Nexus 5 vs Huawei Ascend P7, specs defined


The Google Nexus 5 smartphone released in November last year and is an immensely popular Android device. The Huawei Ascend P7 was finally made official yesterday and is set to release soon. Today we’re bringing you a Nexus 5 vs. Huawei Ascend P7 specs comparison so that you can see what they each have to offer.

One of the most appealing factors of the LG-made Nexus 5 is that it runs pure vanilla Android. The Huawei Ascend P7 is also an Android smartphone but is skinned with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.3. You can see more on the upcoming availability and price here. Both phones have some very decent specs and similar display sizes and we’ll outline the key specs for each.

The Nexus 5 has a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics. The new Ascend P7 has a 1.8GHz HiSilicon Kirin 910T quad-core processor and Mali-450MP4 GPU.

The Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 445 ppi while the Ascend P7 has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 441 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable) for the Nexus 5. The Ascend P7 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB.

Camera set-up
The Nexus 5 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The Ascend P7 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, and it also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (great for selfies).

Nexus 5 vs Huawei Ascend P7 specs defined b

There’s a 2300 mAh battery for the Nexus 5 and a 2500 mAh battery for the Ascend P7.

Both phones support LTE and have Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and microUSB 2.0. Both also have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ but the Nexus 5 also has Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.

Operating System
The Nexus 5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and as a Nexus device will be quick to receive new updates. The Ascend P7 runs Android 4.4.2 with Emotion UI 2.3.

Dimensions and Weight
The Nexus 5 measures 137.9mm x 69.2mm x 8.6mm and weighs 130g. The Ascend P7 measures 139.8mm x 68.8mm x 6.5mm and weighs 124g.

Obviously this account only concerns specs, and the features and designs of the phones will also need to be taken into consideration by prospective buyers. However, on specs alone it’s clear that both have plenty to recommend them, with swings and roundabouts for each.

For example the Nexus 5 has a better processor, a higher internal storage option and direct updates, whereas the Ascend P7 has expandable storage, a better camera arrangement (although the Nexus 5 has OIS), and a higher capacity battery. Considering specs alone, would you opt for the Nexus 5 or the Huawei Ascend P7?


4 thoughts on “Nexus 5 vs Huawei Ascend P7, specs defined”

  1. Tim De Vos says:

    Nexus all the way, just for the free updates alone. Otherwise specs are almost the same. Plus I love the root android more then any UI

  2. Rango says:

    Nexus t camera had HDR+ which is fantastic! You can’t compare anything with it. HDR+ mod gives better low light pictures then Galaxy S5 according to Android central.

  3. Jeffrey Fazal says:

    I would consider buying Nexus 5 over Huawei Ascend P7 Smartphone. The reason is Nexus 5 comes under the Smartphones category exclusively offered by Google. As a
    result, Nexus 5 will receive quick new updates from Android as compared to
    other. Second thing is Nexus 5 have inbuilt wireless charging back case that
    means could be easily charged by placing it on wireless charger as I even
    purchased one for it from Amazon
    http://www .amazon .co .uk/dp/B00JA7HNZO/
    with wide charging base to keep it fully charged without messing up with wires.

Live Comment

Your email address will not be published.