Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia T2 Ultra specs rundown
It’s time for another smartphone comparison and this time we’re looking at the Nexus 5 vs. Sony Xperia T2 Ultra in a specs rundown. The Google Nexus 5 may have released last year but is still an immensely popular device while the Xperia T2 Ultra has made a recent appearance.
These are both Android smartphones in the same price segment of the market, with the display size being a distinguishing factor. We’ll highlight the key specs of the Nexus 5 and the Xperia T2 Ultra so you can see what they have to offer and how they stand up against each other.
The LG-made Nexus 5 is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics. The Xperia T2 Ultra has a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with Adreno 305 graphics.
The Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 445 ppi. The Xperia T2 Ultra has a whopping 6-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 245 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 2GB of RAM and storage models of 16 or 32GB for the Nexus 5, but this is not expandable. The Xperia T2 Ultra has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB.
The Nexus 5 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, optical image stabilization and 1080p video capture, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xperia T2 Ultra has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture and a 1.1-megapixel front-facing unit.
The Nexus 5 has a 2300 mAh battery while the Xperia T2 Ultra has a 3000 mAh battery. Both are non-removable.
Both phones support 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 2.0, GPRS and EDGE. The Nexus 5 has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac while the Xperia T2 Ultra has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
One of the appeals of Nexus devices is that they run pure vanilla Android, and the Nexus 5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The Xperia T2 Ultra released on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean skinned with Sony’s Bravia Engine 2, and will be upgradable to Android 4.4.2 at some stage.
Dimensions and Weight
The Nexus 5 measures 137.9mm x 69.2mm x 8.6mm and weighs 130g. The Xperia T2 Ultra measures 165.2mm x 83.8mm x 7.7mm and weighs around 172g dependant on model.
Obviously the design factor will play a part in any decision between these two smartphones as well as preference of screen size, and we haven’t accounted for all of the many features for each handset. However, on specs alone the Nexus 5 holds up well against the newer Xperia T2 Ultra.
The Nexus 5 has a better processor set-up, a higher resolution display, more RAM and internal storage, optical image stabilization for its camera, and is much lighter. On the other hand the Xperia T2 Ultra has a larger display (although this makes it bulkier), a higher-megapixel rear camera (yes we know megapixels aren’t everything), and a higher capacity battery.
We’d like to know what you think about these two smartphones. Have you been considering buying either of them, and if so which will it be, the Google Nexus 5 or the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra?