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LG K42 (K420YM) vs Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)

Side by side comparison between LG K42 vs Sony Xperia Z2 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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LG K42 (K420YM)
6.6"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsSony Xperia Z2 (3G)Compare LG K42 X
Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

20.7
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG K42 (K420YM)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

K42 (K420YM)18 Advantages LG K42 (K420YM)vsXperia Z2 (3G)11 Advantages Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core20%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+64GB (45GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+6.6"27%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(quad camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 20.7MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3200 mAh
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWaterproof (IP?)
184 grams (6.44 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)13%
Lighter
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)2%
Thinner
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
266 PPIvs+424 PPI59%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
1/3.1" inchesvs+1/2.3" inches35%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

24 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
ModelK42 (K420YM)Xperia Z2 (3G)
Other model namesLG K42 LMK420YM, LM-K420YM Single-SIMSony Xperia Z2 D6502 L50w, Sony Xperia Z2 HSPA, Sony Sirius
Country or region availableAustraliaNew Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
feature not registered
BrandLGSony
Release dateSeptember, 2020March, 2014
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76.7 x 165 millimeters (3.02 x 6.5 in)73.3 x 146.8 millimeters (2.89 x 5.78 in)
Weight184 grams (6.44 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersMIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.Waterproof (IP?)
System (OS)LG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 330 578Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (45GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.6" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)266 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps42/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40)
VoLTE
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2115º1/5.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41.75μm
2MP depthf/2.41.75μm
20.7 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels5248x3936 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inches1/2.3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, XviD, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Micro-B USB MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Titan, Green, Red
- Silicon case included
- LG 3D Sound Engine
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Purple
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3 X-Reality
- Sony TRILUMINOS display
- 3D Surround Sound
- Sony Clear Audio+
- HD Voice
- Miracast
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- ANT+ support
- IP58 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1m and 30min
- Java framework
Power supplyLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3200 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day
Standby10800 minutes | 180 hours | 7.5 days44400 minutes | 740 hours | 30.8 days
Radiation rateLG K42 (K420YM)Sony Xperia Z2 (3G)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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