Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4

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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 Size4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus4.95-inch 1080p IPS display
Screen Resolution1280 x 768 pixels (320ppi) 1920×1080 pixels (445ppi)
Processor1.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
Internal Storage8GB / 16GB 16GB / 32GB
Storage Expansion None None
Rear Camera8 megapixel 8 megapixel with OIS
Front Camera1.3 megapixel 1.3 megapixel
Battery Size2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery2,300mAh battery
Connectivity3G (WCDMA), HSPA+, Wireless charging, NFCWireless charging, NFC, LTE
SensorsCompass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Dimensions133.9 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.

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