Comparison of Google Nexus smartphones

Summary

The following is a comparative list of smartphones belonging to the Google Nexus line of devices, using the Android operating system.

Model Nexus One Nexus S Galaxy Nexus Nexus 4 Nexus 5 Nexus 6 Nexus 5X Nexus 6P
Status Discontinued, unsupported
Manufacturer HTC Samsung LG Motorola Mobility LG Huawei
Model Codename Passion Crespo / crespo4g Maguro/Toro/Toroplus Mako Hammerhead Shamu Bullhead Angler
ROM Codename passion / passion_vf soju / sojua / sojuk /sojus yakju / takju / mysid /micacea occam Hammerhead Shamu Bullhead Angler
Released January 2010 December 2010 October 2011 October 2012 October 2013 October 2014 October 2015
Discontinued July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)[1] May 24, 2012 (2012-05-24) (Sprint)[2]

June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08) (Mobilicity)[3]

October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) (Google Play Store)[4] November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01) (Google Play Store)[5][6] March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)[7] December 9, 2015 (2015-12-09) October 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)
Image Nexus One.png Nexus S.png Samsung Galaxy Nexus Render.png Nexus 4.png Nexus 5 Front View.png Nexus 6.png Nexus 5X (White).jpg Android 7.0 Emulator (Nexus 6P).png
Android version 2.1 Eclair 2.3 Gingerbread 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.2 Jelly Bean 4.4 KitKat 5.0 Lollipop 6.0 Marshmallow
Upgradable to 2.3.6 Gingerbread 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 4.3 Jelly Bean 5.1.1 Lollipop 6.0.1 Marshmallow 7.1.1 Nougat 8.1 Oreo[8]
Last updated September 2011 October 2012 July 2013 April 2015 October 2015 January 2017[9] December 2017
Cellular frequencies GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz
or
900/1700/2100 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 900/1700/2100 MHz
or
850/1900/2100 MHz
CDMA2000 (4G version)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz (LTE-only version)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
LTE 1700 MHz hardware (disabled in software)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
LTE (US) bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41 CA DL bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/10/12/13/17/25/26/29/41 CA DL bands: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B7, B4-12, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE(US) bands: 2/3/4/5/7/10/12/13/17/25/26/29/30/41 CA DL bands: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
Data speeds GPRS Class 10
HSUPA 2 Mbit/s
HSDPA
7.2 Mbit/s
HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s
WiMAX (4G version)
HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
HSDPA 21 Mbit/s
HSDPA 42 Mbit/s
HSPA+
DC-HSPA+
Size 119 mm (4.7 in) H
59.8 mm (2.35 in) W
11.5 mm (0.45 in) D
123.9 mm (4.88 in) H
63.0 mm (2.48 in) W
10.8 mm (0.43 in) D
135.5 mm (5.33 in) H
67.94 mm (2.675 in) W
8.94 mm (0.352 in) D
9.47 mm (0.373 in) D (LTE version)
133.9 mm (5.27 in) H
68.7 mm (2.70 in) W
9.1 mm (0.36 in) D
137.84 mm (5.427 in) H
69.17 mm (2.723 in) W
8.59 mm (0.338 in) D
159.26 mm (6.270 in) H
82.98 mm (3.267 in) W
10.06 mm (0.396 in) D
147.0 mm (5.79 in) H
72.6 mm (2.86 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
159.3 mm (6.27 in) H
77.8 mm (3.06 in) W
7.3 mm (0.29 in) D
Weight 130 g (4.6 oz) 129.0 g (4.55 oz) (AMOLED version)
140.0 g (4.94 oz) (Super-Clear LCD version)
135 g (4.8 oz) 139 g (4.9 oz) 130 g (4.6 oz) 184 g (6.5 oz) 136 g (4.8 oz) 178 g (6.3 oz)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8250 Samsung Exynos 3 Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Processor GHz Qualcomm Scorpion 1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex-A8 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 200 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 400 2.65 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 450 1.8 GHz hexa core 64-bit ARMv8-A 2.0 GHz octa core 64-bit ARMv8-A
Graphics Qualcomm Adreno 200 @ 133 MHz PowerVR SGX540 @ 200 MHz PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz[10] Qualcomm Adreno 320 @ 400 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 330 @ 450 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 420 @ 600 MHz Adreno 418 Adreno 430
Memory 512 MB LPDDR 1 GB LPDDR2 2 GB LPDDR2 2 GB LPDDR3 3 GB LPDDR3 2 GB LPDDR3 3 GB LPDDR4
Storage 512 MB + expandable SD 16 GB iNAND
(partitioned 1 GB internal storage)
16 or 32 GB[11][12] 8 or 16 GB 16 or 32 GB 32 or 64 GB 16 or 32 GB 32 or 64 or 128 GB
Expandable storage microSDHC slot
(up to 32 GB card supported)
N/A
New connectivity 3.5 mm TRRS
A-GPS
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
micro USB 2.0
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
NFC DLNA
USB On-The-Go
MHL
Bluetooth 3.0 (Bluetooth 4.0 compatible hardware)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
SlimPort
Miracast
Bluetooth 4.0
Qi wireless charging

