PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s

Performance

Processing power and speed

Nexus 5
7.9
iPhone 5s
8.0
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 5
10.0
iPhone 5s
10.0
GLBenchmark 2.5

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Nexus 5
5.5
iPhone 5s
5.4
Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Nexus 5
8.4
iPhone 5s
8.7
Reviews from pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and 2 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Nexus 5
7.9
iPhone 5s
7.9

Winner
Apple iPhone 5s 

PhoneRocket recommends the Apple iPhone 5s  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 5
2,453
iPhone 5s
2,523

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Nexus 5
57 fps
iPhone 5s
53 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Google Nexus 5

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 5

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Slightly faster graphics 57 fps vs 53 fps Around 10% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Much faster maximum data rate 1,733 Mbit/s vs 300 Mbit/s More than 5.8x faster maximum data rate
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 75% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" Around 25% bigger screen
Sharper screen 445 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h More than 45% more battery capacity
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Back view of Apple iPhone 5s

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Apple iPhone 5s

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Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 112 g vs 130 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 5  vs iPhone 5s 

8.1
9.3
Without a doubt, it’s a pretty cool and slick feature, especially when the audio also receives the same slow motion treatment as well.
iPhone 5s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Nexus 5  vs
iPhone 5s 
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 445 ppi 325 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.26 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB

music

Headphone jack 3.5 mm 3.5 mm
Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Maximum data rate 1,733 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Nexus 5  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 130 g 112 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.6 mm
Size 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm
Numeric keypad None None
Keyboard None None

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Standby time 18,000 min 14,976 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 1,560 mA·h
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Comments

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Thanks Sirian, I just deleted that quote.
The quote beneath the Nexus 5 falsely claims that it only has a 720p resolution.
I believe the iPhone 5s does have an 8MP camera: http://www.apple.com/iphone-5s/camera/ But you're right about the Nexus 5, still rumours but new rumours suggest an 8MP camera. Will be updated shortly, thanks.
Im pretty sure the Nexus 5 doesnt have a 16mp front camera nor does the 5s ahve an 8mp one!
Good points, still rumours but early leaks do indicate these features - i've just added them.
Of course the Nexus 5 will have NFC and of course it can be used as a wifi hotspot.
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