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Sony Xperia XA2 (H3123) vs LG G5 (VS987)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia XA2 vs LG G5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG G5 XSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)06Points
Sony Xperia XA2 (H3123)
5.2"
IPS

1080x1920

23
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG G5 (VS987)
5.3"
IPS

1440x2560

16
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? LG G5 (VS987)

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!

Xperia XA2 (H3123)6 Advantages Sony Xperia XA2 (H3123)vsG5 (VS987)16 Advantages LG G5 (VS987)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+1/2.3" inches13%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+3300 mAh18%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
3GB LPDDR4vs+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
171 grams (5.99 ounces)vs+159 grams (5.57 ounces)8%
Lighter
9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)26%
Thinner
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
424 PPIvs+554 PPI31%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+5.3"2%
Larger screen
(back) 23MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 8MP4%
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (3-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

28 Common items in both devices
32GB (21GB available) / 32GB (22GB available)
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / LDAF: laser detection autofocus
HDR photo/video only main camera
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
ModelXperia XA2 (H3123)G5 (VS987)
Other model namesSony Xperia XA2 H3123 (Single-Sim), Sony SM12Verizon LG G5 VS987, LG VS987
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
USA
USA
BrandSonyLG
Release dateFebruary, 2018March, 2016
Depth9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)70 x 142 millimeters (2.76 x 5.59 in)73.9 x 149.4 millimeters (2.91 x 5.88 in)
Weight171 grams (5.99 ounces)159 grams (5.57 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 508 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory3GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)32GB (22GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 2TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)424 PPI554 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 28, 29, 66)LTE Cat9 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,13)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
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
CameraSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Back camera (main camera)23 megapixels(dual camera)
16 megapixels
8MPf/2.412mm1/3.2
Main camera resolution5520x4144 pixels5312x2988 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens29mm lens
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusLDAF: laser detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (3-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inches1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Silver, Black, Blue, Pink
- Aluminum frame
- Plastic back
- Exmor RS camera
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Mono Bluetooth Headset MBH22
- WiFi Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- LG Optimus UX 5.0 UI
- LG 360 VR supported
- LG CAM Plus supported
- 3D Arc Glass screen
- Modular battery
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standby59460 minutes | 991 hours | 41.3 days22800 minutes | 380 hours | 15.8 days
Radiation rateSony Xperia XA2 (H3123)LG G5 (VS987)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)1.07W/kg (head) | 1.48W/kg (body)feature not registered
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