Google Nexus 4 vs Sony Xperia Z vs iPhone 5 – Compare Specs

The market of smartphones have gone super hot as the quad core processors are powering up more and more devices. Whether its Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC or any other manufacturer, everybody has been trying hard to make their phones more powerful.

In this post, we would try to get you the clear picture of these smartphones so that if you going to opt a smartphone (any of these), we want you to make a right decision.

Lets start with the comparison between Google Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Z and Apple iPhone 5.


Sony Xperia Z runs on 1.5 GHz Krait Quad-core processor. Whereas, Apple iPhone 5 is powered by its line of A6 processor. This one is a Apple A6 quad core processor. And on the other hand, Google Nexus 4 runs on 1.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor. Technically speaking, there isn’t much of a difference between the processors of all these smartphones.


Xperia Z shows up with a 5 inch super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with picture resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. While the Nexus 4 features a 4.7 inch IPS display. But the game is won by iPhone 5 by its 4 inch IPD LCD Retina display. No matter if you are an Apple fan or not, you would fall in love with the display screen of iPhone 5.

Memory and RAM

For me, storage hasn’t been the major game changer (but it does have a part to play in your decision). Nexus 4 has two models, one with 8GB of internal storage and the other with 16 GB. As we all know, Apple comes without a microSD slot and with in built storages of 16, 32 and 64 GB, it gives handful of options to the buyer.

And on the other hand, Xperia Z has a micro SD slot and expandable upto 32GB and in built memory of 16GB. And all these smartphones run on 2 GB RAM.


Xperia Z excels as it features 13.1 MP camera with a resolution of 4128×3096 pixels and LED flash. It also has a front camera of 2.2 MP. Both, iPhone 5 and Nexus 4 feature 8MP camera. On paper, Xperia Z is a clear winner. But its not just the Mega Pixels which makes a camera better, its the quality. So check it out at the stores.

Below table would make the picture a little bit clearer.

 Google Nexus 4 vs Sony Xperia Z vs iPhone 5 - Compare Specs

LG Nexus 4 / Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 – Compare Specs

Specifications Google Nexus 4 Sony Xperia Z Apple iPhone 5
Dimensions 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm 143 x 70.5 x 9.1 mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight 139 grams 140 grams 112 grams
Operating System Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) iOS 6
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon S4 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait Apple A6 quad core processor
Display 4.7 inches IPS display 5 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen 4-inch IPS LCD
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1,136 x 640 pixels
Camera 8 MP and 1.3 MP secondary camera 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels,autofocus with a 2.1 MP secondary camera 8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture with secondary “FaceTime HD” at 720p
Flash Type LED flash LED Flash LED flash
Video fps 30 frames 30 frames 30 frames
Video 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD
Memory In built 8 / 16 GB Built in 16 GB with micro SD slot and
expandable upto 32GB
Built in 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Battery Li-Ion 2100 mAh Non-removable Li-Po 2020 mAh battery Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on LTE
Up to 10 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 225 hours on standby
Design Candybar Candybar Candybar
Filed under: Apple,LG,Smart Phones,Sony Ericsson
March 13, 2013 by: Prasanth Chandra

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