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LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)

Side by side comparison between LG Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo 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
18PointsSamsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)Compare LG Nexus 5 X
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)

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)10 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)vsGalaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+16GB (12GB available)20%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs145 grams (5.08 ounces)
+445 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs432 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
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
TFT Super IPS+vs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
4.95"vs+5.1"3%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 16MP99%
Higher resolution main camera
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) 5MP3 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 7.0 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+2800 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
+17 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 S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
ModelNexus 5 (D821 16GB)Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Other model namesLG Google Nexus 5 D821, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D821Galaxy S5 Neo 4G, Samsung Pacific
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandLGSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2013August, 2015
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)145 grams (5.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)LG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4 KitKatAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580 (28nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.6Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330ARM Mali-T720 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Display typeTFT Super IPS+Super AMOLED
Screen size4.95" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)445 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 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 Cat6 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
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 S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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 S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5312x2988 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 lens31mm 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 only main camera
2ª cameraLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor size1/6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
USBMicroUSB 3.0MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
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
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Heart rate
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Gold
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day900 minutes | 15 hours | 0.6 day
Standby18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Nexus 5 (D821 16GB)Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.03W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.457W/kg (head) | 0.583W/kg (body)
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