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HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB) vs Sony Xperia 5

Side by side comparison between HTC Nexus 9 vs Sony Xperia 5 devices, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

Compare Sony Xperia 5 XHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)06Points
HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)





64bit Dual


(Non removable)

Sony Xperia 5





64bit Octa


(Non removable)

What's the better device? Sony Xperia 5

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)6 Advantages HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)vsXperia 528 Advantages Sony Xperia 5
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+1536x2048 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2520 pixels
Larger screen
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+6700 mAh113%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3140 mAh
2.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core50%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (27GB available)vs+128GB (109GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
425 grams (14.88 ounces)vs+164 grams (5.74 ounces)159%
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
288 PPIvs+449 PPI56%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)50%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.6MPvs+(front) 8MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougatvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

20 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
LED flash
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
ModelNexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Xperia 5
Other model namesHTC Google Nexus 9 WiFi, HTC VolantisSony Xperia 5 J8210, J8270, J9210, Sony Horus
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Release dateNovember, 2014October, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)153.7 x 228.2 millimeters (6.05 x 8.98 in)68 x 158 millimeters (2.68 x 6.22 in)
Weight425 grams (14.88 ounces)164 grams (5.74 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)HTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Operating systemAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 10
HardwareHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Chipset64bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1-6464bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Dual-Core DenverOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerNVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192Qualcomm Adreno 640
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Screen size8.9" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1080x2520 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)288 PPI449 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM cardNot supported2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered1600/150 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat19 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.416mm1/3.4"1.0µm
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Front camera (secondary)1.6 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1536x1024 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, DivXMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Ambient Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
- HTC BoomSound
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Blue, Red, Black, Grey
- Display: 21:9, DCI-P3 100%, HDR BT.2020
- Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6700 mAh3140 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy570 minutes | 9.5 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateHTC Nexus 9 (WiFi 32GB)Sony Xperia 5
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered

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