The long wait for Android fans is finally over and the Nexus 6 is here. We finally know what’s inside Google’s brand new pure Android handset, and it certainly appears to be quite a beast. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, meanwhile, has already proved its worth as one of the more successful Android smartphones on the market.
With the specs finally in our hands, we can compare the new Nexus 6 and the Galaxy S5 side-by-side on paper. The Nexus 6 obviously has a bigger screen, but how does its overall size match up against the Galaxy S5? What about the processor, RAM, camera module, storage and more? That’s what we’re here to answer in an easy-to-view side-by-side spec comparison. Hopefully this sheds some light on how the two phones stack up.
And remember, we’re not here to call out a winner just yet, this is just to show you what kind of hardware both phones pack.
Galaxy S5 Gallery
Nexus 6 Gallery
|Motorola - Nexus 6||Samsung - Galaxy S5|
|Display Size||5.96-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (493 ppi)||5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi)|
|Display Type||AMOLED||FHD Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (at launch)||Android 4.4.2 (at launch)|
|Processor||2.7 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 805||2.5GHz Quad core processor|
|Main Camera (Back)||13MP||16MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||2MP||2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||159.3 mm (6.27 inches)||142 mm (5.59 inches)|
|Width||83 mm (3.27 inches)||72.5 mm (2.85 inches)|
|Depth||10.1 mm (0.40 inches)||8.1 mm (0.32 inches)|
|Weight||184 g (6.49 oz)||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|Colors||Blue, White||Black, Blue, Gold, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid|
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