We compared the three smartphones on the market today … What all of them will rise to victory?

After a buzz, finally came the Nexus 5, the new flagship of Google in the mobile phone market. And despite the little problems that we could find , the truth is that it is one of the best handsets market for its value for money. That’s why we want to compare the two best smartphones (not phablets) market, the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4, two terminals that already face in their day.


We started talking about the design, but as always, it is a very personal and subjective. Perhaps in this section we should point out the iPhone 5S for his presentation ‘Premium’, while plastic Galaxy Nexus May S4 and detracts a bit of quality compared to the Apple terminal .

Anyway, in terms of dimensions, the Nexus is perhaps the most comfortable and ergonomic of the three. Having a dimension of 138 x 69 x 8.6 mm and weighing 130g, is the terminal that best fits our hands , but also the Galaxy S4 enjoys perfect measures 137 x 70 x 7 0.9 mm and weighing 130g. In this sense, the iPhone is a bit small with its 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and weight 112g.


Winner: iPhone 5S (Design) and Nexus 4 (measures)


When it comes to display, the numbers give the winner the Nexus 5. And the Google device has a 5-inch display with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), resulting in a total of 445 dots per inch . It is the highest density of the three, as the Galaxy S4 has a total of 441 dpi and the iPhone 5s for a total of 326ppp due to its retina display (1136×640 pixels) of 4 inches.

Winner: Nexus 5

Processor and Performance

This section is somewhat difficult to compare because Apple usually offers much more than simple data say. In fact, the iPhone 5S may be the best performing one offered thanks to A7 1.7GHz processor and 64-bit. As we know, Apple terminal offers unrivaled fluidity in his interface and allows us to run all kinds of applications and games without any problems.

Anyway, not performance falls short of the new Google masterpiece with LG. And is that the Nexus 5 will have a 2.2 GHz processor Snapdragon quad-core 800 and a RAM of 2 GB . Maybe they could get to draw even. In any case, it is clear that both Nexus and iPhone are above the Galaxy in this direction, as it enjoys a processor quad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600.

Winner: iPhone 5S


The camera is another aspect that is difficult to assess the numbers in hand, and that while the Galaxy 4 features a total of 13 megapixels, the fact is that the iPhone 5S is the most complete and best offers on all kinds photos conditions through improved sensor opening and the presence of a dual LED flash.

And not only that, but to record in Slow motion (120 frames per second). In this sense, we can say that although the Nexus sensor 5 has several improvements over its predecessor, although it is somewhat lagging respect to those of the two other terminals because of their ‘simple’ 8 megapixel.

Winner: iPhone 5S


There is no discussion possible. The Galaxy S4, with a 2,600 mAh battery, is the winner of this section. terminal Samsung could be 370 hours standby and up to 17 hours talk time without need any load , while the iPhone will offer only 250 hours autonomy.

The Nexus 5, meanwhile, lands with a 2,300 mAh battery, keeping a little short relative to the Galaxy. Anyway, it is estimated that with the arrival of Android 4.4 operating system that optimizes Kit Kat resources better, the life of the load can be increased. It is something to see, but also worth noting that at no time reach the Xperia Z1 or the LG G2, which have supreme batteries.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S4

Value added

Finally, we must also assess a last aspect that is quite subjective, which refers to the extras that provide each of these terminals. On the one hand, the Galaxy S4 offers endless functionalists of the most striking (like multi or Smart Scroll) that can attract much attention, but then can become repetitive use.

On the other hand, the iPhone 5S features a digital fingerprint that allows us to unlock the phone and make arrangements with the simple finger, and also enjoys the above A7 64-bit processor. Finally, the Nexus 5 offers not only great value, but it also comes standard with the new operating system Android 4.4 Kit Kat, among other specific improvements.

Winner: Subjective assessment


It is likely that, given all these issues comprehensively, the iPhone 5S device remains the best of the three we have discussed for feel generic. Anyway, its high price causes the Nexus 5 will become a interesting alternative because it has a very powerful features at a very affordable. Finally, the Galaxy S4 remains a colossal terminal, however, and remains somewhat behind because now over half a year old.