Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs LG Nexus 4: Why To Go With Galaxy

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The LG Nexus 4 has been a popular handset since it was released and even though the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the older of the two devices you should not rule the handset out when looking for a new one. But which of the two devices is the most suitable for you?

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is updated to Android 4.2 it will have a whole new lease of life. However the LG Nexus 4 does have many advantages over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The LG Nexus 4 has a great design and it does stand out. If you put the two devices side by side it is not hard to see which is the most premium device out of the two thanks to the solid feel along with the looks that are substantial. This is clearly something that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus does not come with. The back plate of the LG Nexus 4 has been designed in glass and of course glass is easier to break.

The screens of the two handsets are different, the LG Nexus 4 comes with a display that is True HD IPS and the Google Nexus comes with the Super AMOLED display. Fans of the Nexus devices will have gotten used to the AMOLED display. However it does mean that the IPS display does seem funny at first. There is also the fact that the IPS screen doesn’t have the deep blacks of the Super AMOLED. On the other hands it is does look better in direct sunlight.

The LG Nexus 4 is no slow coach and it is better than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The reason for the speed is the quad core processor, the Snapdragon 1.5GHz and the fact that it comes with 2GB of RAM.

You can boot up the LG Nexus around 30 seconds faster than you can the Galaxy Nexus, along with the fact that webpages also load quicker. The device and apps are faster but you do have to consider the fact that functions on reliant on data and they are a handicap. This is due to the fact that the LG Nexus doesn’t have LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus does.

While the cameras on the Nexus devices are not generally the best, the one on the LG Nexus 4 happens to be the best up to now.

Speakers on the LG Nexus 4 is loud and it is clear and the device has better sound all-round than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

There are many ways in which the Samsung Galaxy Nexus can beat the latest phone. One of these is the fact that the battery of the device is removable and another is that it has support for LTE. The LG Nexus 4 has been complained about for its battery life, which is said to be below that of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is same but the battery is removable and this is in its favour, but of course you do have to bring a spare battery with you.

The majority of owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will consider it not worth making the upgrade to and believe that the LG Nexus 4 comes with trade-offs. The LG Nexus 4 is the fastest of the handsets; however the Samsung Galaxy Nexus does get better updates. The LG Nexus 4 has the best battery, but the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has LTE and you can change the battery.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.