Here we have two smartphones that were released last year, the Apple iPhone 5s and the Google Nexus 5. Both of these devices have just received a brand new software update. Let us look at a video that presents a side-by-side comparison of how fast these two devices boot up from being shut down.
iOS 8 vs KitKat 4.4.3: How do these compare on the iPhone 5S and the Nexus 5?
Before we go through the video, one must understand that the the iPhone 5s is running the beta/developer version of iOS 8 which is a major update to the iOS software. The iOS 8 is vastly different from the Android 4.4.3 update, that the Nexus 5 just received. While the iOS 8 update could have reworked a lot of the code, the 4.4.3 update is just an incremental bug fix. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bs8A48tJ4nM We get to see both of these devices sitting next to each other before they are shut down. The iPhone 5s takes a little longer to shut down. Then we get to see how these devices compare when booting up. While the apple logo turns up on the screen faster in the iPhone 5S, the Nexus 5 boots up to the home screen more quickly. While the iPhone 5S is still at it’s boot logo, we can see see the reviewer scrolling through the app drawer pages in the Nexus 5. Again, remember that the version of iOS 8 is still in beta and has not been officially released. Boot up times could change by the time they officially release the software update. Also, this update is an initial launch, compared to the 4.4.3 update, which has gone through multiple updates and bug fixes. What we are more eager to see, is a comparison between the iOS 8 and Android 4.5(or 5.0).