Comparison: Galaxy s5 vs Iphone 5s vs Nexus 5

In today’s time, the biggest competition in mobile segment is between Apple 5S, Nexus 5 and Samsung galaxy S5. All three are enormously popular, but are incredibly different. Which one is best is a matter of endless debate, this article covers the very important question that is – which one is best for you? Explore the comparison between them here.


  • On the basis of Design:

Galaxy S5: It has a rectangular shape; the back panel features a more different design with a matte finish, and is available in Electric Blue, Charcoal Black and Copper Gold.

Nexus 5: Available in black and white, it has a tablet-style back panel that features a matte finish and a prominent Nexus branding.

IPhone 5s: Available in Space Gray, Silver and Gold, it offers a two-toned look with its glass and metal finish.


  • On the basis of Dimensions:

Galaxy S5: Height 142 x Width 72.5 x Depth 8.1mm, Weight 145g

Nexus 5: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm, 130g

IPhone 5s: 123.8 mm x 58.6 mm x 7.6 mm, 112g


  • On the basis of Display:

Galaxy S5: 5.1” 1920 x 1080 full HD Super Amoled touch screen

Nexus 5: 4.95” 1920×1080 display (445 ppi), Full HD IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

IPhone 5s: 4” widescreen Retina and multi-touch display, 1136×640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front


  • On the basis of Processor:

Galaxy S5: 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait

Nexus 5: 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragons 800

IPhone 5s: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion coprocessor


  • On the basis of Operating system:

Galaxy S5: Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Nexus 5: Android 4.4 KitKat

IPhone 5s: IOS 7


  • On the basis of Storage:

Galaxy S5: 16/32GB, with a micro SD slot up to 128GB, 2GB RAM

Nexus 5: 16/32GB, 2GB RAM

IPhone 5s: 16/32/64GB


  • On the basis of Battery:

Galaxy S5: 2800mAh battery with a standby time of up to 390 hours and talk time of up to 21 hours

Nexus 5: 2300 mAh, Talk time up to 17 hours, Standby time up to 300 hours, Internet use time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE, Wireless Charging built-in

IPhone 5s: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, charging via USB to computer system or power adapter, Talk time up to 10 hours on 3G, Standby time up to 250 hours. Internet use up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi, Video playback up to 10 hours, Audio playback up to 40 hours


  • On the basis of Camera:

Galaxy S5: 2MP front camera, 16MP rear camera that can focus in as fast as 0.3 second and capable of 4K video recording.  The rear camera features HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, and more.

Nexus 5: 1.3MP front facing, 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization, HDR+, Photo Sphere, auto backup which automatically saves and enhances every photo and video, Auto Awesome which automatically creates animations, photo booth shots and panoramas and libraries

IPhone 5s: FaceTime camera – 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960), 720p HD video recording, Backside illumination sensor; 8 megapixels pixels, Sapphire crystal lens cover, True Tone flash, Backside illumination sensor, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus, Tap to focus, Face detection, Panorama, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode.


  • On the basis of Wireless, Connectivity and External buttons:

Galaxy S5: Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote, LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Nexus 5: Built-in speaker, 3.5mm stereo audio connector, Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0, 2G/3G/4G LTE, micro USB, Slim Port enabled, Dual microphones, Ceramic power and volume buttons

IPhone 5s: 2G/3G/4G LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, 3.5 mm jack, volume buttons, sleep/power button, ring/silent switch, built-in speakers, Lightning connector, Home/Touch ID sensor


  • On the basis of Pricing:

Galaxy S5: Rs. 39799 approx

Nexus 5: Rs. 27000 approx

IPhone 5S: Rs. 46799 approx (16 GB)


If you want a glass and metal phone, the IPhone 5S is still your best bet, if you don’t mind the matte plastic casing, then the Nexus 5 or the Galaxy S5 may suit you. Based on the new features, the Galaxy S5 seems like a pretty decent choice if you’re looking to replace your old smart phone. But if you don’t want to spend too much on a smart phone, then the Nexus 5 isn’t a bad option either. IPhone is the new fashion which stands out in the mobile category.


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