PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 vs Nexus 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia Z1
6.7
Nexus 5
9.5
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia Z1
9.8
Nexus 5
8.5
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia Z1
5.6
Nexus 5
5.4
Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia Z1
8.0
Nexus 5
8.4
Reviews from pocket-lint.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xperia Z1
7.5
Nexus 5
7.9

Winner
Google Nexus 5 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z1
906
Nexus 5
2,453
The processor and Google's optimized Android 4.4 KitKat platform are a dream combination that delivers fast, smooth performance no matter what you throw it at.
Nexus 5 | by TechRadar (Aug, 2014)

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z1
9,244
Nexus 5
6,860
Xperia Z1 Nexus 5 @ antutu.com

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z1

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z1

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Better AnTuTu 3D score 9,244 vs 6,860 Around 35% better AnTuTu 3D score
Much higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 8 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly more battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Significantly longer standby time 52,848 min vs 18,000 min Around 3x longer standby time
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Google Nexus 5

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Much better overall performance 2,453 vs 906 Around 2.8x better geekbench score
Significantly lighter 130 g vs 170 g Around 25% lighter
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1  vs Nexus 5 

9.2
7.9
Internet and connectivity Chrome is the browser of choice for the Sony Xperia Z1, and it tends to perform lovely on this device.
Xperia Z1

8.0
9.0
Almost a year on and the Nexus 5 is still excellent value for money, but it now has some tough competition.
Nexus 5

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z1  vs
Nexus 5 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 440 ppi 445 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 52,848 min 18,000 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 170 g 130 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.6 mm
Size 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia Z1
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Google Nexus 5
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