Phone Comparison - LG Nexus 5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Octa-Core

general General Info

Manufacturer LG Sony Samsung
Announced October 2013 February 2014 March 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - April 2014 Available - April 2014
Colors Black, White Black, White, Purple Black, White, Blue, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm
(5.43 x 2.72 x 0.34 in)
146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
(5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 163 g (5.75 oz) 145 g (5.11 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 - CDMA version
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 900 - CDMA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - CDMA version
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800)
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900) - D6543
LTE (market dependent)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - IP58 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Planned upgrade to Android 5.1 Lollipop Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5422
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330 Mali-T628 MP6
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 16 GB 16/32 GB storage
External Memory No microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos Display, X-Reality Engine Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.95 inches 5.2 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.86% 69.16% 69.63%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 20.7 MP, autofocus 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash phase detection auto
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, Optical Image Stabilization Auto focus, 1/2.3'' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama 1/2.6' Sensor Size, 1.12 ┬Ám Pixel Size, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, video stabilization, HDR Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, video stabilization, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Up to 107 kbps Yes
Edge Class 12 Up to 296 kbps Yes
3G DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 3 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 128 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2300 mAh 3200 mAh 2800 mAh
Stand by Up to 300 h Up to 690 h (2G)
Up to 740 h (3G)
Up to 390 h
Talk Time Up to 17 h Up to 15 h (2G)
Up to 19 h (3G)
Up to 21 h