Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5S: Which Smartphone To Buy?


Apple’s iPhone 5S was launched last month whereas 4.95- inch Nexus 5 was released yesterday. We will be going through detailed comparison between specs of iPhone 5S and Nexus 5.

iPhone 5S vs. Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is a larger 4.95-inch smartphone having 1920×1080 IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3. It is 8.59 mm thin and weighs around 130 grams. Whereas Apple’s iPhone 5S is a 4-inch Retina display with a 1136×640 resolution. It is 7.6mm thin and weighs 112 grams. iPhone 5S is thinner and lighter than Nexus 5.


Nexus 5 is powered with Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz, whereas iPhone 5S has new 64-bit dual-core A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, along with the M7 motion coprocessor. The Nexus 5 is available in 16GB and 32GB models, whereas iPhone 5S is also available in 64GB model. Both the smartphones have 8MP camera, but the camera quality of iPhone 5S is better.

Nexus 5 comes with the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat whereas iPhone 5S runs on new iOS 7. Both the smartphones have Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and 802.11ac. Nexus 5 supports NFC while iPhone 5 does not support NFC.

Nexus 5

16GB Nexus 5 off contract is priced at $349, 32GB at $399. 16GB iPhone 5S is available for $199, 32GB for $299 and the 64GB for $399 with a two-year contract.

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What should you buy- Nexus 5 or the iPhone 5S? If you are an Android fan, Nexus 5 is the best option at less price. Carphone warehouse is giving a free Nexus 7 to the first 1000 customers. iPhone 5S is sleek and easy to hold with more options of apps!


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