Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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Display

Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

445 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.89 %
71.91 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.14 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Video light
Digital image stabilization

Front

1.3 megapixels
2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Red, White
Black, Blue, Red, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 8974

Processor

Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 320

RAM

2 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out

HDMI

 
Yes

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, Gesture, Humidity, Barometer

Other

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2600 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Charging

Qi wireless charging
 

Talk time

17.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
13.3 days (320 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)

Music playback

60.00 hours
62.00 hours

Video playback

 
11.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Nov 04, 2013
Mar 14, 2013

FCC ID value: ZNFD821 link
FCC ID value: A3LGTI9505 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.92 W/kg
0.50 W/kg

Body

1.01 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.46 W/kg
1.17 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.23 W/kg
0.67 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 399
 
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