Google recently unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone, the Nexus 5, featuring the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 “KitKat”.
In the US, the 16GB version of the device has gone on sale for $349, while the 32GB version costs $399.
The device is rumoured to be based on the LG G2, which launched in South Africa today (1 November 2013).
Looking at the core hardware such as the processor, RAM, and storage options, the Nexus 5 and G2 look similar. However, there are important differences between the devices, especially when looking at the display, camera, and battery specs.
The table below gives a comparison of some of the key specifications of the current Android power-houses:
|Specifications||Nexus 5||LG G2||Samsung Galaxy S4||HTC One||Sony Xperia Z1|
|Dimensions||137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm||138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm||136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm||137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm||144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.4||Android 4.2||Android 4.2.2||Android 4.2||Android 4.2|
|Display||4.9″ 1080p (1080×1920) IPS||5.2″ 1080p (1080×1920) IPS||5″ 1080p HD (1080×1920)||4.7″ HD (1080×1920) IPS||5″ 1080p (1080×1920) “Triluminos”|
|Rear camera||8MP||13MP||13MP||4MP “Ultrapixel”||20.7MP|
|Storage, internal||16GB / 32GB||16GB / 32GB||16GB/32GB/64GB||32GB/64GB||16GB|
|Processor||2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 400 (Snapdragon 800)||2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 400 (Snapdragon 800)||Exynos Octa 5410: 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 + 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 (HSPA-only) / 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait (LTE)||1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm||2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974|
|Graphics||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||PowerVR SGX 544MP (HSPA-only) / Adreno 320 (LTE)||Adreno 320||Adreno 330|
|Cellular data||HSPA+, LTE||HSPA+, LTE, CDMA||HSPA+-only / LTE & HSPA+||LTE, HSPA+||HSPA+ and LTE|