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Nexus 5 Vs. iPhone 5s Tech Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | October 31, 2013October 31, 2013 12:00 pm PDT

Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s

The Nexus 5 is the latest flagship phone from Google with the latest version of Android. It only makes sense to see how it stacks up against the flagship phone of the second biggest operating system, iOS.

The Nexus series started off as a line of phone specifically built with developers in mind, but that has changed over time and it has become popular with every day users as well. So if you’re in the market for a phone right now, you may have a difficult time deciding between the latest and greatest phones with the latest iterations of each operating system. We’re here to help you figure that choice out by looking at how the specs of the Nexus 5 stack up next to the iPhone 5s, and then you can judge which is best for yourself.

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Nexus 5
iPhone 5S
Display Specs 4.95-inch, 1920×1080 pixel display (445 ppi) 4-inch 1136 x 640 (326 ppi)
Display Type Full HD IPS. Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Retina Display
Operating System Android 4.4 (KitKat) iOS 7
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.3GHz Apple A7 (64-bit), M7 Motion Coprocessor
Storage
  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.3 megapixels 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
Network
  • 2G/3G/4G LTE
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
  • LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
  • Model A1533 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1533 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1453*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
  • Model A1457*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
  • Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 LE Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Battery 2,300 mAH
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 250 hours
NFC Yes No
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Pressure
  • Ambient light
  • Hall Effect
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
GPS
  • GPS
  • Digital Compass
  • Cellular
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital Compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular
Height 5.43 inches (137.84 mm) 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width 2.64 inches (67.17 mm) 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth 0.34 inches (8.59 mm) 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight 4.59 oz (130 grams) 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
Colors Black, White Space Gray, Gold, Silver

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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