|Nexus 5 versus iPhone 5s. Image: spiderorbit.com|
The smartphone enthusiasts and new users always face the same frustrations when buying a gadget or smartphone. There are many aspects that would affect their decision before choosing one.
Without any intention to make you confused, on this occasion I would like to show two advanced smartphone, the iPhone 5 and Nexus 5s. I apologize if you accrue confused or dizzy. For that please prepare aspirin to liberate you from headaches. I'm just kidding.
Google's new Nexus 5 mobile phone is based on LG's excellent G2. The processor is still the top-notch Snapdragon 800, and you still get LTE connectivity as with LG's original. The Nexus 5 is much smaller than phablets like the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max, but it's still 11 percent longer, 17 percent wider, and 13 percent thicker than the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5s only gives you 65 percent as much screen real estate as the Nexus 5 does. That discrepancy won't be quite that wide in regular use, owing to the Nexus 5's persistent onscreen navigation bar. Some iPhone and Android users take pride in their chosen platform, firmly believing that theirs is the better environment.
Android as more complex and smoothly customizable; while Apple more severely protects its user experience, Google tolerate users to change the way its Operating System works by installing apps like Skype, without having to “jailbreak” the device. Google also allows hardware manufacturers to install their own user experience, or UX, which works in tandem with Android to stand out from their competitors or make the smartphone better.
Both screens on Nexus 5 and iPhone 5s are sharp, and your eyes may not need anything sharper than the iPhone's 326 PPI Retina Display.
The Nexus 5's 1080p IPS screen does pack in 185 percent more pixels. While the Nexus 5 features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz, and the iPhone 5S features the dual-core A7 at 1.3GHz clock speed.
iPhone 5S is surely the more expensive of the two, it has half of the RAM of the Nexus 5, with one gigabyte versus two. RAM is a very important role when you use your smartphone or computer for multi-tasking activities. For example, when using your web browser to view web pages on a few multiple tabs, while listening to music and popping in and out of text chats with your friends - the Nexus 5 is going to be able to handle that opening a fourth or fifth app little bit smoother.
However, please take closer look to the Apple's Touch ID sensor is the iPhone 5s' killer feature. Set up a pass code, teach the phone up to five fingerprints, and then simply rest your finger on the home button to unlock your phone. Touch ID sensor will make you more comfortable on the security aspect.
Nexus 5 is capable of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds, while the iPhone 5S maxes out at 802.11n. Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch display in full HD 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels), the iPhone 5S has a smaller, 4-inch display. The iPhone has the better camera, as the Nexus 5's shooter is one of its weaker points. Don’t worry because we're still waiting to test the results of Google's updated Android 4.4.1, which gives a shot of adrenaline to the Nexus 5's autofocus, shutter lag and white balance.
Nexus 5 has 8 megapixel auto focus camera with 4128X3096 pixels capturing resolution. It creates 1080 pixels video at 30 frames per second. iPhone 5s has 8 megapixel primary iSight camera (3264×2448 pixels) with sapphire crystal lens cover and backside illumination sensor.
|iPhone 5s in gold design. Image: minyanville.com|
The Nexus 5's camera is equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS) to reduce camera shake when you're shooting video or photos. The iPhone 5s also have a nice feature where you can snap a burst of shots, and the phone's algorithms will automatically pick the sharpest one for you.
The iPhone 5S features a more striking design and wonderful features, the bottom line is that the Nexus 5 has significantly comparable features, a larger screen and a few unique features of its own for US$300 less. The iPhone 5S starts at US$649 for 16GB of storage, and goes up to $849 for 64GB. The Nexus 5 maxes out at US$399 for 32GB, and goes down to US$349 for 16GB. Which model would you choose?
Both smartphones have a bit of greatness and weakness in a particular aspect or feature, but you can use them easily and satisfactorily. You are free to choose one of them or you can consider other products such as Samsung Galaxy or Sony Xperia performing with a wide range of series and models, as well as Oppo, Lenovo, HTC, ZTE or Alcatel One Touch series. What about BlackBerry? Will there be surprises of BlackBerry highly favored by Barack Obama, the president of this superpower.