Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2 vs. Moto X vs. Note 3 Specs Comparison

  • Michael Briggs , Design & Trend Staff Writer
  • Nov, 08, 2013, 01:32 PM

The Nexus 5 is finally here, but how does the device stack up against the competition? Let's take a look in this Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S4 vs. LG G2 vs. Moto X vs. Note 3 specs breakdown:


Nexus 5: Quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, GPU: 450MHz Adreno 300

iPhone 5S: Dual-core 1.3GHz A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core GP, M7 motion processor

Galaxy S4: Quad-core 1900 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Adreno 320

LG G2: Quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330

Moto X: Dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon, Adreno 320

Note 3: Quad-core 2.3 GHz/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz/ 1.3 Quad-core GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420, Adreno 330/ Mali-T628 MP6 


Nexus 5: 4.95-inch Full HD IPS display, 1080 x 1920 resolution (445 ppi)

iPhone 5S: 4-inch Retina display, 1136 x 640 resolution (326 ppi)

Galaxy S4: 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 resolution (441 ppi)

LG G2: 5.2-inch display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi)

Moto X: 4.7-inch AMOLED display, 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)

Note 3: 5.7-inch SUPER AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi)


Nexus 5: Height: 137.84 mm, 69.17 mm, Depth: 8.59 mm

iPhone 5S: Height: 123.88 mm, Width: 58.6 mm, Depth: 7.6 mm

Galaxy S4: Height: 136.6 mm, Width: 69.8 mm, Depth: 7.9 mm

LG G2: Height: 138.5 mm, Width: 70.9 mm, Depth: 8.9 mm

Moto X: Height: 129.3 mm, Width: 65.3 mm, Depth: 10.4 mm

Note 3: Height: 151.2 mm, Width: 79.2 mm, Depth: 8.3 mm


Nexus 5: 130 grams

iPhone 5S: 112 grams

Galaxy S4: 131 grams

LG G2: 143 grams

Moto X: 130 grams

Note 3: 168 grams


Nexus 5: Rear: 8MP Front: 1.3MP with 720p HD video recording

iPhone 5S: Rear: 8MP Front: 1.2MP with 720p HD video recording

Galaxy S4: Rear: 13MP, Front: 2MP with 1080p HD video recording

LG G2: Rear: 13MP, Front: 2.1MP with 1080p HD video recording

Moto X: Rear: 10MP, Front: 2MP with 1080p HD video recording

Note 3: Rear: 13MP, Front: 2MP with 2160p HD video recording


Nexus 5: 2GB

iPhone 5S: 1GB

Galaxy S4: 2GB

LG G2: 2GB

Moto X: 2GB

Note 3: 3GB

Battery & Battery Life

Nexus 5: 2300 mAh, Talk: Up to 17 hours, Standby: up to 300 hours

iPhone 5S: 1570 mAh, Talk: Up to 10 hours on 3G, Standby: Up to 250 hours

Galaxy S4: 2600 mAh, Talk: Up to 17 hours, Standby: 370 hours (3G), 320 hours (4G)

LG G2: 3000 mAh, Talk: Up to 16 hours, 30 minutes (2G), Up to 17 hours, 30 minutes (3G), Standby: Up to 790 hours (2G), Up to 900 hours (3G)

Moto X: 2200 mAh, Talk: Up to 13 hours, Standby: Up to 576 hours

Note 3: 3200 mAh, Talk: Up to 21 hours (3G), Standby: Up to 420 hours (3G)

Storage Capacity

Nexus 5: 16GB, 32GB

iPhone 5S: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Galaxy S4: 16GB

LG G2: 16GB, 32GB

Moto X: 16GB, 32GB

Note 3: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB


Nexus 5: Black, White

iPhone 5S: Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Galaxy S4: White Frost, Black Mist, Arctic Blue

LG G2: Black, White

Moto X: Black, White (front panel), 18 other colors (back panel)

Note 3: Black, White, Pink

Best Buy cuts $100 off iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, LG G2

Best Buy is cutting $100 off the cost of several top smartphones as part of a new limited-edition offer.

Smartphone consumers can head over to a Best Buy store to pick up an iPhone 5S for $99 on contract (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon only) and a Galaxy Note 3 for $199 without having to trade in old devices. The retailer is also selling the LG G2, Moto X and Samsung Galaxy S4 for $100 off. The deal only covers customers signing new contracts, however, so if you're simply looking to upgrade, you would still have to pay the regular price for these smartphones. Most of the deals are available online and there are plenty of other smartphone options as part of the offer to choose from.

Here are the official prices of the aforementioned smartphones:

-iPhone 5S - $99

-Galaxy Note 3 - $199

-LG G2 - $99

-Galaxy S4 -$99

-Moto X - $99

Apple has taken over the top spot for US smartphone sales in September, according to new data from Counterpoint Research provided to the Guardian.

The Cupertino-based company passed Samsung thanks to the new iPhone 5S and 5C, despite the smartphones' 10-day availability for purchase in the month. Apple's 4.8 million iPhones sold during September accounted for 38 percent of the US smartphone market, which dropped Samsung out of the top spot for the first time since May.

The new iPhones sandwiched the Samsung Galaxy S4, as the 5S led individual sales and the colorful 5C finished third.

According to Counterpoint's data, the rest of the Android sellers did not fare well. LG reported sales of under 10 percent despite the launch of its G2 model, Motorola claimed 5 percent and HTC finished with about 3 percent. Nokia was below HTC, suggesting it sold fewer than 400,000 smartphones in the US in September.

Samsung and Apple have controlled the share of smartphones sold since April, accounting for a combined 41.9 million smartphones sold, or about 61 percent of the market. Samsung individually sold 23.4 million phones during the period, which beat the 18.5 million reported for Apple.

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