BY | November 1, 2013

 

The two handsets are going to compete against each other in the days to come. Google Nexus 5 Vs. iPhone 5S Display, camera, processor & OS comparison makes interesting reading.

By Abdul Vahid V

Google Android’s biggest opponent to Apple’s iPhone 5S has just been introduced in the market. After extensive rumors and gossips, the much-hyped Nexus 5 is up for sales in major markets. Official specs of the new LG-made Nexus 5 reveal that it is exactly the same machine that had been in rumors and image leaks for a while. Well, it is now the right time to put the newly arrived stock Android phone for a spec comparison against its major Apple rival. Go through our Nexus 5 Vs iPhone 5S comparison.

Display: Thanks to a FullHD screen, Nexus 5 has a wonderful 4.95-inch larger True HD IPS Plus display that packs a staggering 445-ppi pixel density. The new iPhone, though keeping Apple’s landmark Retina screen, falls short to Nexus 5 in resolution due to the missing of a 1080p screen.

Rather it has only a small 4-inch panel, which is an LED IPS LCD, packing a resolution of just 640 x 1136 at 326-ppi. Google’s new Nexus 5 also enjoys screen protection from the latest Gorilla Glass 3 technology from Corning. The new iPhone 5S has Gorilla Glass 2 alongside an oleophobic coating.

Processor: In case of internals as well, Nexus 5 highlights quality stuffs. It is equipped with a muscular 2.3GHz Krait 800 processor, encasing the much popular Snapdragon 800 chip from Qualcomm. Additional power is supplied by 2GB RAM and an Adreno 330 graphics card.

In place, the new iPhone 5S has Apple’s most innovative A7 64-bit chip inside a dual core 1.3GHz Cyclone processor, which is boosted by 1GB RAM and a PowerVR G6430 graphics card. But, as per experts, 64-bit chip is almost dysfunctional in a machine that has only 1GB of RAM. It wants at least 4GB of RAM for better performance.

Firmware: Both machines in discussion are well-off with fresh OS versions of their native operating software items. Nexus 5 in fact debuts the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which Google has introduced as one of the finest Android updates ever. Meanwhile, the new edition iPhone 5S has the new iOS 7 variant onboard. As per Apple, it is the best update of iOS ever.

Storage: Keeping the tradition alive, Nexus 5 also rolls out in two basic internal memory options; 16GB and 32GB, and it skips a microSD slot so that expanding memory is not possible. In case of iPhone 5S, Apple has brought this device out in all three major internal memory flavors; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Here too microSD is not there.

Camera: Though designing nearly all portions of the device in favor of the current markets trends, Google has missed a heavy camera on it. Unlike Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, HTC One or any of its high profile Android peers, Nexus 5 has just an 8MP sensor with OIS and LED flash. Front camera is a 1.3MP unit.

Basically, the new iPhone also has an 8MP camera, the same iSight rear camera of its former model. But it is rather refined with a range of exciting new features from its past model. For FaceTime video chatting, you have a basic 1.2MP front snapper, in the meantime.

Price & Availability: Google has just started selling its new Nexus 5. In all major markets across the world, the device will be up for grabs either via Play Store or carriers for a price starting at around $400.

The flagship iPhone 5S, at the same time, is also already up for purchase in leading markets. Its on-contract price starts at $199, while its SIM free model is starting at something around $700.

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