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Google Nexus 5 vs Google Nexus 4

Top 22 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Google Nexus 4

anonymous
1956
A little more battery power
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2300 mAh
vs
2100 mAh
9.52% more battery power
anonymous
1510
Vastly faster CPU clock speed
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4 x 2.3 GHz
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4 x 1.5 GHz
1.53x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1242
Lots higher pixel density
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445 ppi
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318 ppi
39.94% higher pixel density
anonymous
960
A bit bigger screen size
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4.95 "
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4.7 "
5.32% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
900
Considerably higher resolution
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1920x1080 px
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1280x768 px
2.11x higher resolution
anonymous
483
Has built-in optical image stabilization
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Yes
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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
406
Vastly faster downloads
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100 MBits/s
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42 MBits/s
2.38x faster downloads
anonymous
332
Modestly lighter
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130 g
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139 g
9 g lighter
anonymous
319
A little bit thinner
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8.59 mm
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9.1 mm
0.51 mm thinner
anonymous
306
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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Yes
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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
138
Notably faster uploads
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50 MBits/s
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5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
102
Higher GeekBench result
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867
vs
492
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
65
Substantially higher memory bandwidth
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12.8 GB/s
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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.
Bunyamin Eren
7
Back panel easily removable
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Yes
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No
In contrary to what many people believe, the Nexus 5 is easy to dissassemble, using a plectrum to remove the back panel and a small screwdriver for the screws. All the components are easy to access/replace and back panel can be mounted, no problem.
anonymous
-181
A lot less body volume
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81.9 cm³
vs
110 cm³
34.31% less body volume
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
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No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
anonymous
59
Has integrated graphics
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Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
38
Has integrated LTE
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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.
Qualcomm Krait 400
Yes
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No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
anonymous
55
Has dynamic frequency scaling
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Yes
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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
41
Has NX bit
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Yes
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No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
40
Has TrustZone
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Yes
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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
39
Has out-of-order execution
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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.
anonymous
39
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
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Yes
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No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

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

Yes
vs
No

Top Six Reasons for the

Google Nexus 4

Compared to Google Nexus 5

anonymous
174
Has a BSI sensor
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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
99
Has manual ISO
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Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Сергей Воронин
1
Ubuntu touch support
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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
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Yes
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No
Jolla has released icy fresh build of theirs OS under nexus 4
Steven Haesen
-1
Google
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Yes
vs
No
Good
Shivan Tee
-1
Much cheaper
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Yes
vs
No
anonymous
-116
Marginally narrower
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68.7 mm
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69.17 mm
0.47 mm narrower
anonymous
-194
A bit shorter
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133.9 mm
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137.84 mm
3.94 mm shorter

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

Yes
vs
No

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