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Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s

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Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Even though Samsung is usually seen as Apple's biggest rival on the mobile scene, it's probably Google we should really be looking at if we think about the 'iPhone versus Android' conflict in a deeper aspect. It's true that in terms of hardware, Google's own offerings have had a relatively light impact thus far, but it's getting increasingly clear that things are becoming more serious with each new Nexus device Google pushes out on the market. Last year's Nexus 4, in particular, caused quite a bit of buzz, mostly for being the absolute best value-for-money smartphone available. With this year's Nexus 5, though, Google is pushing things even further. The amazing starting price of $349 has been kept unchanged, but the hardware you're getting in exchange is absolutely top-notch, with no blatant compromises like the Nexus 4's lack of LTE, for example.

However, a great smartphone experience isn't exclusively defined by under-the-hood goodness and a cheap price-tag. The Nexus 5 is a very well-rounded, feature-packed product - that's something we can all agree on, but it definitely lacks a rather important quality – exquisiteness. Having said that, the Apple iPhone 5s is probably the biggest antipode to the Nexus 5 one can come across within the boundaries of the high-end phone market. It's expensive, it ignores some of the features a true geek would demand, and it puts more emphasis on external design than the whole Nexus line combined. (OK, that may have been a bit unfair towards HTC, but you get the point.)

So, how do we go about comparing these two gadgets? Obviously, it's going to take much more than a specs comparison to determine which one is better, especially having in mind that both are running on different platforms. Join us as we witness this epic clash between two of the finest smartphones money can buy!

Design


Stunning appearance has always been one of Apple's hallmark features when it comes to its products, and this observation is fully valid with the iPhone 5s. Indeed, Apple's finest is a piece of great computing power tucked inside an astonishing glass-and-metal body. It's an iconic design, one that can be easily recognized from miles away. It's thin, light and good-looking – premium in every sense of the word.

On the other hand, Google has gone for a decidedly humble design with its Nexus 5. The handset is build from plastic, with a soft-touch finish on the back panel. It's OK if you like this type of material, but we would have liked it much more if there was some effort gone into the appearance of the handset. Instead, it's looking rather ordinary, especially the all-black version, which is as generic as it gets. We do appreciate the fact that it's also quite thin and light for its size, but there is no question here – only one of these two handsets that can add something to the aesthetics of your surroundings, and that's not the Nexus 5.

In terms of comfort, it's evident that LG has tried to shrink those bezels down as much as possible, so that the Nexus 5 can have a decent footprint despite its massive, 5” display. They have definitely done a great job, but in the end, the Nexus 5 is still a rather big phone (5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches) that's next to impossible to operate with one hand only. In contrast, the iPhone 5s is, naturally, much smaller, and easier to handle. It's not as cool when it comes multimedia consumption, due to its smaller display, but general usage of the smartphone does benefit vastly from the smaller form-factor (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches).

We wouldn't expect a low-quality build from a Google-influenced phone, and the Nexus 5 doesn't disappoint. Even though it isn't anything to write home about aesthetically, it's still well-made, with a sturdy-feeling body and good physical keys. Once again, it can't measure up to the excellence presented by the iPhone 5s in these areas, but it's a decent performer. It's charged using a standard microUSB port, while the iPhone 5s sports Apple's proprietary Lightning connector.

While we haven't moved too far from the topic of physical keys, we absolutely have to mention that the iPhone 5s features a fingerprint scanner, built right into its clicky home button. The so-called Touch ID sensor allows you to unlock your passcode-secured phone with just a touch of the home button, as well as to easily authorize iTunes and App Store purchases, removing the need to enter a lengthy password every once in a while. It's a much-appreciated feature, and one that is unapologetically missing from Google's Nexus 5.


Google Nexus 5
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches
137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Google Nexus 5

Apple iPhone 5s
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Display


The 5-inch screen of the Nexus 5 is among the better ones around. It not only sports an impressive diagonal, but is also relatively accurate as far as color representation goes. Similarly to the iPhone 5s' 4” display, it uses a mature IPS LCD technology to bestow its eye-candy upon us.

