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Sony Xperia Z3 vs. LG G Flex 2 – Best smartphone reader’s Choice – March Mobile Madness 2015

by Roy Choi | March 16, 2015March 16, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

Welcome to another round of Mobile Madness!  We’re well underway in this year’s fan selection tournament for “best smartphone.” Sunday we saw the Motorola Droid Turbo go up against the BlackBerry Passport with the Passport taking the win. And a mighty big win for the Passport.

While the BlackBerry Passport may be oddly shaped in today’s more candybar-like form it certainly has a place as a work-friendly device. The passport go on to face the Galaxy Note 4 next weekend. Today we have the Sony Xperia Z3 face off against the LG G Flex 2. Let’s get started and see who ends up on top!

 

Sony Xperia Z3


The best way to describe the Z3 is a Z2 with a better design. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s a minor revision, a refined version of a device that already had no immediate shortcomings. You still get that same water resistance, smooth performance, and a great camera. Best of all, battery life is terrific. Although it bears a striking resemblance to its previous effort, Sony’s new flagship is still a great addition to the Xperia brand… read more

 

LG G Flex 2

LG’s G Flex was a pretty impressive device. Considering all of the talk around “bendgate” and easily-breakable phonesthese days, it makes perfect sense for the South Korea-based phone maker to take another shot at a phone that provides a self-healing back, a body that actually flexes and more. Meet the G Flex 2: LG’s next shot at a curved smartphone, and one that packs as much brains as it does beauty… read more

Sony - Xperia Z3 LG - G Flex 2
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type TRILUMINOS P-OLED
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) Android 5.0 (KitKat)
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
  • Micro SD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 20.7MP 13MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2.2MP 2.1MP
Networks
  • GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
  • HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps
  • LTE
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3100 mAh 3000mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
GPS
  • aGPS
  • GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
Height 146 mm (5.75 inches) 149.1 mm (5.87 inches)
Width 72 mm (2.83 inches) 75.3 mm (2.96 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 9.4 mm (0.37 inches)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
Colors Black Red. Silver
Supported Audio Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .amr, .awb, .dst, .dff, .flac, .mka, .mid, .xmf, .ota, .rtttl, .rtx, .imy, .wav, .ogg N/A
Supported Video Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4v, .mkv, .avi, .xvid, .webm N/A
In The Box N/A N/A

 


First Round:

March 11(play-in round) HTC One M9 Vs LG G3
March 12 Winner of the play-in round (HTC One M9) Vs iPhone 6 Plus
March 13 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs Lumia 930-Series
March 14 Moto X (2014) Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
March 15 Motorola Droid Turbo Vs BlackBerry Passport
March 16 LG G Flex 2 Vs Sony Xperia Z3
March 17 Nexus 6 Vs BlackBerry Classic
March 18 iPhone 6 Vs OnePlus One
March 19 Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy Note Edge

Second Round:

March 20 Winner of March 12 (HTC One M9) Vs Winner of March 13
March 21 Winner of March 14 Vs Winner of March 15
March 22 Winner of March 16 Vs Winner of March 17
March 23 Winner of March 18 Vs Winner of March 19

Final Four:

March 24-26 Winner of March 20 Vs Winner of March 21
March 26-28 Winner of March 22 Vs Winner of March 23

 

Final:

March 29-31 Winner of March 24-26 Vs Winner of March 26-28
Winner Announced April 1 

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2015 - Round 5

 


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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