Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4: specs comparison
Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
|OS||Android (4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)||Android (4.4.2, 4.2.2)||Android (4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)|
|Dimensions||5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)||5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)||5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)|
|Weight||4.59 oz (130 g)|
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
|5.04 oz (143 g)|
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
| 4.59 oz (130 g)|
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
|Physical size||5.0 inches||5.2 inches||5.0 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|445 ppi||423 ppi||441 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|IPS LCD||IPS LCD||Super AMOLED|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Peak brightness||450 cd/m2 (nit)|
|Camera||8 megapixels||13 megapixels||13 megapixels|
Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||30.4 mm||29 mm||31 mm|
|Camera sensor size||1/3.2"||1/3.06"||1/3.06"|
|Camcorder||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)|
|Features||Optical image stabilization, Video light||Optical image stabilization||Digital image stabilization|
|Front-facing camera||1.3 megapixels||2.1 megapixels||2 megapixels|
|Video capture||1280x720 (720p HD)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||Adreno 320|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3|
|Built-in storage||32 GB||32 GB||64 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Talk time||17.00 hours|
the average is 12 h (699 min)
|Stand-by time||12.5 days (300 hours)|
the average is 21 days (493 h)
|Talk time (3G)|| 17.00 hours|
the average is 15 h (925 min)
|Stand-by time (3G)|| 15.4 days (370 hours)|
the average is 23 days (546 h)
|Stand-by time (4G)|| 13.3 days (320 hours)|
the average is 23 days (554 h)
|Music playback||60.00 hours||62.00 hours|
|Video playback||11.00 hours|
|Capacity||2300 mAh||3000 mAh||2600 mAh|
|Type||Li - Polymer||Li - Polymer||Li - Ion|
|Not user replaceable||Yes||Yes|
CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.
|800, 1900 MHz|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|FDD LTE||800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz||800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz||800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|Data||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS|
|MSRP price||$ 399|
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Nexus 5 is looking cool, its like nexus is the nissian gtr r35 vs Samsung as Ferrari, nissian gives u same performance but priced hell of a lot lower.
6. Tommy1960i (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
A nice phone
And a good price
To Nexus Hello
To iPhone goodbye
No more problems
Now things are clear
We are out of trouble
The Nexus is here!
15. rantao333 (Posts: 260; Member since: 21 May 2013)
say goodbye to overprice Samsung
nexus here i come!
2. sadiqahmed (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
I've been waiting for the Nexus 5 to release and to decide between Nexus 5 and Lg G2. I think the the neXus looks really good and it my even feel better than the G2 but the battery is a huge disappointment. Gonna get the G2 now.
3. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Yes the battery is lower but, its stock android plus there's no crazy features going on like galaxy devices, its 4.4 kiktkat so less ram consumption which all equalls to a good battery life. Fingers crossed :?
4. sadiqahmed (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
No no no stop replying to my comments HAVE TO GET THE G2. But the nexus is so freaking awesome, don't know what to do and ya I do agree stock android is well... Stock android. But what do you think? It will last one day?
5. datsyuk (Posts: 168; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Just put Cyanogenmod on it with 4.4 on the G2. I'm on Verizon and I'm heavily considering the G2 now. Have been waiting for the Nexus now since last year but totally don't know what to do now with no Nexus (my obvious choice).
8. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
IMO the LG G2 is a better phone all around and I would prefer the G2...
1. Will the G2 ever get an offical 4.4 update?
I know I can change the ROM but then I lose a few of the reasons to get the G2 over the N5 like the IR blaster & wireless storage.
2. Cant hide G2 soft keys with out rooting, rooting sets off a flag that gives LG an excuse to not honor your warranty, not sure it can be unflagged.
16. E.S.1 (Posts: 291; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Yes, it can be unflagged.
I think G2 will get an update.
And I am going with LG G2 instead mostly because of the battery.
9. mr.techdude (Posts: 551; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Ofcourse light ui, 2 fb ddr3 ram, s800 has a low power nanometer of 28 I think which is very good, all this in a 2300 may battery should last a day at maximum. Hey I have the HTC ONE same battery size and it lasts me a whole day of usage consisting games here and there, a lot of webbing, checking Gmails, calling and hell of a lot messaging. So why not the nexus 5 will last easily a day of good amount of use
7. sadiqahmed (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
4.4 will take some time to come on lg G2 and damn the nexus looks awesome, nothing fancy. Just a clean device. It will also be the first to get all the updates. But that idiotic battery! Any HTC One users out there? Even it has an 2300 mah battery. Does last the whole day?
10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Happy with my GS4 :)
The Nexus 5 is great but the battery and lack of MicroSD expansion turns me off it. Great phone for devs though.
11. hortizano (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 May 2013)
All I consider in a phone is the additional storage.. I have a surreal case of panic that something will happen to the phone, losing all my information.. if I have a SD card at least I have a shot to recover it...
Soooo.. sticking to my S4...
13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6584; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
NEXUS 5 all the way but i don't see the xperia z or z1 in comparison here.
14. MobileNico (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
On paper the G2 seems phenomenal, and I'm sure it is. However, their UI overlay has been anything but unobtrusive, and I'm thinking that with similar hardware specs and stock Android, the Nexus 5 will likely feel quite a bit faster in day-to-day use. It's that much of a difference. It certainly was when comparing the Nexus 4 to the GS4. With the exception of the camera, last year's Nexus proved that clean, unadulterated Android can compensate for a lack of bleeding edge specs. I think that point will be proven again this year. Numbers don't lie, but they don't tell the whole story.
17. mclifford81 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)
So I went from the Galaxy s4 to the verizon version of the LG G2 and haven't looked back. The phone trumps the Galaxy s4 in every aspect. Better photos, speedy browsing throughout the system, call quality is about the same, brighter and more visible screen. I also had the HTC one and the LG G2 has much better battery life than the two phones as well. Plus the LG G2 can be rooted to run cyanogen mod if you really want 4.4 as soon as possible however I am sure there will be an update around the corner since it is LG's flagship.
18. Davidparker (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)
Why Nexus 5 has Krait 330? And Lg g2 have 400? plz someone make me clear !
19. Campdia (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
I Have S4 GT-I9500 Running 4.2.2 When I connect it to Kies and searching for firmware update Kies says that you have the latest Firmware For KSA GT-I9500 what should I do for getting 4.3
20. Simpletech (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)
Hello everyone Im at a stale mate S4,LG,Nexus5 which to get the Phone arenas comparison has worked somewhat but there are still other enquires like the updating, which are easy to Modify/Unmodify to safe guard the warranty