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Nexus 5

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Verge score: 8.5 Verge score: 7.8 Verge score: 8.8 Verge score: 8.0 Verge score: 7.0

The new One features a 5-inch, 1080p screen (which works out to 441 ppi) and is powered by the brand new Snapdragon 801 processor. It also includes a microSD card slot, crossing off a major complaint about last year's version.

Description

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 25, 2014
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Announced
  • Availability date: April 2014
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 20, 2013
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 31, 2013
  • Price at launch: $349.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 20, 2014
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 5.76 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches
  • Thickness: .37 inches
  • Weight: .35 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)

Hardware

  • 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)
  • Height: 4.87 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: .3 inches
  • Weight: .25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Gray, Gold, Silver
  • 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: 5.39 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)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 441
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • 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
  • 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): 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): 5 inches
  • Technology: AMOLED
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 441
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T
  • 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
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Connectivity

  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 801
  • Clock speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 801
  • Clock speed: 2.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A7
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 800
  • Clock speed: 2.3 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 800
  • Model: MSM8974
  • Clock speed: 2.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 330
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 128 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Front Camera

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

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 16 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 4K
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 20 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: HTC Sense 6
  • Launch OS version: 4.4.2

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.4.2
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 7
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.4
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • 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
Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Infrared, Fingerprint
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Fingerprint
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Removable: No

Battery

  • Capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Capacity: 1560 mAh
  • Capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 2420 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Yes
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