Sony Xperia Z1 vs. LG Optimus G – Which one is better?

by Jerry D on October 2, 2013

There are questions we need to ask when deciding between the Sony Xperia Z1 and the LG Optimus G. Questions like… Is the 5.0-inch screen on the Xperia Z1 boast better tech than the Optimus G’s? How much memory does the Xperia Z1 have? And is it enough? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions…

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. LG Optimus G: 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.

Sony Xperia Z1 VS LG Optimus G
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.0.4
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 32GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm
Weight 170g 145g
Talktime 15.0 hours 15.0 hours
Standby 850 hours 335 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!

The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the LG Optimus G over 10 rounds (see below), winning 5 of them, drawing 4 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: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Yes
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Comparable
  9. The best battery life: Comparable
  10. The best extras: Yes

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