Apple iPhone 6 vs LG Nexus 5

By | September 12, 2014


Most awaited bigger iPhone 6 has been announced at Flint center recently. The iPhone is undoubtedly comparable to almost all the high-end and few mid-range devices, so today I thought to write a comparison between a very popular Nexus 5 with 4.7 inch iPhone 6. Let’s see where these devices stand.

Below in this post I have tried to cover all the aspects that we can compare in between. Though, the Nexus 5 launched back in end of 2013 so it might lack behind in hardware but apart from that we can expect there must be a tough competition.

Apple iPhone 6 vs LG Nexus 5

Build and Design


Both the Smartphones from Apple and LG, are famous for its built and design. The Apple’s iPhone flagship is popular for its sleek and full metal body design. The iPhone 6 lighter as well and weighs only 172 grams but the Nexus 5 is even lighter than this. The iPhone 6 comes with  full metal body which will be available in different color shades like Silver, Space Gray and Gold. The iPhone 6 is only 6.9 mm thick. This time has slightly changed its design means the power key is not on the top of the handset, it sits near to the volume rockers of the phone, and the volume keys are not in round shape. While the Nexus 5 gets only Plastic body and available in only three different colors, Black, White and Red.

By Design and build, I think there are only few devices that can compete with iPhone 6, Nexus 5 somehow failed here to but this is not the end folks, scroll down for more.


Display is one of the biggest factor or features which has been upgraded compared to earlier iPhone 5. iPhone 6 has a bigger 4.7 inch IPS display having resolution just less than the standard full HD display but here also Apple has packed the Retina display feature,  while the Nexus 5 has 4.95 inches True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, interestingly Nexus 5(445 ppi) has more dense pixel than iPhone 6(367ppi).

Apart from the display packed with both the device, the only thing is missing in Nexus 5 is Retina display technology.

Hardware and Performance


The Apple iPhone 6 is fueled by Apple A8 chipset with 64 bit architecture. Its incredible power which is more enhanced by an M8 motion co-processor that is nicely measured your activity from advanced sensors, the phone also includes a new barometer in the phone. The A8 chip has up to 25% faster processing power and up to 50% faster graphics. Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone. The iPhone 6 is available in 3 variants (depends on storage) such as 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB with no external external storage support.

Whereas LG Nexus 5 has Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor, which is coupled with 2 GB of RAM, the Qualcomm snapdragon 800 processor is already famous for its fast processing, and for the graphics enhancements this Smartphone has packed a Aderno 330 GPU. The phone comes with either 16 or 32 GB storage variant and there isn’t any feature to expand via micro SD card.


The latest iPhone 6 comes with a better camera as compared to previous generations of iPhone’s. The iPhone 6 has 8 Mega-pixel as main camera with dual LED flash able to record full HD video at 1920 x 1080p resolution. The camera of this handset also offering 1.5µm pixel size, Geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR features. For the first time, Apple has added slow motion video capturing with iPhone 6 that allows you to capture video up to 240fps which is just incredible.


However, LG Nexus 5 packs 8 MP as a rear shooter, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash but after getting the people review it was not up to the mark, tough Google tried to make its camera better but frankly, still people are not happy at all. When you go for video recording with Nexus 5, it allows 1080 capture resolution but the frame rate is only 30fps.

Full Specification of iPhone 6

  • Display : 4.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD full HD display with 367 ppi
  • Operating System : iOS 8
  • Processor : Chipset A8 with 64 bit Architecture
  • Internal Storage : Available in 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB
  • External Storage : Not Expandable
  • Main Camera : 8 Mega-pixel rear view camera along with a dual LED flash
  • Secondary Camera : 1.2 Mega-pixel
  • Sensors : Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Weight : 172 grams
  • Dimensions (mm) : 158.1 x 77.8 x 6.9
  • Color : Space Gray, Silver and Gold
  • SIM : Single SIM (Nano)
  • Battery : Non removable Li-ion battery
  • Connectivity : GPRS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WI-Fi and 3G and 4G connectivity

Full Specs of LG Nexus 5

  • Display : 4.95 inches True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen with 445 ppi
  • Operating System : Android KitKat 4.4
  • Processor : Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Internal Storage : Available in 16 GB, and 32 GB
  • External Storage : Not Expandable
  • Main Camera : 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
  • Secondary Camera : 1.3 Mega-pixel
  • Sensors : Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Weight : 130 grams
  • Dimensions (mm) : 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm
  • Color : Red, Black, White
  • SIM : Single SIM (Micro)
  • Battery : Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
  • Connectivity : GPRS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WI-Fi and 3G and 4G connectivity



Apple really this time has worked hard on battery and performance, according to the specs revealed at the Flint center, it will offer 284 hours of standby time on 3G network and provide 24 hours talk time on 2G network while the LG Nexus 5 17 hrs of talktime on 3G and 300 hrs of standby.

Bottom Line

Still there is time to land and spread the iPhone 6 to different market other than US, China UK etc, if you people are planning to get a new one, then I will suggest you read new more comparison with this device to make sure that you are investing money at the right place because the upcoming iPhone 6 starting price is $199 with contract in US and without contract $699 which is incredibly high.

I hope this comparison in between the Apple iPhone 6 vs LG Nexus 5 has given at least a brief idea what iPhone is. Thanks for reading, Good Luck.