For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia Z2 or the iPhone 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes with 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5 comes with 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
The Xperia Z2 is the clear winner in this category with a 424 ppi pixels display density compared to the 326 ppi pixels display density.
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes with 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm dimensions and weighs 163 grams. The iPhone 5 comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Sony Xperia Z2 is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a Micro SD card.
The iPhone 5 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core swift processor and Apple A6 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Sony Xperia Z2 runs on the Android KitKat operating system and has 3 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7 version. The device has 1 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power the Xperia Z2 again has a clear edge over the Apple device.
The Sony Xperia Z2 sports a 20.7 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2.2 MP. The iPhone 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 19 hours on 3G or music play of about 120 hours. The iPhone 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G or music play of about 40 hours.
Price in Australia
The Sony Xperia Z2 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $689.95 and the iPhone 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $779.95 in Australia.
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