It may be Monday, but it's going down in style with an epic Android dogfight battle! Aaron puts the Google Nexus 4 up against the Sony Xperia Z to see which offers the best blend of features, performance, and price. The Nexus 4 is Google's flagship stock Android smartphone and it offers a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch HD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. As if the specs weren't good enough, it's available for as low as $299 without a contract.
The Sony Xperia Z was announced at CES 2013 and offers a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (Krait) CPU with a 5-inch 1080p HD display, 2 GB of RAM, 13.1-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2,330 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sony's UI. It's available for around $780 shipped through online retailers like Negri Electronics.
They're different in many ways, but the build quality is similar. Which one is the must-have Android phone? You may be surprised! Part 2 of 2.