Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s: Specs Comparison

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Google just announced the Nexus 5 handset that runs on Android 4.4 or Android KitKat.  Priced at only $349, the Nexus 5 is one of the best Android phones right now and in its price range, it is undoubtedly the best.

You might be wondering how the Nexus 5 stacks up against Apple’s best, the iPhone 5s.  It’s not easy to make this comparison since both phones are good and ultimately, it just boils down to personal taste.  The phones have different display sizes, they run on different platforms and they both offer some advantages over the other.  In any case, if you must really see the differences between these phones, here is a table comparing the specs of the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s.

 Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s: Specs Comparison


  Nexus 5iPhone 5s
Display Size4.95-inch 1080p IPS display4-inch Retina Display
Screen Resolution 1920×1080 pixels (445ppi)1136 x 640 pixels (326ppi)
Processor2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processorApple A7 (64-bit), M7 Motion Coprocessor
Internal Storage 16GB / 32GB16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Storage Expansion None None
Rear Camera 8 megapixel with OIS8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash
Front Camera 1.3 megapixel1.2 megapixel
Battery Size2,300mAh batteryBuilt-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
ConnectivityWireless charging, NFC, LTE, Wi-Fi, BluetoothLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, PressureThree-axis gyroAccelerometerProximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

GPSGPSDigital CompassCellular



Assisted GPS and GLONASSDigital CompassWi-Fi


Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 KitKatiOS 7
Dimensions 5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in4.87  x 2.31 x 0.30 in
Weight 130grams112 grams

Which phone do you like better?

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