Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy S5 : Face off

Posted: December 17, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Android, Technology
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Samsung and Sony have their own secret armament coming in 2014 – Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 Avatar. Different sources rumour that both smartphones are going head-on to claim the world’s most powerful smartphone of 2014. Here is the comparision between them on 6 Factors

Latest Processor Chipset

Samsung will install a 64-bit processor chipset set on the Galaxy S5 to match Apple’s current iPhone 5S and features eight-core units simultaneously working. In addition, the upcoming Exynos 6 processor are going to minimise power needs and heat generation by up to 50 per cent compared to the current Exynos brand. A 3 GB of ultra-slim RAM is expected to be included to feature unmatched multi-tasking.

Sony is rumoured to install Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 GHz processor chipset on Xperia Z2. It will enable LTE technology and support camera lens and imaging sensor on the device. However, Qualcomm may release a new processor in 2014 which could become exclusive with Sony. Xperia Z2 is expected to feature a 2 GB RAM chipset.

Operating System

Both flagship smartphones will use Android 4.4 KitKat OS that features Ok Google, new lock screen, wireless payment, cloud printing and more. However, the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2 will differ in terms of add-ons using TouchWiz and Xperia interfaces, respectively.


Some rumours hint that Galaxy S5 will have 5.25-inches of screen and 560 ppi pixel density with 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution to bring out crisp and vivid display. No exact confirmation yet if the device will remain to use Super AMOLED technology which superb in power saving with darker background display.

On the other corner, Sony will have Xperia Z2 deliver 5.2-inches of screen, 505 ppi pixel density, 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution and Triluminos IGZO display technology for better colour reproduction and contrast adjustments. In addition, BRAVIA engine for mobile with X-Reality technology is expected to be featured on Z2.


According to rumours, Samsung is planning to add a 16 MP camera with ISOCELL technology on the Galaxy S5. ISOCELL camera improves photo and video capture in low-light environments while Optical Image Stabilisation remains a point of intention for Galaxy S5.

Xperia Z2 is rumoured to have 20.7 MP rear camera with Xenon flash instead of the LED for boosted lighting factor in low-light scenes and less blurring on the image. Moreover, the Xperia Z2 camera could be made from Sony G Lens which includes Carl Zeiss optics.

Special Features

Special features by Samsung for the S5 may include slimmer design from Note 3 schematics, Gorilla Glass and better processor. Samsung usually produces another variant which features anti-hazard traits to be released later on. The Galaxy S5 unique trait may be the rumoured security feature called Fingerprint ID or Retina sensors.

The Sony Xperia Z2 will have the same dust and water resistance in the Z1, multiple display engines such as Triluminos, X-Reality and Bravia, and scratch-proof and shatter display glass. A unique trait is growing for the Xperia Z2 called One-Hour Recharging Technology that uses wireless technology to cut 8-10 hours of charging time into a single hour.

Release Dates

The year 2014 is the expected date for their grand appearance. Some rumours say that the S5 is ready for announcement at the CES 2013 while Sony already confirmed a press event on Jan 6, 2014. But commercial release dates of the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2 may be marked by the end of Q1 next year.

Source : IbTimes

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