Sony’s latest flagship goes head-to-head with LG’s latest flagship. This is Z5 premium versus the LG G4. By looking at these devices, One thing you are gonna notice right off the bat is, How different they are in terms of their design.
With Sony Z5 premium looking at a metal and glass design and it’s the same iconic design that we’ve seen in previous devices. So Again this is a clean rectangular slab, with metal around the sides and glass on the front and back. Which does kind of make it a little bit of fingerprint magnet. But the biggest change with the design is in the power button, It’s no longer a circle anymore and it’s actually a wider button and this reason is to accommodate for a built-in fingerprint scanner. And the finger-print scanner in my short time with it, actually works extremely well. It’s very fast and also very convenient because it’s built right into the power button, where your thumb normally sits. So it’s actually very smart move by Sony.
The LG G4 on the other hand is entirely made of plastic, or a combination of plastic and leather. Depending on which back you decide to go with. But it still feels great in the hand is also very comfortable to use. Due to that slightly curved body, both devices feature 5.5 inch displays but as impressive as the QuadHD resolution is on the G4, The big story here is the 4K display on the Sony Z5 premium which makes it the first phone in the world with a 4K display. And this results in a whopping PPI of 806 which is totally insane.
It is no denying that the Z5 premium has a very impressive looking display, but there’s definitely going to be a lot of debate as to whether 4k on a smart phone is necessary. And what the impact is going to be like on battery life. Both of these devices are being powered by Qualcomm chipsets so the Sony Z5 premium comes with a Snapdragon 810 with the Adreno 430, while the LG for comes with the Snapdragon 808 with the adrenal 418. But both come with 3 GB of RAM and performance is really good on both. The G4 is very smooth and fluid and the same thing can be said about the Z5 premium. So, it is not going to have any sort of performance issues on either one of these devices, No matter what it is that you’re trying to do.
For storage you’re looking at 32GB of on-board storage on both, Along with expandable storage up to 128 gigabytes for the G4 and 200 gigabytes for the Z5 premium.
As far as any extra goodies are concerned, The Z5 premium now comes with the fingerprint scanner integrated into the redesigned power button on the side, The button scanner is ideally placed to make it easy to unlock the device using your thumb. And it is a pretty nice implementation compared to the more traditional placements up front and on the back.
Also available in the Z5 premium is the dust and waterproof capabilities, which you don’t get on the G4. So if you care about that sort of protection, Z5 premium is going to be the one you want to go for. Now as far as battery life goes on, G4 is packing a 3000mah battery which is user replaceable and also comes with quick charge. The Xperia Z5 premium comes with a 3430mah battery which is a pretty large battery. But it’s also a non-removable and we also have no idea what sort of battery drain we’re going to see. Due to that 4k display.
With the camera, you’re looking at a 16 megapixel F 1.8 aperture lens on the G4 and 23 megapixel sensor on the Z5 premium. The G4 has already proven to have a really great camera, especially with DSLR-like manual controls, And the ability to shoot in RAW and JPEG simultaneously. The camera on the Z5 premium looks promising, especially when you consider Sony’s track record with camera sensors. So on paper, It sounds like it’s going to be a pretty exciting camera.
The Xperia Z5 premium is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Sony’s Xperia UI, Which keeps a mostly stock Android experience. But there are some slight customizations like the small apps for easier multitasking and the PlayStation integration which is really great, if you are a gamer. The G4 is also running lollipop and comes with a very familiar GUI interface and hasn’t changed all that much. And many of LG’s features have been retained, ranging from the usual features like the knock-code and multi-window to the not-so-useful like, Smart bulletins and smart notice.
So there you have it guys. This has been a Quick comparison of Z5 premium versus the LG G4. Both of these devices are very different. They’re great in their own way so do let us know, down below which one you prefer and also join us on Facebook and Twitter.