The Samsung Galaxy S5 versus the Sony Xperia Z2. Two flagship models that have upped the ante in features and specs. Who will make it out of the ring the ultimate victor? Here’s a preview to an awesome battle shaping up in April, the Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2.
These two models represent the latest and greatest in mobile phone technology, so let’s see what each phone is bringing to the table in each major aspect.
Let’s start the Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2 comparison with the exterior, and Sony have continued their premium design language with tempered glass, aluminium framing and sharp, angular chassis. All ports and inputs remain hidden beneath flush covers that prevent water and dust from seeping in, providing the IP55 rating for water and dust resistance.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has taken design cues from it’s bigger Note 3 brother and also presents a more hard-cornered profile with a removable, dimpled back panel that is reminiscent of the first Nexus 7. It’s still very much a recognisable member of the Galaxy family. Interestingly, even though the back panel is removable the Galaxy S5 is able to dunked in water, although not to the same level or time period as the Z2.
In terms of the Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2 in terms of display, the Sony Z2 enters the bout with a 5.2 inch display, using what’s called Live Color Tech LED, and Samsung have a 5.1 inch display with Super AMOLED. So slightly different screen sizes with the same 1080p resolution on both phones so this will be an interesting visual battleground.
From looking at pictures and video to a comparison of taking them with a Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2, the Z2 has a 20 megapixel camera and a slightly larger sensor, with the S5 offering a 16 megapixel camera. Both have the Lytro-style ability to select focus areas after image capture, and both can record in 4K, a nod to the growing number of 4K TV sets on the market. The Z2 can record slow motion effects at one hundred twenty frames a second, while the S5 has very fast auto focus down to point three seconds.
Under the hood with the Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2, the S5 has a 2.5GHz quad core chip with 2GB of RAM, while the Z2 has a 2.3GHz quad core chip with 3GB of RAM. Both have SD card slots for storage expansion. Both models also run the latest Kitkat Android platform with their own skinned overlays.
So that’s comparing features that both models have – what does the S5 have that the Z2 doesn’t, and vice versa? Well, the S5 now has a fingerprint scanner using the home button to slide your chosen digit down, which could be used to unlock the phone, and even use as a payment authentication for transaction platforms like Paypal. The S5 also has a heart rate sensor to use in conjunction with it’s new wearable range and its own S Health app, among others.
Sony have made some distinguishable features in the entertainment side, with stereo speakers and a mini amplifier as well as its own noise cancelling system for earphone listening.
So the battleground is set – the chiseled, Drago-like industrial perfection of the Sony Xperia Z2 versus the street fighting, familiar face of the S5 with a few surprising tricks up its sleeve. It’s over to you – based on on all this, which one will you be most interested in backing when they come to market, and what features are most important to you?