Google Nexus 5 vs Apple iPhone 5s
Turning our attention to the delicate matter of resolution and pixel density, let's elaborate a bit on what users are going to gain with each screen. The iPhone 5s has a resolution 640 x 1136 pixels. On paper, these numbers don't appear to be particularly threatening for the Nexus 5's 1080 x 1920 resolution, but we do have to take into account the iPhone's smaller screen size here. At 4 inches, its '640p' res makes for an above average pixel density of 326 ppi (pixels per inch). It's not as perfectly clean as the Nexus 5's breathtaking 445 ppi, but honestly, one would have to look really hard in order to notice any distortion in the iPhone 5s' display as well. Both are exceptionally detailed and good-looking, but the advantage goes to the Nexus 5 in this respect, due to its ultra clean and sharp visuals.

The iPhone 5s manages to be a bit easier to view outside than its opponent, which is enabled by its higher maximum brightness output of about 580 nits, compared to the Nexus 5's 480 nits. It's not a world of difference, but we do appreciate it when a handset makes it easier for us when we're trying to check on something while out and about.

Colors are nicely saturated and vibrant on the Nexus 5, however, one should not be fooled by its near-perfect color temperature of 6418 K (kelvin). What this means is that the primary blue and red colors are in almost perfect balance, but unfortunately, this metric doesn't take into account the third primary – green. The thing is that in this case, there's a bit of an excessive green-yellow color with the Nexus 5's display. It's not a really big problem, but should you compare it side-by-side with the display of the Apple iPhone 5s, it immediately becomes evident that there's something not quite right with LG's LCD panel, where everything seems a tad yellowish.

That's also reflected by the grayscale Delta E (indicates color inaccuracy) measurement of 4.54 for the Nexus 5, and 2.66 (lower is better) for the iPhone 5s. It has to be pointed out that a Delta E of 4.54 isn't too high/problematic, but it does get close to the 'caution' mark. Delta E, measured with a grayscale, concerns the balance between the three primary colors, or in other words, white balance.

If we take a look at both its primary and secondary colors (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow), though, the Nexus 5 is doing a rather good job with regards to accuracy, indicated by its Delta E rgbcmy value of 3.29. The performance of the iPhone 5s is just as excellent in this respect with a value of 3.36 (Delta E differences lower than 1 are considered imperceptible to the human eye).

Overall gamma is better with the iPhone 5s. It stands at 2.21, which is perfect, while the Nexus 5 shifts things to the brighter side with its gamma of 2.05, resulting in slightly more visible detail in darker areas of images, at the expense of detail in brighter areas.

Viewing angles seem to be just slightly better with the iPhone 5s, as it manages to retain a good brightness at a slightly wider angle, but all in all, the difference is negligible.

Display measurements and quality

Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
Apple iPhone 5s 587
(Excellent)
5
(Excellent)
1:1007
(Good)
7144
(Good)
2.21
3.36
(Good)
2.66
(Good)
Google Nexus 5 485
(Good)
10
(Average)
1:996
(Average)
6786
(Excellent)
2.05
2.88
(Good)
3.11
(Good)
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posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:42 27

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Of course Nexus 5 is better. :)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:46 24

3. eldyagustius (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


I don't think no one is better. The review is very great. No one couldn't said better than one another. Both nexus 5 and 5S are very great smartphones. It's just up to your choice, according to your budget and purpose.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:00 5

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"It's just up to your choice, according to your budget and purpose."

Let's say you want a car, there is BMW and LADA, your budget is small so you can afford only LADA, does that mean LADA is better car??? (rhetorical question)

It is tech so please be realist, don't bring a philosophy in to it. ;)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:08 16

13. eldyagustius (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


I don't bring philosophy on this case. You bring it first by the BMW and LADA analogy.
For me, it's up to your purpose when it comes to choice about the nexus 5 or 5S. If you want more flexibility and customization, choose nexus 5. If you don't want more flexibility, but the optimization between its hardware and software, choose 5S. I think android only lacks the software optimization, so it needs more processor cores, bigger battery life, bigger RAM.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:16

18. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


Its getting there buddy :-)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:23 4

19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I don't bring philosophy on this case. You bring it first by the BMW and LADA analogy."

It was just a simple and realistic example, as I have said before It is tech so please be realist, don't look at it from philosophy prism.

"If you don't want more flexibility, but the optimization between its hardware and software, choose 5S."

Did you knew that If you don't want more flexibility, you don't have to customize your Nexus 5, it still be working fine. But if you suddenly want more flexibility from iPhone, there is no chance that you will get it.

"I think android only lacks the software optimization, so it needs more processor cores, bigger battery life, bigger RAM."

