Comparisons

LG Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Every year Google comes up with their own flagship device, which is manufactured and designed according to the trend in the smartphone flagship market. Thus, in 2013, Google along with LG came up with a brilliant design for a Nexus device, which was released in November 2013 as the Nexus 5. It is based on Google’s charm, stock Android, on the other hand to compare this Google flagship we have Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — the smaller version of the new Xperia Z3. Without any further ado, let’s dive into quick specifications of both smartphones.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact may seem compact in shape and size, but it actually is one powerful Android phone. It comes with great features and an elegant design that Sony fans have loved over the years. Let’s take it heads on with the LG Nexus 5 and see how they both compare with each other in terms of technical specifications.

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LG Nexus 5: 

Google, as per promised serves you with a the cleanest stock Android. Well, it first got released with KitKat and was the very first device of course after the new Nexus 6 to get the latest software update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop. As the name says Nexus 5, comes with 5-inches of True HD IPS screen (4.95-inches to be precise) with the amazing sleek design along with the matte finish, making it one of the best designs we’ve come along till now. Nexus 5 comes with an 8 megapixels camera with amazing picture quality. And shoots videos at 1080p which was a great upgrade back then. Out of the box, it comes with Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 assisted with 2 GB of RAM. These great specifications were offered at an amazing price — and that is why many people bought this phone in the first place.

Sony Xperia Z3:

In today’s world, compactness is everything. And what bad does it has if you get a compact device with absolutely no compromise in performance. Again, like its elder version the Xperia Z3,  Xperia Z3 Compact is not only water proof but also has the highest waterproof rating not to forget the Nexus 5 is not even a water proof device. Xperia Z3 Compact has a slightly smaller screen than the Nexus 5. Xperia Z3 Compact comes with 4.6 inches of IPS LCD display and a much, much better camera than the Nexus 5. It comes with a 20.7 megapixels (5248 х 3936 resolution) camera which also records 2K videos. Amazing right? Xperia Z3 Compact comes only in a 32 GB version, whereas Nexus 5 comes with both 16 and 32 GBs of internal storage. It also has Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 which is almost identical to the Nexus 5. Other than that, both of the devices share some similarities, which are same Android version, both come with 4G support, both of them have 2 GBs of RAM and other minor specifications are also same in both of the devices.

Bottom Line: Well, we think both of the devices are better in their own way. If we look at the screen, Nexus 5 takes the lead because of the better PPI and a larger screen. In design, both of the devices have their unique look. Nexus 5 comes with matte finish, but users of the Sony Xperia series love the tile and metal feel. Xperia Z3 Compact takes an overwhelming lead in camera specification. Being water proof, Xperia takes another lead here too. So lets end this by saying, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has more leads than LG Nexus 5, which makes us choose it for our users.