Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5 – Comparison of Hardware Specs

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Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5 are the two leading and most selling smartphones of the Android family. Both have excellent specs and features. The hardware specs of both the Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5 are compared as under:

OPERATING SYSTEM
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
OS Android v4.2.2 – Jelly Bean Android v4.4 KitKat

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 is powered by Android Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the LG Nexus 5 is powered by Android v4.4 KitKat.


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SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LG Nexus 5
Height – mm 136.6 137.9
Height – in 5.38 5.43
Width – mm 69.8 69.2
Width – in 2.75 2.72
Thickness – mm 7.9 8.6
Thickness – in 0.31 0.34
Weight ‘g’ 130 130
Weight – ‘oz’ 4.59 4.59

LG Nexus 5 is a little bigger in length and width but it is thinner than Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 but the weight of both the smartphones is same.

SCREEN DISPLAY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen True HD IPS+ Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M 16M
Size 5.0 in 4.95in
Resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
Pixel Density ~441 ppi Pixel Density ~445 ppi Pixel Density
Multi-touch Available Available
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Screen Display of both the smartphones looks to be a little different in pixel density and size. Size of the screen display of LG Nexus 5 is a little shorter. But the Pixel Density of the Nexus 5 is a little higher.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Card Slot Micro SD – Max. 64 GB Not Available
Internal  Memory 16/32 GB 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB 2 GB

There is only one difference of Internal and External Memory of Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5, i.e. availability of the card slot in the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is not available in Lg Nexus 5.

HARDWARE
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330

The CPU, Chipset and GPU are equal in both the smartphones.

HARDWARE RELATED SOFT SPECS (SENSORS)
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Gyro Gyro
Proximity Proximity
Compass Compass
Barometer Barometer
Temperature  –
Humidity  –
Gesture  –

Samsung Galaxy S4 has 3 more sensors than LG Nexus 5. Rest of the sensors are same.

RADIO
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Radio FM Radio Not Available

Samsung Galaxy S4 has FM Radio while the same is not available in the LG Nexus 5

BATTERY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Type Li-Ion 2600 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po 2300 mAh
Stand-by – Max 2G / 370 h – 3G 2G / 300 h – 3G
Talk time – Max 2G / 17 h – 3G 2G / 17 h – 3G

In the Battery specs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has following superiorities:

  • The battery of the LG Nexus is non-removable while the same of Samsung Galaxy S4 can be changed.
  • The battery of Samsung S4 has the higher amperes.
  • The battery of Samsung S4 has more standby time than that of LG Nexus 5.