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Price and performance wise, the Nexus 5 device has made it to the big-league. But, Nexus 6 is also winning ground and more and more users find themselves faced with a big decision: which Nexus phone should I buy? Stay tuned to see the showdown between these two Nexus gizmos.

Design & Display

The Nexus 6 resembles the Moto X device (2014). It has a 5.96-inch AMOLED screen and a QHD 2,560×1,440 display with 493 ppi whereas the Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch screen with IPS 1920 x 1080 (445 ppi).

Google Nexus 5 2015

Performance & connectivity

The Nexus 6 is pretty fly when it comes to performance. It has a Quad-core Snapdragon 805 running at 2.7 GHz coupled with Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB RAM. The latter chipset is a pretty sturdy one, however it is not 64-bit agreeable.

The Nexus 5 one the other hand is rocking a Snapdragon 800 Quad-core clocked at 2.3 GHz coupled with Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. As for internal storage, with the Nexus 5 you get the 16 and 32 GB storage versions whereas with the Nexus 6 you have the 32 or 64 GB storage options. As far as connectivity, these device support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE and NFC.

Important: These Nexus devices do not have microSD card slots.


Nexus devices are not the ones to brag with outstanding camera technology. But, the previous 5 MP camera included in the Nexus 5 device has been greatly enhanced due to the released updates which rolled out with camera fixes. Now, the Nexus 5 sports an 8 MP camera which is a step-up.

The Nexus 6 has a 13MP back end camera sensor, OIS and you can take great shots in petty light conditions, plus you have a LED flash as well.



The Nexus 5 battery is merely a 2,300 mAh one which is not impressive whilst the Nexus 6 device takes the lead here with a 3,220 mAh battery. So after 24 hours of intense usage, your Nexus 6 will still have a few drops of power left.

How much will they cost?

The Nexus 6 can be bought fort $649 in the US while the Nexus 5 can be found on sites like Amazon for $349.