Google just announced the Nexus 5, a 4.95-inch device that packs features worthy of a flagship phone, yet is only priced as low as $349. It’s a phone that is bound to sell like hotcakes. The Nexus 4, on the other hand, dropped to $199 for the 16GB variant so it stil remains as a good option if you’re looking for a cheaper Nexus device that nonetheless offers a good set of specs.
If you want to compare the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 4, the main specs of these phones are detailed below.
|Nexus 4||Nexus 5|
|Display Size||4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus||4.95-inch 1080p IPS display|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 768 pixels (320ppi)||1920×1080 pixels (445ppi)|
|Processor||1.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor||2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor|
|Internal Storage||8GB / 16GB||16GB / 32GB|
|Rear Camera||8 megapixel||8 megapixel with OIS|
|Front Camera||1.3 megapixel||1.3 megapixel|
|Battery Size||2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery||2,300mAh battery|
|Connectivity||3G (WCDMA), HSPA+, Wireless charging, NFC||Wireless charging, NFC, LTE|
|Sensors||Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure|
|Operating System||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Dimensions||133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm||5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in|
The Nexus 5 is definitely the better phone. It has a bigger and better display and has LTE connectivity, not to mention that it’s also faster. If you are looking to replace your current phone, get the Nexus 5. I might get one myself.