PhoneNerd, 08 Jul 2014M8 > Z2/G3 > other Android phones > WP phones > iPhones. :)It can;-)
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014true on most accounts but screen better than s5 come on u arent serious I've used both side by... morei said EQUAL or better u know ? gotta give it to S5 under the sun i agree but i like the Z2's screen better overall and I forgot and people seem o keep forgeting if the Z2 has bigger bazels it also has a damn pair of stereo frontal speakers, im a Sony fan yes but seriously people just cant show the love and respect Sony phones deserve specially the Z2.
MithrandirX, 08 Jul 2014Of course his opinion doesn't matter, only yours does, right? The fact that you prefer the ... moreok u said ur piece i guess bravo! of course we all prefer sth but u cant simply say a>2>d> ? u know what i mean ? u may say why as well ! he only said why he dislikes the Z2 not why he loves the M8, guess i cant expect much from a hater .
I have the ESA V10a version G3 and my friend has the Korean version which updated recently and he said that the software update solve the issues of the lag in terms of menu transition effects. Also the battery improved. So i believe in the next update it will do the job well :-)
darkraver, 08 Jul 2014It boggles me that GSMA has a preference to call a more bloat UI better...objectively that is ... moreI'm with you on a couple of major glaring issues with the G3...
Battery life and lag...
BL being the absolute killer... should be marked down severely...
Similarly there's no place for lag in er, flagship (okay, so there is, but only re: spelling!) again, if you're paying top whack for a top of the range phone, whoever the manufacturer, lag is a no-no...
Okay, you can tinker around the edges re: app usefulness, sound, camera quality, etc. - but if the 2 fundamentals are wrong, it should be impossible to recommend...
Riba Sanchez, 08 Jul 2014Ok guys. My first ever post here. Ok, my stands. I really love them both. I have these two... moreYou're rich! haha. You must be very lucky for owning both beast. I think that's also an honest observation. I like GSMArena's explanations too and I think,they're honest and very objective. I'm quite a fan of Z2 to be honest, but I'd also like to be fair and at the same time, true to myself. So I know that Sony still needs some polishing when it comes to the camera. I think, it's just in the processing. I know they can considering the photo quality of their RX cams. I like G3 too, I think it's also beautiful and surely powerful.
Ok guys. My first ever post here.
Ok, my stands.
I really love them both. I have these two very good phone and really love it. But they have their own edge.
So when it comes to...
"Handling and Design"
Both good, but i prefer the LG G3, because it's lighter and feels comfortable to the hands. Design's of both phone is very good.
I prefer the Z2. It's eye-catching despite of 5.2" vs 5.5" of the G3. But when it comes to viewing a high quality pictures, G3 is great, because of the QHD resolution. The fine details are there.
Z2 for me. Got 2 days of the usual use. G3 is a power hog. But i am pretty sure LG will improve this to their next phone software update. But no one can beat LG G2's battery. Mine got 89 Hours of use.
G3. Lots of features. But some features from G2 still missing in G3. Who would have thought, there's no Picture Widget in G3 and a flashlight like in G2? But Z2' UI is great too and very neat.
They both works pretty well when opening apps its fast, but i'm experiencing some statter lags in G3 when swiping in homescreen. The graphics transition effect. No prob with Z2.
When it comes to picture taking, i prefer G3. It's crisp. I'm kinda disappointed of Z2's picture quality.
When it comes to Video taking, i prefer Z2 because of the extra personalization and effects included.
I prefer Z2's music player and the noise cancelling earphone included. Awesome sound. But the G3 is not far behind. It's good too, if you also use the Z2's included earphone in the G3. Loudspeaker is better in G3. Quadbeat 2 is more in the treble side, Noise Cancelling earphone of Z2 is more on the bass side.
Over-all i love them both. You couldn't have the best of all. So my advice is to buy it both. Hahaha Kidding.
Seriously, i can't live a day when one is not with me. These two great phone need to be with together as for my uses. They have their own tasks.
It boggles me that GSMA has a preference to call a more bloat UI better...objectively that is a preference only.
More vanilla like Z2 UI doesn't show any lag as opposing to LG's and Samsung's UI...and any (if) feature lacking you can always download an app to do it...
but in the end you can't fix the lag...
