Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Google Nexus 5

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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 432 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 445 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

69.76 %
70.89 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor:

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400

GPU:

Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4)

Battery

Capacity:

2800 mAh
2300 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
8 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 30.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Video light

Front:

2.1 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches (137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm)

Weight:

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
4.59 oz (130.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 04, 2013

FCC ID value:

ZNFD821

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.92 W/kg

Body:

1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.46 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.23 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 399

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 24, 2014
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