Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | March 26, 2014 12:48 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5 or the iPhone 5, here is a specs and price comparison of the devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

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A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014. Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.Picture taken on February 23. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95 inch True HD IPS+ capacitive touch screen, rendering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5 comes with a 4 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm dimensions and weighs 145 grams. The Nexus 5 comes with 137.9 x 69.2 x 8.6 mm dimensions and weighs 130 grams. The iPhone 5 comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Nexus 5 is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The iPhone 5 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core swift processor and Apple A6 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 5 run on the Android platform and come loaded with the KItKat operating system. Both the devices have 2 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7 version. The device has 1 GB of RAM.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 16 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The Nexus 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.3 MP. The iPhone 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 21 hours. The Nexus 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 17 hours on 3G. The iPhone 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G.

Price in Australia

The Samsung Galaxy S5 16 GB 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $899.95. The Nexus 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $469.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $599.95. The iPhone 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $839.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $879.95 in Australia.

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A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014. Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.Picture taken on February 23. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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