This wouldn’t be the first time we touched on the LG Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5, which first happened at the end of last month when we looked at the specs for both smartphones, and this revealed the differences between the Apple iPhone 5 and LG Nexus 4 features on paper. You can see a table comparing the specs in this article, although today we wanted to highlight a video that performs an LG Nexus 4 vs. iPhone review from a hands-on perspective.
We’ve owned every iPhone since the first generation and after spending years investing money in iOS apps and other Apple products, it would not be an easy task to switch to Android even if we wanted to. This is without looking at the fact that our MacBooks, Apple TV, iPads, iPod touch, and other Apple gear work really well together making it a bad idea to switch.
LG Nexus 4 vs. iPhone visual review that is bias – it would be an understatement to say that the video below this article is a little one-sided, with a lot of favoritism towards Google Android, but the reviewer raises some important points that we think our readers might want to hear if they haven’t seen this video review already.
The reviewer claims to have used an iPhone for around one month and then realized that Android is better, especially when it comes to the UI, and in this video he aims to convince people with the LG Nexus 4 and an iPhone 4S in-hand, although he mistakenly put iPhone 5 in the title. The visual review touches on how difficult it is to perform certain tasks in iOS 6 and then shows how easy these are on Android Jelly Bean, which aims to show the difference in flexibility.
The bottom-line is customization: this is a very bias video and some of the points made are pretty crazy, like being able to search Google from every screen, which would be more of a pain for us rather than a better solution. It is also true that Android looks cluttered in our opinion, but equally this video author makes some good points about certain tasks that are easier in Android. The most important point made had been customization, and this is one of the reasons iOS 6 users want a jailbreak and some are thinking about moving to Android if it doesn’t come soon.
If you had to choose between the LG Nexus 4 and Apple’s iPhone 5/4S, which would you choose? It is worth noting that the video below is said to be part one, so if you liked it then you might want to bookmark the YouTube users profile page for when they upload part 2. Feel free to share your thoughts about the 13-minute video in the comments below.
UPDATE: We’ve added two more videos above the other video thanks to it being incorrect, so these two new videos deliver a spec comparison and hands-on for iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4.
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