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Nexus 4 Vs iPhone 5 specs visual

Now that the LG Nexus 4 has been officially outed by Google, many consumers will inevitably be making the decision in their heads on which handset is better between Google’s new effort and the iPhone 5, which is still considered to be the benchmark in the smartphone market.

As with previous Nexus devices, there is plenty of interest in the upcoming handset, not only because it will ship with the latest version of Android Jelly Bean (4.2), but also because the hardware specifications on paper appear to be very promising indeed and arguably better than what Apple can currently offer consumers with the iPhone 5.

For starters, the processor is a essential factor in any decision making over a new smartphone and you’ll be pleased to hear that the Nexus 4 has been equipped with a brand spanking new quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, offering 1.5Ghz per core. In comparison, the iPhone 5 still only ships with a dual-core based A6 processor although the company has made consumers aware that the A6 offers ‘double the speed’ than what was offered in the A5 chip with the iPhone 4S.

Elsewhere, the debate over screen quality is going to be a big talking point as well. The Nexus 4 may even eclipse the infamous Apple Retina Display as well, as LG has fitted a 4.7-inch HD IPS+ LCD display screen on the Nexus 4 with a resolution of 1280×768 and 320ppi, compared to the iPhone 5’s 4-inch Retina Display which boasts a resolution of 1136×640 with 326ppi. Basically both display screens are right up there with the best available on the market.

Looking down the useful visual chart supplied by Droid-Life, we see that the Nexus 4 edges the iPhone 5 in RAM (2GB compared to 1GB), battery life (2100mah compared to 1440mah) and has two features that are not available on the iPhone 5, those being NFC and wireless charging support.

Having said that, there is no running away from the fact that the Nexus 4 is not an LTE device and the iPhone 5 is. This is going to be a massive deal breaker for many already, so it will be interesting to see just how many consumers will be satisfied with just HSPA+, after previously using LTE on an older Nexus handset with the Galaxy Nexus – if that makes sense.

Take a look at the visual for yourself and let us know what you have decided to buy. Is the Nexus 4 the clear winner here, regardless of a lack of LTE support?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Grant Butler

LTE in the UK sucks under EE and probably wont be worthwhile for the next few years as the other networks catch up and it takes that long for EE to get acceptable speeds and coverage. Right now their test speeds are classed as 3G on paper. I mean they averaged at 3MBps but DCHSPA+ can do 4-5MBps on paper. I just think EE are trying to capitalized on “trendy” people who just want the next thing to say they have a lot of money but no brains. When you pay like £40 a month for 500mb and like £56… Read more »

Tim
Tim

I have T-Mobile so LTE isn’t going to be a part of my vocabulary until roughly the end of 2013. I do feel Google and LG have missed an opportunity to beat Apple on all grounds. That being said I don’t think this is going to be an issue for most unless you are on a CDMA network, which in that case maybe its time to switch.

Nexus 4 or Other smart phone
Nexus 4 or Other smart phone

How can it come without SD slot? That’s the only drawback it seems since i don’t care for LTE. 32 Gb missing it

zWsA
zWsA

In terms of price-performance, the Nexus 4 is easily the most groundbreaking smartphone ever produced. Quad-core 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM, HD IPS+, pure Android 4.2 for $299? Is this an April fool’s joke, or did Google just rock the world of smartphones?

jamaic1aboy2

I have the iPhone 5. It is too small to be compared to other phone’s. The resolution is odd and the screen size is for me too small. Apple are adamant they don’t want to change it.iPhone’s market share will begin to drop as Apple are running out of ideas. The Nexus 4 will spank the iPhone and I know I have one!

Paul Walker

You just dont need LTE, its the biggest emperors new clothes ive ever heard. HSPDA+ is fast enough, I mean what on earth are you going to be doing on your phone thant requires faster bandwidth than the star ship enterprise?!?! and the fact is that most people are still on iphone 3gs/4’s and samsung galaxys 1&3 or htc desires and cant even utilise lte. The thing is that only city centres will get it the rest of us will be lucky to get full hspda+ speeds Just makes me laugh really. Im and iphone 4 user by the way… Read more »

marvin nubwaxer
marvin nubwaxer

LTE is more hype than anything. T-Mobile’s HSPA+42 means speeds up to 42 Mb/second, so half that speed or less is still screaming to me.

billyJ
billyJ

Man google actually did it !!! They built their own phone !!! Now this just proves the fact that those $700 dollar phones really didnt cost that much to build because if it did the nexus 4 would not be price for $300 !!

Im with verizon and have a G. Nexus.. Iam grandfather in with unlimited data 4G LTE but its not everywhere like 3g or 2g. Verizon is going to strip away my unlimited data with my next upgrade any ways.

Ima buy this Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 any try it on tmobile $30 data plan..

Ross Leon
Ross Leon

Meh, still prefer iPhone. Really don’t like the feel of android software still just doesn’t feel natural to me, always felt like its still trying to adapt to working on a phone for some reason. People bang on about price and how its cheaper you pay for what you get! build quality on cheaper phones never feels as good. Plus you pay for a brand of quality. Its like buying a Porsche you can buy a car that is faster, better round corners that is cheaper but its still not a Porsche and build quality will not be as good… Read more »

Dan
Dan

Just did a speed test on my phone with a full HSPA signal and got a downspeed of 8.09mbps. You simply don’t need anything more on a mobile device.

Skrjruaoaowjdjcna
Skrjruaoaowjdjcna

No LTE? What a step back

Quad Core CPU
Quad Core CPU

IPhone 5 just came out and is already obsolete LOL….

Abdallah
Abdallah

I’ve already written it in my calender 🙂 The best smartphone for a very cheap price….whats not to like

joeyjojo
joeyjojo

Half the price of the Iphone 5 and faster? Not in the same league. Buy an apple device at £239/279 and see what that gets you!

Matt Davies
Matt Davies

No LTE in my area anyway.

L
L

Wow Very Nice Phone(Fastest Phone In The World) At this Cost ? WOW! Surely Will Buy It

Santhosh Karkera

Now I think google nexus sets standard for rest of devices.

Santhosh Karkera

Yes that is true, 4G LTE is not a big factor in my country also.

Patrick
Patrick

In my country we still dont have LTE in our contracts so ? :))

Chill Guy

I don’t see how the iPhone is still setting the standard anymore, with websites such as phonedog and technobuffalo praising other phones on the market to be passing the iPhone such as the GS3 or Note 2 on terms of.innovation I think people need to start recognizing this.

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