If you can’t tell which one is better, the Galaxy Tab 2 or the Nexus 5, don’t feel bad about yourself, because they are very similar when it comes to price range and features. This is a comparison for those who can’t quite make up their mind.
There are few elements that separate the two here. The Galaxy Tab 2 is 7.65 x 4.82 x 0.41 while the Nexus 5 is 5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34. The Galaxy Tab 2 clearly dominates the Nexus when it comes to weights, outmatching the Nexus 5’s 130 grams with 345 grams. Both tablets come in black, red or white.
The Galaxy Tab runs Android Ice Cream Sandwitch, with the possibility of upgrading to Jelly Bean, while the Nexus 5 runs Android KitKat. Samsung’s tablet comes with 8, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, with a dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM and a PoweVR Sgx540 GPU, while the Nexus 5 packs a Krait 400 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and a choice of internal storage between 16 and 32 GB.
Display and Camera
The Nexus 5 is the winner here, with a screen resolution of 1920 x 180, better than the Tab’s 1024 x 600.
The Galaxy Tab 2 offers up to 40 hours of talk time and 1080 hours of standby time, due to its Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
The Nexus 5 has a smaller battery, of 2300 mAhm that offers up to 17 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time.
Both batteries are non-removable.
In conclusion, both devices excel in different areas. The Nexus 5 provides better processing power and battery life, while the Galaxy Tab 2’s performance is also pretty good, therefore leaving the user to pick the device that most suits his needs.
On Amazon.com, the Galaxy Tab 2 costs around $150 and the price of the Nexus 5 16GB variant is 393 dollars on the same website.
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