Google Nexus 5 or Sony Xperia Z1: Which is Better

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Recently tech giant Google introduced the next generation smart phone Nexus 5 with all new software version Android 4.4 Kitkat. Also the big mobile manufacturing company Sony launched Sony Xperia Z1 in the market with amazing hardware. Both the smart phones are best on their own. In terms of Software Nexus 5 is coming with all new Android OS that has never been installed in any other smart phone. On the other hand the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming with awesome hardware. By Hardware I mean the camera and an amazing bright and large display. Let’s compare both the smart phones under different categories.

Google Nexus 5 vs. Sony Xperia Z1 -

Operating System -

kitkat or jellybeanStart with the OS. Both the phone runs on Android. But as I said above that Nexus 5 is from Google and it is the very first smart phone that runs on latest version of Android i.e. Kitkat 4.4. On the other hand Xperia Z1 runs on Jelly Bean 4.2, not the latest one but yeah the latest if we compare with all the devices except the Nexus. Although there is not much difference in both the OS, all applications will work fine in the both phones but as 4.4 is the new one it definitely has some modifications and bugs fixed.

Winner – Nexus 5

Camera -

Alright Sony, stop smiling. I know even all know that you are going to win here. Definitely Sony’s camera is better than Nexus 5. Sony Xperia is coming with 21 MP camera that can capture shots better than some digital cameras. On the other hand Nexus 5 is coming with 8 MP camera, quite low in comparison with Z1. So we have a clear winner in this round.

Winner – Xperia Z1

Processor -

Both the processor is coming with 2.2 GHz Qualcomm processor. So it’s a tie here. Both are using the same clock processor so both can run HD games.

Price -

This is the huge issue. Both the phones have a very big difference in price. Nexus is coming with a price of Rs. 31,807/$400 on the other hand Xperia Z1 is coming with Rs. 41,000(approx.). Difference is price is because of camera, display and most importantly the Brand.

Conclusion -

Which one should you buy -?

Its up to you. If you want a good phone in a good range than go with Nexus 5 because its the best phone in that price range. On the other hand if you want a premium phone with incredible and high quality camera than go for Xperia Z1.

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