The smartphone business is one that can be effectively divided into three distinct parts -- the low-end section, the mid-range section and the high-end section. These days we have a host of devices now being launched that will accomodate all of the three parts.
But whichever part we may be talking about, smartphones are coming thick and fast these days, and in a number of different avatars with a host of different offerings. And two such devices to have now hit the market are the LG G Pro 2 and the Sony Xperia Z2.
LG has a lot of hope pinned on the new G Pro 2 smartphone, basically because the company hasn't really tasted any real glory as compared to the likes Samsung and Apple in India, in the smartphone market.
Sony, on the other hand, quite clearly has had a winning edge with its dedicated range of Xperia devices that are still on the top tier of the market.
But then, what happens when both of them go head to head against eash other? Here's a detailed comparison between the Xperia Z2 and G Pro 2.
Not much to choose from here since both the devices come running on the Google-based Android operating system. In fact, both the Sony-made Xperia Z2 and LG G Pro 2 offer Android v4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.
Display and Dimensions
The Sony-made Xperia Z2 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm.
The LG G Pro 2, on the other hand, sports a slightly greater 5.9-inch True IPS+ LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The device's overall dimensions measure up to 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm, and weighs in at 172 grams.
The LG G Pro 2, in the camera department, offers a 13-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera on board that's more than enough for conducting video chats.
The Sony Xperia Z2, in this instance, offers a 20.7-megapixel primary camera, sporting a mammoth pixel resolution of 5248 х 3936 pixels, with autofocus and dual LED flash. The device also has a secondary 2.2-megapixel camera, again for conducting video chats.
Both the devices come sporting engines with impressive performance and great horsepower that's only expected from new-gen devices.
While the Sony Xperia Z2 is equipped with a quad core 2.3 GHz Krait processor, the LG G Pro 2 comes bearing a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Storage and RAM
The Sony Xperia Z2 offers 3GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 128GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
The LG G Pro 2, on the other hand, also offers 3GB of RAM to users while offering the device in a 16 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 64GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
While the LG G Pro 2 juices up the Android KitKat-powered device via a big 3200 mAh battery, the Sony Xperia Z2 comes sporting an entirely similar 3200 mAh battery.
While the Xperia Z2 is set to be available at Rs. 49,990, its LG counterpart has priced the G Pro 2 handset at Rs. 49,890. So no real distinction there, as well.
As you may have noticed by now, both the devices come bearing more or less the same price tag. However, that doesn't take away the fact that both the devices are quite different from each other. Even though both of them come running the Android KitKat OS.
However, if we are to realistically see the situation, there will not be many who would actually shell out around 50k for a device. But if they did, the Xperia device could turn out to be a major crowd puller.