Did you knew that performance is required not only for OS but for apps and games too. Also performance reserves gives bigger chance to get OS updates in the future.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:49 1

27. illusionmist (Posts: 108; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Hate on.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:34 2

63. eldyagustius (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


oh really I didn't mean to make a controversy here but this iSh**p haters guy was turning me on. I just mention that every OS has its own plus and minus. I didn't mean to hate one of those os.

"Did you knew that performance is required not only for OS but for apps and games too. Also performance reserves gives bigger chance to get OS updates in the future."

Only those performance? What about the software optimization? Cmon guys it's not only about the performance. Even the dual core on iphone 5 can run asphalt 8 as fluent as the quad core on android smartphones. I think if you only think the quantity always win, you're wrong. Let's talk about the quality. Even the m**iatek can make the more than 4 cores processor, but that's not the key.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 09:26

115. BRYLYNT (Posts: 28; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


the difference is the quad cores on the android phones are pushing 1080p while the iphone 5s is pushing 640p so your comparison does not hold water.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:51 14

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 11013; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great post bro, accurate and true. Both are great devices, it simply depends on the users preference. +1

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:40 6

47. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Nexus 5s software and android in general is far superior to iOS in virtually every way

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:38 2

67. eldyagustius (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


nexus 5s? please know the phone first before you said it bro LOL

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:59 6

53. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Even if iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 are on the same price, Nexus is the better choice. Wake up.
And shut up already, with this BS "premium" aluminum tin-can.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:23 2

57. Finalflash (Posts: 1696; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea they are both great phones, but one thing I hate are these "VS" articles....where they essentially kiss both phones' rears. Just grow a pair and declare for a side (not comment guy, the "author"). It doesn't matter if you take the iphones side or the nexus 5's but for the love of your own integrity say which one won. Otherwise do reviews and not VS articles where there is no real battle. I mean it would make for a better comment bait than not taking a side as well if baiting is what you are doing. If you do not want to be confrontational, than do a general comparison, don't call it a X vs Y article.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:29 5

62. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree!
But I'm sure that PhoneArena does that because don't want to disappoint certain users and lose visitors since traffic generates money for PhoneArena.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:49 5

6. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 762; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I say it's a tie but when we consider the off-contract price , then nexus 5 all the way......

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:23 3

20. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


It you want a real camera and video compairison, watch this video......i'm tired of seeing everyone on the net baby the 5s.

wrong vid lol gimmi a sec

here it is:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp6clWG-b5c&list=UUIrrRLyFMVmmL9NDAU2obJA

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 18:09

105. KingaSpades (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


Did you see the part where they said that the iPhone was better in MOST cases?

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 22:00 2

108. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


My God...I've been reading your posts on this site for almost two years now and all you do is bash Apple products...Do you ever stop ? Seriously, if you want to be a troll then that's perfectly fine but dang, give it a rest already. We know you hate Apple, we know you can't stand how Apple treats it's customers...I'll give you the money to fly to Cupertino and personally tell Tim Cook how you feel if you just stop trolling.....

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:43 4

2. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


"However, if you value the feeling of having and working with a really sophisticated, gorgeous and polished product, then it's worth considering getting the iPhone 5s, as it's one of the very few smartphones out there that can offer you what the Nexus 5 can't"...What is it that the nexus 5 or any android phone can't do that the Iphone 5S can? Use NFC? Have a higher pixel density or higher resolution screen?....Maybe is that aluminum body that will be cover by a phone case? Or maybe is that awesome 64 bit processor that runs that very trimmed IOS? I really wanna see that processor running a real OS with a real high resolution screen and show the same numbers that it shows on the benchmarks

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:13 1

16. eldyagustius (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


NFC beam? It's slightly reminded me on infrared technology when two devices must sticked if you want to sending files. I was laughed when two of my friends sent files by using beam. The speed isn't better than bluetooth technology. And I think NFC is not the current sophisticated technology.

