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Phone Comparison of the Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

If you are planning to buy one a Nexus 6 or a Samsung Galaxy S5 and you don’t know which one is better, you came at the right place searching for an answer. So, search no more. We will provide you a detailed comparison of the two devices. Keep reading the article if you want to find who the winner is.

Phone Comparison of the Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5
Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 – Read on to find out our winner!

Let’s start with the things both of the devices have in common such as The 2 MP front – facing camera, the Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.1, Wi – Fi and the NFC capability. Both of the devices cost pretty much the same (off – contract of course). But you must know that they are two completely different smartphones.

When talking about the physical appearance the Nexus 6 dull – matte finished plastic back and a curved shape, which makes it easier to hold. The Google device has a metal frame, a real metal trim as well and a 6 – inch display made of glass. This makes it larger than the Galaxy S5. We don’t know if this is positive or negative, because there are people who prefer larger displays and there are those who don’t. It all depends of your taste. But what we cannot deny is the fact that the Nexus 6 has a QHD AMOLED display and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with a 493 pixel – per – inch density. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5’s specification Full HD display, we must say that the Nexus 6 rocks!

The Nexus 6 is powered by the latest QUALCOMM Snapdragon 805 quad – core – processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, while the Samsung Galaxy 5 runs with the Snapdragon 801. The Snapdragon 805 of the Nexus 6 is powered with 3 GB of RAM, while the Snapdragon 801 with 2 GB of RAM.

The New Google Nexus 6 By Motorola
Google Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 offers two models with different internal memory of 32 GB and 64 GB, and there is no possibility for further expansion. The Samsung Galaxy S5 offers two models with different internal storage as well, but with a slightly smaller capability to store data – 16 GB and 32 GB. But this doesn’t make the Nexus 6 better here, because the best part is that you can add an incredible internal memory of 128 GB with the help of a microSD card on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Google has improved the camera specs on their Nexus line, because they included a great camera with 13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual Led Flash Ring and OIS. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is known by its amazing camera and the stunning photos it takes with the 16 MP camera.

The greatest advantage the Nexus 6 has is that it will be running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop along with it features. The camera is slightly larger (3220 mAh) and it has a wireless charging capability built – in. All the Nexus 6 users will have the opportunity to use the incredible Motorola Turbo Charger. What is so amazing about it? It has the ability to charge the device up to 6 – 8 hours with only 15 minutes of charging. Cool, huh? Indeed.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a bit shorter size. The design of the Galaxy S5 is incredible because of its shape and the home button. The display is smaller than the one the Nexus 6 uses and it has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 432 PPI. We can all agree that the resolution of the Nexus 6 is way better than this one.

Samsung Galaxy S5 White
Samsung Galaxy S5

As we mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by the QUALCOMM Snapdragon 801, clocked at 2.5 GHz, so it is a little behind the latest QUALCOMM Snapdragon 805 the Nexus 6 uses. The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs with 1 GB of RAM less than the Nexus 6 uses. The battery of the Galaxy S5 is 2800 mAh. Compared to the Nexus 6 the Galaxy S5 has an IP67 certificate for water and dust resistance. It owns the popular fingerprint scanner a heart rate monitor and an IR Blaster. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has much more features than the Nexus 6, such as the Ultra Power Saving Mode and lots of people love it just because of this.

But both of the devices are very practical and their design is perfect. Most of you may agree that the comparison of these incredible devices doesn’t really have a point, but the fact is that both of them are very different. So, after all the comparison needed to be done. The greatest thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5 is that it is much more affordable than the Nexus 6.

We are very interested to read different opinions from you guys. Tell us about your experience with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and what do you think about the new Nexus 6 that Google announced recently. You can leave your comments and questions in the comments section below. What do you think, who’s the winner?

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