If you’re looking for a smartphone with an internal battery that allows you to talk continuously with your friends for three quarters of the day, then LG Nexus 4 is the right device for you. If you’re looking for a phone that comes with expandable variants of internal memories, then you should buy the Samsung Galaxy S3. In this article we’ll compare these phones to see which one is better for your needs.

Displays and designs

The LG Nexus 4 has a large display, which is a 4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus capacitive touch screen, which renders a resolution of 768×1280 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a slightly smaller resolution of 720×1280 pixels, but the display is also smaller, the device being equipped with a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen.

The LG Nexus 4 is weighting 139 grams and comes with these dimensions: 133.9×68.7×9.1 mm, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 is weighting 6 grams less, although it’s slightly bigger, measuring 136.6×70.6×8.6 mm.

Hardware and operating systems

The LG Nexus 4 comes with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad core krait processor + Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset, having two variants of internal memories that you can choose from: 8GB and 16GB, which aren’t expandable.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 1.4 GHz quad core cortex A9 processor + Exynos 4412 Quad chipset, and you can choose one of the three variants of internal memories of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, the first two ones being upgradeable to 64 GB.

Both smartphones are Androids, only that the LG Nexus 4 runs on the Jelly Bean o.s. (which is upgradeable to the KitKat version) with 2GB of RAM, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 is running on the Ice Cream Sandwich o.s. (which is upgradeable to the Jelly Bean version) with 1GB of RAM.

Cameras

Both phones have an 8 MP primary camera (autofocus + LED flas), but the LG Nexus 4 has a 1.3 MP secondary camera, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a more advanced secondary camera of 1.9 MP.

Batteries

You can talk no less than 15 hours on 3G on the LG Nexus 4, which has a non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery, or 11 hours and a half on the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is equipped with a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery.

Prices

On amazon.com, you can buy the LG Nexus 4 8GB variant at the price of 343 dollars. On the same website, the Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB variant costs 312 dollars.

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