For readers who are considering buying the LG Nexus 4 or the Sony Xperia Z, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus capacitive touch screen, rendering 768 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a 5 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
The Nexus 4 comes with 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm dimensions and weighs 139 grams. The Sony Xperia Z comes with 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm dimension and is comparatively heavier, weighing 146 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Nexus 4 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad core krait processor and Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset. It comes in 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Sony Xperia Z is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad core krait processor and Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
Both the devices run on the Android platform and come loaded with the Jelly Bean operating system, which can be upgraded to the KitKat version. Both the phones have 2 GB of RAM.
The Nexus 4 sports an 8 MP primary camera with features like autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.3 MP. The Sony Xperia Z sports a 13.1 MP primary camera with similar features. The secondary camera on the device is 2.2 MP.
The Nexus 4 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 15 hours on 3G. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 14 hours on 3G.
Price in Australia
The Nexus 4 8 GB variant is priced at around AU $349.95 and the 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $399.95. The Sony Xperia Z 3G C6602 is priced at around AU $509.95 in Australia.
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