So...Z2 and HTc M8 win in that category over Lg G3 and S5 any time...at least in my book...
Then again it boggles me what criteria does GSM Arena staff have for picture quality and camera usage? Is it only the 100% crop noise level that they use as a criteria of a better shooter? What about color reproduction, level of detail in low level light, and other features camera provides like stabilization?
What about video recording on the move? Z2 has best MBps buffer and stabilisation of them all...Doesn't that count in factoring the quality of video?
I do like the panorama quality of G3 much more, though...
Not saying G3 and S5 are weaker or something, but just saying all have some advantages and disadvantages...
I guess the DoxMark staff takes ALL these factors in account when testing...
and that is why Z2 is there on the top along with S5
And people don't have to even agree to any of these remarks of mine, but we can all agree to call G3 a subpar phone in performance due to its lag and especially disappointing battery life
So sorry, but objectively G3 doesn't surpass Z2 in most categories:
nor loudspeaker sound (stereo over mono),
nor display ( what kind of criteria is more pixels only!?! ),
nor UI ( responsivness over features ),
nor battery life (6h browsing, heloo?)
and that crop noise level ONLY is a questionable criteria for camera comparisson.
But LG is better in headphone sound I believe, and (for some) in daylight stills, definitely in panorama photo, and LG's faster autofocus has it's advantages while recording video that is true...
Sony-For-Life, 08 Jul 2014or maybe u can stop talking like your opinion matters to anyone ? Z2 is THE Best smartphone at... moreOf course his opinion doesn't matter, only yours does, right?
The fact that you prefer the Z2 doesn't make it the best phone..
It all depends on what priorities you have in a phone.
For me, it was the camera (other factors are also important of course, but like I said.. priorities), and the S5 has the best camera right now, where the Z2 shows pretty disappointing pictures considering the sensor they have..
Ivan Croatia, 08 Jul 2014G3 design, S5 screen, M8 metal body, Lumia 1020 camera and iOS 7 OS. Perfect phoneI agree with most of it (though the S5's camera is great as well), though iOS7 would be a deal breaker for me..
LG G3 is NOT better than Sony Xperia Z2. I'm not a Sony fan but Sony has finally created a solid smartphone with the Z2 this time. It got the G3 beat in display, camera and performance. There is literally no practical advantage the G3 has over the Z2. Don't be fooled by its QHD resolution. It's just a marketing ploy. It's got the worst screen, quality-wise, among all the current flagship phones.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014I agree with every thing except for iOS7 comment. iOS is still limited in many areas, lack... moreiOS is FAR more preferred in business, education and by creative professionals than the more "feature-packed" Android.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014By facts not preference that would be S5, Z2, M8, G3, and the 8th iPhone. The fact is the iPhone 5s is the HIGHEST rated smartphone both by critics and consumers. Ranking it behind ALL Android smartphones without actually first testing it is what is called ignorance.
Sony-For-Life, 08 Jul 2014Lagi and unappealing ? are u seriouse right now ? lets bet that im a Z2 owner and u havent eve... moretrue on most accounts but screen better than s5 come on u arent serious I've used both side by side and S5 just makes the colors pop out S5 screen is better any day plus its perfectly visible under sunlight too
kit kat, 08 Jul 2014m8>g3>S5>z2 in overall.M8 > Z2/G3 > other Android phones > WP phones > iPhones. :)
kit kat, 08 Jul 2014cus sony still cant reach to other flgships for many issues. - lagi & unappealing ui comp... moreLagi and unappealing ? are u seriouse right now ? lets bet that im a Z2 owner and u havent even tryed the Z2 once ? huh ? what ure saying is simply pure BS and what u care about a screen is big names ? really ? u better get a life then and stop reading 2 much lol Z2'a screen quality is equal or better than M8-S5 and iphone 5S and also better than G3's and u will understand this only when u compare them in real life and side by side but hey i guess u know better just with knowing the NAMES of diff displayes LOL about bazels u might be right but i want my phone to be water and duftproof and have a little bigger bazels and guess what? i dont care what u want! about the camera quality i agree with u but then again Z2's camera is not bad by any means .