LG Nexus 5 T-Mobile G2

LG Nexus 5 vs T-Mobile G2

LG Nexus 5

Reasons to consider the Nexus 5

4G, Android-4.4.2
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (150 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 21x faster)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 800x480 Around 5.5x higher resolution screen
Processor Much faster processor Unknown, 2260 MHz vs 800 MHz, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 3x faster)
Screen PPI Much higher PPI screen 445 PPI vs 251 PPI Around 80% crisper display of text, images and video
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 3.9 GB More than 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 14 mm Around 40% thinner
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with around 60% more detail for larger prints
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Larger screen 5.0" vs 3.7" More than 70% larger screen
Weight Lighter 130 g vs 180 g Around 30% lighter
Size Smaller 69x137x8 mm vs 60x119x14 mm Around 20% smaller
Talk time More talk time 17 hours vs 9.8 hours More than 70% more talk time per battery charge
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 2048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
T-Mobile G2

Reasons to consider the G2

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None A physical keyboard is great for emailing and typing in general
FM Radio Built in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Standby time More standby time 17.9 days vs 12.5 days More than 40% more standby time, less frequent charging


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Nexus 5:445 PPI
G2:251 PPI
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Nexus 5:8 MP
G2:5 MP
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
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.

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


LG Nexus 5 T-Mobile G2 T-Mobile G2


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