The holidays are coming. Have you already thought of gifts you can give to your friends or family? Or even to yourself? If not, this comparative review will help you consider two of the best-selling gadgets in the market which are the LG G2 and Sony Xperia Z. The following information will help you in determining which has better specifications to suit your lifestyle as a consumer. This includes the camera, applications, software, hardware and overall general performance.
What Does It Mean To Own An LG G2?
Move over, Optimus. The new LG G2 – who dropped the said market name – is the newest top notch mobile phone by the said manufacturer with more elevated specifications than its previous predecessor. Boasting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a clock speed of 2.26 GHz, it’s no wonder that this device received a lot of praise from tech experts. Performance wise, it works at a blazing speed that also positively amplified its other features. Specifically, we are talking about the camera and its optical image stabilization. According to tests, G2 has the capability to shoot sharp and defined images even when the user’s hand is in motion. There were no blurry lines which is good especially for mobile photographers.
As important as capturing photos, the G2 is also sporting a display technology which showcases vibrant images with decent brightness and accuracy. The touch screen is also very responsive which helps when users are exploring their own devices. In addition to all that, running this mobile handset is a 3000mAh battery which has the capacity to last at least 18 hours of talk time. On paper, this is generally a pretty impressive number among other smartphones. Surely, this is one of the contending devices that consumers must really check out.
What Makes The Sony Xperia Z Special?
Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia Z is also another mobile handset which has its own reputable features and specifications. For one, it showcases an attractive physical build that is both water and dust-proof. The slick chassis is glass while the screen surface is smooth which makes it easy to hold and slip into pockets. Design-wise, this handset is thinner and has a larger 443 ppi of pixel density than its G2 rival. This means that it exhibits better and more vivid display when the user is browsing the internet, reading messages and most especially browsing photos. Sony was definitely able to justify its smaller – compared to G2 – diagonal display size of only 5 inches.
In terms of its 13MP camera, the Xperia Z has the ability to take great photos both indoors and outdoors. It seems that Sony’s expertise in manufacturing cameras is the reason for this enhanced feature. Indoors, the photos looked sharp and clear. Outdoors, it looked engaging and colorful but without being too saturated. Wrapped along are a wide variety of options which include scenes, panorama, white balance and high dynamic range which produce reputable shadow levels when being used in low light conditions. It is really a great gadget for individuals who always want to capture memorable moments and share it to the world.
Handset Glitches and Consumer Response
As much as we liked the LG G2, there are factors in this mobile phone that still needs to be developed. The first thing to notice is that it has a new position for its volume control and power button – which is now placed at the back and below the camera. It does not necessarily outweigh the other positive components of this device but familiarity takes a little while. Also, the screen surface easily accumulates smudges and fingerprints which honestly ruin the great design that this handset has.
On the other hand, the Sony Xperia Z’s weakest link is probably the fact that its 2230 mAh battery capacity can drain easily. According to a drain test, it only lasted for 5 hours and 41 minutes – which comparatively puts this device below Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. In addition, this device also has a slow camera response in between shots. Apparently, users have to wait at least one or two seconds when taking photos one after another. And similar to the G2 handset, this also has the tendency to graze because of fingerprints.
The Bottom Line
The LG G2 is unquestionably a competitive device when it comes to its top-of-the-line specifications. It features a great display, camera that takes colorful photos, respectable battery hours and incredible performance courtesy of its processor.
On the other hand, the Sony Xperia Z also showcases its own camera feature that similarly takes photos at the highest quality possible. Its pixel density and screen technology provide a viewing experience that is really out of the ordinary.
In terms of availability, the G2 is available in AT&T while the Xperia Z can be bought at T-Mobile. Both have starting prices of less than $200 from their respective mobile carrier.
Which of these two mobile phones are you most interested?