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Galaxy S3 vs Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5: Best Phone In Store Right Now Is…

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 may be the older of the handsets here but it still has a lot to offer. It was revealed in May last year, while the Apple iPhone 5 was released in September and the LG Nexus 4 came out in November.

The LG Nexus 4 has the 1.5GHz quad core processor, while the Apple iPhone 5 has the A5 processor. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the quad core processor along with 1GB of RAM internationally and in the US this is a dual core with 2GB of RAM. The slowest among the three is the Apple iPhone 5, but it can beat the iPhone 4S. The LG Nexus meanwhile has 2GB of RAM and it comes with the quad cores so it wins.

The LG Nexus 4 runs on pure Android and this is Jelly Bean 4.2. While the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out with ICS but it has since been updated to Jelly Bean 4.1. The iPhone has the latest OS from Apple which is iOS 6.1. If you wish to customise your device then you would have to go for one of the Android devices and the LG Nexus 4 would be the first handset to get the latest updates. So here you might want to choose between the LG Nexus 4 or the Apple iPhone 5.

The LG Nexus 4 is offered in 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, but the device does not support SD card. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is offered in 16GB or 32GB and it has support for up to 64GB with SD card. The Apple iPhone 5 comes in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB versions but it lacks support for SD card.

The LG Nexus 4 has a display of 4.7 inches and this is True HD IPS with a resolution of 1136 x 640 and 318ppi. The Apple iPhone 5 has a display offering 206ppi and this is 4 inches. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a large Super AMOLED display of 4.8 inches, with resolution of 1280 x 720 offering 306ppi. When it comes to the display it is a matter of personal choice but IPS is better when using the device outside and it has colours that are usually the more realistic. The LG Nexus 4 comes with the biggest of the IPS displays and so this makes it the winner.

With the LG Nexus 4 you get a battery that is 2100mAh and this should supply around 15 hours of use. The Apple iPhone 5 along with the Samsung Galaxy S3 both have a battery that gives around 8 hours of use. AnandTech did benchmark rests and these put the Apple iPhone 5 in top place, the Samsung Galaxy S3 in second and finally the LG Nexus 4.

The weight of the LG Nexus 4 is 129 grams and the handset measures 133.9mmx68.7mmx9.1mm. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 112 grams and has measurements of 136.6×70.6mmx8.6mm. The Apple iPhone 5 is the smallest, lightest and the thinnest device and it comes with looks that are superb. It is worth mentioning that the LG Nexus 4 also have superb looks.

The Apple iPhone 5 is let down by the fact that it doesn’t have NFC, while the LG Nexus 4 doesn’t support LTE. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has both.

All of the devices have a front camera of 8 megapixels and this has support for video at 1080p and autofocus. The LG Nexus 4 has a 1.3 camera on the front, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 1.9 on the front and the Apple iPhone 5 comes with a front camera of 1.2 megapixels. All of the devices have something that is unique to them. The LG Nexus 4 comes with Photosphere, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is capable of taking video and photos and the same time and the Apple iPhone 5 comes out on top in low light.

If you want a handset that is relatively easy to use then you may wish to consider the Apple iPhone 5. It has looks that are great and it packs a great camera. The LG Nexus 4 has great hardware but it lacks LTE and storage is very small. The bonus is the price tag as the handset is $299. The winner though in this comparison is the Samsung Galaxy S3 thanks to having plenty of storage, largest display, S-features, a great processor and the biggest number of connectivity choices. It also has a battery that can be swapped and as the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been revealed the price tag has dropped down to $450 only.

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