperia Z2 has a hand up over the LG G2, and especially the now aging Galaxy S4. It's tag reads brand new, so it's not at all surprising to see it's packing some really bleeding edge hardware. It's got a bigger, 5.1-inch display (1080p), a bigger, 3300mAh battery, and the impressive 3GB of RAM. It's also outfitted with a set of stereo speakers -- and advantage over the Galaxy S4, but not the LG G2.

How does the full picture look like? Check out below.

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.91 %
76.28 %
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 600 8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB

Processor

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
16GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)
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)

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3000 mAh
3200 mAh

Talk time

 
34.30 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)

Stand-by time

 
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)

Talk time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (3G)

15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Music playback

62.00 hours
 
120.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, 3GPP

Features

EIS
OIS
HDR

Front

2 MP
2.1 MP
2.2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 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; IP 58

Features

Notification light
Notification light
 
See the full Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG G2 vs Sony Xperia Z2 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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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
Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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