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.

Sony Xperia Z2 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

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

Pixel density

424 ppi
423 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.17 %
76.28 %
71.91 %

Peak brightness

 
450 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 320

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB
64 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3000 mAh
2600 mAh

Talk time

15.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
34.30 hours
the average is 19 h (1113 min)
 

Stand-by time

28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1414 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 h)

Music playback

120.00 hours
 
62.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
 
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
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: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, 3GPP
 
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Optical image stabilization
Digital image stabilization

Front

2.2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels
2 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (176 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 58
 
 

Features

 
Notification light
Notification light

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5 Comments

1. AnukulVcool unregistered

Z2 is IPS LCD , please correct the comparison

5. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

I don't know who writes this but even I know (saw) that it runs 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. Also, it is IPS LCD, and front facer is 2.2 MPx.. Come on Phone Arena...

2. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It has a front facing camera, it's just blank because they haven't gotten any official information.

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Why in the world would anyone compare a phone that was released today with a phone that was released almost a year ago(GS4)?? And why would you compare that to the GS4 when the GS5 is coming out tomorrow??

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