Removes USB On-The-Go
Removes MHL in favor of SlimPort
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
USB On-The-Go[13]
removes SlimPort USB-C

removes Qi wireless charging[14]
WLAN/BT Broadcom BCM4329 [15] Broadcom BCM4329 [16] Broadcom BCM4330 [17] Qualcomm Broadcom BCM4339 [18] Broadcom BCM4354 Qualcomm QCA6174 [19] Broadcom BCM4358 [20]
GPS Qualcomm CSR GSD4T 9600 Qualcomm Qualcomm TBA TBA TBA
NFC N/A NXP PN65N BCM20793S BCM20793M BCM20795 NXP PN548
Power 1,400 mAh
User-replaceable lithium-ion battery
1,500 mAh
User-replaceable lithium-ion battery
1,750 mAh (HSPA+ version)[21]
1,850 mAh (LTE version)[22]
User-replaceable battery
2,100 mAh
Non-user-replaceable lithium polymer battery, Wireless charging
2,300 mAh
Non-user-replaceable lithium polymer battery
3,220 mAh
Non-user-replaceable lithium polymer battery with Turbo Charging technology
2,700 mAh 3,450 mAh
Face buttons Capacitive touch-sensitive buttons On-screen buttons
New features Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
3-axis accelerometer
A-GPS
Ambient light sensor
Microphone
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Trackball
Digital compass
Wi-Fi hotspot
USB tethering
Oleophobic display coating
SIP VoIP

Removes trackball
Barometer
3-axis digital compass
Dual microphones for active noise cancellation
Wi-Fi Direct
Oleophobic display coating
Wireless charging
Crystal Reflection Glass back
Gorilla Glass 2
DC-HSPA+
LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
Composite step detector and step counter
Gorilla Glass 3[23]

Removes Crystal Reflection Glass back
Dual front-facing speakers on long axis
Fingerprint Sensor

Removes Dual front-facing speakers on long axis
Fingerprint Sensor
Dual front facing speakers on long axis
Display At launch: AMOLED
Later: SuperLCD
3.7 in (94 mm)
480×800 px (254 ppi)
9:15 aspect ratio
24-bit color
100,000:1 contrast ratio
ms response time
4.0 in (100 mm) Super AMOLED PenTile[24] or Super Clear LCD display (GT-i9023)
480x800 px (233 ppi)
9:15 aspect ratio
4.65 in (118 mm) HD Super AMOLED PenTile[25]
720x1280 px (316 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
10 µs response time[citation needed]
4.7 in (120 mm) "TrueHD+" IPS
768x1280 px (320 ppi)
9:15 aspect ratio
4.95 in (126 mm) "TrueHD+" IPS
1080x1920 px (445 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
5.96 in (151 mm) AMOLED PenTile
1440x2560 px (493 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
5.2 in (130 mm) LCD
1080x1920 px (423 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
5.7 in (140 mm) AMOLED
1440x2560 px (518 ppi)
9:16 aspect ratio
Rear camera MP (2,560×1,920)
480p (720×480) video recording @ 20 fps or higher
LED flash
5 MP (2,560×1,920)
LED flash [26]
5 MP (2,592×1,936)
1080p (1920x1080) video recording @ 24 fps[27]
LED flash
Zero shutter lag[28]
8 MP (3,264×2,448) back-side illuminated sensor
1080p (1920x1080) video recording @ 30 fps
LED flash
8 MP (3,264×2,448) sensor
1080p (1920x1080) video recording @ 30 fps
LED flash
Optical Image Stabilization
13 MP sensor
Optical Image Stabilization
Dual LED ring flash
f/2.0 aperture
4K video capture at 30fps
12.3 MP, F2.0, laser autofocus
Front camera N/A 0.3 MP (640×480) 1.3 MP
720p (1280x720) video recording @ 30 fps[27]
2 MP 5 MP 8 MP
SIM card format Mini-SIM Micro-SIM Nano-SIM
Media formats Audio AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3, MIDI, Ogg, WAV
Image BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
Video H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 SP
Audio AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, MP3, Ogg
Video H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, VP8
Audio AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV
Video H.263, H.264, MP4, WebM
Audio AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Video H.263, H.264, MP4
TBA TBA TBA
References [29][30][31][32][33] [34] [35] [36]

See also

References

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