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Apple iPhone 5 16GB vs Google Nexus 5

Top 17 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5 16GB

Compared to Google Nexus 5

anonymous
611
Lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
130 g
18 g lighter
anonymous
526
Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
8.59 mm
0.99 mm thinner
anonymous
419
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
231
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
199
Notably more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
139
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
113
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
90
Sizably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
69.17 mm
10.57 mm narrower
anonymous
48
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
26
A lot shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
137.84 mm
14.04 mm shorter
Cosmin Diaconita
4
It's made with premium material's
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The premiun naterials add more durability to the phone
Ádám Szirtes
1
SGH S 5611
Comment
Yes
vs
No
SGH S 7350
Aiden Richardson
-8
Chamfered edges
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has chamfered edges, a really nice design feature which looks great
Aiden Richardson
-10
Easier to use with one hand
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The design of the phone is smaller, making it easier to use with one hand.
Tino Csoka
-14
Has Airdrop
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with a Share button.
anonymous
-35
Appreciably less body volume
Comment
55.1 cm³
vs
81.9 cm³
48.64% less body volume
Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple A6
anonymous
53
Sizably bigger L1 cache
Comment
64 KB
vs
32 KB
32 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
101
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
72
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
22
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5 16GB is better than Google Nexus 5 because...

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vs
No

Top 47 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Apple iPhone 5 16GB

anonymous
2622
Measurably more battery power
Comment
2300 mAh
vs
1440 mAh
1.60x more battery power
anonymous
2076
Notably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
3.54x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1743
Plenty higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
326 ppi
36.50% higher pixel density
anonymous
1379
Bigger screen size
Comment
4.95 "
vs
4 "
23.75% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1355
Way more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1224
Measurably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1136x640 px
2.85x higher resolution
anonymous
973
Plenty more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
1.3 MP
vs
1.2 MP
8.33% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
800
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
635
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
anonymous
542
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
516
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
470
Considerably more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
464
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
446
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
376
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
364
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
220
Shoots 360° panorama
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to shoot a panorama 360° in every direction, by stitching together multiple shots that you take whilst turning on the spot. This creates a spherical 360° panorama, which allows you to look around in all directions instead of just horizontally.
anonymous
185
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
173
Measurably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
151
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
867
vs
708
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
78
Sizably higher memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
8.5 GB/s
4.30 GB/s higher memory bandwidth. A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
anonymous
73
Vastly faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Comment
3137
vs
2416
29.84% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Anna Maria Priolo
48
Is a SlimPort device
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With SlimPort you can view HD content on a TV or monitor, by connecting it to the devices micro USB port.
Maaz Jamil
13
Cheap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Cheap about 25%
Tharun V Vijayan
7
Pure Android experience
Comment
Yes
vs
No
As Google intended it to be.
Sameer Rasheed
7
Always Latest android version
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nexus 5 always remains first in android updates because it is the first phone to get android L Update
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 9 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
517
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
331
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
331
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
244
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
201
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
197
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
179
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
175
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
anonymous
173
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
anonymous
126
Clearly higher ram speed
Comment
800 MHz
vs
533 MHz
267 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
79
Explicitly more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
anonymous
65
Clearly more memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
8.5 GB/s
4.30 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
anonymous
59
Sizably bigger L2 cache
Comment
2 MB
vs
1 MB
1 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
anonymous
195
Significantly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
450 MHz
vs
266 MHz
184 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
101
Distinctly higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
0.0255 TFLOPS
0.09 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
anonymous
77
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
9.3
vs
9
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
anonymous
59
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
anonymous
47
Newer version of OpenVG
Comment
3
vs
1.1
Newer version of OpenVG. OpenVG is used to improve the rendering of 2D graphics on mobile devices, for example the user interface (UI) on a smartphone.
Qualcomm Krait 400
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Krait 400
anonymous
42
Noticeably more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.

Google Nexus 5 is better than Apple iPhone 5 16GB because...

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