Both of these devices have come with good reviews: Sony Xperia Z2, released in February, had nothing but a positive response, same as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, released in May, even though some reviewers sided wih the original version of the S5.
If you’re struggling choosing between the two, here you have a comparison between the two smartphones to help you figure out which one fits your needs best and to go with the better choice.
Display, Exterior And Size
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with a quite large 5.1 inches Super AMOLED display, which renders a very nice resolution of 1.080 x 1.920 pixels. The smartphone weighs 170 g and, as for dimensions, the phone is 0.35 inches thick. Regarding other interesting features, the Samsung has shock-resistant qualities (which are certified by MIL-STD-810G) as well as dust resistant and water proof back casings (which are certified by IP67).
Sony’s Xperia Z2 has a beautiful 5.2 inches IPS LCD display, featuring the same resolution as Samsung’s device. The smartphone presents the new technology “Live Color LED” which is meant to increase the color gradation and depth. Your display will surely look bright and sharp. As well as weight goes, the Xperia Z2 has 163 g and it is 0.32 inches thick (which translates to: thinner than the Galaxy S5 Active). This device also has dust resistant and water proof features that are certified by IP67.
Hardware And Software
The Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 processor which is quad core. The device supports 2GB of RAM and it runs on the Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
The Xperia Z2 runs on the same processor, but it works at 2.3 GHz. This device actually supports 3GB of RAM (rarely seen) and also runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat.
Even though both smartphones have the feature of shooting 4k videos, the camera stats make the Xperia Z2 the winner in this department. The primary camera on this device has 20.7 MP (which is not even found on some DSLRs) with LED flash, and the secondary camera is also a nice 2.2MP one.
Don’t think that the Galaxy S5 Active is too far away in the game, since it supports a beautiful 16MP primary camera with LED flash, and a 2MP secondary camera.
Regarding this topic, both devices support the same amount of internal memory which is 16GB (expandable up to 128GB whilst using a microSD card).
While the Xperia Z2 sports a superior 3200 mAh battery, this is only shown in the stand-by maximum time of the device being approximated to 740 hours. Regarding talking time, the device can only last 19 hours.
The Galaxy S5 Active sports a 2800 mAh battery which will last you 480 hours in stand-by time. But, surprisingly, this device lasts more in talking time: around 29 hours.
Both the Samsung device and the Sony one support micro-SIM.
If you are a style attentive person, you will be pleased to know that the Xperia Z2 can be found in black, white and purple color options. The Galaxy S5 Active also gives you options to choose from like: titanium grey, ruby red and camo green.
The Galaxy S5 Active will be found at the price of $616.95, while the Xperia Z2 is priced around $636.12. The difference of money between the two is not that high, so all that’s left to do is figure out which one is the best choice for you.