I'd go for a Z2, just because I like the design better.
I think either way - with either of these devices you'd have a great phone.
Stop arguing and get a life. It all comes down to "Preferences". Example:
1. I need an LTE device - I'd go for Z2. Go check the specs. It covers most of the LTE frequencies.
2. I want a good music player on my phone - I'd go for S5 due to good output.
3. I want a phone, but not so big - S5 is more compact.
4. I want a sturdy, premium looking device - Z2 wins here
5. Do you want a phone that looks like the previous phones out there? - well it's yours to decide. I'd go for LG G3 then.
Well to sum it up, make a list of what you need and what you want. No sense in arguing which is which. People should not depend on the reviews, they are only guides.
Hi dear community, the S5 is the clear winner. I really do not understand the posture of so called "sony fans" by trying to find the Z2 superior based only on the specs or looking elsewhere trying to find a positive review to satisfy their believe. Like the gsmarena-review pointed. Sony is great at the hardware side but I want to add that they have no idea how to exploit this advantage on the Z2, what a shame. I blamed the software for such performance. Well for me it is time to wait for the Z3 Compact again, assuming the Z2C will have the same weakness. I prefer such compact sizes with top specs over the bigger ones. Yes, I would consider myself an admirer of sony products, but before that I am a conscious customer not willing to pay such high prices for only a good phone like the Z2 represents to me. Simply perfect in all categories except in the most important. And people do not think I am waiting for the pinnacle in digital imaging. Cellphones are normally behind a dedicated camera device, but let me say Apple, Samsung and LG are getting closer. Samsung well done with the S5. Greetings.
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2014xperia z2's 20mp is a joke! samsung galaxy s5 is the winner! and lg g3 will beat s5!How can you say it is a joke? You are crazy man.
Android Fan, 04 Jun 2014Xperia Z2 has the best camera among all smartphons. The source is DXO. I think they know it ... moreFor 'best camera' title it needs Xenon, otherwise it's just 'best camera maybe in sunlight or if the subject isn't moving too fast'.
You should not compare G3 to S5 because you cant compare a phablet to a phone. Compare G3 to Note 3. Both are phablets.
sh96, 04 Jun 2014In dxo camera test (smartphone) an official camera testing site the z2 was placed first head o... moreI have no idea how credible those DXOMark reviews are, but the fact that even iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 being ranked ahead of Lumia 1020 should seriously raise your eyebrows.
Also, it's my understanding that the rankings are based on both the still image and video recording performance. And it's a known fact that Lumia 1020 doesn't excel in video recording dept. as much as it does in still image dept. So, you do the math.
Android Fan, 04 Jun 2014 I suggest you accept it when DXO and all users are saying z2 has better camera, instead of re... moreSinds you suggest it , i won't accept it ! no just kidding we will see the battle is on . But it's about not repeating yeah we won we won like kids . It's a reminder for those who keep arguing . Why even argue when the battle is over it won't change ... So in my eyes when you denie a loss and keep repeating that camera is better in daylight when it's not . Isn't that behaving like a kid ?
lol straight samsung ownage. but its just so ugly. they need a new design team.
To bad the LG G3 is better than both first off Sony's phone has such huge bezels it looks like a phone from 2011 and the S5 looks like every other Samsung phone for like 4 years now both phones are a joke compared to the G3 the Koreans got it rite the G3 outsold the S5 3 to 1 cause they have common sense I guess
anonymous, 04 Jun 2014I hope you will still be so happy when G3 will lose hes battle too , not like the z2 fans they... more I suggest you accept it when DXO and all users are saying z2 has better camera, instead of repeating "we won,we won" like children.
Awesome review GSM Arena.
All the Sony fanboys are seriously butt hurt hahahaha!!!
Next S5 vs G3 and the only thing thats going in G3's favor at the moment is
I honestly dont think this is gonna be enough but lets see.
Oh and Sony Fanniez theres still a Galaxy Prime coming to finish off the Z2. Save yo tears for later cause the worst for you is yet to come.
anonymous, 04 Jun 2014You dumb troll , on the z2 revieuw they gave good comments and even on other phones where does... moreXperia Z2 has the best camera among all smartphons.
The source is DXO. I think they know it better than any other mobile site.
You should be so mindless that you don't recognize when all users are saying one same statement, there is really noticeable difference with real samples.
You'd better Be happy with your s5's "superior" camera and enjoy being cheated by Samsung.
Thegrinreaper, 04 Jun 2014The comparison is biased towards the Galaxy S5.
Camera was a draw:
Superior auto images in... moreU R drunk man! Go home!
R U comparing TouchWIZ with great functionalities with those of Xperia??
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2014samsung galaxy s5 is the winner! lg g3 will be the next winner!I hope you will still be so happy when G3 will lose hes battle too , not like the z2 fans they can't accept a loss , atleast if S5 loses i wont bash the g3 . I'll accept the loss and go over it cause the phone is still awesome