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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Google Nexus 5

Top Six Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Compared to Google Nexus 5

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Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
86
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Motasem Issa
1
Better appearance
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It looks modern rather than classic
Alba Silva
-3
With face unlocking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The phone can be unlocked by recognizing your facial features
anonymous
-94
A little bit narrower
Comment
68 mm
vs
69.17 mm
1.17 mm narrower
anonymous
-161
Marginally less body volume
Comment
81.3 cm³
vs
81.9 cm³
0.74% less body volume
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A tad shorter
Comment
136 mm
vs
137.84 mm
1.84 mm shorter

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

Yes
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Top 44 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Nexus

anonymous
2006
Reasonably more battery power
Comment
2300 mAh
vs
1750 mAh
31.43% more battery power
anonymous
1547
Vastly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1.2 GHz
3.83x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1273
A lot higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
313 ppi
42.17% higher pixel density
Paulo Adeva
1
Nexus 5 offers the best of android.new
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.
Paulo Adeva
1
Features of the iPhone 5s for half the price.new
Comment
Yes
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No
Nexus 5 is only $400 compared to iPhone 5s which is $800.
anonymous
1115
Way more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
991
Slightly bigger screen size
Comment
4.95 "
vs
4.65 "
6.45% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
923
Clearly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
918
Explicitly higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
anonymous
586
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
581
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
496
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
421
Vastly faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
355
Marginally lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
135 g
5 g lighter
anonymous
338
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
337
Vastly more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
anonymous
334
Slightly thinner
Comment
8.59 mm
vs
8.9 mm
0.31 mm thinner
anonymous
326
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
311
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
279
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
164
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
148
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
142
Noticeably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
134
Clearly smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
45 nm
17 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
131
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
126
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
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321
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
196
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
86
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
67
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
60
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Eran Machlev
8
Offers free development
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With android, you can make any app you want (without uploading it to Google Play) free of charge.
Jacob Kumar
7
Exellent Features (UI)
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
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64
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
45
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 Krait 400
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
anonymous
58
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
44
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
42
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
42
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
41
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 Samsung Galaxy Nexus because...

Yes
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No

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