Originally Posted by Simonna
Well, problems with the touch screens is the main problem on the Sony phones,and Sony know about it,but unfortunately it can't be fixed if it's hardware problem with Sony official firmwares.your final choice depends on you,but if I were you I would choose Nexus 5 because it will get quickest updates,will be updated for around 18 months,bigger dev support (if you mind about it),better audio quality (Nexus 5 with new hardware has better audio quality than Nexus 5 with the old one,so my Nexus 5 has very good audio quality)
As you mentioned "as for awesome battery life" It's would be biggest Nexus 5 con bad battery life. Of course there're some Nexus 5 users who're managed to get excellent battery life,but for me on normal use it stands for around 6-7 hours.
I'm aware of the issues of the z1 compact like the mic issue, camera quality and so on.
Now talking about nexus 5, it has a beautiful screen, stock android, better looks, faster updates and much more accessories availability.
What I don't like though is the battery, limited storage, not waterproof and the notification led is too small
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