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A Quick Comparison of the Sony Xperia Z1 Phone And The LG G2

Last updated: May 2, 2019.

Sony Xperia Z1 Phone vs The LG G2

The Sony Xperia Z1 Phone is an impressive device that features a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB of RAM and an excellent camera.  In this review, Sony Xperia-Z1 And The LG G2 we look at how well it stands up against the most recent release from LG, the LG G2.

A1

Both these devices are actually quite similar in terms of hardware; both use the Snapdragon 800 processing package.  However, beyond that, they are actually very different.

Design and Build Quality

A2

  • The Sony Xperia Z1 is made of solid aluminum covered by a layer of glass.
  • The Xperia 1 has the following dimensions: 144 x74 x 8.5 mm. It weighs 170 grams,
  • The Sony Xperia-Z1 looks stylish and is also sturdy and well built.
  • Keep in mind however, that the glass layer of the Xperia-Z1 could shatter if dropped so the device should be handled with care.
  • The LG G2 has a polycarbonate unibody.
  • The G2 has the following dimensions: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm. It weighs 140 grams.
  • The LG G2 is well build and feels durable.

Verdict: Both the Sony Xperia Z1 Phone and the G2 are well build phones that look stylish.  However, in terms of quality, the Xperia-Z1 wins.

 

Display

A3

  • The Sony Xperia-Z1 has a 5-inch Full HD LCD display.
  • The screen of the Xperia-Z1 has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 for a pixel density of 440 ppi.
  • The Xperia-Z1 uses Sony’s Truliminos and X-Reality technology. This ensures that the Xperia-Z1 screen gets great viewing angles with good color reproduction and brightness levels.
  • The LG G2 has a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display.
  • The screen of the G2 has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 resolution for a pixel density of 424ppi.
  • The G2’s IPS display ensures that you get good viewing angles and the screens brightness levels are good as well.
  • Colors on the G2’s screen may be a bit dull compared to what you can get with the Z1.

Verdict: The displays of the Xperia-Z1 and LG G2 are similar, but the Xperia-Z1’s use of the Truliminous and X-Reality technology makes the display experience better.

Camera

A4

  • The Sony Xperia-Z1 has a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor.
  • The Sony Xperia-Z1 comes with Sony’s G Lens (27mm wide angle and F2.0 aperture)
  • The camera app of the Xperia Z1 has a lot of modes that can help you get better shots and take full advantage of the sensor.
  • The camera on the Xperia Z1 is one of the best currently available on a smartphone. The picture quality and color reproduction in the shots are good and the sensor captures a lot of detail.
  • The LG G2 has a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.
  • The picture quality of shots taken with the LG G2 is good and the addition of OIS really helps you take better shots.

Verdict: While the camera on the LG G2 is excellent, it is still not a match for the one on the Xperia Z1.

Battery

  • The Sony Xperia-Z1 has a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery.
  • The battery life of the Xperia Z1 is just enough to last a day and a little more.
  • Sony provides a variety of power saving functions in the Xperia Z1 which help stretch out battery life.
  • The LG G2 also has a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery.
  • The G2’s battery life is just a little more than the Xperia Z1. This is because the Triluminos and X-Reality technology on the Xperia Z1 require just a little more power.
  • There are a lot of power saving features in the LG G2 which can also stretch battery life.

Verdict: A tie.  Both the Xpreia Z1 and G2 have the same type of battery and practically the same battery life.

Specs

  • The Xperia Z1 uses a Snapdragon 800 processor which clocks at 2.2GHz.
  • This is backed by an Adreno 330 GPU with 2GB of RAM.
  • The Xperia Z1 has16GB of onboard storage and the device has a microSD card slot so you can get more storage.
  • The Xperia Z1 has IP55 and IP58 certifications which means that it is water and dust resistant.
  • The LG G2, also uses a Snapdragon 800 processor. The G2’s processor clocks at 2.26GHz.
  • The G2 has a Adreno 330 GPU with 2GB of RAM.
  • There are two options for onboard storage with the LG G2: 16 and 32GB.
  • It lacks a microSD card slot.

Verdict: The Sony Xperia-Z1 wins.  It has an option for increasing your storage with a microSD card slot and is water and dust resistance.

Software

  • The UI of the Xperia Z1 is like that of stock Android with the theme of Ice Cream Sandwich
  • The Xperia Z1 uses Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
  • There are some useful preloaded apps in the Xperia Z1, such as Small Apps, which are app overlays for functions such as calendar or calculator.
  • The LG G2 runs on Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean.
  • There are several useful features on the G2 such as Answer Me, Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, and KnockOn

Verdict: This is another tie.  Both phones use the same version of Android, both have nice UIs and both have useful features.

A5

The Sony Xperia-Z1 is a great device, one of the best Android devices we’ve seen in years.  However, the LG G2 is not a bad device either.  Which device you choose is a matter of personal preference.

What do you think? Is it the Xperia Z1 or the LG G2 for you?

JR

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