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 5 iPhone 5s
Display Size 4.95-inch 1080p IPS display 4-inch Retina Display
Screen Resolution  1920×1080 pixels (445ppi) 1136 x 640 pixels (326ppi)
Processor 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor Apple A7 (64-bit), M7 Motion Coprocessor
Internal Storage  16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Storage Expansion  None  None
Rear Camera  8 megapixel with OIS 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash
Front Camera  1.3 megapixel 1.2 megapixel
Battery Size 2,300mAh battery Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Connectivity Wireless charging, NFC, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure Three-axis gyroAccelerometerProximity sensor

Ambient light sensor

GPS GPSDigital CompassCellular


Assisted GPS and GLONASSDigital CompassWi-Fi


Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat iOS 7
Dimensions  5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in 4.87  x 2.31 x 0.30 in
Weight  130grams 112 grams

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