Dec 26, 2013

Smartphone Sony Xperia Z1 versus LG G2

When it comes to these smartphones, there's no refuting that each of these flagship handsets pack state of art hardware that's more than capable of handling the most demanding computing tasks: multitasking, full HD videos and even 3D gaming. Lets shed some light on these smartphones through their little features that differentiate them from each other.

Sony Xperia Z1

The Xperia Z1's hallmark is its water and dust-resistant build. But surprisingly the device's screen and glass is not 100 percent scratch-resistant. 

Priced : Rs. 44,990/-
Pictures taken from its main camera are worthy of postcard-sized prints. In default smart mode, it bumps up colors a bit, making even a bright skyline look attractive. However, shots in dim settings produce very grainy images. There are modes that allow you to add special effects, virtual scenery (AR) and scan landmarks or objects around you to get related information off the web. Its OCR app is quite proficient at reading business cards and you can also scan QR codes.

If we talk about the call quality, it is clear, but is accompained by a faint buzz in quieter settings. The speakers are not very loud. But with earphones, there is a marked improvement when Sony's ClearAudio+ enhancement is enabled.

On a full charge, the Z1 allows for at least 11 hours of chatting, e-mailing, web-surfing and gaming. Switch on its power management features-aka Stamina Mode- and batterylife is extended by a good four hours.

The Full HD display produces vivid colors with deep blacks. But poor viewing angles and a highly-reflective screen dampen the overall experience.

Gaming, apps that use the GPS, a long phone-call etc-tend to make the well sealed Z1 heat up considerably. Given its size, this temperature build-up can make it uncomfortable to carry in your pocket.

Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1's build up quality makes it ideal for Indian weather conditions, while its able shooter can come handy on picnics and outings. Movie buffs will appreciate its display and built-in-audio enhancements. Buy if you want a device that can survive moisture and dust.


This monster-phone boasts a 5.2 inch screen with wide viewing angles; its display is capable of rendering crisp text and accurate colors. Besides, top-notch brightness level ensure legibility even in direct sunlight.

Priced: Rs. 41,490/- OR  Rs. 44,490/-
The handset ticks all the right boxes when it comes to its shooter. Its records sharply-focussed videos and photos look good with true colors and just the right amount of contrast. In less than optimum light, it tends to smooth over details and low-light images suffer from some noise.

The G2 is equipped with an infrared sensor and a 'remote' app which can be configured to control TVs, set-top boxes etc.

Despite a Full HD screen, the G2's battery lasts for 15 to 16 hours when used with a 3G connection.

The G2's shell is fabricated out of glossy plastic, which neither looks premium nor feels good to hold.

No expandable memory so you're limited by just the internal 16/32 GB storage. The device's volume and power buttons are placed on its back cover, which aren't as intuitive to use. 

Volume during calls is also on the lower side. When used with a good pair of earphones, however, G2 works on par with a good MP3 player.

Verdict: Except for its placement of buttons and glossy plastic build the LG G2 gets most things right. If you're looking for a feature-packed, compact smartphone that does not seem too large in your hands, this one could be it.

Configuration Specifications:

                                       LG G2                                   Sony Xperia Z1               

Display                      5.2-inch, IPS display                      5-inch, TFT display
                                (1920x1080px)                               (1920x1080px)

Processor                 Snapdragon 800,                            Snapdragon 800,  
                                2.26 GHz quad-core                       2.2 GHz quad-core

GPU                          Adreno 330                                   Adreno 330

RAM                          2GB RAM                                       2GB RAM

Memory                    16/32GB (internal)                         16GB, microSD upto 64GB

Camera                    13MP rear cam                               20MP rear cam
                                (1080p video),                              (1080p video),
                                2MP front cam                               2MP front cam

Connectivity             3G, dual-band WiFi,                       3G, WiFi, Bluetooth,
                                Bluetooth, infrared, A-GPS             A-GPS, DLNA, NFC

Battery                     3000mAh                                       3000mAh

OS                            Andriod 4.2 (Jelly Bean)                 Andriod 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Weight                     143g                                             169g


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