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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Google Nexus 5

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Apr 2014, 23:02

The battle of Samsung’s new Galaxy against the Nexus 5 is a battle of visions. The S5 represents the Samsung way of doing Android, with its flashy TouchWiz interface, as opposed to the pure stock way of Google’s Nexus 5…

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posted on 07 Apr 2014, 23:30

1. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

If only the Samsung camera have ISO, it would have been the perfect camera. I don't why phone companys always leave out things they know it would improve their product.

posted on 07 Apr 2014, 23:48 3

2. iushnt (Posts: 2210; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

at first s5 felt like an dissapointed but now it is becoming the King.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 00:26 1

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Nexus 5 is still 'the little phone that could'....

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 00:39 1

4. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

The Nexus 5 screen is washed out compared to the HTC M8 (and definitely an AMOLED screen). It's still decent and acceptable if you're not comparing it to a top screen side-by-side. My problem with the N5 screen is the backlight "wash". Looking straight on is great. Tilt the phone straight back and the viewing angle is great. However, start looking at it from side angles and the backlight suddenly washes everything out with a grayish tint over the screen. The reason this is a major problem (for me) is because that's generally the angle you're looking at when it's laying flat on a table. Unlike the HTC M8 and (presumably) the S5, the N5's screen is horrible at off angles, replicated when looking at it flat on a coffee table, for example. It just screams "low end", and with a 1080 IPS screen, it should be the exact opposite. It's supposedly based on the LG G2, which has a class leading LCD (with outstanding viewing angles). Very unfortunate.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 08:14

5. wildcat80 (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)

This the fourth review/comparison if the S5 without a chart showing the S5's battery life. PA, what gives? Where is this vital info?

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 00:34

6. irbaaz (Posts: 169; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

I would prefer 2 nexus 5 rather than 1 s5......

posted on 16 May 2014, 06:34

7. sanopa (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 May 2014)

I just sold my Nexus 5 and bought an S5 and I have to say I really miss the Nexus. Yes the S5 has more features however when it comes to battery life and performance it doesn't feel fair to compare them even-though I tried two launchers to get away from touchwiz and used task killers. Very disappointed in the S5.

posted on 09 Oct 2014, 07:07

8. andriodfanboy1 (Posts: 56; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

nexus 5 vs samsung galaxy s5 which one i should buy i used s4 and sold to buy z1 but u know z1 isnt for me i am plaining to change and i am confused in these two ?any sug

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 11:12

9. DreadfulArc94 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Nov 2014)

When the Nexus 5 updated to Lollipop 5.0 is runs alot smoother and it is a lot faster now, i highly suggest getting the Nexus 5 is cheaper and a better pick

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 12:04

10. Oggy385 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)

Year 2016, Nexus 5, 6.0 marshmallow, still running smooth.....that's why.

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