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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Google Nexus 5

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Compared to Google Nexus 5

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Plenty more battery power
Comment
3100 mAh
vs
2300 mAh
34.78% more battery power
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1350
A bit bigger screen size
Comment
5.5 "
vs
4.95 "
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
986
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.
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945
Appreciably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
1.9 MP
vs
1.3 MP
46.15% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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670
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
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No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
625
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
414
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
227
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
136
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Aiden Richardson
45
Has a stylus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stylus lets you draw on the screen and take notes like with a pen
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 0 Reasons for Samsung Exynos 4412
ARM Mali 400 MP4
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for ARM Mali 400 MP4
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184
Clearly 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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is better than Google Nexus 5 because...

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No

Top 41 Reasons for the

Google Nexus 5

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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2033
Considerably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
4 x 1.6 GHz
43.75% faster CPU clock speed
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1708
Significantly higher pixel density
Comment
445 ppi
vs
267 ppi
1.67x higher pixel density
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1205
Clearly higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
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738
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
624
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.
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590
Way lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
183 g
53 g lighter
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536
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
516
Marginally thinner
Comment
8.59 mm
vs
9.4 mm
0.81 mm thinner
anonymous
515
Substantially faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
454
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
363
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.
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218
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.
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199
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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183
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
171
Explicitly smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
170
Explicitly faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
161
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.
anonymous
149
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
867
vs
478
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
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79
Notably narrower
Comment
69.17 mm
vs
80.5 mm
11.33 mm narrower
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78
Explicitly higher memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
6.40 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.
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47
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.
Maaz Jamil
11
Cheap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Cheap about 25%
anonymous
11
Shorter
Comment
137.84 mm
vs
151.1 mm
13.26 mm shorter
Tharun V Vijayan
6
Pure Android experience
Comment
Yes
vs
No
As Google intended it to be.
Sameer Rasheed
6
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
5
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nexus 5 also has dedicated camera buttons (volume rocker)
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
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161
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.
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121
Explicitly higher ram speed
Comment
800 MHz
vs
400 MHz
400 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
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64
Explicitly more memory bandwidth
Comment
12.8 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
6.40 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
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93
Notably higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
0.02 TFLOPS
0.10 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
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61
Considerably higher pixel rate
Comment
3.6 GPixel/s
vs
0.5 GPixel/s
3.10 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
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56
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
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46
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.
Qualcomm Krait 400
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
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81
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
67
Significantly wider front-end
Comment
3
vs
2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
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61
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
40
Vastly more bits executed at a time
Comment
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
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37
Sizably newer version of VFP
Comment
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.

Google Nexus 5 is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 2 because...

Yes
vs
No

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