Sony Xperia Z1 vs LG G2

The LG G2 is the Korean company's current flagship device. Now, however, we have a new contender for the Android crown. It is known as the Sony Xperia Z1 and it is shaping up as a beast of a phone...
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65 Comments

15. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Both phones are superb. Great job, LG! Might pick up a G2 to join my Z1. I just need to get used to those rear buttons first - already tried it out for few hours, but looks like it'll take me more time to get the hang of it :(

18. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

The Sony would be a competitor if it wasn't for it's ugly-girl bezels. The G2 is a much better design. The Z1 is a glass rectangle, bulky and awkward looking.

23. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Everybody has become here a professional designer here; to your information big bezels have only one disadvantage and this is extra bulk. They do have some advantages too though like better grip on landscape mode (the preferred mode for many during texting) and actually better aesthetics because they make the handset look longer and slender. The 5 inchers with minimized bezels look a bit awkwardly square. So, stop bashing bezels as if they were the defining design trait that distinguishes good looks from bad looks. The iPhone has always had the biggest bezels and still most people consider it the prettiest smartphone. And of course the Z1 is much better looking than the G2 because it looks more solid, expensive and with super attention to detail. Big or small bezels are a practical trait, not an aesthetic one.

31. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Not to me ... Top/bottom bezels should be in limit and minimum side bezels look really good...... Z1 has fat side bezels for a flagship. i Love G2s narrow side bezels... But yes... if you justify the bezels as a tradeoff for the water/dust resistance, then i will think it worth it

32. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Minimum side bezels may look good, satin aluminium frame with shiny polished facettes looks better.

35. papss unregistered

Then it gets ruined when you leave your house and can't see the screen due to terrible visibility you get in the sun

46. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

so i know who is getting your money :)

21. snowgator

Posts: 3616; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I understand sometimes it is hard to put call quality into words, but can someone please tell me how the Sony got docked for being too "boomy"??? What does that mean?? Sony handsets have ALWAYS had amazing call quality in my experience, and that is important in my purchase decision. Would bum me out if Sony has gone backwards with that. I am a Sony fan. I just think their devices are well designed and excellent performers. So, LG would really have to wow me. I will give them props for putting out a handset that is something different, though. Tough to take a chance in this copy cat world.

25. Feanor

Posts: 1341; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

It could actually be that the latest Sony flagships have somehow worse call quality because of waterproofing that covers speakers and microphones. But as the smartphone is primarily an outdoors device, I think it's worth it to tolerate a small drop in call quality in favour of water and dust resistance.

22. papss unregistered

The Sony is priced 150.00 over the G2 and doesn't appear that much better... The G2 is the winner here.

40. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

True but MANY sites offer Z1 with sony smartwatch 2 for free so its an amazing bundle value. But if you are on a tight budget getting G2 is amazing too, great phone, For me beats the crap out of S4.

24. jaisix

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

No doubt the winner is z1

26. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Battle Of Beasts

27. Amir1 unregistered

Z1 any day of the week!

28. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

The Z1 would be a no-brainer to me if not for the cost/US availability, which puts it even to the G2 for me...

34. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Z1 all the way...,..! Now for non water proof Sony phones.........!!

38. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

The Z1 is actually cheaper compare to the G2 here in East Malaysia.

41. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Definitely the LG. Bigger screen on a much smaller body :)

42. vgyliu

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I would of got the LG but without a SD card slot killed it for me

43. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Sony plzzzzz minimise the bezel other than that u r rocking.i m not teasing! its just my wish

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not even close to being interested in the Z1, too many deal breakers. The G2 is the much better phone by far. I'll pass on both and hope the Nexus 5 has 1080p with great viewing angles and a S800 chip set.

47. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

The Z1 does it for me. super sexy! But i don't understand why LG put the volume and the power buttens on the back perhaps the designer was drunk while designing it!

49. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

One of these two will be the best phone of 2013 No place for Sammy and iPhone this time.

54. SleepingOz unregistered

Nopes, the Note 3 is actually leading in this segment,

55. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Although i love note 3, i don't think so.

51. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

G2 for me. Z1 is just a minor improvement from the z and I believe Sony will release their true beast next year

52. theaztech unregistered

We will see what happens come october and the new Nexus 5 is out. Hopefully all the rumors, or at least most of them, are true and its a beast of a phone.

56. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great just great! Both are super cool and same devices at the moment. G2 has good ergonomics while Z1 has an inch better due to water and dust proof. But Sony needs to reduce the bezels.

58. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

IF YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED THIS. Check the time and battery percentage of both the phones in the begininng and ending of the video. Z1 have 92% at the start and drains to 76% in the end & LG have 100% at the start and 91% in the end. Also, the Z1 will feel sturdier in our hands but doesn't that phone look too similar to the L-Series phones from LG. But I'm so happy to see these two phones dethroning the Galaxies..!

62. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

I realised that as well but what none of you realise us the fact that these phones use two completly different batteries. I mean yes theoretically they both have 3000mah batteries but the G2 uses the better Li-Po battery whereas the Z1 uses Li-Ion that's where the difference lies.
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