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LG G5 vs Sony Xperia XZ

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (7.0, 6.0)Android (7.1, 7.0, 6.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.88 in x 2.91 in x 0.29 in5.75 in x 2.83 in x 0.32 in
Weight5.61 oz5.68 oz
Rugged Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certified Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: metalMain body: aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYes 
Volume control 
Right side Yes
 Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Available color optionsGold, Gray, Silver, PinkBlack, Gray, Pink, Blue

Display

Physical size 5.3 in5.2 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2560 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio70.15%71%
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Processor modelKryo (Quad-core,2200 MHz,64-bit,14nm)Kryo (Quad-core,2150 MHz,64-bit,14nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 530)Yes (Adreno 530)
RAM4 GB (Quad-channel, LPDDR4)3 GB
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage23 GB21.5 GB
Memory card supportYes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 2,000 GB)Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB)

Camera

CameraYes (16 megapixels)Yes (23 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.8F2
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 24mm
Camera sensor size1/2.6"1/2.3"
Pixel size1.12μm 
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser)Autofocus (Phase detection, Laser)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Geo taggingManual focus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharingTime-lapse video, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (13 megapixels)
Features Wide Angle
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity2800 mAh2900 mAh
TypeLi-ion 
Battery timesTalk time: 20 hours / Stand-by time: 16 days (380 hours)Talk time: 11.7 hours / Stand-by time: 25 days (600 hours) / Talk time (3G) : 17.5 hours / Stand-by time 3G: 25 days (610 hours) / Stand-by time 4G: 25 days (590 hours) / Music playback : 78 hours / Video playback : 11 hours

Multimedia

MirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPortDLNA, Wireless screen share
RadioYes (Type: Type: FM) 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm
Additional microphone/s Yes (Noise cancellation)
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

SupportsHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 40 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (4.2)Yes (4.2)
Profiles/ Protocols Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
 MIMO
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
USBYesYes (USB 2.0)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueZNFH850 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedMar 12, 2016 
US SAR  
Head0.52 W/kg 
Body1.24 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.24 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.50 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 21, 2016)Yes (Sep 01, 2016)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 31, 2016Oct 02, 2016

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Apr 01, 2016)), AT&T (Available (Apr 01, 2016)), Sprint (Available (Apr 01, 2016)), T-Mobile (Discontinued (Jun 07, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Apr 01, 2016))