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Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 5

Top 13 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z

Compared to Google Nexus 5

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Somewhat more battery power
Comment
2400 mAh
vs
2300 mAh
4.35% more battery power
anonymous
974
A bit bigger screen size
Comment
5 "
vs
4.95 "
1.01% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
908
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
735
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
637
Vastly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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441
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
326
A little thinner
Comment
7.9 mm
vs
8.59 mm
0.69 mm thinner
anonymous
298
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
177
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
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148
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
99
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Abed Namel
12
Has an optional wireless battery charger
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Very useful and convenient
anonymous
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A little bit less body volume
Comment
77.97 cm³
vs
81.9 cm³
5.04% less body volume

Sony Xperia Z is better than Google Nexus 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 24 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

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Noticeably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
4 x 1.5 GHz
1.53x faster CPU clock speed
Jason Chen
2
Much cheapernew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
1255
A little bit higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
441 ppi
0.91% higher pixel density
anonymous
491
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
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476
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
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346
Lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
146 g
16 g lighter
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333
Notably more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
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321
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
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307
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
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272
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
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159
Shoots 360° panorama
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to shoot a panorama 360° in every direction, by stitching together multiple shots that you take whilst turning on the spot. This creates a spherical 360° panorama, which allows you to look around in all directions instead of just horizontally.
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104
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
867
vs
491
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
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66
Appreciably higher memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
8.5 GB/s
4.30 GB/s higher memory bandwidth. A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
Anna Maria Priolo
43
Is a SlimPort device
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With SlimPort you can view HD content on a TV or monitor, by connecting it to the devices micro USB port.
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-106
Marginally narrower
Comment
69.17 mm
vs
71 mm
1.83 mm narrower
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-189
A bit shorter
Comment
137.84 mm
vs
139 mm
1.16 mm shorter
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Eran Machlev
7
Offers free development
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With android, you can make any app you want (without uploading it to Google Play) free of charge.
Jacob Kumar
6
Exellent Features (UI)
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
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67
Appreciably higher ram speed
Comment
800 MHz
vs
533 MHz
267 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
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42
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
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41
Significantly more memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
8.5 GB/s
4.30 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
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84
Distinctly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
450 MHz
vs
400 MHz
50 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
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55
Clearly higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
0.057 TFLOPS
0.06 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
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42
Substantially higher pixel rate
Comment
3.6 GPixel/s
vs
3.2 GPixel/s
0.40 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Google Nexus 5 is better than Sony Xperia Z because...

Yes
vs
No

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