The newly launched Sony Xperia Z2 is certainly gaining plenty of acclaim at Mobile World Congress this week, not least because of its impressive HD display and 4K Ultra HD recording capability. But before anyone gets too carried away, let’s see how it shapes up against one of the most popular and respected devices this last year with a direct comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S4.
While both devices are featuring 1080p displays, the new Xperia Z2 has a slightly larger 5.2” IPS display that also benefits from Sony’s proprietary Triluminos technology which helps boost brightness and color saturation. The Samsung galaxy S4 however uses a 5” AMOLED display.
In terms of internal hardware, the Samsung is using a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC which is clocked at 1.9 GHz and features the integrated Aderno 320 graphics processor – not too shabby at all you might say. That is until you look at the Sony Xperia Z2, which we now know packs a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 and its new Adreno 330 GPU. The Sony also benefits from having 3GB of memory compared with the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Overall, with the Sony Xperia Z2 we’re looking at the pretty much the latest and greatest that Sony can muster, so it’s not surprising to see that it has the edge in terms of raw specs. However, as specs and features are leaked regarding the Galaxy S5, we find that it remains very close and competitive at the high-end 5” Smartphone segment. We shall soon see.