Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Top 15 Reasons for the
Google Nexus 5
Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Higher pixel density
14.69% higher pixel density
Every pixel has three subpixels
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.
Direct updates by OS vendor
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
38 g lighter
Has an IPS screen
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.
Shoots 360° panorama
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.
Considerably higher maximum light sensitivity
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.
Is a SlimPort device
With SlimPort you can view HD content on a TV or monitor, by connecting it to the devices micro USB port.
Nexus 5 offers the best of android.
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.
9.83 mm narrower
Less body volume
20.88% less body volume
13.36 mm shorter
Google Nexus 5 is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because...
Top 22 Reasons for the
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Compared to Google Nexus 5
Plenty more battery power
39.13% more battery power
More RAM memory
1 GB more RAM memory
Bigger screen size
15.15% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Notably more megapixels (photo)
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
Has an external memory slot
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.
Distinctly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
0.29 mm thinner
Vastly better video recording quality
2160 x 30 fps
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
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.
Has a BSI sensor
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.
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.
Higher GeekBench result
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
Has manual ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Supports slow motion video recording
Faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)
5.10% faster Internet browser (Browsermark 2.0)