After the official release of the above phones’ specifications, we thought it good to compare the two smartphones. Both Phones sporting 1080p displays, Snapdragon 801 processors, and high-resolution cameras, we are going to look into both the similarities and differences between these two classical phones.


Samsung Galaxy has a dimension of 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) which is smaller in size compared to its Sony Counterpart, Xperia Z2 wit a dimension of 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in). Sony Xperia Z2 is also slightly heavier in weight, weighing 163 g (5.75 oz) against 145 g (5.11 oz) of Samsung Galaxy S5.

Other Body Specifications comparison of both phones has Sony Xperia Z2 – IP58 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes while Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with – IP57 certified – and same dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes.

Memory and OS:

Galaxy S5 Comes with a higher internal memory of 16/32 GB storage upgradeable upto 128GB via Micro SD against that of Xperia Z2 with 32GB storage upgradeble to 64GB. Xperia Z2 comes up in the RAM department to beat its Samsung counterpart with a 3GB RAM against 2GB of Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 on its own runs on Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Chipset, Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, heart rate Sensors. The Sony Xperia also runs on Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 Chipset, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, and Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Sensors.

Camera and Multimedia:

Both phones come with high pixel camera. But the Sony Xperia Z2 has an edge over its Samsung counterpart though both phones has a LED Flash on the back. The Xperia Z2 has a 20.7 Mega Pixel Primary Camera and 2.2MP Secondary camera against Galaxy S5’s which has 16MP and 2.0MP for Primary and Secondary Cameras respectively.


This time, Sony Xperia Z2 also has an edge over Galaxy S5 having a Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery against Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery of Galaxy S5. One disadvantage from the sony’s side is that its battery is Non-removable. Xperia Z2 has Stand-by Up to 690h (2G)/740 h (3G) Talk time Up to 15 h (2G) / Up to 19 h (3G) against the Stand-by Up to 390 h and Talk time Up to 21 h of Galaxy S5.


GPRS: Yes on Both devices

EDGE: Yes on Both devices

Speed: HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL (Galaxy S5) against HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL (Xperia Z2)

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot on both devices

Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE

NFC: Yes on both devices

Infrared port: Yes on S5 and No on Xperia Z2

USB: Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host on Galaxy S5 against microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host on Xperia Z2

Other Specs:

Messagin gSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email on both devices

Browser: HTML5 on both devices

Radio: FM radio with RDS on Xperia Z2 and No on Galaxy S5

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS on Both devices

Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator on both devices

Colors: Black, White, Purple (D6502, D6503) / Black, White (D6543) on Xperia Z2 against Black, White, Blue, Gold on Galaxy S5.

Xperia Z2
– ANT+ support
– SNS integration
– TV-out (via MHL 3 A/V link)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input

Galaxy S5
– 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)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– TV-out (via MHL 2 A/V link)
– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/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)


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