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Difference Between iPhone 6 And Nexus 5


In 2014 when the Tech Giant Apple announced its new benchmark product iPhone 6, the Big Brother Google was selling its Nexus 5. With an update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop, it breathed new life into the product, making it better than ever. Let’s see if the benchmark was able to touch the heights created by Nexus 5.

Design and Build

Nexus 5 – Nexus 5 looks like a clear Corning Gorilla glass plate in rubberized plastic with telltale curves on the top and the bottom. Its edges are angled to provide a firm grip on the phone. The ceramic power and volume buttons are quite firm and give the satisfaction of a click. The camera lens is quite large and protrudes in the back. The top of the phone features a headphone port with a pinhole mic. The SIM tray lies just under the power button. The bottom edge offers a USB 2.0 charging port with twin grills, one of them being a speaker and the other being a mic.

iPhone 6 – iPhone 6 is a cold, smooth, and shining metal block. Unlike all previous models, the sharp angles are replaced by smooth curves. The strips of plastic on the top and bottom are for the antennas like we had in HTC One (M7). The iPhone is dynamically thinner than Nexus 5, and the camera, too, is very small as compared to that of the Nexus 5. The volume button, along with the silent switch, is on the left edge, whereas the SIM tray and the power button are on the right edge. The top edge of the phone is clean, whereas the bottom offers you speaker grills, charging port, headphone port, and a pinhole mic. Though with such great designs, the iPhone 6 has started bad rumors due to its aluminum internal frame, which can easily bend into half if some pressure is applied to it. You will never hear of a bent Nexus 5.


Nexus 5 – Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch True HD IPS capacitive touch screen. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a pixel density of 445 pixels per inch with 16M colors. It has small body sides, a larger top side, and a relatively smaller bottom. The top side offers sensors, front camera, and a recessed earpiece. The phone is a full touch screen phone that has all the buttons on the screen. The display is very bright but is lighted in a way that it can be read. It has stable viewing angles with crisp and clear whites, but the black is not as deep as you expect it to be.

iPhone 6 – iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch LED backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. It has a display of 750 x 1334 pixels with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. The display is called a Retina Display, but that is just a term coined by Steve Jobs as the perfect pixel density for human eyes. Though the pixel density is quite low, the iPhone 6 is exceptionally bright with the best contrast and color. The sides are very small as compared to the other previous models with the upper side offering an earpiece and front camera and the Touch ID button on the bottom side.

The Touch ID button offers the best sensor and works as a fingerprint scanner. The button needs to be pressed once, and then it happens very quickly, intuitively, and accurately.


Nexus 5 – Nexus 5 has an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera, but the quality is not good. It has under-poor lighting. It has a slow autofocus. The new API of Android 5.0 makes it better and lets you have some of the excellent clicks.

iPhone 6 – Though the iPhone 6 has an equivalent 8MP camera, it is still the best in its range. It has a lower resolution of 1.2MP camera for facetime but gives great selfie clicks.

Battery Life

Nexus 5 – Nexus 5 has a 2300maH battery. The battery optimizations of Android 5.0 are really wonderful, and the life span of a single charge has been extended by 90 minutes from the default value. Adding a battery-saver option lets you extend the final 5% or 15% of your battery. It also supports Native Qi wireless charging. It uses a microUSB 2.0 slot for charging.

iPhone 6 – With great specs and design, Apple lacks in its battery life. With an 1810maH battery, the life is quite hopeless. It uses a Lightning socket for charging.


Nexus 5 – Nexus 5 has always been blazing fast from when it appeared with Android 4.4 and has been great with Android 5.0. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core 2.3GHz processor with 2GB RAM with an Adreno 330 GPU. It’s very difficult to slow down Nexus 5 with Lollipop on deck, which reveals how smooth and fast Android can be.

iPhone 6 – iPhone 6 is the fastest and most stable iPhone ever. Its throttled fluidity, though, produces some glitches and stutters. It has an A8 chipset with a dual-ARMv8-based Cyclone processor at 14GHz with 1GB RAM.


Nexus 5 – It is based on the very stable OS Android 5.0 with bright colors and great animations. It keeps your apps in a cluster, providing you with an empty home page with space to apply widgets. It is completely Google-centered with all core-designed Google applications and receives near instantaneous updates from Google. It also provides a battery-saver option, priority locker, multiple-account option, tap and pay option, and screen-pinning option. For developers, it provides a pre-compiler option for all apps for high-end graphics and better performance.

iPhone 6 – It runs on iOS 8, which is highly stable. It keeps your applications directly on your home screen, which can be clubbed in folders. It provides great camera details, its own app store, and iTunes. It also provides Apple-to-Apple cloud syncing, family sharing, fitness tracking, and Spotlight Search. It also has third-party keyboard updates and widgets.

Launch Date and Price

Nexus 5 was released in October, 2013, with 16GB costing $349 and 32GB costing $399.

The iPhone 6 was launched in September, 2014, with varieties in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB with an average cost of $650.


If you have budget constraints and still want the best, then Nexus 5 should be your choice; but without the budget constraints, it totally depends on you and how you want to use your phone as to which choice should be made.

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