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Google Nexus 5 vs Google Nexus 4

Top 25 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Google Nexus 4

anonymous
2471
A bit more battery power
Comment
2300 mAh
vs
2100 mAh
9.52% more battery power
anonymous
1920
Sizably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
4 x 1.5 GHz
1.53x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1611
Much higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
318 ppi
39.94% higher pixel density
anonymous
1260
A little bit bigger screen size
Comment
4.95 "
vs
4.7 "
5.32% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1137
Sizably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x768 px
2.11x higher resolution
anonymous
596
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
528
Slightly lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
139 g
9 g lighter
anonymous
499
Vastly faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
42 MBits/s
2.38x faster downloads
anonymous
466
A little thinner
Comment
8.59 mm
vs
9.1 mm
0.51 mm thinner
anonymous
356
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
164
Appreciably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
138
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
867
vs
492
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
132
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
73
Explicitly 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.
Sameer Rasheed
3
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
Deval Shah
3
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nexus 5 also has dedicated camera buttons (volume rocker)
Tharun V Vijayan
1
Pure Android experience
Comment
Yes
vs
No
As Google intended it to be.
anonymous
-64
A lot less body volume
Comment
81.9 cm³
vs
110 cm³
34.31% less body volume
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
anonymous
134
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
86
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Qualcomm Krait 400
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
anonymous
74
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
anonymous
55
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
55
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
anonymous
54
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
52
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

Google Nexus 5 is better than Google Nexus 4 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Eight Reasons for the

Google Nexus 4

Compared to Google Nexus 5

anonymous
215
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
128
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
35
A little narrower
Comment
68.7 mm
vs
69.17 mm
0.47 mm narrower
Shivan Tee
4
Much cheaper
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Riadh Ferah
3
It was made by Google!
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Gives it an edge on gapps
Сергей Воронин
1
Ubuntu touch support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nexus 4 is reference device for Canonical developers for delivering fresh builds of their mobile OS
Сергей Воронин
1
Sailfish OS support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Jolla has released icy fresh build of theirs OS under nexus 4
Steven Haesen
-1
Google
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Good
anonymous
-40
Modestly shorter
Comment
133.9 mm
vs
137.84 mm
3.94 mm shorter

Google Nexus 4 is better than Google Nexus 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

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