Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Google Nexus 4 – Fight!

by Jerry D on September 28, 2013

Is the Sony Xperia Z1 a better phone than the Google Nexus 4? Does the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia Z1, beat the Nexus 4’s 4.7-inch screen? Which one runs the most powerful software? All of these questions can be resolved by checking the comparison below

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. Google Nexus 4: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Sony Xperia Z1 VS Google Nexus 4
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 4.7-inch True HD IPS
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.2
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8 or 16GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1mm
Weight 170g 139g
Talktime 15.0 hours 15.0 hours
Standby 850 hours 390 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, barometer, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot feature and TV-out

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!

The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the Google Nexus 4 over 10 rounds (see below), winning 4 of them, drawing 5 and losing 1. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Yes
  2. The best size/weight: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Comparable
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: Comparable
  9. The best battery life: Comparable
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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