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Nexus 5

By LG
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The Samsung Galaxy S5’s design is a minor evolution of the Galaxy S4 — in fact, the two are almost indistinguishable from the front. The S5’s display is ever so slightly larger at 5.1 inches, but it’s still a 1080p, Super AMOLED panel that doesn’t look very different from the S4’s screen. Below the display is a new home key with integrated fingerprint scanner and capacitive keys for multitasking and Android’s back button.

Description

Sony hasn't seen fit to alter the design or size of its flagship Android phone for 2014, with the newly announced Xperia Z2 occupying the same footprint as last year's Z1, and has instead focused on making notable upgrades on the inside. The new flagship comes with 3GB of memory and a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801. Aside from a new set of stereo speakers, the external look of the Xperia Z2 is pretty much unchanged, including an all-glass front and back, IP58-certified waterproofing, and a dedicated camera key.

The successor to the iPhone 5, the 5S brings several new features to the table, most notably a gold color variant and fingerprint scanner called Touch ID. A significantly improved camera has also been added, offering fast and slow motion video along with a burst mode. The 5S is the first iPhone to run on a 64-bit architecture, which means improved performance in almost every way.

A Verizon exclusive, the Lumia Icon is built for power. It takes the internals of the Lumia 1520 and puts them into a device with a smaller display — just 5 inches — and continues the boxy design style that's been seen on Verizon's line of Lumias.

The latest in a line of smartphones made for Google to be part of its Nexus smartphone portfolio, the Nexus 5 by LG takes the screen size up to nearly 5-inches with a sharp 1080p resolution, and also brings the return of LTE networking to the Nexus phone line not seen since the Galaxy Nexus.

The HTC One is an Android Jelly Bean, LTE handset with an aluminum unibody construction and features a 4.7-inch, 1080p display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core 1.7GHz processor. It comes with front- and rear-facing 1080p cameras with an f/2 aperture and optical image stabilization.

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: April 2014

Availability

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: March 2014
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 20, 2013
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 20, 2014
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 31, 2013
  • Price at launch: $349.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2013
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 5.59 inches
  • Width: 2.85 inches
  • Thickness: .32 inches
  • Weight: .32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)

Hardware

  • Height: 5.78 inches
  • Width: 2.89 inches
  • Thickness: .32 inches
  • Weight: .35 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Rugged: Yes
  • Height: 4.87 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: .3 inches
  • Weight: .25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Gray, Gold, Silver
  • Height: 5.39 inches
  • Width: 2.79 inches
  • Thickness: .39 inches
  • Weight: .37 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black / Silver, White / Silver
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5.43 inches
  • Width: 2.72 inches
  • Thickness: .34 inches
  • Weight: .29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White / Black
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Height: 5.41 inches
  • Width: 2.69 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Silver, Black
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.1 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 432
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.2 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 424
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1136 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 326
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: AMOLED
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 441
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.95 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 445
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 468
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T
  • CDMA: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 700
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Carriers: T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900
  • LTE: Yes
  • LTE frequencies supported: 1900
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 801
  • Clock speed: 2.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 801
  • Model: MSM8974AB
  • Clock speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A7
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 800
  • Model: MSM8974
  • Clock speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 800
  • Clock speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 600
  • Clock speed: 1.7 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330
  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 3 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 2.1 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 2.1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 16 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 4K

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 20.7 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 4K
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 20 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 4 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.4.2

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.4
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 7
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.4
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Lightning
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Infrared, Fingerprint

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Fingerprint
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Infrared
  • Capacity: 2800 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Capacity: 1560 mAh
  • Capacity: 2420 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Removable: No
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