1. Cakefish's Avatar
    Z5 Compact - £429

    Nexus 5X - £349

    £80 difference.

    Advantages of Sony:

    - smaller
    - SD card support
    - SD 810
    - DDR4 RAM
    - stereo speakers
    - longer battery life
    - fingerprint scanner on side
    - waterproof
    - camera???


    Advantages of Nexus:

    - higher DPI display
    - Marshmallow at launch
    - quicker updates
    - Type-C USB
    - Bluetooth 4.2
    - camera???
    09-29-2015 02:42 PM
  2. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    I'm sorta in the same boat (also UK)

    I think both Nexus are AMAZING

    But the 6P is just too big, and the 5X is not premium at all.

    So this is my deciding question. When will the Sony's get Marshmallow?

    If it is months then I'd get the Nexus
    09-29-2015 05:03 PM
  3. drone3's Avatar
    Z5 Compact - £429

    Nexus 5X - £379

    £50 difference.

    Advantages of Sony:

    - smaller
    - SD card support
    - SD 810
    - DDR4 RAM
    - stereo speakers
    - longer battery life
    - fingerprint scanner on side
    - camera???


    Advantages of Nexus:

    - higher DPI display
    - Marshmallow at launch
    - quicker updates
    - Type-C USB
    - Bluetooth 4.2
    - camera???
    Wait for nexus reviews, but I think Sony will be the better phone

    dreaming of electric sheep
    09-29-2015 05:19 PM
  4. Cakefish's Avatar
    I had written the 5X off for being too large (I returned a Moto X Play for that exact reason and its barely any bigger at 148x75mm vs 147x72.6mm).

    But the camera of the 5X is what has captured my interest. Both Nexus and Sony have 1/2.3" sensors but with only 12.3MP the 5X has bigger pixels than the 23MP of the Z5C. Nexus 5X presumably will win the camera comparison.

    I'm so conflicted. I loves me a good camera but battery life is also super important to me. And that's where Sony will win out.
    09-29-2015 05:25 PM
  5. minnemike's Avatar
    I had written the 5X off for being too large (I returned a Moto X Play for that exact reason and its barely any bigger at 148x75mm vs 147x72.6mm).

    But the camera of the 5X is what has captured my interest. Both Nexus and Sony have 1/2.3" sensors but with only 12.3MP the 5X has bigger pixels than the 23MP of the Z5C. Nexus 5X presumably will win the camera comparison.

    I'm so conflicted. I loves me a good camera but battery life is also super important to me. And that's where Sony will win out.
    You really need to rank the features in a value hierarchy of every day usage. I would put Android updates and camera at the very top of the list.
    09-29-2015 05:49 PM
  6. Matthew H1's Avatar
    The size of the Z compact is perfect... it's a damn shame we don't get it in the states - or even anything of that nature for Verizon.
    09-29-2015 06:57 PM
  7. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    The size of the Z compact is perfect... it's a damn shame we don't get it in the states - or even anything of that nature for Verizon.
    The z3c had a US variant. Have you heard something that says the z5c won't?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-29-2015 09:57 PM
  8. LezCronut's Avatar
    I'm sorta in the same boat (also UK)

    I think both Nexus are AMAZING

    But the 6P is just too big, and the 5X is not premium at all.

    So this is my deciding question. When will the Sony's get Marshmallow?

    If it is months then I'd get the Nexus
    Think about not just Marshmellow roll out, but consecutive updates as well.
    Any phone other than Nexus WILL SURELY GET OS UPDATE MONTHS AFTER NEXUS.
    09-30-2015 12:08 AM
  9. Cakefish's Avatar
    £349 for 32GB version. It's now an £80 difference.

    And the Nexus 5X would be delivered tomorrow. 1st October. Meanwhile I have no idea when Sony are going to dispatch my order.

    Ahhh... conflicted!
    09-30-2015 02:50 AM
  10. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    Maybe just get both and then return the one you like least?

    I personally think the Sony will look like the better phone in one year's time. The Nexus's tend to look shabby after some use
    Cakefish likes this.
    09-30-2015 02:53 AM
  11. Cakefish's Avatar
    True, I've already had to return lots of electronic items recently though (Moto X Play, then a Acer netbook), it's getting a bit tiresome.

    But it could definitely be worth considering. I mean, I could have it in my hands tomorrow. That's amazing considering the Google Store doesn't start shipping until right at the end of October.

    I'm going to have to research both phones like crazy and try and make a decision.

    It's hard because camera quality and battery life are my two biggest priorities this time around after spending two years with the original Nexus 5. It looks like the Nexus 5X has the better camera (much bigger pixels for super low light) but the Sony has the better battery life (lower res, smaller display with exact same battery capacity). It's a tie.

    I guess it therefore has to fall to the other aspects of each device. Or try out both like you said... First world problems! Gah!

