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Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Specs and Price Comparison

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In case you have been looking at the Nexus 5 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for a future buy, here’s a comparison between the two devices to help you figure out which one is the better choice for your standards.

Display and Design

The Nexus 5 shows off a True HD IPS+ display which measures 4.95 inches. The resolution this device can render is of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device weighs 130 g, featuring the following dimensions: 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a larger 5.7 inches touch screen which is a Super AMOLED and that renders the same resolution as the Nexus: 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is naturally larger (dimensions: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm) and heavier (weight: 168 g).

Hardware and Operating System

The processor that powers the LG Nexus 5 is a Krait 400 which is a quad core working at 2.3 GHz. The chipset that this device has is the Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 from Qualcomm. The handset supports 2GB of RAM and two variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB (there is no microSD slot, so the memory is not expandable). The operating system on this smartphone is Android KitKat.

The processor that powers the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the same Krait 400 processor (quad core working at 2.3 GHz), while the chipset featured on the device is the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm. It supports 3GB of RAM and has multiple internal storage options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (this device has a microSD slot, which means that the memory is expandable up to 64GB). The Note 3 runs on Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android KitKat).

Camera

If you’re looking for a device that shoots great photos and videos, the Galaxy Note 3 may be more up your alley. The phablet has a 13MP rear camera (autofocus + LED flash), while the front camera has 2MP.

The Nexus 5 has an 8MP rear-facing camera, while the front-facing camera has 1.3MP.

Battery

LG equipped the Nexus 5 with a 2300 mAh Li-Po battery unit which is estimated to last around 17 hours of talking time (3G).

Samsung equipped the Galaxy Note 3 with a 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery which is approximated to last around 21 hours of talking time.

Price

If you’re looking for a cheaper device, the Nexus 5 will be the one for you since the 16GB version comes at the price of $372.49, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (16GB) will come at the price of $574.99.