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Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 compared

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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

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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.

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Internals

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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.

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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.

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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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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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Rockafella
Rockafella
8 years ago

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. :)

jepoysr
jepoysr
8 years ago

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

Arnold TechWeb
8 years ago

Enough na para sakin ang specification ng samsung s5.

Yusuf
Yusuf
8 years ago

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.

wew
wew
8 years ago

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

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

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

bluegriffin12
bluegriffin12
8 years ago

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

Mike
8 years ago

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

Zobel
Zobel
8 years ago

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
abuzalzal
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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
abu boy bezel
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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
abuzalzal
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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
Babuzalzal
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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
abuzalzal
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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

Babuzalzal
Babuzalzal
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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
abezelzalzal
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

@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
Abudakdak
Reply to  Zobel
8 years ago

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

Suplado
Suplado
8 years ago

totally agree with @stoic

Kikaysikat
8 years ago

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.

stoic
8 years ago

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
Jan
Reply to  stoic
8 years ago

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.

bezel king
bezel king
8 years ago

Hiring: blog proofreader -yugatech

Abudakdak
Abudakdak
Reply to  bezel king
8 years ago

I-sponsor mo yung budget para sa proofreader?

dags
dags
8 years ago

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
g3
Reply to  dags
8 years ago

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
g3
Reply to  dags
8 years ago

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!

Trueno
Trueno
8 years ago

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

iphone fags are dumb
iphone fags are dumb
Reply to  Trueno
8 years ago

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
Brickz
Reply to  Trueno
8 years ago

@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.

gandara
gandara
8 years ago

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!

luigi0824
luigi0824
8 years ago

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

garz
garz
8 years ago

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

abuzalzal
abuzalzal
8 years ago

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

dugong
dugong
8 years ago

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

anonymous
anonymous
Reply to  dugong
8 years ago

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

benchmark
benchmark
Reply to  dugong
8 years ago

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.

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