Google today finally laid its cards on the table with the announcement of its new flagship the Nexus 5. The device, as we mentioned earlier, runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version and is priced brilliantly. But the LG manufactured successor of the Nexus 4 has more than just that insane pricing. For those wondering about what s changed on the new device, here s a comparison of the Nexus siblings. Also Read - Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out for Nexus 4 begins in India: Here's how to get it
On the display front, the Nexus 5 has a bigger and better display than the Nexus 4. The new generation model comes with a 4.95-inch full HD (1080p) display with 445 pixels per inch count as compared to the 4.7-inch HD (1280×738 pixels) display with 320ppi on the Nexus 4. Moreover, the Nexus 5 also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 guarding the screen while the earlier version had the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
This is the most interesting differentiator between the two devices. We know that both the siblings flaunt the stock version of Android running on them, however the Nexus 5 exclusively flaunts the Android 4.4 KitKat awesomeness, and thus is incomparable to every other device at the moment. However this advantage is short lived, as the new OS is likely to land on the Nexus 4 soon.
The Nexus 5 boasts the power of 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, which was earlier also seen on the LG G2, the Sony Xperia Z1 and some specific models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The Nexus 4, on the other side, is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor but with an older version the S4 Pro.
Besides, the processor on the Nexus 5 is coupled with 2GB of RAM, which is the same as on the previous generation model. Talking of the internal memory, the Nexus 5 offers 16GB and 32GB variants while the Nexus 4 was launched in 8GB and 16GB variants. Like its predecessor, the Nexus 5 too doesn’t come with a microSD card slot.
Both the smartphones feature an 8-megapixel camera, but where the camera on the Nexus 4 received criticism, the addition of OIS on the Nexus 5 could turn out to be a huge plus point. The Nexus 5 additionally also features a 1.3-megapixel front camera, same as on the Nexus 4. Nexus 5 users also have the advantage of additional camera features brought on board by Android KitKat.
With the Nexus 5, Google and LG have ensured to offer a better backup with a 2,300mAh battery on board. The company claims that the Nexus 5 will last for up to 17 hours of talktime and up to 300 hours on standby mode. The Nexus 4 was claimed to offer 15 hours of talktime on 2G, and 390 hours of standby time.
At the end we will say that, the Nexus 5 is certainly the more powerful device with a bigger display and lighter body. A price tag of Rs 28,999 for the 16GB version is also surely going to tempt buyers to opt for this device. Moreover, Google is also offering Bumper and QuickCover for Nexus 5 in India.