Google has just announced its next generation Nexus 5 smartphone. The 16 GB version of the phone is priced at Rs 28,999. Though the handset is yet to be available in India, we have taken this opportunity to compare the Nexus 5 (16 GB) with another high profile handset – the HTC Desire 600C, which too is available for around the same price.
Design & Display:
The Google Nexus 5 has a 5 inch display while the Desire 600C has a 4.5 inch display. Obviously, the Nexus 5 is much bigger than the Desire 600C. The Google Nexus 5 is 8.59 mm thick, 137.84 mm tall, and 69.17 mm wider. In comparison, the HTC Desire 600C is 9.26 mm thick, 134.8 mm tall, and 67 mm wider.
Curiously, despite the differences in their dimension, the Nexus 5 measures 130 grams as the HTC Desire 600C (even Nexus 5 has a much bigger battery than the HTC smartphone).
Coming back to the display, the 4.5 inch Super LCD 2 display has qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution. On the other hand, the 5 inch display of Nexus 5 has full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. Further, the Nexus 5’s display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection from scratches.
Being a Nexus device, the Google Nexus 5 has obviously an upper hand when it comes to operating system as Google will release all the future Android updates first for Nexus devices. Anyway, the Nexus 5 comes with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat – the first device to have the OS version.
But it is not only the OS, its 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 450 MHz Adreno 330 graphics processing unit, and 2 GB RAM makes it a really powerful device.
The HTC Desire 600C has Android Jelly Bean operating system. Though it too would get the Android KitKat version but HTC will definitely take its own time to do the same. It though also comes with a quad core processor but the Snapdragon 200 is no match for the former. It has 1 GB RAM.
The HTC Desire 600C has 8 GB of internal storage and a micro SD card slot that can accommodate a micro SD card of up to 64 GB capacity. The Nexus 5 looks brilliant when it comes to internal storage – 32 GB, but it does not have an expandable storage slot.
Both the handsets look very much equal in this section. The Nexus 5 has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera while the Desire 600C has a 1.6 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera.
The Nexus 5 has a 2360 mAh battery that promises to provide 17 hours of talktime and 300 hours of standby. The HTC Desire 600C on the other hand has a 1860 mAh battery. But since the Desire 600C has a much smaller display, it is likely to have the same battery life in identical circumstances as the Nexus 5.
The Google Nexus 5 ofcourse is more powerful than the HTC Desire 500C. Though the HTC smartphone has more storage capacity (64 GB expandable+8 GB internal), the Nexus 5 has huge 32 GB internal storage out of which we expect about 25 GB to be available for users. If you are okay with the storage, then Nexus 5 is definitely the better handset (specification wise) than the HTC Desire 500C.