Sony Xperia Z2 vs OnePlus One – Top Prices and Specs Comparison

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While everyone heard of Sony, the manufacturer of the Z2, the brand that is making the One smartphone, OnePlus, is pretty much unknown to the public, but managed to make their way between the big guys in the business. It isn’t very often that you see something like this. Usually, the top devices come from brands that already have a huge brand name behind them, like Sony, in this case. These two devices, the Xperia Z2 and the OnePlu One, have been put against each other lately quite a lot. In this comparison, we shall see which one is better and why.

Phone Design

The devices share almost identical design features, both having a rectangular body and a slim appearance. The OnePlus One, however, has a sight curve to it, making it easier to hold in your hand, while also adopting a more minimalistic look. The display of the OnePlus device is a little bigger, 5.5 inches, compared to the 5.2 inch display of the Sony handset. Both displays operate at a 1080 x 1920 resolution, using LCD technology. In terms of protections, the Z2 screen is scratch and dust resistant while the OnePlus One uses Gorilla Glass 2.

Hardware and Memory

The Android KitKat operating system and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor power both devices, with the Z2 clocked at 2.3 GHz and the One at 2.5 GHz. The same RAM amount is available on both terminals, 3 GB, and for internal memory storage, the Z2 takes the lead because, even though it has less internal storage space than the One, it comes with the possibility of adding another 128 GB via a microSD card. The Z2 comes with 16 GB of original internal memory, while you can get the One with 16 or 64 GB.

Camera and Battery

Both handsets have impressive specifications, with the Z2 once again, taking the slight edge when it comes to battery. It has a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery while the One has a 3100 mAh Li-Po battery. The battle for the best camera is fierce, as the Z2 packs an impressive 20.7 MP rear camera, capable of a maximum resolution of 5248 X 3926. The One camera is a little lower, but still very powerful, with a 4128 X 3096 resolution for its 13 MP rear lens. In the front, the One is better as it has a 5 MP camera, 2.8MP more than what the Z2 has to offer. Both phones can record at 1080 p with the front camera, and 2160 p with the rear camera at 30 fps. They can also record with the rear camera ar 1080p with 60 fps.


It was a close call, but the OnePlus One came out as the victor, mainly due to its smaller price tag, because in terms of quality and specifications, both devices are exceptional. The One also has a bigger display, and can pretty much keep up with the Z2 spec-wise.


On,  the Z2 is available for $580 and the OnePlus One for $450

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