Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4: What Are The Differences?

After months of rumors and speculation, the Google Nexus 5 is finally out in the Play Store and available at affordable price in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Korea and India. It will be available in many other countries in mid-November. It brings the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat experience along with new hardware refreshes to users.

Here is a quick look at what are the differences between the Nexus 5 and Samsung’s latest smartphone Galaxy S4. Galaxy S4 is in many ways the best Android device we have seen. Hardware specs, performance, and other outstanding features prove that.

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Will the new Nexus 5 beat the Galaxy S4?

Display:

– Nexus 5 has a 5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS 445ppi LCD display.
– Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 441 ppi Super AMOLED display

Processor, RAM, Storage:

– Nexus 5 comes with Qualcomm 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage options and no SD card option.
– Galaxy S4 comes with 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor /1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB storage options and SD card option.

Camera:
– Nexus 5 has an 8MP rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization and 1.3MP front camera.
– Galaxy S4 has 13MP rear-facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera.

Dimensions:

– Nexus 5 comes in at 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm and hits the scales at 130g.
– Galaxy S4 comes in at 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm and hits the scales at 139g.

Battery:

– Nexus 5 has a 2300mAh battery promising 17 hours’ talk time and 300 hours standby time.
– Galaxy S4 has a 2600mAh battery promising 17 hour’s talk time and 370 hours standby time.

LTE, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi:

– Nexus 5 brings LTE, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support.
– Galaxy S4 has also LTE (dependent on market), NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support.

OS:

– Nexus 5 comes with Android 4.4 KitKat, which brings a host of new features.
– Galaxy S4 comes with Android 2.2 Jelly Bean (at launch) and can be update to Android 4.4.

Sensors:

– Nexus 5 includes Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pressure, Ambient light and Hall Effect sensors.
– Galaxy S4 includes Accelerometer, Barometer, Geomagnetic, Gyroscope, Proximity, RGB light and Temperature & Humidity sensors.

Price:

– Nexus 5 available at extremely affordable price, 16GB version priced at $349 and 32GB version priced at $399.
– Galaxy S4 available at a price tag of $ 658.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

2 Comments

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    • Kannan

      Nov 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Thanks!

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