Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2: Features and Spec by Spec Comparison

Two major players in the smartphone market unveiled their new flagship handsets recently with Sony introducing the Xperia Z2 and Samsung bringing out the Galaxy S5.

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Both devices represent the next-generation of Android smartphones and feature really impressive specs that set them ahead of pack. They also run the latest versions of Android software making them the current kings of that market until other handsets such as the next Moto X and All New HTC One are released. So how do these two reigning rulers stack up against one another? Here is spec by spec comparison of these fine Android handsets.


The Sony Xperia Z2 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1920x1080 resolution at 424 ppi. The Galaxy S5 packs a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1920x1080 resolution at 432 ppi. These two are close in terms of picture quality. The best way to tell the difference between the two would be a side by side comparison. Either way, if you are looking for a smartphone with an awesome screen, you cannot go wrong with either one of these.


The Galaxy S5 features a new shiny metal perforated backing that shines in different lighting conditions. It also is water and dust resistant. The Xperia Z2 is also water and dust resistant and features an all black body that closely resembles the Xperia Z1. Both of these devices look a lot like the ones that have come before them. Samsung seemed to take a bit of a risk with the new backing so they might take it in this area, but neither of these companies are doing anything special when it comes to aesthetics.


The Galaxy S5 packs a 16-megapixel with some innovative new features such as Selective focus and the fastest auto focus on the market. It also has High Dynamic Range for color correction. Sony's handset comes with a 20.7-megapixel camera that features HDR, video stabilization, face detection and panorama. Sony's camera might pack a bit more punch in terms of megapixels, but Samsung focuses more on the camera's capabilities.


The Xperia Z2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor with 3GB RAM. The Galaxy S5 packs a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chip with 2GB RAM. Both devices are extremely fast in their own right, but Sony might have the advantage here thanks to the extra GB of RAM. However, the phone's performance is dependent upon how the hardware integrates with the software so it could really go either way in this area.


The Sony Xperia Z2 is a great top-of-the-line Android device with state of the art specs. The Galaxy S5 is a bit more innovative with its new design and built-in heart rate monitor. Customers really can't go wrong with either of these handsets. This battle really comes down to preference as these devices are about even when it comes to having more impressive numbers in the specs in each area.