How Google Nexus 5 makes a better deal than Nexus 4

Google Nexus 5 smartphone was announced last week. It will be available in global mobile markets soon. It supports global 4G LTE networks. is presenting the key differences between Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.

Nexus 5 scores better than Nexus 4 since Google has tried to improve the smartphone by adding many features.

The price of Nexus 5 16GB is $349 and 32GB is available for $399.

While Nexus 4 8GB is priced at $199, the 16GB variant costs $249.

Google Nexus 5 vs Google Nexus 4

The main similarity is -both devices are crafted in partnership with LG. Nexus 5 is a bigger phone than Nexus 4, though the company is yet to officially call it a phablet. Nexus 5 has screen size of 4.95-inch and 1920 x 1080 display (445 ppi). Its screen with Full HD IPS and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has better clarity than the old version. The screen size is 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm and 4.59 ounces (130g). This means the new phone is slightly lighter.

On the other hand, Google Nexus 4 comes with 4.7-inch screen. It has 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi). It does not have HD capabilities and instead used WXGA IPS. Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is used in Nexus 4. The new version has Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The size is 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm, while it weighs 139g.


Though both Nexus 4 and 5 versions have 8 MP main and 1.3 MP front cameras, the rear camera of Nexus 5 comes with optical image stabilization capability.


Nexus 5 smartphone is positioning itself as the phone that supports 4G LTE network in all global mobile markets.

On the other hand, Nexus 4 supports unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz) and HSPA+ 42.


Nexus 4 comes with 8 GB or 16GB internal storage with 2 GB RAM.

In the case of Nexus 5, Google is offering a choice. Mobile phone users can select 16GB or 32GB internal storage.


Nexus 4 has 2,100 mAh Lithium polymer against Nexus 5’s 2300 mAh battery. Nexus 5 battery promises talk time up to 17 hours, standby time up to 300 hours and Internet use time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE.


Google Nexus 5 is the testing phone for Android 4.4 KitKat fans. Other phones will start using this OS later. Nexus 4 has the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS but it can be upgraded to JB 4.3.


Nexus 4 sports Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, while Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.26GHz is powering the new smartphone.

The significant differences are display, screen size, battery, processor, camera capability, network compatibility, OS, etc.

By Anand Baburajan – Google+
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