One of the handsets that is the most talked about right now is the LG Nexus 4 with pure Android. The phone has been hard to get hold of since it was revealed towards the end of 2012; however there are people waiting to get their hands on it and the demand for the device remains high. So will that demand be here when the HTC M7 is released? The handset will be coming out later in the month and here we take a look at both of the handsets.
There have been reports that the HTC M7 will be launched as the HTC One, though for now we will stick with the name, HTC M7.
The LG Nexus 4 has sold around 1 million devices and this is not surprising as the device comes with a great price tag. The HTC M7 looks great on paper too and while we know a lot about the handset, none of it is official.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of 1.5GHz, while the HTC M7 is said to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad core processor of 1.7GHz.
The display of the LG Nexus 4 is 4.7 inches and this is True HD IPS with 318ppi and resolution of 1280 x 768. The HTC M7 meanwhile is thought to have a display of 4.7 inches which is Super LCD3 with full HD and resolution of 1920 x 1080 with 468ppi.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with 2GB of RAM and a choice of 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, there is no support for SD card. The HTC M7 could have 32GB of internal storage along with 2GB of RAM and there may be a 64GB version too. At the moment we are not sure whether it will be expandable.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a camera of 8 megapixels on the back, which can take video at 1080p and there is a camera of 1.3 megapixels on the front. The HTC M7 is thought to offer a 13 megapixels camera and this will have support for 1080p, along with a camera of 2 megapixels on the front.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a battery of 2100mAh while the battery of the HTC M7 is said to be 2300mAh.
One of the draws of the LG Nexus 4 is that it comes with pure Android and this is Jelly Bean 4.2. The HTC M7 may have Jelly Bean 4.1, however we could get a surprise and it may have 4.2. It is also thought that it will have the Sense 5 from HTC.
Over in the Google Play Store you can get the LG Nexus 4 8GB for $299 or the 16GB version costs $349. This is a superb price for the device. You can also get it with T-Mobile along with other 3rd party stores but you will pay a higher price. T-Mobile offer the handset but it comes with a two year contract for $199. The HTC M7 price hasn’t been revealed yet so this cannot be compared. However it is thought that the unlocked version of the handset will cost a lot more than the LG Nexus 4.
We cannot tell you about every feature and spec on the handset, however we have tried to include the major ones. The HTC M7 could be a clear winner here when it comes down to the display, the camera and storage, however the display of the LG Nexus 4 cannot be complained about. Of course the specs are not official right now. HTC could shock us and offer the device for a low price, however this is not likely. The LG Nexus 4 would win if not for price and of course the handset will be the first to get the latest Android updates.
The design of the two handsets may swing you in one direction or another and the LG Nexus 4 has a build quality that is excellent, but the design is nothing to get excited about. Images have leaked of what are said to be the HTC M7 and these show the device has having a design that is unibody. The handsets of HTC are generally premium and they feel it and the design and build should be superb. The HTC M7 may be revealed at the HTC event which is set to take place on 19th February.
So which of the two handsets do you have your eye on, if any? Does the low price tag of the LG Nexus tempt you along with the fact that it is pure Android?