News by Andrew Kameka on Friday November 01, 2013.
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Google and LG have announced their collaborate smartphone, the Nexus 5, and it's well on its way to selling a large number of devices. How does it compare to the other smartphones on the market?
Not surprisingly, the Nexus 5 is no "spec beast" with all the top of the line features that people want. Though the Nexus One was at the bleeding edge of Android when it was introduced, we've since seen subsequent Nexus phones serve more as a showcase for a specific technology Google wished to promote, like NFC, and the latest version of Android. Though many loved the promise of stock Android and a new design, no mistook the Nexus 4 as pushing the envelope forward on the specs front when it was released.
The Nexus 5 changes what to expect. We wouldn't say that it's ahead of the curve because you can find many of these specs on other devices, but the Nexus 5 is a lot closer to the competition than we've seen on some other devices. Below is a chart detailing some important specs for the Nexus 5 and how they relate to some other leading phones of the moment, including the Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One, LG G2, and Moto X.
This comparison concerns only the basic specifications of each phone. The Nexus 5 will have varying software features and design differences that appeal or repel people for different reasons, but here's a side-by-side comparison to highlight the basic hardware difference between the phones.
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.