Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 4 or iPhone 5?

Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 4 or iPhone 5?

Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 4 or iPhone 5?

by May 19, 2013

A larger screen, a powerful processor and of course the latest operating system – you are obviously looking out for a smartphone that packs in all of these features. Well, that’s not all. No doubt, finding a good smartphone is definitely not a rocket science, but locating the best one can surely make you sweat. To make things a bit easier, we bring together 3 high-end smartphones that promise to offer you the most delicious treat. Here is a quick comparison.

Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 4, iPhone 5



Samsung Galaxy S4

 Google Nexus 4

iPhone 5


5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inch HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen

4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen


1.9 GHz quad-core OR 1.6 GHz octa-core

1.5 GHz Quad Core

1.2 GHz dual-core


2 GB

2 GB

1 GB

Operating System

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

iOS 6

Primary Camera

13 MP

8 MP

8 MP

Secondary Camera

2 MP

1.3 MP

1.2 MP

Storage Capacity

16, 32 or 64 GB

8 or 16 GB

16, 32 or 64 GB


2600 mAh Li-Ion

2100 mAh Li-Po

1440 mAh Li-Po

Talking about the screen size, the Samsung Galaxy S4 makes it right to the top of the list with a massive 5 inch screen with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Google Nexus 4 follows with a slightly smaller display at 4.7 inch with a 1280 x 768p display resolution. Though the new iPhone features a slightly larger display than its predecessor, it is still not large enough to make you happy if you are looking out for a massive screen.

This time Samsung introduces something known as an Octa-core processor, which means 8 different processor cores operating independently to help you out with multi-tasking. The handset will either feature a 1.6 GHz 8-core processor or a standard 1.9 GHz quad-core processor. The Nexus 4 packs in a 1.5 GHz quad core processor while the iPhone 5 houses a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

The Galaxy S4 and the Google Nexus 4, both feature a 2 GB RAM, while Apple decides to stick to a standard 1 GB RAM. Again, it’s Samsung bagging the prize.

Operating System:
Most of the Android handsets these days come preloaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. However, the Galaxy S4 and the Nexus 4 offer you something better with an Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Interestingly, the Nexus 4 will receive a further upgrade to Android 4.2.2. The Apple iPhone 5 on the other hand is loaded with iOS, a completely different platform.

The Galaxy S4 sports a 13 MP primary camera which probably makes it a perfect replacement for your existing point-and-shoot camera. The iPhone 5 and the Nexus 4 feature a standard 8 MP camera. Moreover, the S4 also packs in a powerful 2 MP secondary camera. The Nexus 4 and the iPhone 5 on the other hand sport a 1.3 and a 1.2 MP secondary camera. No surprise, its Galaxy S4 once again at the top.

Storage Capacity:
The S4 and the iPhone 5 are available in 3 variants – 16, 32 and 64 GB, while the Nexus 4 comes with an internal storage capacity of 8 and 16 GB. If a sufficient storage space is what you are looking for, you might probably want to choose between the iPhone 5 or the Galaxy S4.

Pumped up with a 2600 mAh battery, the Galaxy S4 can go on for around 17 hours which is quite impressive. The Nexus 4 houses a 2100 mAh battery which can last for up to 15 hours. The iPhone 5 with a 1440 mAh battery promises a talktime of around 8 hours.

When it comes to internal specifications, it seems like the S4 has a lot to boast about. However, the Nexus 4 isn’t way behind. No doubt, the iPhone 5 may fall a bit short of making it to the top, but if you are a die-hard Apple fan, you probably won’t look the other way. For Android lovers, the S4 and the Nexus 4 has got a lot to offer.

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