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February 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 compared

Two of the biggest companies in mobile communications have launched their own flagship smartphone. Can’t decide whether you’re Team Samsung or Team Sony? We’ve compared the specs of both devices side-by-side!

XPERIA VS S5

SCREENSHOT LAST EDITED

Display

As you’ve seen on the data above,  Galaxy S5′s display size is almost identical to the Xperia Z2. Both have Full HD screen resolution, but the S5 has a higher pixel density. The Z2 also sports the company’s Triluminos display, X-reality technology, and Live Color LED for a wider color range and greater detail. Its competitor, on the other hand, features a bigger-than-before Super AMOLED display.

Internals

The Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor is almost the same for both smartphones. For the memory, the Xperia Z2 one ups the Galaxy S5 with an extra 1GB RAM. Samsung’s internal memory comes in two variants — a 16GB and a 32GB one, in contrast to Sony’s 16GB model only. We have more battery life with Sony, but the Galaxy S5 has its integrated battery-saving mode, so numbers aren’t really that reliable for this part. Lastly under the hood, we both have Adreno 330 GPU and Android KitKat running.

Imaging

The imaging performance of Xperia Z2 comes with the same f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor, G Lens, and BIONZ mobile image processor as the Z1. The new addition is that it can now capture 4K videos and has its own software-based image stabilization called SteadyShot. Meanwhile, Samsung’s 16MP camera has better autofocus and 4K video recording that takes sharper photos than its predecessor.

Features

In terms of features, the S5 now has a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 5S and ventures into the fitness trail with its heart rate monitor. TouchWiz is also facing a few upgrades. New icons and design elements can be found, and it also features the My Magazine news reader that can be accessed with a swipe. One of the important things to note is Samsung’s ability to get data through both 4G & WiFi simultaneously with the Download Booster. One thing is common on both handsets, though, and that is their water- and dust-resistance.

We’re all waiting for the local pricing…

It’s just a matter of time before these two flagship models get their respective local prices in order for you to judge what’s better. But as of the facts that we have right now, where would you place your money if you were to choose?

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42 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 compared”

  1. dugong says:

    “…but the Z2 has a higher pixel density.”
    SGS5 – 432ppi
    Z2 – 424ppi
    You lost me there.

    • anonymous says:

      Higher pixel density? LOL you wouldn’t even notice that when lookin at the phone with that little gap.

    • benchmark says:

      I agree with you, in real life situation, you will never notice the difference bettween the two. For me, as long as it shows clear and smooth outcome on the screen, that’s what really matters.

  2. abuzalzal says:

    I don’t usually root for SONY but the Z2 looks like the more attractive buy

    tsaka iPS na siya (hooray) I’m betting my ballz mas cheaper din

  3. garz says:

    Team Samsung. I’d always opt for the one with swappable battery.

  4. luigi0824 says:

    “the S5 now has a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 6″? is the iphone 6 ever release?

  5. gandara says:

    napa comment talaga ako dito kaloka

    Features

    In terms of features, the S5 now has a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone 6

    iphone 6 talaga!

  6. Trueno says:

    Sa iPhone 6 na lang ako dahil may fingerprint scanner tulad ng s5:-)

    • iphone fags are dumb says:

      Sige bumili ka ng brick na phone cuz an iphone doesnt do anything its worthless , not enough features for a hell of a lot of money . If i were you i would just buy any of the two above than a worthless brick .

    • Brickz says:

      @iphone fags are dumb
      Would you stop being such a fanboy and let people buy what they want?

      What do you care if they buy an iPhone instead of an Android phone? Let people decide for themselves what they want instead of trolling anyone who buys something you don’t like. That’s what competition and freedom of choice is for.

  7. dags says:

    Sony Xperia Z2 here. Bigger battery, bigger RAM, camera resolution larger than S5′s, less bloatware and a design that’s sure to turn heads.

    • g3 says:

      SONY FANS ANG Z2 MALAKI ANG BATTERY CAPACITY SA # LANG!
      PERO KILALA ANG SONY AS POOR SA PAG OPTIMIZE NG BATTERY!

      KAYA EXPECT SONY Z2 HAS EVEN POOR BATTERY LIFE THAN GALAXY S5!

      LG G3 FTW!

    • g3 says:

      SONY FANS ANG Z2 MALAKI ANG BATTERY CAPACITY SA # LANG!
      PERO KILALA ANG SONY AS POOR SA PAG OPTIMIZE NG BATTERY!

      KAYA EXPECT SONY Z2 HAS EVEN POOR BATTERY LIFE THAN GALAXY S5!

      WAG MAGSAYA AGAD!

      BAKIT?

      THERE IS ANOTHER GALAXY S5 TO COME….
      and LG G3 FTW!
      MALAPIT NA!

