Z2 wins hands down,especially when it comes to charging the phone,the S5 can only be charged by opening the bottom flap to expose its charging port, however repeatitive opening the rubber flap will cause the flap to break off in the future,Sony solved the problem with an external charging dock which negates the need to open any rubber flaps when charging.
darkraver, 16 May 2014Yeah S5 has best black and worst white...amoled is a totally unnatural looking screen. And jud... moreIn movie and pro photo mode the temperature 6500K, also they have 106-107% SRGB, its better than 130% in Z2. Z2 have unnatural looking screen. White on new amoled is ideal.
Doxmark said than z1 in crude firmware is the best cameraphone. Also they dont testing s5
xpress55, 16 May 2014Somehow its always low in xperia devices.Exactly why I don't give sony phones a look in anymore. I used to be a huge sony fan, I bought Xperia S, T, Z, Z1 all in hope that each phone would be louder in audio than the one before but nope, poor loudspeaker, poor battery life, poor earpiece volume and the cameras were slow to focus at times which really became annoying. Atleast battery life seems to be going the right way but they need to change volume output as its rubbish and audio is not as clear as rivals.
Despite stereo speakers still not very loud (the waterproofing is no excuse, they should find a way around it, s5 has mono speaker and waterproofing/resistance and is still a bit louder and S4 active was louder yet still with a mono speaker, so having a loud speaker on a waterproof/resistant phone can be done) - whats the point of stereo speakers the point of stereo speakers, same which HTC the loudspeaker volumes don't seem to be loud enough for stereo speaker.
i dont care if they sound better than mono speaker, i care more about hearing the phone ring, that is the main point of a phone speaker in my opinion
I wish now when phones are announced people stopped looking at sole specs and stating which phone is the best just on spec sheets as spec sheets dont tell you how loud the phone is when ringing, doesnt tell you how clear or loud audio is in headphones, or how loud/clear phone is in phone calls from the earpiece which i think are more important than just seeing a phone stating stereo speakers, 16 or 20.7mp camera, 2.3-2.5ghz. 3gb ram etc, in day to day usage 2.3ghz - 2.5 ghz is not going to be much different if any different atall, neither is 3gb ram over 2gb ram.
My friend got the z2 last week and i was using it for a while yesterday and there isnt any real difference in general speed compared with my s5 what you do notice though, is s5 is louder in especially when you active the enhanced speaker mode in earpeice call volume, louder when phone is ringing and audio is louder and clearer playing same songs with no eqaulizers. He now wants to exhange Z2 for S5
Chad AB, 16 May 2014The phone is simply amazing!! There is something wrong with the benchmarks of course!! An... moreYeah, there is something wrong with benchmarks...Sony does not juice up (cheat) benchmark results like htc and samsung do
eq5555, 16 May 2014why?
watch Dispaponted thread at xda xperia z2
also at z2:
130% SRGB. All image are designe... moreYeah S5 has best black and worst white...amoled is a totally unnatural looking screen. And judging by battery test... Z2 now has best and power efficient screen period!
Camera is excellent, although the rewiever is kinnda stating it's a letdown for him, but...looking all over the net, Doxmark gave it s take on it as overall best. Best at 4k video for ex.
This phone has some minor downfalls but is best at this moment
The phone is simply amazing!!
There is something wrong with the benchmarks of course!! Anyhow the real performance counts only and Benchmarks are just useless!!
I will buy it as soon it reach my country.
Friends please listen please pay attention i was aso not a big fan of sony i was crazy for apple phones whenever a new flagship of apple comes i used to say my father please buy me this ipad or iphone. But when i heard abt sony i said woh a phone which is awesome a phone which has got each and every features which a customer wants in a phone are in sony phones
in very low light the z2 blows out the competition and it looks and feels a luxurious gadget (the s5 is Kiddish }moreover if carefully used the background defocus can produce very nice pro looking shots which is no go for the so called s5
watch Dispaponted thread at xda xperia z2
also at z2:
130% SRGB. All image are designed for SRGB standard (99.9% of the colors in nature), and enhanced range is color distortion, oversaturation and red hues.
Lack of OIS
No isocell (isocell have better color, better dynamic range)
No oled (oled have ideal black color, ideal contrast, ideal viewing angle, ideal response speed, all much better than lcd)
Weak sound in headphones
The only true competition will be the LG G3 when it comes out and then the competition will begin. Only 11 more days for me to decide
After seeing camera reviews of the Z2 and Z1, I must say I am glad I went for the Galaxy S4 Zoom :). Sony really needs to improve in that area.
"Sony had no time - or care - for gimmicks, like HTC's dual camera and Zoe, or Samsung's new sensors " gsm final word I'm sold ^^
Fade dragon, 16 May 2014So,it's now proven that 3GB RAM of z2 didn't help to blow s5 away!open yourn eyes Sony fanboys... moreEnough said....., u SamFan boy.....literally saying your S5 complete making cost is equal to our Z2 build material cost.....remember that....and market selling price similar....WTF