Apple iPhone 5s vs Google Nexus 5 – What Should One Get this Christmas?
Apple’s iPhone 5s and Google’s latest Nexus 5 are only two of the many great smartphones that were launched in 2013. This post will try to help you out if you are puzzled whether to get an iPhone 5s with all the amazing Christmas deals that are being offered, or the Google Nexus 5 which seems to be getting quick OS updates.
iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5
iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5 display:
Google’s Nexus 5 is popular for its 4.95 inch full HD IPS 1920 x 1080 screen. iPhone 5s is not too far behind though with its 4 inch, 1136 × 640 resolution, and a 326 ppi Retina display. Nevertheless, Nexus 5 is a bit better than iPhone in terms of screen size and resolution and provides more estate for work. The Nexus 5 screen also gives a rather crisper and brighter display than its rival.
iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5 design:
Google Nexus 5 is larger than iPhone 5s with 138 x 69 x 8.6mm dimensions making the smartphone a bit heavier with 130gms. Apple iPhone 5s has kept same dimensions as its predecessor, 124 x 59 x 7.6mm and weighs 112 grams.
Dimensions, weight, and a stylish metallic finish gives iPhone 5s a high-end feel and classy look which is quite missed with Nexus 5. Nexus 5 is also getting in the news for its vulnerability to breakage. Its screen easily shatters even if it takes a 2ft fall.
Apple iPhone 5s vs Google Nexus 5 camera:
iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 both have an 8 megapixel camera. While many Googlers might not like it, the fact is iPhone 5s camera is much better then that of the Nexus 5. With f2.2 aperture and dual-LED flash, iPhone 5s captures great photos even in low lighting.
We have already covered the Nexus 5 camera issues which Google tried to cure with a latest OS update. While it did make it a tad bit better, still no comparison to that of iPhone 5s.
iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5 battery and storage:
Nexus 5 is powered by a 2300 mAh battery; iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 both have almost similar battery lives of a day and a half. When it comes to storage, iPhone 5s comes in the usual 16GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB variants. On the other hand Google is offering Nexus 5 in 16 GB and 32 GB variants only.
When it is about making a choice between the two smartphones, it always comes down to your own criteria and needs. However, in terms of camera quality, sturdiness, look and feel, and storage options, Apple’s latest flagship wins definitely. But, if you are looking for better screen estate, Nexus 5 provides much better space and ease.