PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z vs Optimus G Pro

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z vs Optimus G Pro

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z
1,590

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z
2,926

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Xperia Z
1,336 ms
Optimus G Pro
1,011 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia Z
2,664

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z
15 fps
Optimus G Pro
13.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z
38.2 fps
Optimus G Pro
31.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Lighter 146 g vs 160 g Around 10% lighter
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 400 ppi 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 15% thinner
Front view of LG Optimus G Pro

Reasons to consider the
LG Optimus G Pro

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Faster javascript execution 1,011 ms vs 1,336 ms Around 25% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 5.1 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
More battery capacity 3,140 mA·h vs 2,330 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5.5" vs 5" 10% bigger screen
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z  vs Optimus G Pro 

8.0
8.0
Fans of the Xperia line and Sony's software will no doubt love the phone, with the possible exception of battery life, but those who aren't loyal to the brand may find the durable metal casing and better display on the HTC One and the myriad features and replaceable battery on the Samsung Galaxy S4 more captivating.
Xperia Z

8.5
8.5
That sounds pretty good, but keep in mind that if you regularly use your phone for more “advanced” stuff like camera, GPS, video playback or gaming, the battery life will quickly drop to one full day.
Xperia Z

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z  vs
Optimus G Pro 
Size 5" 5.5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 400 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 13.1 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13.1 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 660 min 930 min
Talk time (3G) 840 min 1,260 min
Standby time 32,976 min 34,560 min
Standby time (3G) 31,824 min 32,976 min
Capacity 2,330 mA·h 3,140 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z  vs
Optimus G Pro 
Weight 146 g 160 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 9.4 mm
Size 71 x 139 x 7.9 mm 76.1 x 150.2 x 9.4 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 5.1 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Sony Xperia Z
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