Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia Z2 – Comparison of Specifications and Pricing

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The battle for producing the number one Smartphone has led various companies to launch new models in the market.

Samsung has proven itself in the recent past and has continued to amaze people all over the world. Samsung Galaxy S4, a successor to Samsung Galaxy S3, although similar in design to its successor, comes with upgraded hardware. More focus has been given to its software features thereby taking full advantage of the Smartphone’s hardware abilities. Upon its release in late April 2013, Samsung Galaxy S4 became the best ever selling Smartphone in the company’s history.

Similar to Samsung, another company has been in the electronic industry for a very long time. They have been able to make their mark in history and continue to do so in the present era. Sony has manufactured this state of the art Android Smartphone, Sony Xperia Z2. Serving as a successor to Xperia Z1 and under the codename “Sirius”, Sony Xperia Z2 comes with IP ratings of IP58 and IP55. Similar to its predecessor, this Android based Smartphone is dust proof and water resistant. The features comprise of Snapdragon 801 processor, elegant new display, and come with the facility to record 4K videos. Sony Xperia Z2 also allows microSD card for additional enhanced memory.

Comparing these two Android based smartphones would help you to make the right call. Find below some differences between their specifications and the price.

  • Design, Dimensions, Display

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a soft feel plastic back. It may not have a premium look as compared to other smartphones but it is easier and very comfortable to grip. The front offers a plain black finish catering it with a stylish appearance. Since it is entirely made up of plastic, this Smartphone comes in various colors suiting your requirements. Samsung Galaxy S4 is smaller than its competitors. It measures 136.6mm in height, 69.8mm-in width, and weighs a mere 130gms. With a 7.9mm display, Galaxy S4 is comfortable to use and operate.

On the other hand, Sony Xperia Z2 comes with the similar design under the Sony Xperia Z series. It has ’Omni-Balance’, meaning the company focuses on establishing symmetry and balance in all directions. It comes in an aluminium frame, similar to its predecessor. This Smartphone also features Dragontrail glass on both sides. It also comes with an aluminium power switch meticulously placed on the right side of the handset. Sony Xperia Z2 is bigger measuring 146.8mm in height and 73.3mm in width. It is also a little heavier, weighing 163gms, as compared to Galaxy S4. Xperia Z2 features TRILUMINOSTM Display along with Live Color LED and an illuminated sensor at its back having pulsed LED flash.

  • Hardware and Software

In comparison to its previous models, the Galaxy S4 does not come fitted with FM radio. It contains Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU along with Adreno 330 GPU. Galaxy S4 comes with Android operating system version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The Smartphone comes with Li-Ion 2600mAh battery with standby and talk time of up to 370 hrs and 17 hrs respectively.

Sony Xperia Z2 comes with a Snapdragon 800 processor, also known as Snapdragon 801. The CPU is fitted with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 along with Adreno 330 GPU. Xperia Z2 runs on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system. Xperia Z2 has better battery life than its competitor with non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery with standby and talk-time up to 740 hrs and 19 hrs respectively.

  • Price

The price for Samsung Galaxy S4 ranges from 25,000 INR to 28,000 INR. However, the price for Sony Xperia Z2 ranges from 49,000 INR to 55,000 INR. The difference may be huge, nonetheless, there is very less difference between their specifications.

To conclude the battle as to which would be the most preferred Smartphone between the two, Samsung Galaxy S4 may lack somewhere in specifications when compared to Sony Xperia Z2, but it certainly is not over priced as the latter.




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