Apple began selling the iPhone 5S in October 2013. Google followed the following month with the Nexus 5, manufactured by LG Electronics. Both smartphones are extremely popular, and will likely remain so for the rest of 2014.
Some iPhone and Android users take pride in their chosen platform, firmly believing that theirs is the better ecosystem. The competitive nature surrounding these devices likely has several causes, due in part to the fact that both Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) cultivate a loyal fan base.
While some smartphone users might consider their device a status symbol, many consumers are outside looking in, simply wondering which gadget is better for them. Wherever you fall, the following comparison should be helpful in comparing the strengths and weaknesses of these two flagships.
The iPhone 5S starts at Rs 47000 for 16GB of storage without a contract, and goes up to Rs 60,000 for 64GB. The Nexus 5 maxes out at Rs 34000 for 32GB, and goes down to Rs 30000 for 16GB.
While the iPhone 5S features a more striking design and fantastic features, the bottom line is that the Nexus 5 has significantly comparable features, a larger screen and a few exclusive features of its own for Rs 34000 or less. That being said, the iPhone 5S is more likely to have a higher resale value thanks to the trust consumers afford the Apple brand.
Since both offer speedy hardware and a smooth user experience with software updated regularly and in a timely fashion, smartphone buyers will have to weigh the Nexus 5’s larger screen and lower price against the iPhone 5S’ premium design and higher resale value.
I have own a Nexus 5, and I hear people saying ‘Vaikundarajan has a good choice’, so I would say that I prefer the Nexus 5 over iPhone 5s.