Google just delivered a Halloween treat in the form of Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Nexus 5. Perhaps one of the most leaked phones in recent memory, the Nexus 5 nevertheless manages to impress. But how does it compare to the other top Android phones on the market – namely the HTC One, the Moto X and the Samsung Galaxy S 4? Let’s compare the specs to find out.

Here’s what’s similar. Physically, the display of all four phones measure between 4.7 to 5 inches, which places them in the same average size category. Interestingly, the Nexus 5, Moto X and the Galaxy S 4 even weigh the same exact 4.59 ounces, while the HTC One tips the scales at 5.04 ounces. Still, all four phones should be relatively comfortable to handle for most hand sizes.

Battery size is relatively comparable as well. The Galaxy S 4 features the biggest 2,600mAh battery of the bunch, but it also has the largest 5-inch screen to power. The Nexus 5 and HTC One meanwhile, use 2,300mAh cells, while the Moto X has a 2,200mAh battery. Overall you can expect similar battery life across the board, although the Moto X uses lower-powered hardware for some tasks and generally last more than a day on a charge.

When it comes to storage, Samsung has a considerable advantage over the competition, as the Galaxy S 4 is the only phone to offer a microSD card slot. That allows you to add up to 64GB of memory in addition to your internal phone storage. The HTC One comes in next, with either 32 or 64GB models, while the Nexus 5 and Moto X are available in 16 or 32GB variants. You can always use cloud storage, but if you need to carry tons of data most of the time, you should really get a phone with a microSD slot.
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--jeremy