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

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Nexus 5 vs other Nexi
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!

Display
Size
4.7 inches
4.7 inches
5.0 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
64.92 %
68.49 %
70.89 %
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
TI OMAP4460
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
GPU
PowerVR SGX540
Adreno 320
Adreno 330
RAM
1GB DDR2
2GB LPDDR2
2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
32GB
16GB
32GB
OS
Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)
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 (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Battery
Capacity
1750 mAh
2100 mAh
2300 mAh
Talk time
17.66 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
15.30 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
Talk time (3G)
8.33 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 
Stand-by time (3G)
11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 
Music playback
 
40.00 hours
60.00 hours
Video playback
 
8.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F2.8
Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Recording format
MPEG4
 
 
Features
Video calling
Video calling
OIS, Video light
Front
1.3 MP
1.3 MP
1.3 MP
Video capture
 
 
1280x720 (HD)
Design
Dimensions
5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)
5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
Weight
4.76 oz (135.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.90 oz (139.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.59 oz (130.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
 
Back: Glass
 
Features
Notification light
 
 
Buyers information
Price
 
 
$ 399


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