LG G2 vs. Sony Xperia Z – Smackdown!

by Jerry D on September 4, 2013

If you set the LG G2 against the Sony Xperia Z in a stat-battle, which one wins? Does the 5.2-inch screen on the G2, best the Xperia Z’s display? Does the G2 have more storage capacity? A speedier processor? These questions (and more besides) are answered below.

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LG G2 vs. Sony Xperia Z: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

LG G2 VS Sony Xperia Z
Display 5.2-inch True HD IPS LCD 5.0-inch Reality
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(423.654 PPI)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 32GB internal, no expansion slot 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization, HDR, face detection and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 2.2MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9mm 71.0 x 139.0 x 7.9mm
Weight 143g 146g
Talktime TBC 14.0 hours
Standby TBC 530 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Gorilla Glass 3, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and a TV-out GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z wins!

The Sony Xperia Z wins this match-up. It beats the LG G2 over 10 rounds (see below), winning 2 of them, drawing 7 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Comparable
  2. The best size/weight: Yes
  3. The best camera/video: Comparable
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: No
  6. The best software: Comparable
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Comparable
  9. The best battery life: N/A
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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