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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between LG Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy M30s phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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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
23PointsSamsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)Compare LG Nexus 5 X
Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)

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)11 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)vsGalaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)45%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)3%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+445 PPI10%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs403 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 LightAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Micro-B USB SlimPort®Advantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core43%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR2vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
16GB (12GB user free)vs+64GB (49GB user free)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
TFT Super IPS+vs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels22%
Higher resolution screen
4.95"vs+6.4"29%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP7 times
Higher resolution main camera
Autofocusvs+PDAF: phase detection autofocusAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/3.2" inchesvs+1/2" inches60%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 16MP11 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(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
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+6000 mAh161%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slotvs+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
Not supportedvs+FM with RDSAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 version A2DPvs+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+13 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 M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
ModelNexus 5 (D821 16GB)Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D821, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D821Samsung Galaxy M30s SM-M307F/Dual-Sim (NFC)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Europe(Global, International)
Europe, (Global, International)
BrandLGSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2013September, 2019
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)188 grams (6.58 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 M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330ARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory2GB LPDDR24GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB user free)64GB (49GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Display typeTFT Super IPS+Super AMOLED
Screen size4.95" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x2340 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/150 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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)LTE LTE Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
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, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
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 M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
• 48 megapixels
• 8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm 1/4.0" 1.12µm)
• 5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length30mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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 M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels4608x3456 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 registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/6" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.9µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
USBMicroUSB 3.0USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPort®Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Opal Black, Sapphire Blue, Pearl White
- 19.5:9 display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
15W
Battery capacity2300 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 dayfeature not registered
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy M30s (SM-M307FN/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.492W/kg (head) | 1.13W/kg (body)
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