Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: What’s new?

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: What’s new?

Google today announced the Nexus 5, the successor to the Nexus 4. After all the rumors and leaks, LG has finally built the fifth smartphone in Google’s line of mobile devices (the first three were the Nexus One, the Nexus S, and the Galaxy Nexus) that use the stock version of its mobile operating system.

Before you run out and buy the first Android 4.4 KitKat device, assuming you’re not interested in iOS or Windows Phone, you might want to see what you’re getting for your hard-earned cash. As such, we’ve put together a table to show you what exactly Google and LG have changed.

Nexus 4 Nexus 5
Manufacturer LG LG
Storage 8GB, 16GB 16GB, 32GB
Price $299, $349 $349, $399
Display 4.7-inch, 1280×738, 320 ppi 4.95-inch, 1920×1080, 445 ppi
Screen Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Memory 2GB RAM 2GB RAM
Rear Camera 8MP 8MP OIS
Front Camera 1.3MP 1.3MP
Battery 2,100 mAh 2,300 mAh
Networks 2G/3G 2G/3G/4G LTE
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
NFC Android Beam Android Beam
Connector microUSB microUSB
Height 5.27 inches (133.9 mm) 5.43 inches (137.84 mm)
Width 2.7 inches (68.7 mm) 2.72 inches (69.17 mm)
Depth 0.35 inches (9.1 mm) 0.34 inches (8.59 mm)
Weight 4.9 ounces (139 g) 4.59 ounces (130 g)
Colors Black, White Black, White
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Given that the Google Nexus 5 is the same price as the Google Nexus 4, you’re essentially paying for a lighter, bigger, and more powerful device. The Nexus 5 ships today. Will you be getting one?

Top Image Credit: Google

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