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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)

Side by side comparison between LG Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
19PointsSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)Compare LG Nexus 5 X
Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
6.4"
AMOLED

720x1560

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)12 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)vsGalaxy A20 (SM-A205G)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)30%
Lighter
vs169 grams (5.92 ounces)
+1080x1920 pixels85%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1560 pixels
+445 PPI66%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs268 PPI
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR2vs+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
TFT Super IPS+vs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
4.95"vs+6.4"29%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(dual camera) 13MP + 5MP123%
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)26%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 8MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+4000 mAh74%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE
150 Mbps
+14 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
ModelNexus 5 (D821 16GB)Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D821, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D821Galaxy A20 SM-A205G Single-sim, SM-A205GZKLTCE
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Latin America)ArgentinaMexico
(Latin America), Argentina, Mexico
BrandLGSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2013April, 2019
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)74.7 x 158.4 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884 (14nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.35Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR23GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Display typeTFT Super IPS+Super AMOLED
Screen size4.95" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~85% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1560 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI268 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(dual camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length30mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Deep Blue, Red, Coral Orange
- Display HD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day1560 minutes | 26 hours | 1.1 days
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205G)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.32W/kg (head) | 0.46W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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