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Sony Xperia E5 vs LG G5: The Budget-Friendly vs The Underdog

By Adie Pie , Jul 25, 2016 05:30 AM EDT

In the smartphone industry, there are plenty of options to choose from. So much so, that sometimes the lines blur between brands and units. The LG G5 was launched in April 2016 and was closely followed a month after by the Sony Xperia E5.

The Sony Xperia E5 is, according to Recombu, the cheapest handheld to come from Sony thus far. In fact, it is less than half the price of the Xperia XA, but is so much better in terms of features and specs. It has a 5 inch 720p HD display and is powered by a Mediatek MT6735 processor. It runs on just 1.5GB of RAM, but has 16GB of built in storage, that is expandable to 256GB via a microSD card. The rear and front cameras are 13 megapixels and 5 megapixels respectively.

The publication goes on to claim that there is hardly any lag despite the humble 1.5GB of RAM. After all, the device sells for less that $135.00.

While the Sony Xperia E5 is only 147 grams, it is larger at 144x69x8.2mm all around when compared to the 149.4×73.9×7.7mm dimensions of the LG G5. According to Neurogadget, however the LG G5 is heavier at 159 grams. The LG screen is also slightly larger than the E5, with its 5.3 inch screen.

The LG G5 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset and a good 4GB of RAM. The internal storage of the LG G5 is also better at 32GB. However, the storage is also expandable via a microSD card to a maximum of 256GB.

The rear camera of the device is 16 megapixels, while the front camera is 8 megapixels. The battery is also slightly more reliable, as it is 2800mAh. But at more than $600.00, individuals may prefer to purhcase more popular high-end devices.

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