iPhone 5S which was unveiled on Sept 10 went on sale from Sept 20. The flagship device that released recently has replaced the discontinued iPhone 5. Google has also discontinued the supply of Nexus 4 and it is going to soon launch the replacement device, the Google Nexus 5.In the previous, plenty of good smartphones like Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X, Galaxy S3 and others were released but the iPhone 5 and Nexus 4 remained cut above the rest.
The iPhone 5 came out with much needed upgrades like glass and aluminum body. It also came with 4inch Retina Display and provided a new feature called Lightning dock. It was also the first iPhone to support LTE connectivity. The Nexus 4 did not offer LTE connectivity. However, it came with a powerful vanilla version of Android. The best thing about the Nexus 4 was that it came with an inexpensive price tag.
The iPhone 5S which came out on sale on 20th September was not made available for pre-order. This meant iPhone lovers had to eagerly wait for the day to arrive and reach the retail stores early to purchase the swanky new iPhone 5S. Well, Apple is currently not offering the gold iPhone 5S yet. It plans to sell the gold colored handset some time during October or November which may be the time Nexus 5 will make its entry into the market. According to the leaks, the Nexus 5 is going to arrive on Oct 14 with the new Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
The iPhone 5S display is nothing special if you already know how the display of original iPhone 5 is. It comes with glass and aluminum exterior. It is 7.6mm thin and weighs 112g. Well, as of now nothing much has been revealed by Google but the Nexus smartphone. According to rumors, the device is expected to feature plastic body like Nexus 4 and its appearance is going to be like Nexus 7.
Apple iPhone 5S has got same display that is present on iPhone 5. It is a 4inch Retina Display with a screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels with 326ppi. It offers 16:9 aspect ratio. Google Nexus 5 is rumored to feature a larger display of about 5inches and is expected to offer full HD 1080p resolution.
iPhone 5S has got an enhanced 8MP iSight camera as it comes with larger sensor. It is coupled with f/2.2 aperture which makes it possible to snap high quality photos by producing more light for taking snaps in low lighting conditions. It also allows you to do slow-motion video recording and shoots photos with natural colors. Again, nothing much has been known about Nexus 5 camera but according to FCC filing, it seems that it will feature a 13MP camera. It is rumored to feature optical image stabilization.
The iPhone 5S is powered with 64bit A7 CPU. Also, the device is available in three storage variants namely, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. It comes with an external storage. You can install a new battery on the handset because its back is not removable. The USP of the iPhone 5S is the fingerprint reader which is placed beneath the Home button. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor offers topnotch security which makes it possible for users to perform authentication through fingerprint without the need of entering login credentials.
Google Nexus 5 is not rumored to feature a special like fingerprint sensor but will be available in two storage variants namely 8GB and 16GB or 16GB and 32GB. FCC filing of the rumored Nexus 5 smartphone revealed that the handset is an LG product with model number D820. It does not come with expansion slot for memory card and its back cover is non-removable like iPhone 5S.
iPhone 5S runs on the new revamped iOS7 which was recently revealed for other iDevices like iPad and iPod Touch [5th gen]. It comes with couple of new features like Air Drop and Control Center. The Nexus 5 is heavily rumored to arrive with the new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It will offer new features like screen resizing and Mircast updates.
iPhone 5S is available on all major leading carriers in US. Soon, C Spire Wireless and US Cellular will launch the iPhone 5S on their networks. According to FCC filing, the Nexus 5 will support AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The leak did not reveal support for Verizon’s network.
Apple iPhone 5S is available on a contract price of 200USD for 16GB variant. Without contract, the iPhone 5S can be purchased for 650USD. The Nexus 5 price has not been officially announced but its pricing will fall in the midrange price category. Google will definitely offer the unlocked Google Nexus 5 at an attractive low price.