Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus: specs comparison

Google Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus: specs comparison
At last, the seemingly endless flurry of leaks and speculations has come to a halt as the Google Nexus 5 is finally official! And the smartphone is not looking bad at all now that we have its hardware and software specs confirmed by LG and Google themselves. As we expected, there's some top-notch hardware under the hood of the device, including a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.26GHz. That 5-inch, 1080p screen doesn't look shabby either. 

Clearly, the Google Nexus 5 is a worthy rival to some of the top Android smartphones out there, especially given its relatively low off-contract cost. At the same time, it is a few steps ahead of the previous Nexus iterations as it has evolved from a hardware perspective. Sure, specs aren't everything that matters in a smartphone, but with Android devices in particular, they can often provide us with a good indication as to how a given device will perform.

Having that in mind, here's the specifications list of the Google Nexus 5, next to the specs for the Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Anyone thinking of upgrading from an older Nexus handset? Let us know in the comments below!

Google Nexus 5 vs Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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Display

Size

5.0 inches
4.7 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.89 %
68.49 %
64.92 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
TI OMAP4460

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 320
PowerVR SGX540

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR2
1GB DDR2

Internal storage

32GB
16GB
32GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2)
Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2100 mAh
1750 mAh

Talk time

17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
15.30 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
17.66 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)
12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 22 days (530 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
8.33 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Music playback

60.00 hours
40.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
8.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.8

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4

Features

OIS, Video light
Video calling
Video calling

Front

1.3 MP
1.3 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)
5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz
4.90 oz
4.76 oz

130.0 g
139.0 g
135.0 g

Materials

 
Back: Glass
 

Features

 
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 399
 
 


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Nexus 5
  • 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
  • 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 Nexus
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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