Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reviewed Criteria, Price ranges on the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Google Nexus 5

Smart gadgets are becoming bigger and bigger in display sizes today, they are almost getting the size of tablets that are miniature. Now we take a look at the display, the battery life camera and appear of the smart-device. It’s recommend to always keep your device up to date and running the latest operating-system or firmware.

Design
Google Nexus 5 is 8.59mm thick, made out of plastic and weighs about 130g

Samsung Galaxy S5 is thinner, with 8.1mm thick, cover made with plastic, and weigh at 145g. IP67 certified model.

Many have argued that the Nexus 5 device is considered as one of the best good looking mobile phone in the market, including iPhone 5S and HTC One M8. The simple and minimalist design of Google Nexus 5 is easier to look at in the eye compared to Galaxy S5. You can find a certain elegance to LG’s Nexus, even if it is made out of plastic. The construction of the design does not feel cheap at all.

Samsung still continued with its design approach of overuse of plastic materials and its questionable choices of its design. The dimpled rear cover is designed in a way like something you will find from a cheaply made badminton racquet. But on the brighter side, it feels better than how it looks because of its solid and tight grip build. The IP67 certification that Samsung got for this unit is a plus – a certification that proves it is both dust and water resistant. It also has a slimmer build than Nexus 5.

Screen
Google Nexus – screen measure at 4.95 inches with 1920×1080 pixel resolution on IPS LCD; pixel density of 445 ppi.

Samsung Galaxy S5 – measures 5.1inches with 1920×1080 pixel resolution on Super AMOLED; pixel density 432 ppi.

Even though Samsung sported a larger display, Google’s Nexus 5 is the eye grabber. They offer such screen display at mid-range price. The device still continued to be an impressive unit these days, due to its 1920×1280 resolution, IPS panel display like iPhone 5S has, which remains clear no matter which angled the device is viewed.

Samsung’s Galaxy screen size is slightly larger than Nexus 5. Despite its size, it is only able to produce slightly less pixel density but it is not so noticeable. This device uses a different technology from Nexus 5 – Super AMOLED instead of LCD. The result is deeper blacks and better vibrant colors. The device still uses PenTile array to arrange the sub pixels, but due to the screen being very clear and sharp, it is hardly noticeable at all. The display of Galaxy S5 is clearer than Nexus 5’s when taken into darker conditions.

Software
Google Nexus 5 – Android 4.4.2

Harga Samsung Galaxy S5 – TouchWiz UI, Android 4.4.2

The two devices run on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat version but Nexus 5 still holds the upper hand in this round. This is due to Google having the best stock of the Android operating system, layering the device with a very bus customized TouchWize UI. This is an improvement compared to other versions, especially clarity and visual appeal but such super specs still brings down the device below the stock Android when it comes to daily usability. The main mistake that Samsung did was they thought that customization and choices are everything. If users witness an array of dizzying toggles from its expanded menu, they think it will make the users happy but it actually gives the opposite, thus negating from the concept of what a shortcut menu really is. TouchWIz UI also puts a strain to the device’s overall power, which slows down the main screen navigation, even though it carries a powerful hardware.

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