Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4

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.

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4

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
Storage Expansion  None  None
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
Weight 139g

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. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

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