PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of GALAXY Note vs Nexus 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Nexus 5
10.0
AnTuTu 3D and GLBenchmark 2.5

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, fudzilla.com and 2 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Google Nexus 5 

PhoneRocket recommends the Google Nexus 5  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of GALAXY Note vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Nexus 5
2,453

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

GALAXY Note
1,021 ms
Nexus 5
827 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Note
2,682
Nexus 5
6,860

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Note
15.4 fps
Nexus 5
57 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung GALAXY Note

Reasons to consider the
Samsung GALAXY Note

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Bigger screen 5.3" vs 5" More than 5% bigger screen
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Google Nexus 5

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Much better AnTuTu 3D score 6,860 vs 2,682 More than 2.5x better AnTuTu 3D score
Significantly better overall performance 2,453 vs 331 Around 7.5x better geekbench score
Slightly faster javascript execution 827 ms vs 1,021 ms Around 20% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly lighter 130 g vs 178 g More than 25% lighter
Significantly sharper screen 445 ppi vs 284 ppi More than 55% 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
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 800 More than 2x higher resolution
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 15% thinner
Slightly longer talk time 1,020 min vs 600 min 70% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

GALAXY Note  vs Nexus 5 

8.5
8.0
The phone's insanely high resolution 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED HD display is easy on the eyes.
GALAXY Note

7.5
8.1
Meanwhile, above the display, we spot its peculiar shaped earpiece, light & proximity sensors, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
Nexus 5

8.0
9.0
Music quality through the speaker is not very good.
Nexus 5

Overall

7.9 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

GALAXY Note  vs
Nexus 5 
Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Size 5.3" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 284 ppi 445 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

GALAXY Note  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 178 g 130 g
Thickness 10 mm 8.6 mm
Size 83 x 147 x 10 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 600 min 1,020 min
Standby time 14,976 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,500 mA·h 2,300 mA·h
Samsung GALAXY Note
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