Nexus 5 LG

  • clock speed
    2.26
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    5
    inches
  • resolution
    445
    ppi

Galaxy S4 Samsung

  • I9500
    • Google Play Edition
    • I9500
    • I9505
    • I9506
  • clock speed
    1.6
    GHz
  • RAM
    2
    GB
  • size
    5
    inches
  • resolution
    441
    ppi

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
5"
5"
Resolution
1920 x 1080 (445 ppi)
1920 x 1080 (441 ppi)
Panel
IPS LCD (RGB)
Full HD Super AMOLED (PenTile RGBG)
Brightness
526 cd/m²
404 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
2.228
3.352
Surface
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 3
Video out
1080p (SlimPort HDMI)
1080p (Micro USB with MHL 2.0)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (8974)
Samsung Exynos 5 (Octa 5410)
CPU
2.26 GHz, ARM Krait 400
1.6 GHz, ARM Cortex A15
Architecture
Quad core
Quad core
Linpack
393
791
Quadrant
8,844
12,446
GPU
450 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 330
533 MHz, PowerVR SGX 544MP3
Architecture
Tri core
GL benchmark 2.5
57
43
Epic citadel
49.1
59.8
Basemark x
14.27
6.26
RAM
2 GB
2 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (31.5 mm equiv.)
f/2.2, 31 mm equiv.
Resolution
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
12.8 MP (4128 x 3096)
Sensor
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
1/3.2" (4.69 mm × 3.52 mm)
Light sensitivity
101 ISO to Unknown
50 ISO to 1,000 ISO
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Optical
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
Yes
7.2 fps
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.2
Secondary camera
1.31 MP
2 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 DivX
Maximum bitrate
20 Mbps
17 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion Polymer (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
2,300 mA·h
2,600 mA·h
Talk time
1,020 min
1,020 min
Standby time
18,000 min
22,200 min
Tested
3G talk time
1,000 min
1,020 min
Web browsing
286 min
418 min
Video playback
366 min
689 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Bottom)
Mono (Back)
Frequency response
+0.02, -0.08
+0.03, -0.08
Noise level
-93.3 dB
-95.9 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.18, -0.08
+0.03, -0.08
Noise level
-91 dB
-96 dB
FM radio
No
No

form factor

Size
69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm
69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight
130 g
130 g
Body
Plastic
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
Android 4.4.2
Android 4.2.2
Upgradable to
--
Android 4.4 KitKat
Custom UI
--
TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0
Onscreen keyboards
  1. Standard (predictive)
  2. Swype (haptic, predictive)
  1. Swype (haptic, predictive)
  2. Standard (haptic, predictive)
Sunspider
827 ms
804 ms

connectivity

Network
4G, LTE (150 Mb/s)
3G, HSDPA (42.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/a/ac/n/g (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
802.11b//a/ac/n/g (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
Yes

features

Internal storage
16 GB, 32 GB
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Supported card formats
None
microSD
Included accessories
Charger
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
65 dB
70.6 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
64.8 dB
66.2 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
Yes
Barometer
Yes
Yes
Hygrometer
No
Yes
Showing 9 comments.
Nexus 5 has no wireless (wifi) calling feature which is useful when there is low signal, where s4 has.
what about battery life of N5
Nexus 5 is better than S4... I have both and the nexus is faster, cheaper and in a ling way better than the samsung.
which battery is better li-ion or li-ion polymer
UPDATE YOUR FRICKING BENCHMARK-RESULTS! GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT AND DO NOT MISLEAD THE PEOPLE GEEKAPHONE! NEXUS 5 wins clearly, like against z1 and G2!
this is bullshit because all these benchmarks are not optimized for 4.4!
I like both of them, but I would rather choose the Nexus 5 because of the pure, fast updating Android. They seem very similar when it comes to hardware.
You're correct Ben, the specs for the Nexus 5 are based on the leaked specs. We'll be sure to updated them when it's officially announced, including different editions. Looks like a pretty awesome phone, i'm also hearing (unverified) rumours that it may be priced cheaply, with the 2300 mah being $300 and the 3000mah at $400. Time will tell!
I'm somewhat surprised that the Nexus 5 is already up here even though it hasn't even been officially announced yet! But then again I'm not too surprised because all the specs have already leaked :P One correction though: There may be 2 battery versions. There will be a 2300 mah 16 GB version and a 3000 mah 32 GB version