Real OS? Android is just a power&memory hungry monster. It still should learn more before it could be said as REAL OS!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:36

23. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


NFC and bluetooth are two different things -.-! NFC uses bluetooth, wi-fi direct or any other type of radio communications to establish a connection between devices. Android is a power and memory monster like you said for one reason only. It does a lot more than IOS, and now that IOS7 is playing catch up, they need more memory to run smoothly (1 GB RAM) and they still have a long way to go before they can equal Android capabilities.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:49 1

72. eldyagustius (Posts: 132; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


ha? is it using bluetooth? better you go off to wikipedia first before you explain it to me. haha.

what android does a lot more? it just run the useless junk background services. iPhone 1GB memory is more useful. 1 gig's doesn't mean anything in android, even the two gig's - memory sucker. the company shouldn't just improve the ram capacity, but it should make the android consume less memory. Android should learn more :)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 11:48 3

77. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8174; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Have you not seen the core objective with Android 4.4? You fail at trolling sir.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 13:06 1

88. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


First, If you don't know something then you should not bash it. Second, all those background services are part of what makes Android great. Third, Google is always improving Android so it doesn't need to use so many background process, KitKat is proof of this. Fourth, You are more blind and annoying than a belieber and that says a lot.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 17:27

102. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


Do you really know what your talking about NFC? You use NFC to automatically pair devices without searching the phone settings. In transferring files using NFC it can use bluetooth or wifi direct or both. Well s beam in samsung uses wifi direct so it can transfer large files in a minute. You are comparing NFC to infrared? Phones don't need to be touching each other all the time when using NFC, it only needs a single tap. Have you ever use an android device with NFC?

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 16:54 2

101. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


"a real OS with a real high resolution screen and show the same numbers that it shows on the benchmarks"

A real OS? Something UNIX based maybe? Like urrm iOS.

In terms of producing those numbers at a high resolution. That's called an iPad Air, it uses the same A7 clocked 100Mhz higher. OR perhaps, just a thought.... you should note the test scores that say OFF SCREEN? Sorry to bring rationality into this and all. Carry on.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 17:27

103. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


I'll give you credit for the screen but IOS is still a very basic OS, far from Android

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 22:06

109. 8logic (Posts: 130; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


android can't offer the marketing and brand that it the fruit

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 09:25 2

114. KingaSpades (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


I wouldn't be so quick to say that Android is a "real OS". In fact I'd say that it's a half baked OS. It was never properly written even when it was rewritten. It needs 4 processors just to jerk around and lag.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 08:50

121. reddx (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


"...What is it that the nexus 5 or any android phone can't do that the Iphone 5S can??"
the iphone can run smooth after a year the android just stuck every 10 min i have galaxy 3 and my mom galaxy 2 for over a year and they just crap i want to brake them so much sometimes. why the fuk i need a lot or ram and high end processor if the phone cant hold it for more that a year, I never heard any of these complaints from my friends(iphone 4s and 5)

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 14:34

122. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


I have a galaxy nexus (2 year old phone) running Jelly bean 4.3 and believe me, it runs really smooth

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:46 7

4. bopicasso (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


Regardless, 4 inch phone is a dinosaur! What is so sophisticated about IOS? I thought it was for people who like things simple and with not much customization.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:05

125. ihavenoname (Posts: 1376; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Not everyone likes huge phone.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:47 4

5. Anchorman86 (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


"Looking past the different screen sizes, operating systems and their user environments, the iPhone 5s proves to be the better device in most areas"

^No one in the tech world can slurp the iPhone the way Ray does...here's a napkin. smh

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:49 15

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


"That said, the iPhone 5s is a true speed demon, and when you take into account its PowerVR G6430 graphics chip, the result is a phone that never lags or stutters."

Oh really?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY-KuPhC0Y0

That's not lag what we're seeing here, though. Absolutely not. These are apple-made magical fairies which distort the reality of space and time by changing the earth's rotation speed and distance from the sun while simultaneously opening several alternate dimensions - thus causing what looks like lag. But it's not really lag! Because every ifan, including the author of this article said that iOS never ever lags.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:54 3

8. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


+1 only the truth

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:01 6

11. Ray.S (Posts: 256; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


There can be browser lag issues on both devices, but that depends on some web pages. It has little to do with the rest of the system performance.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:59 4

32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8174; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Browser performance = lag on Android phones but not on iPhones? Nice to know.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:22 2

41. ilia1986 (unregistered)


We are talking about Apple's own web page here. Stop being so innocent Ray. Of all the editors on PA, your articles tend to show the most favoritism towards apple.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:42 1

48. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I tested it on a 5c. The apple page and browser in general lags on desktop pages. The experience of full desktop pages is poor on that tiny screen too.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 13:57 5

91. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


coming from someone that tends to show much favoritism to anything Android trows at you...

