Jelly Bean has been making its way onto the Samsung Galaxy S3 in many regions around the world. While that is great, Google is thought to be releasing the LG Nexus 4 on 29th October, with a newer version of Android, possibly Android 4.2 which could or could not be called Jelly Bean too. While we have no clue as to what surprises Android 4.2 will bring, we do know quite a bit about the LG Nexus 4 thanks to numerous leaks. So how does the LG Nexus 4 stand up against the Samsung Galaxy S3?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Nexus 4
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 inch display of Super AMOLED with resolution of 720 x 1280 and protection from Gorilla Glass 2. The lg Nexus 4 is thought to have a True IPS display of 4.7 inches over 1280 x 768 pixels. With almost identical screen sizes and resolution, it will come down to your preference between IPS and AMOLED. Colors on IPS look more realistic and the screen is easier to read under direct sunlight. AMOLED has deep black, more vibrancy (some find this hyper-real though) but may cause trouble reading outdoors in direct sunlight as its brightness levels can match IPS. Winner: Draw as it is a matter of personal preference.
When it comes to the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with an 8 megapixel, which supports LED flash and auto focus, along with video at 1080p. There is also a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front that takes video at 720p. The LG Nexus 4 is thought to have a camera of 8 megapixels too on the back and this too has auto focus and LED flash and records video at 1080p. The device comes with a camera on the front, which as yet there is little known about. We’ll call it a draw here again.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes in the choices of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB for internal storage and it supports SD card up to 64GB. At the moment it is thought that the LG Nexus 4 will come with 8GB and lack of SD card support; however rumours of a 16GB device have been floating around. Whatever it may be, with a lack of an SD card slot the S3 takes the lead. Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS out of the box, with Jelly Bean 4.1 making its way onto the handset. The LG Nexus 4 should come with the latest version of Jelly Bean, but rumours have it that it may have Key Lime Pie as well. Winner: LG Nexus 4
The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on the 1.4GHz quad core processor of Exynos and it has 1GB of RAM. The LG Nexus 4 is thought to have the Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz quad core processor with 2 GB of RAM. Given that the Nexus 4 chip has the newer architecture and higher clock speed, we’ll have to give the Nexus the crown. Winner: LG Nexus 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a battery of 2100mAh and there is no word at the moment on what size battery the Nexus could have. Winner: Inconclusive
Design: While the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been criticized for its plastic-fantasic looks, the prototype LG Nexus 4 that we saw is a pretty good looking device. Close in resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which we all love, it has understated elegance on its side
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been very popular with fans of Android, however when Google reveal the LG Nexus 4 it may have what it takes to steal the crown away from the S3 judging by its matchable hardware and big software advantage being a Nexus phone. We may just have a couple of days more left to wait and see.