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iPhone 5s vs Google Nexus 5 -The battle of new generation

If you are in dilemma – whether going for iPhone 5s or Google Nexus 5, this comparison article will help you to make the right decision. While we compare each categories, let’s start with the CPU and RAM powers.

iPhone 5s vs Nexus 5

Apple iPhone 5s is powered by A7, a dual-core processor running at 1.3GHz. Nexus 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and it runs at 2.26GHz. iPhone has 1GB RAM at the other end Nexus has 2GB RAM.

What about the hardware? Which phone has a better hardware?

Nexus 5 comes with a full HD 4.95 inch display. iPhone 5s comes with 4.0-inch retina display. Nexus 5 also supports NFC which edges out iPhone 5s. Nexus 5 has a advantage having support of Wi-Fi 802.11AC, which is a faster than Wi-Fi 802.11N. iPhone 5s has a unique hardware feature which compensates by having fingerprint scanner, Touch ID for security. Well both the smartphone has a cutting-edge hardware, but when it comes to the camera, the iPhone 5s has 8.0-megapixel shooter which pulls away the one on the Nexus 5, where those pictures shot with Nexus 5 has lack of contrasts and details, but in iPhone 5s the picture quality is far superior.

Who’s got the design?

Apple’s iPhones have always been strong on design and the 5s continues the tradition uses a uni-body shell made of aluminum. But aluminum is prone to scratches, so you will have to put the phone in a case. The Nexus 5 is not an eyesore, which came with a classy glass back, the phone is built of plastic, but the build quality is very good. The rubbery texture and matte end finish of the plastic make Nexus 5 to have good look and feel better than the other smartphones that use plastic shells. Hence, both devices are very solidly built.

The performance:

When it comes to battery life iPhone 5s is markedly superior to the Nexus 5. You will get through a day on a single charge easily on an iPhone 5s but you cannot without at least one recharge on Nexus 5. Nexus 5 is as fast as iPhone 5s. It can do everything that iPhone 5s can do as far as performance is concerned.


The Nexus 5 totally takes out the iPhone 5s in this regard you can choose between 16GB or 32GB. The 16GB version costs Rs $349 and the 32GB model costs $50 more than the 16GB model. This is a more sensible price difference. Well in iPhone 5s you have option of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, but the price of extra storage is exorbitant at $649, $749 and $849 respectively for unlocked SIM-free variants.


At last it is about money. If you are in the market for a high quality smartphone and money is not an issue you can go for iPhone 5s. If you cannot go beyond $400, grab the Nexus 5 with huge support of Google and Android ecosystem.

About Bhanu Jamwal

Living in Aldine, TX, he writes about Mac, iOS, Android and IT Hardware. Apart from writing on The Next Digit, he is also an expert in providing valuable seminars on IT Peripherals and IT Security. All posts by Bhanu

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