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Google Nexus 5 Remove phone

Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)Android (5.0, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UI 
Dimensions5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
Materials Main body: plastic 
Features Fingerprint (swipe) 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 67 
ColorsBlack, Red, WhiteBlack, Blue, White, Gold 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches5.1 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels 
Pixel density

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 ppi432 ppi 
Technology

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 LCDSuper AMOLED 
Screen-to-body ratio70.89 %69.76 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels16 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

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.

F2.4F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)30.4 mm31 mm 
Camera sensor size1/3.2"1/2.6" 
Pixel size 1.12 μm 
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Touch to focus, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
SettingsISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets 
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, ScenesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps) 
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Video lightHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2.1 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

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 800Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC 
ModelMSM8974  
Processor

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 400Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330 
System memory

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.

2.0 GB RAM2.0 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Capacity2300 mAh2800 mAh 
User replaceable Yes 
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi)Optional 
Talk time17.00 hours
the average is 14 h (826 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 14 h (826 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 21.00 hours
the average is 16 h (956 min)
 
Music playback60.00 hours67.00 hours 
Video playback 13.00 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, Miracast, SlimPort, TV-outMHL 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
Cellular
CDMA

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  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
VoLTE Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSB 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recordingfor Noise cancellation, Video recording 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counterAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced31 Oct 201324 Feb 2014 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 399  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

04 Nov 2013  
FCC ID value: ZNFD821 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.92 W/kg  
Body1.01 W/kg  
Product Specific Use1.23 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.46 W/kg  

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