LG G2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra

In this article we compared the LG G2 mobile to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Read on to find out if one of these models out performs the other.

If you’re in the market for a nice new phone and you want to make a choice between two of the best, then you may want to think about considering the LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. These two handsets are very classy, very up to date and they also come with the latest features you’re sure to enjoy, but how do you choose between the two? How can you make that decision and be assured you’ve walked away with the best phone?

In order to make your choice just that little bit easier, I’ve compared the two so you can see how well they work and which handset is the right one for you.

Introducing…

The LG G2 is one of the latest models to be created by the famous Korean company. After an international launch, LG have presented us with a handset they have every right to be proud of.

The handset has an impressive camera, a 5.2 inch screen and a very powerful processor, as well as a unique design that makes it look incredibly modern and usable.

The Xperia Z Ultra is quite a large smartphone for the Japanese manufacturer to develop, and it comes with the nickname ‘Phablet’, simply because it has a very large display (6.4 inches), and specific screen technologies that make the image quality much desired. The design of the handset is pretty much what we have come to expect from Sony, so there are no surprises there, but it does match the LG G2 with regards to its processor as it happens to contain the very admirable Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip.

Features & Specifications

Display

The LG G2 has a good range of features and specifications that help this handset to stand out. With quite a large screen, you may think you’re going to get great picture quality, but as with some of LG’s older models, the G32 comes with 424 pixels per inch, and a resolution of 1920×1080. Fortunately we can all avoid disappointment as the G2 also comes with additional sub-pixels which work to ensure the image is a lot sharper than some of the phones’ competitors.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The Xperia Z Ultra is indeed a large handset and it could almost be a tablet because of its sheer size, but this means the phone comes with a large screen. The 6.4 inches and Sony’s display technology make the Z Ultra idea if you love to watch videos and browse pictures. The 344 pixels per inch and 1920×1080 resolution mean the Z Ultra’s picture potentially isn’t as good at the G2’s, however the picture quality is excellent, making it just that little bit better.

Processor

LG G2: Using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core, you can expect some seriously fast speeds. What’s more is you will be impressed with the 2GB of RAM and the great Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) which gives you a nice set up, and the user interface made by LG is certainly a pleasure to handle.

The amount of storage you get is very reasonable as you’ll have a rather impressive 32 GB included, with 24 GB available for you to use. Unfortunately you will not be able to expand the memory as there’s no microSD port, but you can always upload your files and save them to a PC if you wish.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: As with the G2, the Z Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor and 2GB of RAM. This makes your shiny new phone run a lot faster and with less lag than some older models. The interface is very smooth and when it comes to multi-tasking, it’s a breeze.

The onboard storage is not as impressive as the G2’s as there’s only 16GB, but the Z Ultra does have the redeeming quality of coming with a microSD slot, and you will also have the chance to increase the memory up to 64 GB, now that’s impressive!

With Android 4,2 (Jelly Bean), coupled with Sony’s user interface, you’re sure to love the very clean and smooth look, that makes this handset’s day to day usage a pleasurable one.

Camera

LG G2: The 13 mega pixel camera is a pretty good one, and with optical image stabilisation, you won’t have to worry about pictures being blurry due to your camera wobbling slightly. The LED flash and face detection make taking pictures a pleasure, and the 1080p video camera is sure to impress.

Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra has a reasonable 8 mega pixel camera, which is a little disappointing seeing as the handset is big and screams quality. There is no LED flash, but you can make use of the many other features that come with the camera including: Face detection, digital image stabilisation, panoramic mode and so much more. the video comes with 1080p video capture and there’s a 2 mega pixel front camera that’s ideal for video calls.

Additional Features

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra, like all recent Sony handsets is water resistant. This means you can drop it in a metre of water for up to 30 minutes and it won’t damage the handset. What’s more is this particular handset has a slight improvement on previous Sony phones as you won’t have to worry about covering up the ports anymore, so feel free to splash something on it accidentally or drop it in a puddle, and your handset will be fine.

The Verdict

The clear ‘Winner’ depends what you are looking for in a mobile phone. If you want an excellent camera, you should think about buying the LG G2. But if you’re looking for a phone that will store a heck of a lot of data, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra may just be the one for you.

Both handsets are excellent in their own right, so it’s up to you to decide which one will suit you best, before finding a mobile phone plan that will let you make the most of your lovely new handset.

Phil Turner wanted to upgrade to a newer mobile phone. He chose the LG G2 l after reading this page review on the uSwitch website http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2013/11/lg_g2_review/

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