The much rumoured Nexus 4 is official and will reach the first batch of countries starting November 13 for just $299 for the 8GB version. Packing some impressive specs, Nexus 4 seems to be ready to crush the competition and with its pricing, we don’t see any road block.
Today, we are comparing the brand-new Nexus 4 with other prominent smartphones in the market including Apple’s iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920. We will take a look at the specs, software, ecosystem and pricing in this comparison.
You guys can also drop your thoughts on each of these devices in the comments. If you were looking for a smartphone right now, which will you choose?
|Phone||LG Nexus 4||Samsung Galaxy S III||HTC One X+||Apple iPhone 5||Nokia Lumia 920|
|Display||4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display with 1280x768p resolution||4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 1280x720p resolution||4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display with 1280x720p resolution||4-inch Retina display|
with 1136x640p resolution and Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
|4.5-inch Puremotion HD+ IPS display with 1280x768p resolution|
|Design||Tight construction combined with the soft-touch plastic on the sides and chrome edging. Gorilla Glass 2 on both front and back.||Featuring a glossy design, S III is slim and comes with an all plastic body.||Featuring a curved profile, the phone is made up of polycarbonate material. Front is covered with Gorilla Glass 2.||A beautiful anodized aluminum body design with glass front.||Features a one-piece polycarbonate body with Gorilla Glass front.|
|Weight||139 grams||133 grams||135 grams||112 grams||185 grams|
|Dimensions||133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm||134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9mm||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm||130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm|
|Ports||3.5mm audio, microUSB port with MHL||3.5mm audio, microUSB port with MHL, HDMI out and USB OTG||3.5mm audio, microUSB port with MHL, HDMI out||3.5mm audio and Lightning connector||3.5mm audio, microUSB port|
|Processor||1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor||1.4GHz quad-core Exynos procoessor/ dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor (some markets)||1.7GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor||1.2 GHz dual-core A6 processor||1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor|
|RAM||2GB||1GB/ 2GB (some markets)||1GB||1GB||1GB|
|Internal storage||8/ 16GB||16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB||32GB/ 64GB||16/ 32/ 64 GB||32GB|
|Cameras||8MP rear camera/ 1.3MP front camera||8MP rear camera with BSI, F2.6/ 1.9MP front camera||8MP rear camera with BSI, F2.0/ 1.6MP front camera||8MP rear camera/ 1.2MP front camera||8.7MP rear camera with Pureview technology & F2.0/ Front camera|
|Connectivity||NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HSPA+ 42||NFC, Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth||NFC, Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth||W-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE||NFC, Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth|
|Current software version||Android 4.2||Android 4.0.4 (Android 4.1 in some markets)||Android 4.1||iOS 6||Windows Phone 8|
|Special features||Wireless charging, Google Drive, Photo Sphere, Google Now, Miracast support, SlimPort support||S-Voice, Pop Up Video, Direct Call, Smart Alert, S-Beam, Social Share, All cast, Buddy Photo Share, Dropbox, optional Google Drive, Google Now||HTC Get Started,Tap and Go, Video Hub, Beats Audio, Dropbox, Google Now, optional Google Drive||Airplay, Siri, Facetime, Passbook, iCloud and Apple Maps||Wireless charging, Nokia City Lens, Built-in Skydrive, Kid's Corner, Rooms|
|Battery||2100 mAh||2100 mAh||2100 mAh||1440 mAh||2000 mAh|
|Number of Apps available||Around 700,000 in Google Play||Around 700,000 in Google Play, Access to Samsung Apps||Around 700,000 in Google Play||Over 700,000 in App Store||Around 120,000 apps in Windows Phone Store|
|Price ( Current unlocked 16GB unit (32GB in case of One X+)||£279||£420||£474||£529||Unknown|