Phone Comparison - LG Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A G901F

general General Info

Manufacturer LG Samsung Samsung
Announced October 2013 August 2014 August 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - September 2014 Available - August 2014
Colors Black, White Black, white, gold, silver, blue Charcoal Black, Shimmering White, Electric Blue, Copper 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)
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 115 g (4.06 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 / 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 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
GPU Adreno 330 Mali-T628 MP6 Adreno 420
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 32 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.95 inches 4.7 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (320 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (432 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 70.86% 66.95% 69.63%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No -
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 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, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR 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 2160p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] 2.1 MP [Similar] 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 Yes Yes
Edge Class 12 Yes 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; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, 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, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - - 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 Li-Ion Battery -
Capacity 2300 mAh 1860 mAh -
Stand by Up to 300 h - -
Talk Time Up to 17 h - -