Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5

Google’s latest Nexus phone, the so called Google Nexus 4 is here with all its features. So let’s compare it with Apple’s iPhone 5. There are many reasons why we all choose the perfect phone that suits us, some go for the operating system, maybe some prefer the design, but whatever the reason we will let you know about both devices and only then can you decide what will be your perfect smartphone companion.

nexus 4 vs iphone 5

LG Nexus 4 Apple iPhone 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs A6 Chip
Display Type WXGA True HD IPS Plus Retina
Display Specs 1280×768 pixels 4.7-inch 1136×640 326 ppi 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
Storage 8GB or 16GB 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal
Expandable Storage None None
Operating System Android 4.2 iOS 6
Networks Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+

GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

HSPA+ 42 Mbps

GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)

Rear Camera 8MP BSI sensor, 1080p video 8MP iSight camera; Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
Front Camera 1.3MP, 720p video FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
Battery 2,100 mAH Li-polymer battery

Standby: up to 250 hours
Talk time: up to 10 hours
Music playback: up to 40 hours
Video playback: up to 8 hours
Web browsing: up to 7 hours

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 225 hours
Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth 4.0
Connectivity Micro USB Proprietary “Lightning” USB terminal
NFC Yes No
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Proximity, Gyroscope, Pressure, GPS Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Assisted GPS GLONASS,

Digital compass

Height 5.27 inches (133.9 mm) 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width 2.7 inches (68.7 mm) 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth 0.35 inch (9.1 mm) 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
Weight 4.9 ounces (139 grams) 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
Colors Black Black, White
Supported Audio Formats Not Yet Announced AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats Not Yet Announced H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is certainly looking nice, though we’ll have to reserve judgment until we really get our hands on it. On paper, the LG Nexus 4 has an uphill battle, but we all know that phones are more than a spec sheet.

The Google Nexus 4 in our minds is most definitely a comparable smartphone to the iPhone, but when it comes to choosing perfection that is up to the individual. Personally the Nexus 4 sticks out the most here with its specs, but we know for sure the iPhone 5 has done well in sales, but then Apple has a massive following.

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Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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