There is nothing like comparing two top end against each other. As the LG Nexus 4 has been revealed and the iPhone 5 is already out, lets see how the two compared when it comes to perfection.
LG Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5
Of course people class a handset as being perfect due to numerous reasons. Some go for the OS and hardware, while for others it’s the design that counts.
The LG Nexus 4 is powered by the quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at 1.5GHz with the Adreno 320 GPU. It also comes with 2GB of RAM. The iPhone 5 has the 1.2GHz A6 dual core processor of Apple and it has 1GB of RAM. Thanks to the 2GB of RAM and quad-core, the LG Nexus 4 wins (on paper at least).
The LG Nexus 4 is available in the choice of 8GB or 16GB, while the iPhone 5 is available in these too, plus a 64GB version. Neither of the phones supports SD card and therefore the iPhone 5 wins as it has the bigger option of 64GB.
Choosing between the displays is difficult as the LG Nexus 4 has the 4.7 inch display with is True HD IPS, offering 320ppi at 1280 x 768. The iPhone 5 has the 4 inch Retina display LED IPS TFT display at 326ppi and 1136 x 640. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass. This one is more a personal choice, so while I might pick the Nexus 4 for its size, others may find a more portable device as important.
Both designs are superb, with the LG Nexus 4 having a Galaxy Nexus look about it and the iPhone 5 the look of the 4S, only taller. The Nexus is 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm and has a weight of 139 grams, while the iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams and is 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm.
The LG Nexus 4 is the heavier and larger, but it still has great looks and has a profile that is slim. Given that when it comes to innovation, the lighter and thinner device is considered the more advanced, the iPhone 5 takes the title here.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a camera on the back of 8 megapixels and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front. It also has Photo Sphere, LED flash, touch focus and face detection, plus more. It is also great when it comes to low light shots. The iPhone 5 also has an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.2 megapixel front camera and it can take HD video at 1080p. It too has face detection, LED flash and geo tagging, plus more. As there isn’t much difference, this is also classed as being a draw.
The Nexus runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This means that the device has Gesture Typing, Google Now, Google Maps and a brand new notification system, and it charges wirelessly.
The iPhone 5 has iOS 6 and comes with Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. Apple Maps has seen many issues, including getting the names of towns wrong. The iPhone 5 also comes with FaceTime over a cellular connection and has the Do Not Disturb. The App Store has more apps than the Google Play Store, around 700,000. The winner when it comes to software is up to you – Android is more flexible and offers great customisation, while iOS has a smaller learning curve and just works out of the box (you’ll be picking wallpapers and ringtones and you’re done!).
The LG Nexus 4 boasts NFC but doesn’t have LTE, while the iPhone 5 is the exact opposite!
The Google Nexus 4 is a superb handset that can compete with the iPhone 5 easily despite being priced like a budget Android phone ($299 versus $500+ for an iPhone 5). However whether it is the perfect device for you is a matter of personal taste.
The iPhone 5 will be a best-selling device as the following for Apple is big, but the LG Nexus 4 may be a surprise hit with its low price tag and top end features.