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

PhoneGoogle Nexus 5Apple iPhone 5sLG G2Sony Xperia Z1Samsung Galaxy S4
Display4.95-inch IPS 1920x1080p display4-inch 1136x640p5.2-inch IPS 1920x1080p5-inch Triluminos 1980x1080p display5-inch Super AMOLED 1920x1080p
Processor2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-coreApple A7 dual-core processor with 64bit support2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-coreExynos 5 Octa/ Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core
OSAndroid 4.4iOS 7Android 4.2.2Android 4.2.2Android 4.2 (Android 4.3 update rolling out)
Storage16/ 32GB, not expandable16/ 32/ 64GB, not expandable16/ 32GB, not expandable16GB + microSD card slot16/ 32GB + microSD card slot
Battery2300 mAhUnknown3000mAh3000 mAh2600 mAh
Cameras8MP, 1.3MP front8MP rear/ 1.2MP front13MP rear/ 2.1MP front20.7MP rear/ 2MP front13MP rear/ 2MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFCWi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR BlasterWi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFCWi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR Blaster
PortsMicroUSB 2.0 with Slimport, 3.5mm audio jackLightning port, 3.5mm audio jackMicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jackMicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jackMicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
PriceStarting $349Starting $649Starting $699.99$649.99Starting $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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