This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event is now up and running in Barcelona, Spain. The event may just have started, but it has already seen a slew of smartphones and other devices that have been released so far from a host of different manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony and Nokia.
And while the number of announced devices is quite impressive, looking deep into the internal capabilties of the device, not all of them have what it takes to climb the charts ahead of others and create a fan base that's a thing of envy for others also looking to gain a similar status.
While we can take this opportunity to ponder about the other devices that have arrived for fans at this year's MWC, it seems like most of the noise has been made after the announcements made for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung's Galaxy S5.
As it stands, while the basic setup between the two devices remain remarkably similar, still there are a number of key hardware features which could very well decide who moves ahead and who stays back in the long run - while also serving as the key deciding point for million of customers opting to buy one of the devices.
So where do both these devices stand against each other? Let's take a closer look at a detailed specification comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2.
There not much to choose from in this respect since both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2 are set to run on the latest Android KitKat v4.4.2. And that was expected even before the devices were made official by their respective companies.
Display and Dimensions
The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1-inch super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm.
The Sony Xperia Z2, comparatively, comes with a slightly more 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which also renders 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, with bigger dimensions measuring up to 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, in terms of camera, makes its presence felt by sporting an 16-megapixel primary camera (sporting a pixel resolution of 5312 x 2988 pixels) with autofocus and LED flash, apart from supporting features such as Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording. There's also a secondary 2-megapixel camera at the front.
The Sony Xperia Z2, on the other hand, sports a bigger 20.7-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2.2-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats and snapping selfies.
As far as the power that's generated in-device is concerned, it seems like both the devices (more or less) offer similarly decent hardware specifications that are more than capable of flawlessly powering the devices.
While the Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU, its Sony counterpart powers up the Xperia Z2 via a 2.3 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset that's also assisted via an Adreno 330 GPU.
Storage and RAM
The Samsung-made Galaxy S5 offers 2GB of RAM while offering the device in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants. There's also the option to expand the device's memory as an external microSD slot for additional memory expansion up to 128 GB has been provided.
The Xperia Z2, in this respect, offers 3GB of RAM although arriving only in a 16 GB internal memory variant. Similar to the S5, there's the option to expand the device's memory but just up to 64 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
Conclusion and Verdict
As we mentioned before we got into the comparison, there's not much to choose between the devices as both of them offer, more or less, similar types of features and specifications. However, diving deep into the devices, it may be assumed that Samsung will have a slightly greater advantage in this race because of its overall popularity all across the planet.
But all that being said, the Xperia Z2 is not any lesser than its Samsung counterpart and will offer a greater Sony camera that's quite a treat for all avid fans. Finally, these two devices are so close by nature that eventually the race will be decided by the fan base both of these have. From a neutral point of view, we are guessing that the Galaxy S5 will require more competition to make it relinquish its top spot.