Nexus 5 vs LG G2 vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z1

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
Maker LG LG Samsung HTC Sony
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
Weight 130g 143g 130g 143g 169g
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
Front camera 1.3MP 2.1MP 2MP 2.1MP 2MP
Storage, internal 16GB / 32GB 16GB / 32GB 16GB/32GB/64GB 32GB/64GB 16GB
Storage, expandable No No microSD No microSD
RAM 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB
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
Battery 2,300mAh 3,000mAh 2,600mAh 2300mAh 3,000mAh
Cellular data HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE, CDMA HSPA+-only / LTE & HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+ HSPA+ and LTE

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