Which is the better smartphone for consumers? We pit the Sony Xperia Z2 against the Samsung Galaxy S5 to see which of these phones is user friendly.
In terms of design and display, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has a large 5.1 inches Super AMOLED display, which renders a very nice resolution of 1.080 x 1.920 pixels and weighs 170 g and, as for its dimensions, the phone is 0.35 inches thick.The Galaxy S5 has shock-resistant qualities (which are certified by MIL-STD-810G) as well as dust resistant and water proof back casings (which are certified by IP67).
Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia Z2 has a beautiful 5.2 inches IPS LCD display, featuring the same resolution as Samsung’s device. The Xperia Z2 presents the new technology “Live Color LED” which is meant to increase the color gradation and depth. Your display will surely look bright and sharp. As well as weight goes, the Xperia Z2 has 163 g and it is 0.32 inches thick (which translates to: thinner than the Galaxy S5 Active). This device also has dust resistant and water proof features that are certified by IP67.
For presentation purposes, the Sony Xperia Z2 can be found in black, white and purple color options while the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active also gives you options to choose from like: titanium grey, ruby red and camo green.
For the Hardware and Software, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 processor which is quad core. The device supports 2GB of RAM and it runs on the Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system. On the other hand the Sony Xperia Z2 runs on the same processor, but it works at 2.3 GHz. The smartphone actually supports 3GB of RAM (rarely seen) and also runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat.
In terms of memory storage, both devices support the same amount of internal memory which is 16GB (expandable up to 128GB whilst using a microSD card).Both devices has one support micro-SIM
In terms of battery usage and longevity, the Sony Xperia Z2 sports a superior 3200 mAh battery, this is only shown in the stand-by maximum time of the device being approximated to 740 hours. Regarding talking time, the device can only last 19 hours.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active sports a 2800 mAh battery which will last you 480 hours in stand-by time. But, surprisingly, this device lasts more in talking time: around 29 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active cost $616.95, while the Sony Xperia Z2 cost $636.12.