LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Fight!

by Jerry D on February 8, 2013

If you urge the LG Optimus G into a tech-fight with the Sony Xperia Z, which one wins? Is the 4.7-inch screen on the Optimus G boast better tech than the Xperia Z’s? Does the Optimus G have more storage capacity? What about weight? Is the Xperia Z too heavy? Compare the key stats of each phone in the table that follows.

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LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. 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.

LG Optimus G VS Sony Xperia Z
Display 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD 5.0-inch Reality
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064
Software Android 4.0.4 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, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging 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, 1.3MP Yes, 2.2MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm 71.0 x 139.0 x 7.9mm
Weight 145g 146g
Talktime 15.0 hours 14.0 hours
Standby 335 hours 530 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z fight plays out…

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Connectivity

— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Size/Weight

Run the numbers on these two phones and we get the following. The Xperia Z is a bit taller than the Optimus G with dimensions of 139.0mm versus 131.9mm. The Xperia Z is wider, measuring 71.0mm to the Optimus G’s 68.9mm. Drop the two handsets on the scales and the LG Optimus G weighs 145g, while the Xperia Z is 146g. The Optimus G gets its nose in front going into round #3.
— The Optimus G wins (2-1)

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LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Camera/Video

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-2)

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Display

The Optimus G features a touch-sensitive True HD-IPS LCD display, 4.7 inches across with a quoted resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is 317.66. Not bad.

XXXX pointy arrow The LG Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 317.66.

The touch-sensitive Reality screen on the Xperia Z is slightly bigger, measuring a massive, pocket-stretching 5.0 inches. But with 2073600 pixels onscreen (thanks to its full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution), the pixel density is a terrific 440.6 pixels per inch.
— The Xperia Z wins (3-3)

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (4-4)

Half-time: LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z

With five rounds gone, the Optimus G and the Xperia Z have 4 points each. Will there be a winner in this fight? There are five more rounds to go, starting with software…

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-5)

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-6)

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-7)

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Battery Life

How long will the phones last? LG says that its Optimus G can deliver 15.0 hours of talktime, while the Xperia Z is rated at 14.0 hours. Meanwhile, standby time is quoted as 335 hours and 530 hours respectively It’s a first place finish for both phones in this round.
— It’s another tie, points all round… (8-8)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

LG Optimus G vs. Sony Xperia Z – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-9)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie! (9-9)

Neither phone manages to sneak ahead to claim the win because they are so closely matched. The Sony Xperia Z has a bigger, higher resolution display… The LG Optimus G offers more internal storage as standard and no messing about with microSD cards. Of course, Sony’s phone is also waterproof to a depth of 1 metre. LG’s isn’t.

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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