Nexus 5 vs official iPhone 6 specs


The LG-made Google Nexus 5 is one of the most dominant Android smartphones available and released last year. On the other hand Apple announced the iPhone 6 this week and it releases on September 19. Today we’re looking at the Nexus 5 vs. official iPhone 6 specs in a breakdown of the two.

As far as operating systems go there has long been Apple iOS vs. Android conflict, with many fans of either platform sticking steadfastly to those types of devices. However, there will always be some who are open to either platform or who could be persuaded to switch. We’ll highlight the key specs of these devices so that you can see how they compare.

The Nexus 5 has a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core Krait 400 processor and Adreno 330 graphics. The iPhone 6 has a 1.4GHz Apple A8 dual-core 64-bit ARM V8-based processor and M8 motion co-processor with hexa-core PowerVR GX6650 GPU.

The Nexus phone has a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 445 ppi. The new iPhone has a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with resolution of 1334 x 750 and 326 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage for the Nexus 5 while the iPhone 6 has 1GB of RAM and internal storage models of 16, 64 and 128GB. Neither has expandable storage via microSD.

Camera set-up
The Nexus 5 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, optical image stabilization, and 1080p@30fps video capture, as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The iPhone 6 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and dual LED flash. Video capture is 1080p@60fps / 720p@240fps, and it also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Nexus 5 supports 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and microUSB. The iPhone 6 supports 3G, 4G LTE and VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, and Lightning.

The Nexus 5 has a 2300 mAh battery but the Apple battery capacity hasn’t been specified. Both are non-removable.

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Operating System
The Nexus 5 runs the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, and will be upgradable to Android L when it makes a public release. The iPhone 6 will release running the new iOS 8.

Dimensions and Weight
The Google Nexus 5 measures 137.9mm x 69.2mm x 8.6mm and weighs 130g. The Apple iPhone 6 measures 138.1mm x 67mm x 6.9mm and weighs 129g.

As this is a specs rundown we haven’t taken into account the different software experiences or the many different features for each of these phones, but they both have plenty to offer in this respect. For example the Nexus 5 has wireless charging while the iPhone 6 has the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. You will also want to consider the designs and we should also point out that the Nexus 5 has a lower price than the iPhone 6.

A final consideration comes in the form of the Google Nexus 6. This phone hasn’t been made official yet although there have been plenty of leaks and rumors. It’s widely thought that it will release around Halloween this year so you might want to wait and see what that brings to the table before you make your choice.

Are you thinking of purchasing the Nexus 5 or the new iPhone 6? Is your choice as clear-cut as Android vs. iOS or have you taken other factors into account? Drop us a comment in the box below.


One thought on “Nexus 5 vs official iPhone 6 specs”

  1. Nikooos says:

    I used to be an Apple fan, but I’ve decided to go for a Nexus 5. The iPhone 6 didn’t give me enough new thing to keep me interested. I think my move to Android will be a all new experience. And from that moment I can truly compare.

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