Difference between Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2

Key Difference: Sony came out with their Sony Xperia Z2, while Samsung followed with the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both phones are dust and water resistant, and can be submerged into 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The S5 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, while the Z2 has a 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

There are many smarphones that are available in the market, both from low-end to high-end. Two of the many OEMs in the market are Samsung and Sony. While Samsung currently holds the largest smartphone market share, Sony does own quite a decent chunk of it. Both companies recently launched their latest flagship phones. Sony came out with their Sony Xperia Z2, while Samsung followed with the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Both phones are high end flagship phones that are directly competitive with each other. The S5 has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, while the Z2 has a 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Both however have the same resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. As Z2 has a slightly larger screen, it has a slightly less pixel density, 424 ppi compared to S5’s 432 ppi. However this will not be visible to the naked eye. The Z2 has a shatter proof glass display with Triluminos display, whereas the S5’s screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Z2 is slightly larger than the S5, as it does have the slightly larger screen. It is also slightly heavier than the S5, but this is to be expected as its chassis is made out of metal, whereas the S5 is made out of polycarbonate.

In terms of hardware, both run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, with quad-core Krait 400 and Adreno 330. However, the S5 clocks a speed of 2.5 GHz, while the Z2 clocks a speed of 2.3 GHz. Additionally, the S5 has 2 GB of RAM, while the Z2 comes with 3 GB RAM. While the S5 comes with a 16 MP camera capable of taking a picture with 5312 x 2988 pixel resolution, the Z2 come with a 20.7 MP camera that allows one to take a picture with a 5248 х 3936 pixel resolution. The Z2 camera is powered by Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, while the S5 uses a hybrid autofocus system that uses standard auto focus with phase detection autofocus, which means that the camera auto focuses in upto 0.3 seconds, which is faster than most phone cameras. Both phones have a 1080p front facing camera, the S5 a 2 MP, while the Z2 a 2.2 MP.

The S5 is available in two storage variants, 16 GB and 32 GB, whereas the Z2 is only available with 16 GB ROM. However, both allow expandable storage of up to 128 GB. The Z2 features three color variants: black, white and purple, while the S5 is availabe in four variants: black, white, blue and copper.

Other than these regular features, both phones also have features that make the phone stand out. Both phones are dust and water resistant, and can be submerged into 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. However, the Z2 has a slightly higher resistance rating which means that it can be submerged deeper and withstand fairly powerful water jets too.

The S5 also features a fingerprint scanner it in its home button. It also has a heart rate monitor on the back that syncs with an updated S Health App. The S5 is also upgraded to USB 3.0 which means that it allows for faster data transfer rates and reduced charging times. It also features a new Ultra Power Saving Mode, which when activated turns the phone into black and white and shuts down all background apps, allowing the battery to last longer. In response to this, Sony came out with its own Stamina mode that allows the battery to preserve usage.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Sony Xperia Z2

Launch Date

April 2014

February 2014

Company

Samsung Electronics

Sony Mobile Communications

Size

142 (5.59in) x 72.5 (2.85in) x 8.1 mm (0.32 in)

146.8 (5.78 in)x 73.3 (2.89 in) x 8.2 mm (0.32 in)

Display

5.1 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

5.2 inches (diagonal) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~432 ppi pixel density)

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~424 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Shatter proof glass

Weight

145 g (5.11 oz)

163 g (5.75 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D6502, D6503, D6543

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900F

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900A

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900M

 HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900T

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6502, D6503, D6543

4G Network

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900F

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900A

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900M

LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900T

LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6503

LTE 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - D6543

GUI

TouchWiz UI

Xperia UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330

Adreno 330

OS

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801

RAM

2 GB RAM

3 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 128 GB

microSD, up to 128 GB

Sensors

Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer sensor, Game rotation vector, Geomagnetic rotation vector, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Step counter, Step detector, Significant motion detector, Proximity sensor

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v3.0

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

v4.0, A2DP

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB On-the-go, USB Host

microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Primary Camera

16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected], dual video call

2.2 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

Video Playing Resolution:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), @30fps

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR

Camera Features

  • 1/2.6'' sensor size
  • 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face/smile detection
  • HDR
  • Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • 1/2.3'' sensor size
  • geo-tagging
  • face detection
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • 8x digital zoom
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Send to web
  • Smile Shutter
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Noise suppression

Voice enhancement

xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony

Audio supported formats

3GA, AWB, FALC, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA

Video supported formats

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 390 hours

Up to 740 hours

Talk time

Up to 21 hours

Up to 19hours

Internet use

-

-

Video playback

-

Up to 10 hours

Audio playback

Up to 67 hours

Up to 120 hours

Available Colors

Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

Black, White, Purple

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Conversations, Email, Google Mail, Handwriting recognition, Instant messaging, Multimedia messaging (MMS), Predictive text input, Sound recorder, Text messaging (SMS)

 

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified) IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging (market dependent)
  • ANT+ support
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
  • Air gestures
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL 2.1 A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Triluminos display
  • X-Reality Engine
  • Waterproof (IP55 and IP58) over 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Dust-resistant (IP55)
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • MHL support
  • Screen mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
  • Xperia Link
  • Miracast
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • PlayStation Certified
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • SensMe and SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • TV launcher
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • 3D surround sound
  • Bluetooth stereo (aptX, A2DP)
  • Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase and Clear stereo
  • YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view
  • Google Hangouts
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)
  • Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google Search

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