iPhone 6 vs Nexus 5 – Which One Should You Choose?

Now that the iPhone 6 is finally available for purchase, the fans are spending all their savings to get their hands on the latest Apple product. But as a future buyer, you must know more information about this new iPhone with a bigger display. We decided to compare it with an Adroid-based smartphone created by LG in collaboration with Google, the Nexus 5, which is a device with a lot of potential.

Displays, designs and sizes

The Nexus 5 was released almost a year ago and we think that LG was inspired when it chose its design, because it’s boring, with nothing special about it. Fortunately, the phone is pretty thin, measuring 8.6mm, not that wide – 69.2mm, and it weights 130grams. The body is made of polycarbonate that has a soft-touch. The display has a narrow bezel around it, being more noticeable at the red and white variants. Speaking of the display, it’s a True HD IPS+ sized at 4.95inches, with a resolution of 1080x1920pixels with 445ppi, and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of it for protection. With this pixel density, the images are very sharp and clear, and the colors are rich.

As for Apple’s iPhone 6, the flagship isn’t very different from its predecessors in terms of design, with only a few exceptions: more rounded corners and edges, it’s thinner, now measuring 6.9mm instead of 7.6mm, but it’s wider – 67mm compared to 58.6mm. It’s 138.1mm tall, features an oleophobic coating and shatter proof glass across its surface for protection against scratches, the display is LED-backlit IPS LCD (Display Zoom) sized at 4.7inches, with a lower resolution of 750x1334pixels with the same pixel density of 326ppi. The device has a fingerprint sensor on the back and comes with Apple Pay for online transactions/payments. The phone weights 129grams.

Hardware and OS

Believe it or not, the Nexus 5 is quite powerful for a phone of its generation, featuring a quad core Krait 400 processor clocked at 2.4GHz, supported by a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset along with an Adreno 330 GPU. The RAM capacity is 2GB, which means that you’ll be able to play lots of games and access all kinds of applications without experiencing any lags. However, you’ll have limited internal storage, the phone being available in two variants of 16 and 32GB.

The iPhone 6 comest with the latest chip from Apple – A8, which is based on second generation 64bit tech and has 20nm architecture. The processor is dual core, clocked at 1.4GHz, but it delivers 20% performance than the previous iPhone model. The GPU is PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics) and the RAM capacity was kept at 1GB. The internal memory capacities are 16/64/128 GB, unexpandable.

The Nexus 5 runs on Android v4.4 (KitKat), but you have the possibility to upgrade it to v4.4.4 (KitKat). The iPhone 6 comes with iOS 8, and lots of updates to applications.

Cameras

Although it has the same camera resolution of 8MP, the Nexus doesn’t take the best photos, despite of the wide range of features the phone comes with: optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, HDR, touch focus, photo sphere, geo tagging etc. But compared to other devices, the Nexus 5 takes better photos. The front camera is only 1.3MP.

Apple updated the 8MP iSight sensor, and you have some interesting functions such as 43MP panoramas, “focus pixels” – faster autofocus plus better noise reduction. It has dual-LED flash and supports slo-mo for 120fps and 240fps speeds. The other camera is 1.2MP.

Batteries

The batteries are non-removable and the Nexus phone supports a bigger capacity – 2300 mAh which allows a total duration of talking time on 3G of 17hours. The iPhone 6 lasts 3hours less when talking on 3G, because the battery is 1810 mAh.

Connectivity

The Nexus 5 supports 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB, NFC and GPS. The iPhone 6 has in addition a lightning connector (for charging+data transfer) and TouchID.

Prices

The Nexus 5 can be purchased at the price of 447 dollars. The iPhone 6 with a two year contract costs: 199 dollars (16GB), 299 dollars (64GB) or 399 dollars (128GB).

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