Google Nexus 5 vs the competition

Google finally took the wraps off Nexus 5 today and as expected it packs some really great specifications. Powered by Android 4.4, it is certainly going to be the smartphone of choice for many consumers around the world but how does it stack up against the competition in the smartphone market? To figure out, we compared the specs of Nexus with Samsung’s very popular Galaxy S4, Apple’s new iPhone 5s, LG’s G2 and Sony’s Xperia Z1.Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4, LG G2 and Xperia Z1

Phone Google Nexus 5 Apple iPhone 5s LG G2 Sony Xperia Z1 Samsung Galaxy S4
Display 4.95-inch IPS 1920x1080p display 4-inch 1136x640p 5.2-inch IPS 1920x1080p 5-inch Triluminos 1980x1080p display 5-inch Super AMOLED 1920x1080p
Processor 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core Apple A7 dual-core processor with 64bit support 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core Exynos 5 Octa/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core
OS Android 4.4 iOS 7 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2 (Android 4.3 update rolling out)
RAM 2GB Unknown 2GB 2GB 2GB
Storage 16/ 32GB, not expandable 16/ 32/ 64GB, not expandable 16/ 32GB, not expandable 16GB + microSD card slot 16/ 32GB + microSD card slot
Battery 2300 mAh Unknown 3000mAh 3000 mAh 2600 mAh
Cameras 8MP, 1.3MP front 8MP rear/ 1.2MP front 13MP rear/ 2.1MP front 20.7MP rear/ 2MP front 13MP rear/ 2MP
Connectivity Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR Blaster Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR Blaster
Ports MicroUSB 2.0 with Slimport, 3.5mm audio jack Lightning port, 3.5mm audio jack MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Price Starting $349 Starting $649 Starting $699.99 $649.99 Starting $699.99

Given the pricing, there is no doubt Nexus 5 beats every other smartphone on-paper but the real-life performance of the device remains to be tested. What are your thoughts on Nexus 5, let us know in comments.


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3 thoughts on “Google Nexus 5 vs the competition

    I_want_Nexus5

    (November 1, 2013 - 12:30 am)

    Its prices higher in India..Really disappointed:(

      Zeus

      (November 1, 2013 - 1:58 pm)

      what do you expect? for 15K?
      When Micromax , Karbonn and Xolo releasing phones for nearly 20K , Google has given the Nexus at a very competitive price… Samsung or Sony would have released this for 40K. Be reasonable.

      nash4

      (November 1, 2013 - 10:22 pm)

      for a Nexus, price is damn reasonable…..what do u expect then??…it’s pure google!!!!!

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