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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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Slightly more battery power
2400 mAh
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2300 mAh
4.35% more battery power
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A shade bigger screen size
5 "
vs
4.95 "
1.01% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
13 MP
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8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
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Has an external memory slot
Yes
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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.
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Significantly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
2 MP
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1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Slightly thinner
7.9 mm
vs
8.59 mm
0.69 mm thinner
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Has a radio
Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has a BSI sensor
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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Weather sealed
Yes
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No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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Has manual ISO
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
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Has an optional wireless battery charger
Yes
vs
No
Very useful and convenient
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Marginally less body volume
77.97 cm³
vs
81.9 cm³
5.04% less body volume

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

Yes
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No

Top 24 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z

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Vastly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
4 x 1.5 GHz
1.53x faster CPU clock speed
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A shade higher pixel density
445 ppi
vs
441 ppi
0.91% higher pixel density
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Has built-in optical image stabilization
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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Direct updates by OS vendor
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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Lighter
130 g
vs
146 g
16 g lighter
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Vastly more internal storage
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
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Wireless charging
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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Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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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Has an IPS screen
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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Shoots 360° panorama
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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Higher GeekBench result
867
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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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Significantly higher memory bandwidth
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.
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Is a SlimPort device
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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Back panel easily removable
Yes
vs
No
In contrary to what many people believe, the Nexus 5 is easy to dissassemble, using a plectrum to remove the back panel and a small screwdriver for the screws. All the components are easy to access/replace and back panel can be mounted, no problem.
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A little narrower
69.17 mm
vs
71 mm
1.83 mm narrower
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A shade shorter
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)
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Offers free development
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)
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
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Clearly higher ram speed
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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Has integrated LTE
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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Measurably more memory bandwidth
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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Significantly faster GPU clock speed
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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Significantly higher floating-point performance
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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Sizably higher pixel rate
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
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No

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