We compare the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the Sony Xperia Z2 to see which of these smartphones is the best purchase.
The Sony Xperia Z2 has a slightly bigger screen at 5.2 inches and its IPS LCD, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 has Super AMOLED screen at 5.1 inches. Both smartphones can render a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, but the Samsung handset has a bigger pixel density of 432 ppi compared to the 424 ppi of the Sony Xperia Z2.
The Samsung handset’s dimensions are 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, weighing 145 grams, and its protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Sony Xperia Z2 on the other hand, weighs heavier at 163 grams with the dimensions of 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm, and has shatter proof glass for protection.
According to GSMArena, both smartphones have the same the same Snapdragon 801 chipset along with an Adreno 330 GPU. Even though they both have quad-core processors, the Galaxy S5 has a higher capacity at 2.5 GHz, while the Sony Xperia Z2 is at 2.3 GHz. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has 2GB of RAM, with an internal memory of 16/32GB, which can expand up to 128GB. The Sony XperiaZ2 has 3GB RAM, and 16GB of internal memory, that can also reach 128GB. They both operate on the Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), which can be upgraded into the v5.0 (Lollipop).
The Sony Xperia Z2 has better cameras than the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Sony handset has 20.7MP rear camera with a 2,2MP front camera compared to the 16MP and 2MP cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The Sony Xperia Z2 has a powerful battery at 3200 mAh that last up to 19 hours in 3G, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 is at 2800 mAh, but can last longer in 21 hours.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is worth $450, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 cost around $528.