Comparison: Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5

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Physical appearance

As for the physical aspect, we are dealing with two completely different terminals. While Google is committed to a huge size, Apple retains the lines of the range of iPhone 5 and focuses on the hardware rather than the physical aspect. First, we find the Sober Nexus 5, a terminal awfully nice to the touch and great dimensions 69.17 mm wide, 137.84 mm high and 8.59 mm thick, framing a huge 5-inch screen.Instead, the iPhone 5c has 59.2 mm wide, 124.4 mm high and 8.97 mm thick, with a 4 inch screen. If anything is equal in weight, although distar in dimensions, of the Nexus 130 grams and 132 grams in 5 iPhone 5c.

If you look at the screen, we find an inch of difference between the two devices. In the case of Nexus 5 it is of type True HD IPS Plus, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (ie, an incredible density of 445 pixels per inch) capacitive multitouch. It also incorporates a protective layer Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5c has a capacitive multitouch IPS type screen with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels and a coverage-marking, and Gorilla Glass protection

In addition, as already mentioned, the Nexus 5 comes in more sober lines with a perfect matte black for the more conservative, but also available in white. Instead, the iPhone 5c has been to become more fun and youthful terminal of Apple thanks to the wide range of colors offered: white, red, green, blue and yellow.


If we go into the heart of both devices, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 4-core 800 to 2300 MHz and a RAM of 2GB, while iPhone 5c has an A6 chip (designed by Apple and manufactured by Samsung) 2 cores at 1000 MHz and a RAM of 1 GB. This performance difference is perceived more on paper than in actual use, and because of its size and specifications the Nexus 5 is a device with higher pixel density and more needs to move (especially graphic type), while the 5c iPhone chip is designed for adhoc terminal with a level below graphic needs. Therefore we can say that the performance is optimal in both terminals despite its large technical differences (which objectively are higher in the Nexus 5)


As for the camera, both terminals are online, incorporating a 8 Megapixel rear and HD video recording at 1080p. On the front, the difference between the two is minimal, with the Nexus 5 of 1.3 MP and 5c iPhone 1.2 Megapixel, recording both in HD at 720p. Without both chambers differ somewhat in software section because after trying both terminals shutter speed iPhone 5c is significantly higher than in the case of Nexus 5, what we think is best to look at short-term by Google in the software section.

Both have standard LED flash, since flash the latest innovation in the company on the block, the True Tone that adapts intelligently intensity has not been built into the iPhone 5c.


In terms of internal storage, both terminals offer two options, the 16 GB and 32 GB, with no possibility in any of the two cases to expand via microSD.


In terms of autonomy, the promise in the case of Google terminal is 300 hours standby and 17 hours talk through the incorporation of a Li-Po 2300 mAh. Moreover, we found a 1,510 mAh battery in the iPhone case 5c, so that their autonomy is somewhat lower, offering 250 hours standby and 10 hours talk time.


If you look at the physical connections, we are in the case of Nexus 5 with microUSB connection on the bottom of the audio output terminal on the top of it. Instead, the connection has 5c Lightning offering upload speeds and ultra-fast data transfer, and incorporates the audio output at the bottom.

For wireless connections, 5c iPhone has Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, while the Nexus 5 incorporates the latest technology plus WiFi 802.11 ac, which allows connections up to 300 Mbps downstream. Google also terminal connectivity features NFC (Near Field Communications), which allows linkage by contact philosophy as is known not shared by the apple company so none of its terminals has this technology .

In addition, the Nexus 5 incorporates HDMI output via MHL, ie through the microUSB connection mendiante a specific adapter. With the iPhone 5c can enjoy content on TV through an HDMI adapter to Lightning owner.

Operating System

We are in this section with two completely different systems and rivals, Android 4.4 KitKat in the case of Nexus and iOS 7 in the case of 5c. Without going into details of the already very well known operating systems, mention both offer optimal user experience and each has its fans flock to the back. It should be noted, in the case of Nexus 5 Google operating system draws all its potential to be terminal and system in perfect harmony on this occasion.

Price and Availability

If we want to get to the end of Google, we have to wait because the Nexus 5 is exhausted in Spain. And this has been caused by the exceptional price of 349 euros in the 16GB version and $ 399 for the 32GB version. We can order it through the PlayStation Store with a delay of 4 to 5 weeks for both models.Instead, Apple terminal can be purchased at almost any official or specialty store operator stock smoothly as all the win took him his older brother, the iPhone 5S. The sale price for the 5c is 599 euros for the 16 GB version and 699 euros for the 32 GB.

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