  8. bezel king says:

    Hiring: blog proofreader -yugatech

  9. stoic says:

    at the end of the day, brand nor model doesn’t count — it’s the budget..

    whatever fits your bill, makes you happy.. jedi knight androids or the dark side iOS siths and all others..

    we get what we have, because we can.. lolx..

    • Jan says:

      people buying “flagships” worry least about the price. they want features/gimmicks. and because it’s the company’s best of the best, they expect it to be pricey.

  10. Kikaysikat
    Twitter: kikaysikat
    says:

    Hey abe, nice comparison on both phones.I’m an xperia fan and would probably consider getting one. It’s a tough phone.

    on the other hand i wonder if you’d notice this.

    I’m a nuffnanger and I’m aware you’re the country manager of nuffnang. Can you do something about your system? A lot of bloggers are frustrated not getting their payouts on time, incompetent replies from your “helpdesk” and your # is not working.

  11. Suplado says:

    totally agree with @stoic

  12. Zobel says:

    Most likely mas mahal na naman ng ilang libo tong Sony. Though good thing di sila nag-skimp. Good call on the IPS thing. Though sana mapa-itim na talaga nila ang itim.

    • abuzalzal says:

      Mas mabilis mag depreciate ang value ng SONY sa mga online store

      In a couple of months or so, mas mura na siya sa S5…As sure as the sun rises in the east

    • abu boy bezel says:

      Hello po sir abuzalzal

      pwedi po paki sukat kung aling bezel malaki sa dalawang smartphone? nakalimutan kasi ng author mag mention ng bezel eh.

      Salamat

    • abuzalzal says:

      End to end yung bezel niyan, mahaba

      tamang tama sa utol mong babae at mudra mo

      parang double-sided dildo…hehe

      pwede ko bang mahingi mga number nila ? xD

    • Babuzalzal says:

      Sir di niyo po nasagot yung sukat nng bezels. saka korny po ng reply mo. bata lang maasar diyan.

      Sir gano po kalaki yung bezels? saka bakit legendary ka sa pagsusukat ng bezels? may koneksyon ba yung sa pangalan mong abuzalzal? abuzalzal = abezelzel??

    • abuzalzal says:

      huwag kang mag-alala heto ang paulit-ulit kong reply, pramis XD

    • Babuzalzal says:

      huh? sir di niyo po nasagot yung follow up questions. Bakit po sikat kayo sa pag diskita ng bezels? Saka bakit laging ganyan sagot niyo? lagi ba kasing bezels ang tinitignan niyo? yun ba ang basehan ng isang magandang phone? yung bezel? Mr Abuzalzal Abezelzel?

    • abezelzalzal says:

      @abuzalzal

      Sir curious din ako sa sukat ng mga bezels ng mga phones nato. And while your at it paki sukat na rin po ang bezel ng noo nya just for fun.

      Thanks,

    • Abudakdak says:

      It’s nice too see how a troll gets owned by another troll. #EPICNESS!

  13. Mike says:

    Does the new S5 have a more powerful flash? Because my GS4 captures poor pictures at night due to its poor flash.

  14. bluegriffin12 says:

    Sony Xperia Z2 looks stunning and attractive. Thumbs up for Sony!

  15. Jack says:

    My bet is on Sony Xperia Z2. Pangit ng S5.

  16. wew says:

    mas pipiliin ko xperia z2 haha d ko kailangan ng fingerprint scanner

  17. Yusuf says:

    If I were to pick one, I’d choose the Xperia Z2. That’s no question. But I think my Galaxy S4 would just do fine this year.

  18. Enough na para sakin ang specification ng samsung s5.

  19. jepoysr says:

    mas enough na sa akin ang specifications at design ng z2.

  20. Rockafella says:

    These are 2 awesome devices indeed, I’m on Sony’s side though as usual same exact boring shite ang Samsung “flagship” nato. But let’s all be practical guys grab a Nexus 5. :)

  21. g3 says:

    SONY FANS ANG Z2 MALAKI ANG BATTERY CAPACITY SA # LANG!
    PERO KILALA ANG SONY AS POOR SA PAG OPTIMIZE NG BATTERY!

    KAYA EXPECT SONY Z2 HAS EVEN POOR BATTERY LIFE THAN GALAXY S5!

    LG G3 FTW!

    • Ako says:

      Inggit ka lang sa capacity ng Z2, mas marami kakain ng battery sa S5 dahil sa mga services like fingerprint at bloatwares nito. Your LG G3 is just the greatest fan of Samsung and you can easily tell from design perspective same old plastics at kilala rin yan LG sa poor build quality. Takot sa drop and soak tests.:D

  22. Iñigo Cortez says:

    Have you heard about the ‘KnockOn’ feature of LG’s latest gadgets? It’s truely genius! bd

  23. Jeremy says:

    I’d go for the S5. Swappable battery is fine with me. Fingerprint scanner is a win too. But seing these two, i think my G2 would be just fine until next year or I will have to see G3.

  24. Is Z2′s battery removable? Ty

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