Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 specs breakdown
The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 are two top-flight smartphones that have recently arrived on the scene. The Galaxy S5 is available in regions worldwide while the release of the Sony Xperia Z2 is still slowly rolling out to more regions. These are both Android smartphones that you may be trying to choose between, so today we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2 in a specs breakdown.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has either a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics or an Exynos 5 Octa-core 5422 processor with Mali-T628 MP6 graphics (dependent on region). The Sony Xperia Z2 has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 GPU.
The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 432 ppi. The Xperia Z2 has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 424 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 2GB of RAM for the Galaxy S5 with either 16 or 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 128GB. Meanwhile the Xperia Z2 steps up to 3GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage, also expandable via microSD to 128GB.
The Galaxy S5 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 2160@30fps and1080p@60fps video capture. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing unit. The Xperia Z2 has a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and video recording capability of 2160@30fps, 1080p@60fps or 720p@120fps. As well as this it has a 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Galaxy S5 has a 2800 mAh battery while the Xperia Z2 has a non-removable 3200 mAh battery.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is the choice of OS for both of these handsets. The Galaxy S5 is skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI while the Xperia Z2 is skinned with Sony’s X-Reality Engine.
The Galaxy S5 has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro-USB 3.0, USB OTG, and Infrared Port. The Xperia Z2 has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0 and USB OTG, but does not have an Infrared Port.
Dimensions and Weight
The Galaxy S5 measures 142mm x 72.5mm x 8.1mm and weighs in at 145g. The Xperia Z2 measures 146.8mm x 73.3mm x 8.2m and weighs 163g.
The Galaxy S5 is dust and water-resistant to IP67 certification standard and it also has a fingerprint sensor. The Xperia Z2 does not have a finger scanner but is dustproof and water-resistant to IP58 certification standard.
Obviously the above doesn’t give details of the many features of these two impressive smartphones and doesn’t take into account the design of the two devices. However, it should give a good idea of how these phones compare specs-wise and what they each have to offer. You may also be interested in a video comparison of the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, or our recent specs rundown of the Xperia Z2 against the HTC One M8.
Have you decided to purchase either the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony Xperia Z2, or maybe you’ve decided to wait for the upcoming LG G3 to see what that brings to the table?