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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Google Nexus 5

Top 42 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z1

Compared to Google Nexus 5

anonymous
2391
Plenty more battery power
Comment
3050 mAh
vs
2300 mAh
32.61% more battery power
anonymous
1203
A little 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
1112
Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20.7 MP
vs
8 MP
2.59x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
875
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
817
Substantially more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
558
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
533
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
486
Explicitly faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
100 MBits/s
1.50x faster downloads
anonymous
437
Slightly thinner
Comment
8.5 mm
vs
8.59 mm
0.09 mm thinner
anonymous
368
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
367
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
275
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
258
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2
vs
2.4
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
204
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.
anonymous
192
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
153
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
134
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
904
vs
867
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
124
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
98
Clearly higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
6400 ISO
vs
3200 ISO
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
84
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
72
A tad faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Comment
3172
vs
3137
1.12% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Martinus Kevin Sullivan
27
PlayStation Mobile Certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This Xperia can play apps & games from PlayStation Mobile platform. US/EU PSN ID is required to use this feature.
Ricky Fang
13
Has glass back
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A glass back looks nice
Ricky Fang
11
Waterproof
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Is Waterproof
Sri Hari Vishal
8
Shatterproof and scratch resistant back and front
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Gabriel Satrio Wibowo
5
Supports Dualshock 3 Controller
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can use PS3 Controller to play games on Sony Xperia Z1
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Sony Xperia Z1 is better than Google Nexus 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 14 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Sony Xperia Z1

anonymous
1829
Marginally faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
4 x 2.2 GHz
4.55% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1531
A little bit higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
441 ppi
0.91% higher pixel density
anonymous
691
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
577
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.
anonymous
517
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.
anonymous
486
Reasonably lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
169 g
39 g lighter
anonymous
408
Significantly more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
192
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.
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.
anonymous
10
Reasonably narrower
Comment
69.17 mm
vs
73.9 mm
4.73 mm narrower
Paulo Adeva
4
Nexus 5 offers the best of android.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The Nexus 5 is built by the company who made Android which means that the Nexus 5 is purely android, but while the s5 runs android, the os is buried underneath the Samsung UI which is too overly complicated.
Gurbaghe Singh
1
Nearly half the price
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nexus 5 £300 vs Galaxy S5 £550
anonymous
-70
Modestly shorter
Comment
137.84 mm
vs
144.4 mm
6.56 mm shorter
anonymous
-87
Somewhat less body volume
Comment
81.9 cm³
vs
90.7 cm³
10.74% less body volume

Google Nexus 5 is better than Sony Xperia Z1 because...

Yes
vs
No

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