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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium vs LG G7 ThinQ: Specs Comparison

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The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium will officially be released next month whereas the LG G7 ThinQ launched here in the Philippines this June. Both devices are flagship smartphones which sport the same chipset, Snapdragon 845.

Both smartphones share a lot of similarities in their hardware specs but which of the two is worth buying more? Let’s find out here.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and LG G7 ThinQ difference

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium pros over LG G7 ThinQ

  • Better screen resolution
  • 19MP + 12MP dual rear camera
  • 13MP front camera
  • Wireless charging
  • Larger battery capacity

LG G7 ThinQ pros over Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

  • Larger screen
  • Larger storage option (128GB internal storage)
  • DTX-S sound

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium and LG G7 ThinQ similarities

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Type C port
  • NFC
  • Water and dust proof
  • Fast charging

In terms of display, the LG G7 ThinQ is the only one in the two that sports a notch. The LG smartphone also sports the larger screen with a 6.1″ IPS LCD display. Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium features a 5.8″ IPS LCD display. Although the LG device has the larger screen, the Sony smartphone has the better resolution since it has a 3840 x 2160 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the LG G7 ThinQ has a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 and an aspect ratio of 19.6:9. The two are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Under the hood, the two smartphones share a lot of similarities such as their chipset and GPU. Both are powered by the Snapdragon 845 along with an Adreno 630 GPU. Their difference lies on their storage options. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium contains 6GB of RAM + 64 GB internal storage. On the other hand, the LG G7 ThinQ has a larger storage option of 4GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. Both of the smartphones’ storage are expandable vis a microSD card.

In terms of their camera setup, the two smartphones feature dual rear lenses. The Sony device sports a dual 19MP + 12MP rear camera whereas the LG smartphone only sports a 16MP + 16MP dual main camera. As for their front camera, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 13MP lens and the LG G7 ThinQ has an 8MP lens. Looking solely at the specs, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium seems to sport the better camera. However, to fully determine which of the two has a better camera, we would have to do a camera comparison.

As for the battery, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has the bigger battery with 3540mAh whereas the LG G7 ThinQ has a 3000mAh battery. Both smartphones are supported by Fast charging although the Sony device also includes wireless charging. Only the U.S. version of the LG device has wireless charging so we didn’t include the feature in these specs.

Additional features included in the two smartphones are being water and dust proof. Furthermore, the two has a Type-C port. Out of the two, the LG G7 ThinQ is the one that contains a DTS-X sound as well as a 3.5mm audio jack.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer?

SPECSSony Xperia XZ2 PremiumLG G7 ThinQ
Display5.8″ IPS LCD display, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 760 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 56.1″ IPS LCD display, 1440 x 3120, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 564 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dimensions158 x 80 x 11.9 mm, 236 g153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm, 162g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
Memory6GB of RAM + 64 GB internal storage4GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB internal storage
Main CameraDual: 19 MP (f/1.8, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm) + 12 MP B/W (f/1.6, 1/2.3″, 1.55µm), 5-axis gyro EIS, predictive PDAF & laser AF, LED flashDual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, OIS) + 16 MP (f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm), laser & PDAF, LED flash
Front camera13 MP (f/2.0, 22mm, 1/3″, 1.12µm), 5-axis giro EIS, 1080p8 MP (f/1.9), 1080p@60fps
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NFC, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3540 mAh battery, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Qi wireless chargingNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh batteryFast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
Official Price$999 (approx. PHP 53,409)PHP 42, 990

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