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Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Top 16 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Siddharth Singh
3
It has NFCnew
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
1405
Higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
388 ppi
14.69% higher pixel density
anonymous
628
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
505
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
410
Lots lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
168 g
38 g lighter
anonymous
303
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
179
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
95
Sizably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
3200 ISO
vs
1000 ISO
3.20x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Anna Maria Priolo
43
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.
Paulo Adeva
3
Nexus 5 offers the best of android.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The Nexus 5 is built by the company who made Android which means that the Nexus 5 is purely android, but while the s5 runs android, the os is buried underneath the Samsung UI which is too overly complicated.
anonymous
-45
Explicitly narrower
Comment
69.17 mm
vs
79 mm
9.83 mm narrower
anonymous
-126
Less body volume
Comment
81.9 cm³
vs
99 cm³
20.88% less body volume
anonymous
-139
Shorter
Comment
137.84 mm
vs
151.2 mm
13.36 mm shorter
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
anonymous
74
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.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
anonymous
64
Noticeably higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
0.102 TFLOPS
0.01 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
anonymous
38
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.

Google Nexus 5 is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 23 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Compared to Google Nexus 5

anonymous
2209
Plenty more battery power
Comment
3200 mAh
vs
2300 mAh
39.13% more battery power
anonymous
1209
More RAM memory
Comment
3 GB
vs
2 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1097
Bigger screen size
Comment
5.7 "
vs
4.95 "
15.15% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1003
Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
800
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
715
Sizably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
539
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
388
A bit thinner
Comment
8.3 mm
vs
8.59 mm
0.29 mm thinner
anonymous
335
Considerably better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
230
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.2
vs
2.4
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
191
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
121
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
118
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
933
vs
867
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
114
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
113
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
69
Faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Comment
3297
vs
3137
5.10% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
Austin Green
1
Has an S pen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Only notes have them
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
anonymous
84
Significantly higher ram speed
Comment
933 MHz
vs
800 MHz
133 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
49
Notably more memory bandwidth
Comment
14.9 GB/s
vs
12.8 GB/s
2.10 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
anonymous
32
Uses big.LITTLE technology
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.
anonymous
29
Uses HMP
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilise all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
ARM Mali T628 MP6
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for ARM Mali T628 MP6
anonymous
105
Significantly faster GPU clock speed
Comment
533 MHz
vs
450 MHz
83 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
anonymous
47
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
11
vs
9.3
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is better than Google Nexus 5 because...

Yes
vs
No

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