5 Google Nexus VS 5 Ap­ple iPhone

Usu­ally, we com­pare de­vices only when they are in the same price cat­e­gory. But here the com­pe­ti­tion is be­tween the two flag­ship smart­phones com­ing from the lead­ers – Ap­ple and Google. The iPhone is p iced at a pre­mium, the Nexus 5 is cheaper. But here is

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILE - By Nidhi Sin­gal

DE­SIGN: The Ap­ple iPhone 5s con­tin­ues with the same de­sign as the iPhone 5 but it still feels dif­fer­ent. The metal­lic ring around the home key makes it look bet­ter. The case hold­ing it isn’t any dif­fer­ent from that of the Nexus 5 ei­ther. The dis­play is slightly larger, but the cut re­mains the same. Google has re­placed the ear­lier glass back with a soft matte ma­te­rial for the Nexus 5. Both are com­fort­able to hold. But the iPhone 5s stands out as an Ap­ple de­vice, while the Nexus 5 looks like just an­other An­droid phone. WIN­NER: Ap­ple iPhone 5s

DIS­PLAY: There is a dis­tinct dif­fer­ence in the dis­play of the two de­vices. The iPhone 5s has a 4 inch dis­play. It looks good for this screen size. But the Google Nexus 5 has a big­ger 4.95 inch dis­play with 1920 x 1080 pixel res­o­lu­tion. The Nexus 5 of­fers a bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence while brows­ing the web, watch­ing videos or even play­ing on­line games. WIN­NER: Google Nexus 5 PER­FOR­MANCE & USER IN­TER­FACE: Ap­ple has been boast­ing about the A7 chipset sup­port­ing 64 bit ar­chi­tec­ture on the iPhone 5s. While there are not many apps that can utilise this ar­chi­tec­ture, the per­for­mance is smooth and quick. There wasn’t a sin­gle mo­ment when the phone seemed slow. But so too there wasn’t any lag on the Nexus 5. The quad-core pro­ces­sor with 2GB RAM is per­fect. On the UI front too, the iOS 7 brings the much needed shotcuts to set­tings in­clud­ing WiFi, Blue­tooth, etc. The An­droid KitKat comes with a few tweaks that don’t change the ex­pe­ri­ence much.


CAM­ERA: Both the phones pack an 8MP cam­era. The set­ting op­tions on the iPhone 5s are fewer than on the Nexus 5. But talk about the im­age qual­ity and the iPhone 5s is the win­ner. Be it the HDR mode or the dual flash that eval­u­ates how much light is re­quired, the im­ages ap­peared bet­ter. iPhone 5s was quick to lock fo­cus too. Nexus 5 some­times failed to lock the fo­cus.. WIN­NER: Ap­ple iPhone 5s

STOR­AGE: Nei­ther smart­phone sup­ports the ex­pand­able mem­ory card slot. The units we are com­par­ing here are the 16GB vari­ants. Ap­ple’s iPhone is avail­able in three ca­pac­i­ties – 16, 32 and 64 GB,whereas the Nexus 5 has two vari­ants – 16GB and 32 GB.



STORE: Even af­ter so many years, Ap­ple has he best apps of­fer­ing un­der its App Store. All he apps are closely ex­am­ined be­fore up­load­ing on the store and hence are safe to use. With An­droid, there are a lot many fake apps hat make the An­droid smart­phone vul­ner­a­ble to virus at­tacks. WIN­NER: Ap­ple iPhone 5s

BAT­TERY: Both smart­phones have a non-re­mov­able bat­tery that lasts a day on above av­er­age use.


PRICE: The iPhone 5s is around ` 25,000 more ex­pen­sive than the Nexus 5. It comes for ` 53,500 whereas the Google Nexus 5 is priced at ` 28,999. WIN­NER: Google Nexus 5

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