    Edit: I was wrong. Apparently expected delivery is 19th October. I couldn't see that info on the mobile site. I feel stupid now.
    09-30-2015 03:06 AM
  12. SeanJamesWright's Avatar
    True, I've already had to return lots of electronic items recently though (Moto X Play, then a Acer netbook), it's getting a bit tiresome.

    But it could definitely be worth considering. I mean, I could have it in my hands tomorrow. That's amazing considering the Google Store doesn't start shipping until right at the end of October.

    I'm going to have to research both phones like crazy and try and make a decision.

    It's hard because camera quality and battery life are my two biggest priorities this time around after spending two years with the original Nexus 5. It looks like the Nexus 5X has the better camera (much bigger pixels for super low light) but the Sony has the better battery life (lower res, smaller display with exact same battery capacity). It's a tie.

    I guess it therefore has to fall to the other aspects of each device. Or try out both like you said... First world problems! Gah!

    Edit: I was wrong. Apparently expected delivery is 19th October. I couldn't see that info on the mobile site. I feel stupid now.
    Yeah I'm confused. I just bought the 5X in Carbon Black from Carphone Warehouse which was in stock at the time which is usually next day delivery when in stock. Now it is up for pre-order with a delivery date for Oct 19th. The Quartz White is still in stock and not showing the Oct 19th delivery date. What's going on? I want my 5X tomorrow! Haha.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-30-2015 03:35 AM
  13. Cakefish's Avatar
    Yeah, they've changed it. It definitely was showing as 'in stock'. Awww :/

    Meanwhile Sony is finally showing their phone as in stock. Still need to get the dispatch notification though. Still time to switch if I choose.
    09-30-2015 04:59 AM
  14. SeanJamesWright's Avatar
    I also need the dispatch and delivery date e-mail too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-30-2015 05:52 AM
  15. Cakefish's Avatar
    I also need the dispatch and delivery date e-mail too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    So close yet so far!
    09-30-2015 06:18 AM
  16. Matthew H1's Avatar
    The z3c had a US variant. Have you heard something that says the z5c won't?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not for Verizon. It was GSM
    09-30-2015 02:16 PM
  17. PhyscoAssassinX's Avatar
    Here's my 2¢,
    I went from the N5 to the M9, lost the M9 got a Z3, now I'm waiting for the 5X.

    The N5 is my favorite phone so far (tired with my EvoLTE) hated that it didn't have an SD slot so all my pictures had to get backed up then deleted from my storage. Besides that it was nearly nearly perfect.

    The M9 had great hardware ( besides the back camera, the front camera was actually better and clearer than the back cam) and amazing software (still the top OEM skin).

    The Sony Z3 had a promising start, I got it and I was instantly in love with the hardware, the look is beyond sexy and the glass feel was premium. The camera was miles better then the M9 but I feel it wasn't as good as the N5. SOFTWARE wise this has been the worst phone I owned, very little community support, flashing a custom rom is so troublesome, need to go through flash tools or else you'll softbrick, if you go ASOP you'll wipe the cameras DRM which would result in diminished picture quality. The Z3 has some very annoying bugs (I.E. when I send a phone call and then off the screen the phone hangs up and I call to call the person again, happens every time and super annoying) the photo album app is sub-par but it does have great service, i get service in places where my N5 didn't. (Also even with the 3gb ram I notice a little too much lag)

    Now waiting to see if the 5X meets my expectations, if not I'll send it back try the 6P and if still a no go (I wear skinnys so I'm a bit worried cause the z3 barely fits) I'll just stick with my z3 until something hits my interest.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2015 09:30 AM
  18. Cakefish's Avatar
    My Sony order has dispatched today with delivery expected tomorrow so I'm going to give the Z5 a try and see how it goes
    10-01-2015 10:51 AM
  19. Runningwarrior08's Avatar
    DXOMARK has stated the Z5 has the best cell phone camera currently available so there is that to think about. I currently have both Nexi on order but want the Z5c alot as I enjoy smaller phones more. But I love the open-ness of Nexus. But who knows when the Xperia's will release here in the states..

    To comment on the roms and software for Z3, yes the DRM keys are very annoying but Sony does help with the AOSP side of the software and there were ways to backup your DRM keys or even activate the camera features without the keys. I loved my Z3c up until the day it met its watery grave. (Seal on the screen failed, found after dissecting the phone)

    I wish the 5x was everything the 6p had at the OG size... I would pay more for that.
    10-01-2015 11:00 AM
  20. jackdubl's Avatar
    I wish the 5x was everything the 6p had at the OG size... I would pay more for that.
    Here, here. The 6P is bigger than an iPhone 6 Plus, which is already bigger than everything but the Nexus 6.
    10-01-2015 06:22 PM
  21. LezCronut's Avatar
    To me it is only between an iPhone or a Nexus. Waiting for a loooong time for OS update is an insult to me. What constitutes "premium" is not only crazy specs and designer's hardware but more importantly how we as a customer are treated.
    10-01-2015 11:52 PM

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