Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Specs Comparison Of The Flagships

I’ve expressed my disappointment with the Galaxy S5 already – in all fairness, it’s nothing but a modest upgrade over last year’s Android flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S4. However, it’s still become a coveted piece of technology, and we’re sure that the sales numbers for the new device will be impressive as ever.

What has changed, however, is the way buyers perceive the advancements in technology, and how they react to certain expectations being met or not. Right now, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 isn’t the only device on the market that you can buy, especially if you’re out and about looking for top of the line piece of hardware.

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There’s plenty of good tech out there to give the Korean beast some healthy competition, and one more on the way in the form of 2014 Edition HTC One, due to be unveiled next month. One option that you have right now, however, is the Sony Xperia Z2. Announced side by side with the Galaxy S5, we think it’s only fair to put both these devices head on to see which one wins the raw specs war.

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Looking at the pure specs, it’s a pretty close competition, with the Galaxy S5 taking the crown in some areas while the Z2 shining in others, such as the camera, where the Xperia Z2 is clearly a winner, but that alone is not enough to decide which smartphone you should go for. After all, megapixels aren’t everything, it’s how the image is processed and the end result that matters. Thus, if you’re an aspiring buyer looking to upgrade your arsenal, we stand by what we recommended earlier; wait for HTC to throw in its cards as well next month. Since both these devices aren’t already available yet, you’re not losing anything, and who knows, you might be saved from “buyer’s remorse”.

But still, with new smartphones coming into the market, it would be interesting to see which one ultimately stands the test of time. Who knows the Xperia Z2 might end up being the king for the year to come. Or maybe the Galaxy S5.

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