iPhone 5S iOS 7.1 vs Nexus 5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat boot up speeds


Apple’s iOS 7.1 recently released and many owners of iOS devices have already downloaded this latest update. Meanwhile popular smartphone the Google Nexus 5 runs the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat. We have a video to share today that shows the iPhone 5S on iOS 7.1 vs. the Nexus 5 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and looks at which one is faster to boot up.

It can be really interesting to compare hot devices on the latest versions of their respective operating systems, and we’ve embedded a YouTube video from Adrianisen below this story for your viewing delectation. It begins by showing that the two devices are indeed running the latest OS versions.

Both handsets are then turned off, with the time it takes for them to power down being pretty equal. They are then powered up again with both being very quick to respond. This is repeated a couple of times for consistency. We don’t want to give away which was fastest, but on a couple of occasions it appears to be the same device and on another there’s nothing between the two.

Either way the iPhone 5S and Nexus 5 are both impressive with start-up speeds on their respective operating systems, iOS 7.1 and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Check out the video below and tell us what you think of the results.


11 thoughts on “iPhone 5S iOS 7.1 vs Nexus 5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat boot up speeds”

  1. Andrew says:

    It is to note that the Nexus 5 requires about 4 seconds of holding the power button for it to start the boot sequence. The iPhone takes less time to respond to the power on command. Get rid of that time on BOTH devices and see what happens. Good tech review sites sync them via video editing.

  2. Dreamer says:

    What’s the point in repeating that again and again? Okay, iOS 7.1 is faster at boot up than previous version. But it still can’t beat the nexus 5 if you consider it’s boot up from the time it vibrates.

  3. Forsaken77 says:

    At least go from when both logos appear on-screen. The Nexus requires the power button be held longer to start the boot process so it won’t easily trigger in your pocket, though it’s nowhere near 4 secs as someone suggested. The boot is when the OS starts, not the point of hitting the power button.

  4. datallboy says:

    Be more accurate if you timed each phone separately from when the initial boot up screen showed up, instead of inaccurately booting both phones at the same time. Remember, it’s not science unless you wrote it down!

  5. ianmccully says:

    In this video the guy seems to be starting the iPhone first imho and a second or two later when you see the apple logo he pressing the nexus 5 on, but imho this is a dead heat .when done at the same time?

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