Best Google Nexus 5 alternatives
The newly-announced Nexus 5 is surely a big deal. While it's not necessarily an achievement of technology or engineering, its super-affordable price and stock Android OS do make it one very exciting proposition. Still, there's no such thing as an ultimate smartphone. There's always something that could have been done a little better, something that won't appeal to each and every user out there. As they say, one size doesn't fit all, and while there are certain products that manage to fit a larger part of the audience, most do not achieve this status of a pop icon.

Having said that, while we're sure there are many tech-savvy people out there who will fall in love with Google and LG's latest effort, there will be even more people who'd prefer something with a different flavor. After all, there's Samsung's Galaxy design language, which is different, there's the premium HTC One, there are the TouchWiz and Sense UI experiences, the iPhone... Sony, too, has been gaining some pace lately with its Z1. We also shouldn't forget Nokia and its WP-powered Lumia phones, the sales of which are getting stronger and stronger every quarter. There are all of these wonderful smartphones that could do all (or almost all) of the things the Nexus 5 can do, which, we guess, makes them great alternatives to Google's finest! Are you guys ready to take a look at the Nexus 5's biggest rivals? Let's go!


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Nexus 5

PhoneArena Score:

9.5

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nexus 4

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.5
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Galaxy S4

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

9.2
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
One

PhoneArena Score:

9.1

User Score:

9.4
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop HTC Sense UI
  • Display 4.7 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
G2

PhoneArena Score:

9.4

User Score:

9.2
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Moto X

PhoneArena Score:

8.5

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Xperia Z1

PhoneArena Score:

9.2

User Score:

9.4
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
iPhone 5s

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

8.6
  • Display 4.0 inches 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
Lumia 925

PhoneArena Score:

7.8

User Score:

9.4
  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

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