Whenever a new flagship phone is launched by any other manufacturer, we love to compare it to our personal favorite. If only for interest’s sake. LG and Google recently announced the long-rumored Nexus 4. Packing a “True HD”, 1280 x 768, 4.7-inch IPS display, an 8MP snapper and a powerful quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, it certainly seems a formidable opponent.
Spec-wise, there are certain areas that stand out on both phones. The size and weight of the iPhone 5 is something I consider a huge advantage in terms of day-to-day use. On the other side, the LG’s display sure looks like it will impress, it’s huge and packed full of pixels. Also, it’s bound to be incredibly quick with its 1.5GHz quad-core processor. Form factor wise, both are pretty iconic by now. The iPhone’s front face looks similar to all its predecessors, and – bar the Nexus One – so does the Nexus 4. In fact, very little distinguishes it from the Galaxy Nexus launched by Samsung last year.
When it comes to user experience, it’s hard to tell what it’s going to be like from just the spec sheet alone. That said, I can’t imagine that – with the refinements in Android and the Play Store – the LG will a poor device. My only concern is with LG’s brand name. In the mobile space, it’s not strong. I know I’m certainly put off by it having used LG devices in the past and been unimpressed. However, there is hope if Google’s had a big part to play in the design and tweaking it to work “just right” with the “Pure Google”.
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