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This article was published on October 31, 2013


Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: What’s new?

Nexus 5 vs. Nexus 4: What’s new?
Emil Protalinski
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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 4Nexus 5
ManufacturerLGLG
Storage8GB, 16GB16GB, 32GB
Price$299, $349$349, $399
Display4.7-inch, 1280×738, 320 ppi4.95-inch, 1920×1080, 445 ppi
ScreenCorning Gorilla Glass 2Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon S4 ProQualcomm Snapdragon 800
Memory2GB RAM2GB RAM
Rear Camera8MP8MP OIS
Front Camera1.3MP1.3MP
Battery2,100 mAh2,300 mAh
Networks2G/3G2G/3G/4G LTE
Bluetooth4.04.0
NFCAndroid BeamAndroid Beam
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB
Height5.27 inches (133.9 mm)5.43 inches (137.84 mm)
Width2.7 inches (68.7 mm)2.72 inches (69.17 mm)
Depth0.35 inches (9.1 mm)0.34 inches (8.59 mm)
Weight4.9 ounces (139 g)4.59 ounces (130 g)
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, White
OSAndroid 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?

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