LG G2 vs. Sony Xperia ZL – Which phone is better?

by Jerry D on September 7, 2013

If you urge the LG G2 into a tech-fight with the Sony Xperia ZL, which one wins? Is the 5.2-inch screen on the G2 classier than the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia ZL? Is the G2’s storage capacity impressive? All of these questions are answered below…

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LG G2 vs. Sony Xperia ZL: 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 ZL
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 Snapdragon MSM8064
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Storage 32GB internal, no expansion slot 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
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, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 2.0MP
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 69.3 x 131.6 x 9.8mm
Weight 143g 151g
Talktime TBC 10.0 hours
Standby TBC 500 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, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and an IR remote

BPF Verdict: The LG G2 wins!

The LG G2 wins this match-up. It beats the Sony Xperia ZL 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: No
  5. The best processor: Yes
  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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