iPhone 5S vs Sony Xperia Z2, advantages of each


The iPhone 5S is Apple’s current premium iPhone releasing last September to a waiting public. Meanwhile the Sony flagship successor to the Xperia Z1 has just been introduced as the Sony Xperia Z2. Today we have a video of the iPhone 5S vs. Sony Xperia Z2 that could help you make a choice if you’re considering either of these smartphones.

We won’t detail every single spec and feature here but before the video you might like to digest the key specs of each handset. Starting with the iPhone 5S, this is powered by a 1.3GHz Apple A7 dual-core processor, has a 4-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1136 x 640 and 326 ppi, 1GB of RAM, and either 16, 32, or 64 of internal storage choices.

It also has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash and 1080p video capture, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1560 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth version 4.0. It runs the iOS 7 operating system, recently upgraded to iOS 7.0.6.

On the other hand the Sony Xperia Z2 is releasing this month and has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 424 ppi, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 64GB).

Other specs include a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and up to 4K video capture, a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3200 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. This phone runs the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.

As you can see just from the specs rundown, the Xperia Z2 has some extremely notable specs and will offer the popular iPhone 5S a real run for its money. Looking at specs alone isn’t always the easiest way of choosing a phone though, as some factors are more important to individual users than others.

That’s where the YouTube video that we’ve embedded below will come in really useful, as it distinguishes the strongest points of each phone when pitted against the other. It begins with showing the highlights of the Xperia Z2 over the iPhone 5S with a massive 25 aspects listed.

That’s around one of the biggest amount of advantages we’ve ever seen in these types of comparisons. Some of these factors include a much larger battery, stereo sound, more RAM, Wi-Fi Direct, the fact that it’s waterproof, micro SD expansion, and faster Wi-Fi ac. We won’t list every point as you might like to look at the video for yourself.

The video goes on to show the stronger points of the iPhone 5S over the Xperia Z2, with 11 aspects shown. These include factors such as internal storage choices, dual LED flash, less adware, direct updates, and a fingerprint sensor.

Although the Xperia Z2 appears to have many more advantages than the older iPhone 5S, it’s what is important to you in a smartphone that will help you to make a decision. For example if you particularly want a device with a fingerprint sensor the iPhone 5S might be the right pick, but if waterproofing is more important the Xperia Z2 could be the one for you.

When you’ve taken a look at the video below we’d like to hear your thoughts. If these two smartphones are on your shortlist do you think will choose the Sony Xperia Z2 or the iPhone 5S? Maybe you’re also considering other new phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5? Let us know with your comments.


11 thoughts on “iPhone 5S vs Sony Xperia Z2, advantages of each”

  1. Jonathan Bratanata says:

    Z2 is cheaper, higher specs, faster, more battery… newest OS, thin, waterproof
    even the tablet Z2 is better than any iPad out there, it’s even slimmer than the iPad air, even the Tablet Z is slimmer than the iPad air. Tablet Z2 also has better specs, waterproof, etc. yet apple still wins, with the higher price tags and everything, i don’t get it

        1. Jesse Walker says:

          Apple this year compared to any flagship android even from two years ago would still lose any flagship lg Samsung Sony htc even the likes of Motorola so don’t say. Oh well the Sony is newer shut up and get your head out of your ass

        2. Tom says:

          No! nothing is as good as an iphone 5s dont get me wrong i own an android with 3gb of ram 1920 x 1080 screen more ppi than iphone, and a processor that leaves the 5s at the start! I cant use an iphone because its like a toy for children compared to android with all the specs! but dont you see 1gb ram is better than 3gb 1920 x 1080 screen obviously isnt as good as that way way out of date screen of the iphone with far less ppi. I mean seriously its like looking at an android of 5 years ago! But its an iphone you cant talk tech talk to them they dont understand.

    1. traiden6 says:

      I don’t understand it either, used to be an apple fan guy until i saw better phones for cheaper prices even 2012 xperia sp is better than the new iphone 5s. The world is truly out of balance. and apple is brainwashin everyone. Don’t get me wrong i’m not a sony fan

  2. John Davis says:

    The SONY looks nice – the only trouble is that it doesn’t do iOS and won’t sync with my iPad and iMac as well as the iPhone.

  3. Chris says:

    Did you see the direct updates for the iphone as a feature, well i didnt think this was a feature, because android has had it since time began!

  4. KD says:

    This is better, that is better and then again this is better then later that!! Tech keeps improving and also sores your wallet! Now iPhone 6 will be better in later half of 2014 and then again Android phones from Samsung, Sony, HTC etc will get better in 2015! Stop acting like kids and buy what suits you and eases your wallet!

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