PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z2 vs Nexus 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia Z2
8.1
Nexus 5
7.9
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia Z2
n.d.
Nexus 5
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia Z2
5.2
Nexus 5
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia Z2
9.1
Nexus 5
8.4
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, fudzilla.com and phonearena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xperia Z2
7.2
Nexus 5
6.9

Winner
Sony Xperia Z2 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia Z2  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z2 vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z2
2,639
Nexus 5
2,453

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Z2

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z2

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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
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
Significantly longer standby time 41,472 min vs 18,000 min More than 2.2x longer standby time
More battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Bigger screen 5.2" vs 5" More than 5% bigger screen
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Google Nexus 5

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Lighter 130 g vs 163 g More than 20% lighter
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z2  vs Nexus 5 

9.2
8.1
We're especially pleased to say that what was one of the Xperia Z1's weaker aspects, the display, has been vastly improved in the Z2.
Xperia Z2

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z2  vs
Nexus 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Size 5.2" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 423 ppi 445 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 3 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 2.2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

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

battery

Talk time 900 min 1,020 min
Standby time 41,472 min 18,000 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z2  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 163 g 130 g
Thickness 8.2 mm 8.6 mm
Size 73.3 x 146.8 x 8.2 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 6.0 Android 6.0
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
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