Sony Xperia Z1 takes on the LG G2

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The rivalry between the two tech biggies-Sony and LG is soaring in with both of them coming with their own high-end smart phones clubbed with exotic new features and functionality. You can purchase the Xperia Z1 via the Sony Mobile Website or alternatively via Amazon here. You can find the Xperia Z1 for 599$ and the LG G2 around the same price unlocked. Here is a quick look at the Sony Xperia Z1 and the LG G2.

Xperia Z1 vs LG G2 view

Design

The Sony Xperia Z1 has rectangular shape, is long, square corners and a tempered glass sheet both on the front and back. At the back side, the glass is combined with an aluminum piece that gives the Sony Xperia Z1 a polished look. However, the shape of the device is ergonomically a bit poor and the edges are sharp enough to be noticed on your fingers. An excellent feature of this device is that the Xperia Z1 is waterproof apart from just being water resistant. It can sustain to live underwater upto 1.5m for 30 minutes and is dust resistant provided all the slots for charging and USB cable are completely sealed.

The LG G2 on the other hand is made up of plastic. Its back surface is stylish and so glossy that it could cause the smartphone sometimes slip your hand. So users, just have a firm grip! Apart from this its volume rocker buttons are at the back side below the camera, which sometimes may be annoying from the proximity point of view as when you approach the volume button, you may end up first pressing the lock screen button.

Display

The Sony Xperia Z1 is a 5 inch phone with full HD and comes with a 1080p resolution giving you a superior display experience to view images, see movies and read text with ease. As such display has always been a factor where Sony smartphones always manage to lure their fans.

The LG G2 also has a 5.2 inch display with a similar 1080p resolution and is much talked for its color reproduction, outstanding clarity and impressive brightness. Its performance in sunlight is also pretty good.

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Hardware

The Sony Xperia Z1 has very impressive specs and is powered up with 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with a 2GB RAM to support all the heavily loaded graphics games and other features. It also offers a huge memory appetite with 16GB internal storage and a microSD slot for even further storage.

The LG G2 has exactly the same specs like the Sony Xperia Z1, but it comes with a 32GB internal storage and has no further memory expansion to offer.

Software

The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with the conventional stock version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Adding more features to user’s kitty, the device offers four customizable toggles in their notification drop, an upgraded applications drawer that comes with impressive Walkman apps.

However LG G2 offers its own overlay, and once the device spreads more amongst users, we could further voice the opinion of users. However, LG G2 has made an attempt to explore multitasking by “QSlide” and “Slide Aside” apps.

Camera

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The Sony Xperia Z1 has a G lens with 27mm wide angle and comes with a 20 megapixel camera that offers its users to capture the best of its moments. Its LED flash is quite excellent to capture images even in dim environments. The camera app is however set to take pictures with 8 megapixel resolution. To use the entire 20 megapixel, just keep your phone “manual mode” and that will allow users to adjust the white balance and ISO.

The LG G2 has a 13 megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization and a 2.1 megapixel secondary camera to manage video calls. LG has offered 12 different modes to capture photos and make several adjustments according to different conditions. Overall the camera is good, but certainly not very impressive than its competitors.

To conclude, you can find both smartphones at Amazon:

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