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Google Nexus 5 Vs iPhone 5S Vs Galaxy S4 Vs Blackberry Z30 vs HTC One Vs LG G2: Shootout for the best Smartphone in the World

Which is the best Nexus 5 or iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 or BB Z30 or HTC One or LG G2?

With the launch of Google Nexus 5, the competition in the smartphone market has gone even tighter. Although these manufacturers give wide range of options, it leads to confusion sometimes. Still, there will something attracting for each and everyone to select a gadget.



It might be the reputation and the brand value of the firm, the technical specifications such as camera, processor, display, storage of the cell, It can be the built quality or the price tag as well.

Google Nexus 5 Vs iPhone 5S Vs Galaxy S4 Vs Blackberry Z30 vs HTC One Vs LG G2

Design Comparison: Which looks the most stunning?

Of course, the iPhone 5S wins here. None can even reach closer to challenge the deign and the quality of the iPhone 5S. Followed by HTC One, Google Nexus 5 and BB Z30 get a very cool, rich and standard design. Meanwhile, LG brings out a better shape for its flagship device, the G2. On the other hand, Samsung disappoints since the Galaxy S4 is only the copycat of its predecessor, the S3.

Google Nexus 5

Display Comparison: Which is the best display?

Even though the iPhone 5S lacks high numbers of PPI (Pixel Per Density) compared to its Android rivals, the device has retina display, which is considered as the best among smartphones. Elaborately, the Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95 inches (445 ppi) Full HD IPS Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, the iPhone 5S with 4 inches (326 ppi) LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 640 x 1136 pixels resolution, the Galaxy S4 (441 ppi) is displayed with a 5 inches Full HD super AMOLED with 1920x1080 pixels resolution, LG with the biggest 5.2 inches True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and Z30 with a poor 5 inches (294 ppi) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.Well, it's interesting to see Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in the Nexus 5, which protects the screen from external scratches in a better way. And the Full HD IPS screen in better than the AMOLED in the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. So the preference order is- 5S, Nexus 5, G2, S4, One, and Z30.

Apple iPhone 5S

Processor and Performance Comparison: Which comes the most powerful CPU?

It's the iPhone 5S once again! Powered by a proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor the 5S is being 20 times faster than the its predecessor, iPhone 5. Do you know that Apple is using just a 1.3GHz, ARMv8, dual-core CPU chip to perform faster. It's the 64-bit which bring all the power to perform faster. The Nexus 5 and the G2 share the same CPU, 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor, which stand next to the iPhone 5S's A7. Samsung use both Quad core and Octa core and stands third. It depends upon the market. Though the Exynos 5 Octo core 1.9 GHz in the S4 can perform better than the 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core, we can't recommend it since it causes heating issues. Well, HTC One does better with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, quad-core, 1.7 GHz. Last but not least is the BB Z30, which has a poor and outdated 1.7 GHz dual core. All devices is powered by 2GB RAM.

Operating System Comparison: Which is the best OS?

This time, the wave swipes off the iPhone to throne the Nexus 5 which is run by Google's latest Android version, the KitKat (Android v4.4). The Nexus 5 is the first device to be launched with KitKat. On the other hand, the iOS 7 seen in the iPhone 5S is the latest and the most differently updated iOS since the launch of iOS. Though Apple has been criticized for the iOS 7 looks like a mixture of Android and Windows, the latest OS has brought many customers and fans to Apple stores. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4, HTC One, LG G2 runs on the Jelly Bean. In the corner it's the BB 10.2 OS, which is yet to come up.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Storage Comparison: Which gives the most memory?

It's the Galaxy S4. It's available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal memory options with up to 64GB external memory card support. Certainly nothing can beat it. The rest devices offer – iPhone 5S: 16/32/64GB internal, with no external memory option.Nexus 5: 16/32GB internal, with no external memory option.HTC One: 32/64GB internal, with no external memory option.LG G2: 32GB internal, with no external memory option.BB Z30: 16GB internal, with up to 64GB external memory option.

Camera Comparison: Which takes the best picture?

Unfortunately, the smartphone with the best camera in the world is not here in the list. Don't know that gadget? It's the Lumia 1020 from Nokia. It, of course, outplays the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5S and all. Still, from this comparison, it's the Galaxy S4 tops the ranking with a 13 MP rear cam with Power LED (1EA) Flash and a 2 MP front cam. Followed by iPhone 5S, LG G2, HTC One, BB Z30, and Nexus 5.

BB Z30

Battery Backup Comparison: Which stands by more?

LG G2: Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh batteryStand-by- Up to 790 h (2G) / Up to 900 h (3G)Talk time- Up to 16 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 17 h 30 min (3G)

Nexus 5: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery Stand-by- (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G) Talk time- (2G) / Up to 17 h (3G)

iPhone 5S: Non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery (5.92 Wh) Stand-by- Up to 250 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G) Talk time- Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G) Music play- Up to 40 h

Galaxy S4: Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery Stand-by- (2G) / Up to 370 h (3G) Talk time- (2G) / Up to 17 h (3G) Music play- Up to 62 h

HTC One: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery Stand-by- Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 480 h (3G) Talk time- Up to 27 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)

BB Z30: Non-removable Li-Ion 2880 mAh battery Stand-by- (2G) / Up to 384 h (3G) Talk time- Up to 25 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)

From the paper, it shows that HTC One offers better backup, followed by Z30, G2, Nexus 5, S4, and iPhone 5S. However, the S4 has a specialty that it comes with a removable battery which makes us to repair ourselves if the cell gets stuck while using.

LG G2

Price Comparison: Which offers the best price?

Here is the place where all judge a product even if it's blessed with the best features in the world. And who might be the winner here? Yup! It's the Nexus 5, which is almost half-priced to the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, HTC One, LG G2, and BB Z30. That means the Nexus 5 comes with almost all the features seen in its rivals and has been priced just half of it! Would you believe it? You should, because, it's miracle and a wonderful job by Google. Hats off!

The Final Verdict: What should you buy and why?

If you want a premium device that is absolutely unique, you may go for the iPhone 5S. Well, if you love Android, and want almost all features of a high-end smartphone at a reasonable and very much affordable price, the Nexus 5 is your device. And it's, of course, the most value for money smartphone in the class. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 is an already proven one. Still, it has heating problems and an outdated look. LG G2 is something impressive which is powered by one of the best processors in the class and the biggest screen. You should choose HTC One for its great quality and if you're an Android fan boy. Last but not least is BB Z30, which is purely for BB fans only.

HTC One

Last updated on 07-05-2015. Published on 04-11-2013. Written by .
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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Looks like a very subjective review. Why do you say that Z30 is for BB fans only? Such statement discredits your review. You should try to use each of the listed phones for few weeks to have hopefully objective opinion.
By on 04-12-2013

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