Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S5 smartphone and as expected, it comes with some impressive specifications. However, does it have what it takes to compete with flagship smartphones from other Android manufactures, we did a quick specs-comparison to get an idea. Find out more below.
|Phone||Samsung Galaxy S5||Sony Xperia Z2||LG G2|
|Display||5.1-inch 1920x1080p Super AMOLED||5.2-inch 1920x1080p Triluminos with||5.2-inch 1920x1080p IPS|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core||2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core|
|Memory||2GB of RAM, 16/ 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot||2GB of RAM, 16/ 32GB of internal storage|
|Size||142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145 grams||146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm, 158 grams||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm, 142 grams|
|Cameras||16MP rear, 2.1MP front||20.7MP rear, 2.2MP front||13MP rear, 2.1MP front|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, IR Blaster||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G|
|Battery||2800 mAh||3200 mAh||3000 mAh|
|OS||Android 4.4.2||Android 4.4.2||Android 4.2.2 (4.4.2 update already rolling out in select markets)|
|Durability||IP67 dust and water resistance||IPX5 and IPX8 (waterproof), IP5X (Dust protected)||None|
As you can see, despite some great specifications, the phone still falls behind Sony’s Xperia Z2 at least on paper but trumps the LG G2, which is expected considering G2 was launched last year.
We will have to wait for the availability of both Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5 to really know which of the two, is a better performer in real life.
What are your thoughts, let us know in comments.
What’s the LG G Pro 2 doing in the article title? Or is it just me? Btw nice article.
You made a mistake in title it says G Pro 2 but this is clearly the G2
You mixed it all up dude!
Xperia z2 is the clear winner …
The G2 has the same screen size with a smaller body. That’s what we want. But waterproofing causes the body to be bigger (by not that much some will say) is still getting too big for me. I want waterproof because I want to use it actively during my wet summer days but Samsung didn’t win me over with the design and the Z2 is too big and not a fan of the LCD display and those bezels
PhoneSamsung Galaxy S5Sony Xperia Z2LG G Pro 2Display5.1-inch 1920x1080p Super AMOLED5.2-inch 1920x1080p Triluminos with1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.9 inches, True Full HD IPS Plus LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-coreQualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400
Memory2GB of RAM, 16/ 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM, microSD, up to 64 GB
Size142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145 grams146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm, 158 grams157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm (6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 in), 172 g (6.07 oz)
Cameras16MP rear, 2.1MP front20.7MP rear, 2.2MP front13 MP Rear, 2.1 MP FrontConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, IR BlasterWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4GWi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4GBattery2800 mAh3200 mAhLi-Ion 3200 mAh battery
OSAndroid 4.4.2Android 4.4.2Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
DurabilityIP67 dust and water resistanceIPX5 and IPX8 (waterproof), IP5X (Dust protected)None
Asia will get the Exynos version. So the processor comparison part is irrelevant. also, G2 has OIS camera. Z2 “may”. Samsung didn’t unveil many details about camera. waiting for a teardown or thorough review.