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.
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
|1080 x 1920 pixels
|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|
|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|
|Yes, 1.3MP||Yes, 2.2MP|
|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|
|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)
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.
|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)
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.
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