Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5S: Tech Specs Compared


Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally announced, it’s time to compare it with other popular flagship smartphones. We’ve already compared the Galaxy S5 with Galaxy S4, and now let’s compare the Galaxy S5 with Nexus 5 and Apple’s iPhone 5S.

Yesterday, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 on stage at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. When looking at the Galaxy S5, it resembles much to the Galaxy S4, but it is a lot powerful than the S4. The new offering from Samsung indeed packs a punch, and is truly a high-end flagship smartphone.

The Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch screen size, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which will be a standard resolution in high-end smartphones in 2014. The device is powered by a 2.8GHz Quad core processor, with 2GB of RAM. Samsung also integrated a fingerprint sensor, just like the iPhone 5S. Apart from that, the Galaxy S5 also comes with a heart rate sensor. So let’s do a detailed comparison between Galaxy S5, Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5S.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5S

Specs, Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, iPhone 5S
Screen size, 5.1-inches, 5-inches, 4-inches
Resolution, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 1136 x 640
Screen type, Super AMOLED, IPS LCD, IPS LCD
CPU, Quad-core 2.8GHz, Quad-core 2.3GHz, A7 64-bit chip and M7 co-processor
RAM, 2GB, 2GB, 1GB
Storage, 16/32GB, 16/32GB, 16/32/64GB
MicroSD card, Yes, No, No
Operating system, Android 4.4.2, Android 4.4.2, iOS 7
Battery, 2800 mAh, 2300 mAh, 1560 mAh
Camera, 16MP rear and 2MP front camera, 8MP rear and 1.2MP front camera, 8MP rear and 1.2MP front camera
Weight, 145 g (5.11 oz), 127.57 g (4.59 oz), 110.56 g (3.9 oz)
4G LTE, Yes, Yes, Yes
WiFi, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Fingerprint sensor, Yes, No, Yes
Heart rate sensor, Yes, No, No


What according to you shines the most? Is the newly announced Galaxy S5 really worth all the hype or is it boring? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.