PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged vs LG G2

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged vs LG G2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

But two years from now, the LG will have a performance edge and by then application developers will probably have found good uses for all those CPU cycles.
LG G2 | by MobileTechReview

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged

Reasons to consider the
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More processing power 4,262 vs 3,895 Around 10% better passmark score
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 100 Mb/s 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Front view of LG tablets LG G2

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Records significantly higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 60x higher def video
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 143 g vs 170 g More than 15% lighter
Slightly bigger screen 5.2" vs 5" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged  vs LG G2 

9.2
9.4
As it's now the norm, the viewing angles of this IPS LCD screen are very good, although still not perfect, as there's some noticeable brightness loss, but that's normal.
LG G2

8.0
10.0
It's an IPS panel too, so you get solid viewing angles, natural colours and really impressive detail.
LG G2

8.0
9.0
And if you want to shoot great video, a DSLR or dedicated video camera will be your best bet.
LG G2

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged  vs
LG G2 
Size 5" 5.2"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 440 ppi 423 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 13 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE-A
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 3,000 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1 Featured in Best Rugged  vs
LG G2 
Weight 170 g 143 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.9 mm
Size 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 mm 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.2
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 v4.0
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