Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs Sony Xperia Z2: Droid Gladiators: Final Words

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If Sony and Samsung were schools, the Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5 would be their top achievers. They will be the ones starring in a video telling you how much they've learned about design, photography and music. In short, they stand for the best of what both companies can do and implicitly promote their broader product lines.

Sony has always been a hardware company first and a software company by necessity. The Xperia Z2 design certainly makes it one of the most attractive handsets on the market, even if the bezels around its 5.2" classy screen could utilize some slimming.

Speaking of the screen, Sony finally found the correct formula for a lovely display, but the company - inexplicably - continues to struggle with the camera. This is the third phone with Sony's whopping 1/2.3" sensor yet there are still problems with image quality.

The go to front-facing stereo speakers assist steal some music cred from the HTC Ones, while the battery life is another vote in Sony's favor.

On the software side, the Xperia Z2 keeps things relatively light. The UI is touched-up stock Android and the major app contributions come from Sony's staple businesses - camera, music and gaming.

Sony Xperia Z2

In broader terms, Samsung has never had the premium image of the Japanese, positioning itself firmly in the mass market. This reflects in the Galaxy S5 - if you had to pick one word to portray it, it would be "utilitarian" rather than "trend-setter". Admittedly, the Koreans are learning fine design too.

Plus, the giant classy screen manufacturing plants for screens and capturing camera sensors came through in a gigantic way this year.

The mass market soul of the Galaxy S5 shows through in TouchWiz, there's a feature for everyone. The Xperia Z2 has all the features you would expect of a 2014 flagship, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 expertly backs apps with hardware features - the fingerprint and heart rate scanners enable functionality outside the reach of even the Apple iPhone 5s (where fingerprint reader is exclusive to native services).

Samsung Galaxy S5

In the discontinue there's no need for a sign pointing glass design fans one way and capturing camera buffs the other. The Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have more in common than their predecessors ever did. We know how that battle went on a market level, but this year, on a personal level, the choice between the two comes down to the most subtle of personal preferences and taste.



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