PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 4

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy S5
8.3
Nexus 4
6.9
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy S5
n.d.
Nexus 4
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy S5
5.3
Nexus 4
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy S5
8.0
Nexus 4
8.7
Reviews from pocket-lint.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com, fudzilla.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy S5
7.0
Nexus 4
6.6

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S5 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S5  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 4

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S5
2,804
Nexus 4
1,583

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Samsung Galaxy S5

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Better overall performance 2,804 vs 1,583 More than 75% better geekbench score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 65% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 8 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 84 Mb/s Around 80% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 431 ppi vs 317 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 2,800 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5.1" vs 4.7" Around 10% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Thinner 8.1 mm vs 9.1 mm More than 10% thinner
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Google Nexus 4

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Slightly lighter 139 g vs 145 g Around 5% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5  vs Nexus 4 

8.0
8.0
Viewing angles are extremely wide, and brightness, once Super AMOLED's Achilles' heel, is improved.
Galaxy S5

7.9
9.0
Secondly, since it’s relying on good old IPS LCD technology, it delivers colors that are the most natural in tone, giving it a distinctive realistic appearance over the saturated tones put out by the rival AMOLED technology.
Nexus 4

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5  vs
Nexus 4 
Type Super AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.1" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 431 ppi 317 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 Android 5.1
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 v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S5  vs
Nexus 4 
Weight 145 g 139 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 9.1 mm
Size 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm 68.7 x 133.9 x 9.1 mm

hardware

Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 8 MP
Resolution 16 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 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 1,260 min 918 min
Standby time 23,328 min 23,328 min
Capacity 2,800 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S5
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