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Galaxy S5 Vs. Nexus 5 Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | February 24, 2014February 24, 2014 1:45 pm PDT

Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5 - Comparison

With the Galaxy S5 finally announced, is it the top Android phone on the market? What about the Nexus 5?  With Google’s flagship still not that old, how does the Galaxy S5 stack up? Lets dig in and find out.

We’ll be covering theGalaxy S5 in much deeper detail, but in the meantime take a quick look at our spec shootout below.

Galaxy S5
Nexus 5
Display Specs 5.1-inch, 1920 x 1080 432 ppi) 4.95-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (445 ppi)
Display Type FHD Super AMOLED IPS
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat  (at launch) Android 4.4 KitKat (at launch)
Processor 2.5GHz Quad core application processor 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
RAM 2GB 2GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Micro SD up to 128GB No
Main Camera (Back)
  • 16 MP
  • UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
8 MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2 MP 1.3 MP
Network LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)
  • CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
  • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
Wi-Fi WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+ Bluetooth 4.0
Battery
  • 2800mAh
  • Standby time: 390 hrs
  • Talk time: 21 hrs
2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Pressure
  • Proximity
GPS Pending confirmation Digital Compass
Height 5.59 inches (142.0 mm) 5.43 inches (137.84 mm)
Width 2.84 inches (72.5 mm) 2.72 inches (69.17 mm)
Depth 0.32 inches (8.1 mm) 0.34 inches (8.59 mm)
Weight 5.11 ounces (145 grams) 4.59 oz (130 g)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Black, White, Red

Galaxy S5 Gallery

Nexus 5 Gallery


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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