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Smartphone comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Google Nexus 5

Ross Catanzariti | Nov. 20, 2013
Samsung's Galaxy S4 and the Google's Nexus 5 are two of the best Android phones on the market right now. Which one is right for you?

Internals

Both of these handsets boast impressive specifications. The Galaxy S4 is powered by a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and has 2GB of RAM. The 16GB of internal memory is expandable by a microSD card slot located behind the rear battery cover. 32GB and 64GB models will be available in certain markets but are not sold in Australia. A 2600mAh battery and 4G capability rounds out the Galaxy S4's impressive specifications.

The Nexus 5 on the other hand is powered by a faster 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. It has either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory but there's no no microSD card slot, which means you can't expand the memory. The battery is non-removable and the Nexus 5 also has a slightly smaller 2300mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S4. It works with 4G networks in Australia.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available now through all major Australian telcos including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. The Nexus 5 will be available through Telstra from Tuesday, 26 November, while it can also be purchased outright directly through Google's Play Store. The 16GB model sells for $399, while the larger 32GB model is listed for $449.

 

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