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:35

46. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And what if web pages are the same and one device lags while another doesn't? :)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 11:03 3

75. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I had a lag moment with the 5S this morning. Actually a complete freeze and then a safari crash. Head over to the link below and try loading up all the comments. There are over 1500 comments and at least on my 5S it got its butt kicked. I just don’t think that there is enough ram to handle the load because I have tons of “lowmemory” errors within the crash report. An extra gig of ram cost under $10 and is one area where Apple got cheap. Crashes when using Safari are a normal occurrence. I can’t wait to sale it but I have to wait for my N5 to arrive.

http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/07/lg-g2-drops-to-49-on-contract-at-verizon-until-november-11/

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 17:31

104. spoks (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


I love the droid life website. It really uses the automatic full screen in mobile chrome. Phone Arena should get a tip from droid life for their website.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:09 9

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


iPhone 5S still has weak Wi-Fi:

"iPhone 5s Wifi Performance - Android Vs iOS 7 (Test 1)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1lxlIafsvE

"iPhone 5s Wifi Performance - Android Vs iOS 7 (Test 2)"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9_VCgLasYQ

Also I was thinking that one of the biggest iOS 7 changes was multitasking, but guess what? iOS 7 doesn't do true multitasking!

Watch this video from 11:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmEGduKup4#t=679

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:58 4

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'd choose the nexus 5 especially because of the price

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:08 7

12. jove39 (Posts: 1277; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Now that i have my N5 in hands...I don't really care about what people/reviewers say about it...I love every single bit of my Nexus 5.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:13 2

17. Metalspy8 (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


+Armando Ferreira speaks the truth..

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:35 2

22. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I don't see why materials of construction are such a major focus in reviews. Yes, it makes a difference at the unboxing stage, but most users won't notice in regular use, because they use cases. And sure, I've seen a few iPhones in the wild without, but in my opinion, you're a fool if you use an iPhone (or most smartphones really) without at least a bumper. You're inviting disaster.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 12:26 1

82. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


In my opinion, alumnium doesn't speak quality. My pop comes in aluminum cans and I crush and recycle them. Big deal. I got a phone made of Kevlar, and I have a case covering that, you're right, it's just smart. I prefer the looks of the N5, it has that spy chic look.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:36 2

24. HTCOE (Posts: 466; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


Nexus 5!!!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:43 3

25. Metalspy8 (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Nexus 5 has been getting praised everywhere...The only reason people buy iphone5s is for the same recycled design and yes build qualiy is unmatched but and i mean "but" that is the only reason why it sells ..and (Roldefol is 100 on point about cases), just look at the iphone 5c...same experience as iphone 5s and is selling like crap..Shame on you RAY. you should be more of a professional when typing up "Vs". Lets please be Slow to type and quick to listen..>>WE SO SORRY BUT THERE IS NOTHING NO ONE CAN DO ABOUT THE ANDROID TAKEOVER..

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:49

26. GoGoGalaxyNexus (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


+1 Android rules

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:53 4

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 11013; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great unbiased review. +1 PA!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:03 7

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8174; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I wouldn't say unbiased, as there were some lies and bias secretly slipped in. Now I'm not hating on the iPhone 5S, but it certainly doesn't deserve the praise it has gotten from the site.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:06 1

34. Metalspy8 (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


He was trying to drop his 2cents of sarcasm.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:15 5

35. Ray.S (Posts: 256; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


It would be great if you can "uncover" the lies for us.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 09:21

39. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


this should be interesting.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 10:04 9

54. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8174; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I had to do this fast since I have to get ready for work, but ok here you go. Also, of all the authors on the site, the users can confirm you always slip bias in Apple articles Ray.

"That said, the iPhone 5s is a true speed demon, and when you take into account its PowerVR G6430 graphics chip, the result is a phone that never lags or stutters."

Never?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY-KuPhC0Y0
https://discussions.apple.com/message/23654488#23654488

"Meanwhile, there's 1 GB RAM in the Apple iPhone 5s, which seems to be just enough to guarantee a smooth experience."

https://discussions.apple.com/message/23533939#23533939

"Once again, the iPhone's Safari browser is the more streamlined of the two, and it offers the faster/smoother experience."

YouTube link above + the lag users are reporting with Safari and keyboard lag.

"However, if you value the feeling of having and working with a really sophisticated and gorgeous product, then it's worth considering getting the iPhone 5s, as it's one of the very few smartphones out there that can offer you what the Nexus 5 can't."

Which is what, a $300 premium price tag?

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