Specs Comparison: LG G5 vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Specs Comparison: LG G5 vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

LG G5 has just been announced and it’s time to pit against other Android smartphones. In this comparison, we’ll put it beside the Sony flagship, the Xperia Z5 Premium.


LG G5Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display @ 2560x1440, 554ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 3840 x 2160 resolution, 806ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 ProcessorQualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor
Adreno 530 GPUAdreno 430 GPU
microSD up to 2 TerabytesExpandable up to 200GB via microSD
16MP rear camera + 8MP wide angle, dual rear module23MP rear camera with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor and F2.0 G lens, 0.03-second autofocus
8MP front-facing camera5.1MP front-facing camera
4G LTE Cat. 12 up to 600Mbps4G LTE Cat. 6
Wi-Fi 802.11acWi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.1
USB Type-C, Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAYN/A
N/AIP68 certified
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
2,800mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)3,430mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm154.4 x 75.8 x 7.8mm

Summary of advantages


LG G5:
* Latest Snapdragon CPU
* More powerful GPU
* Higher RAM
* Bigger microSD support
* Dual rear camera setup
* More megapixel count for front camera
* Faster LTE radio
* USB Type-C
* Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY
* Removable battery
* More compact, lighter
* Updated software

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium:
* Bigger, denser display
* Larger main camera sensor
* More battery juice
* IP68 certification, water and dust resistance

While the Z5 Premium is definitely a rewarding smartphone thanks to its 4K display and great camera optics, the LG G5 still has a lot of edge in most aspects. In looks, it’s a clear win for the Z5 Premium but let’s not forget LG G5’s modular design allowing it to be more versatile and customizable.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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