Features Key features of the Google Nexus 5  vs BlackBerry Z30 

screen size

It may be a little big for easy one-handed operation if you don't have big hands, but the extra screen size will justify that trade-off for most people.
Google Nexus 5 | by TechRadar (Jan, 2014)

screen resolution

Google Nexus 5
1920 x 1080
BlackBerry Z30
1280 x 720
The colours look accurate and the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution on the 4.95-inch screen translates to an amazing 445ppi (pixels per inch).
Google Nexus 5 | by TechRadar (Jan, 2014)

processor

Google Nexus 5
Quad core
BlackBerry Z30
Dual core
Google did not cut any corners with the quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.
Google Nexus 5 | by TechRadar (Jan, 2014)

camera resolution

The 8MP camera obviously isn't going to win resolution wars or pixel size battles.
Google Nexus 5 | by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Google tablets Google Nexus 5

Reasons to consider the
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Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 445 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly lighter 130 g vs 170 g Around 25% lighter
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.4 mm Around 10% thinner
Back view of BlackBerry Z30

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
More battery capacity 2,880 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Google Nexus 5  vs BlackBerry Z30 

8.0
8.0
It has a great mix of features for the price including a very fast CPU, a sharp full HD IPS display and the promise of always running the latest OS.
Google Nexus 5

7.9
7.5
Meanwhile, above the display, we spot its peculiar shaped earpiece, light & proximity sensors, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
Google Nexus 5

9.0
7.0
What you are compromising on when comparing the Nexus 5 with the rest of the premium market is the camera and the battery life, but you get a cutting edge processor with a wonderful display.
Google Nexus 5

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
7.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Google Nexus 5  vs
BlackBerry Z30 
Type IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 445 ppi 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.26 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,020 min 1,080 min
Standby time 18,000 min 23,040 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,880 mA·h

form factor

Google Nexus 5  vs
BlackBerry Z30 
Weight 130 g 170 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 9.4 mm
Size 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm 72 x 140.7 x 9.4 mm
Numeric keypad None None
Keyboard None None

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Blackberry OS 10.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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