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Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530) vs LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530) vs LG Nexus 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG Nexus 5 XSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)03Points
Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)
4"
TFT

480x800

5
MP

1.3mp

768MB
RAM

32bit Dual

2000
mAh

(Removable)

vs
LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
4.95"
IPS+

1080x1920

8
MP

1.3mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)

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!

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)vsNexus 5 (D820 32GB)28 Advantages LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
768MB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR2167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
8GB (6GB available)vs+32GB (28GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs+130 grams (4.55 ounces)12%
Lighter
12.55 millimeters (0.49 inches)vs+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)46%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+TFT Super IPS+Advantage
TFT Super IPS+ display is brighter and more vivid
480x800 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels4 times
Higher resolution screen
233 PPIvs+445 PPI91%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4"vs+4.95"24%
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.1.1 Jelly Beanvs+Android 6.0 MarshmallowAdvantage
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is newer and safer
3G HSUPAvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(3G HSUPA) 14.4 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps9 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2000 mAhvs+2300 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+Micro-B USB SlimPortAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+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
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+MicroUSB 3.0Advantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
(front) 1.3MP
Capacitive
Multitouch
+11 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
ModelGalaxy Beam (GT-i8530)Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Other model namesSamsung i8530 Galaxy Beam 2, Samsung Galaxy Beam i8530LG Google Nexus 5 D820, LG Nexus 5 4G LTE, LG D820 USA
Country or region available(Global, International)(Latin America)Saudi ArabiaBrazilChina(Europe)PhilippinesHong Kong
(Global, International), (Latin America), Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, (Europe), Philippines, Hong Kong
USA
USA
BrandSamsungLG
Release dateJuly, 2012November, 2013
Depth12.55 millimeters (0.49 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)64.2 x 124 millimeters (2.53 x 4.88 in)69.2 x 137.9 millimeters (2.72 x 5.43 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)130 grams (4.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.6 GingerbreadAndroid 4.4 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 4.1.1 Jelly BeanAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Chipset32bit - ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 (45nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 (28nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A92.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory768MB LPDDR22GB LPDDR2
Internal storage8GB (6GB available)32GB (28GB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT Super IPS+
Screen size4" inches4.95" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~57.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x800 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)233 PPI445 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload14.4/5.76 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 700/800/850/1700/1900/2100 (Bands 1,2,4,5,17,19,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered30mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.9µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 3.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB SlimPort
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Samsung TouchWiz 4 UI
- WiFi hotspot
- Built-in 15 Lumen Pico projector (640x360)
- Java framework
- Colors: Black, White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Qi Wireless charging
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
EB585157LU
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2000 mAh2300 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy576 minutes | 9.6 hours | 0.4 day1020 minutes | 17 hours | 0.7 day
Standby45600 minutes | 760 hours | 31.7 days18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8530)LG Nexus 5 (D820 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.36W/kg (head) | 0.78W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.28W/kg (head)feature not registered
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