LG Nexus 4 Apple iPhone 5 32 GB

LG Nexus 4 vs Apple iPhone 5

LG Nexus 4

Reasons to consider the Nexus 4

3.5G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs LTE (80 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 4x faster)
Standby time More standby time 16.2 days vs 9.4 days More than 70% more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Larger screen 4.7"" vs 4.0"" More than 40% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,280x768 vs 1,136x640 Around 40% higher resolution screen
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Unknown, 1300 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Talk time More talk time 15 hours vs 8 hours Around 90% more talk time per battery charge
Apple iPhone 5 32 GB

Reasons to consider the iPhone 5

4G, Apple iOS 6
Internal storage More internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Size Smaller 59×124×8 mm vs 69×134×9 mm More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 112 g vs 139 g Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 9 mm Around 20% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Nexus 4317 PPI
iPhone 5325 PPI
Thickness Thin
Nexus 49 mm
iPhone 58 mm
Network Fast data transfer
Nexus 4HSPA+ (84 mbps)
iPhone 5LTE (80 mbps)
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Nexus 41,280x768
iPhone 51,136x640
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen type Both have LCD screens, not as bright and vivid as most
LCD screens is generally not as bright or as vivid as OLED
FM Radio Neither have built-in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 3 comments

Simer (5:17 PM, December 12, 2012)
You forgot to say that the difference in price between the Nexus 4 8 gb and the Iphone 5 64gb is much more expensive. If you just compare the Iphone 5 16 gb to the Nexus 4 16 gb it's a lot fairer, than you can really see the price and specs differences.
Avatar for Alexandre Garcia Alexandre Garcia (6:01 PM, November 13, 2012)
This is the most stupid article that I have ever seen. Why do you compare the lowest internal storage from Nexus 4 (8 GB) with the highest internal storage from Iphone 5? Just to make the nexus 4 looks worse? Stupid.
If you do not know, there is nexus 4 with 16GB of internal storage. And the iPhone 5 with 64GB is extremely expensive. Did Apple paid you to publish this article?
Avatar for Yassir Yassir (2:17 PM, November 09, 2012)
Nexus 4 is better!