The Google Nexus 5 smartphone measures average dimensions at 5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 inches, while the Apple iPhone 5s has smaller dimensions, measuring at 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches.

This begs the question: is bigger better? Today we will review the specifications and features of each phone to answer that question.

Does Size Matter?

The design of both phones differ in that Google Nexus 5 measures out to have average smartphone dimension while the Apple iPhone 5s aims to be compact with small dimensions for a smartphone. The Google Nexus 5 has a five inch display, which is somewhat large in industry standards. The large display comes with a high resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a high pixel density of 445 pixels per inch. The Apple iPhone 5s has a smaller four inch display which is considered to be an average sized display in the smartphone market. The Apple iPhone 5s has an average sized display resolution that measures in at 640 x 1136 pixels. The pixel density is still relatively high, at 326 pixels per inch.

Similarities and Differences

Both of these phones are smartphones. One major difference for the phones is the operating system. The Google Nexus 5 is an Android phone and is compatible with Android OS versions 4.4 and 4.4.2. The Apple iPhone 5 runs compatibility with iOS version 7. The Google Nexus 5 may be a slightly larger smartphone, but it packs a punch when it comes to processing power. The Google Nexus 5 uses a fast quad core processor with a Krait 400, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chip, and clocks in at 2260 MHz. The Aplpe iPhone 5s’ dual core processor equipped with an Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture that clocks in at 1300 MHz pales in comparison. The Google Nexus 5 uses an Adreno 330 graphics processor, while the Apple iPhone employs a PowerVR G6430 graphics processor. On the larger, more densely pixelated screen, the difference is clear. The Google Nexus 5 also boasts more system memory at a high 2048 MB RAM, which is twice the 1024 MB RAM that comes in the Apple iPhone 5s. Both have built in storage of 16 GB. The Google Nexus 5 has a battery life that averages seventeen hours to twelve days depending on usage thanks to its 2300 mAh battery. The Apple iPhone 5s is equipped with a 1570 mAh battery that has an average ranging between ten hours and ten days depending on usage. The Nexus 5 beats the iPhone 5s soundly in both talk time and standby time.

For a much more reasonable price tag, the Google Nexus 5 offers more processing power, a slightly better camera, and a higher battery life. For these reasons, the Google Nexus 5 boasts nearly perfect ratings and reviews online, which is higher than what the iPhone 5s has received. Overall, the Google Nexus 5 comes out bigger and better than Apple iPhone 5s, especially when considering the power of the phone for the price.

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