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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314) vs LG K42 (K420YMW)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs LG K42 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG K42 XSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)15Points
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)
5"
IPS

1080x2160

19.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2870
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
LG K42 (K420YMW)
6.6"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)

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 XZ2 Compact (H8314)15 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)vsK42 (K420YMW)13 Advantages LG K42 (K420YMW)
+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core45%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4X
+64GB (50GB available)11%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (45GB available)
+168 grams (5.88 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs184 grams (6.44 ounces)
+1080x2160 pixels103%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+483 PPI82%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs266 PPI
+1/2.3" inches35%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3.1" inches
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
12.1 millimeters (0.48 inches)vs+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)44%
Thinner
5"vs+6.6"32%
Larger screen
(back) 19.2MPvs+(quad camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP14%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
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.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2870 mAhvs+4000 mAh39%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Waterproof (IP?)vs+MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+18 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
ModelXperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)K42 (K420YMW)
Other model namesSony Xperia XZ2 H8314 Compact, Sony PF32LG K42 LMK420YMW, LM-K420YMW Dual-SIM
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesIndiaIsraelTaiwan
(Global, International), United Arab Emirates, India, Israel, Taiwan
BrandSonyLG
Release dateApril, 2018September, 2020
Depth12.1 millimeters (0.48 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)65 x 135 millimeters (2.56 x 5.31 in)76.7 x 165 millimeters (3.02 x 6.5 in)
Weight168 grams (5.88 ounces)184 grams (6.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzPowerVR GE8320 650Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)64GB (45GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5" inches6.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2160 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)483 PPI266 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps150/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,26,28,29,32,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
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, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Back camera (main camera)19.2 megapixels(quad camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2115º1/5.0"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41.75μm
2MP depthf/2.41.75μm
Main camera resolution5056x3792 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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/video only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length23mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Moss Green, Coral Pink
- Aluminum frame
- Plastic back
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- HDR display
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- Fast battery charging (Power delivery)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust/water proof up to 1.5m for 30min
- Colors: Titan, Green, Red
- Silicon case included
- LG 3D Sound Engine
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2870 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered10800 minutes | 180 hours | 7.5 days
Radiation rateSony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)LG K42 (K420YMW)
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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