LG Nexus 4 vs LG Optimus G – Top Specs and Price Comparison

If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, LG has great options to choose from, and we’ve selected two (the LG Nexus 4 and the LG Optimus G) to help you figure out if you like the LG handsets and if you’d like one for yourself.

Design and Display

LG equipped the Nexus 4 with a True HD IPS Plus display that measures 4.7 inches and that can render a screen resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. The device weighs 139 g and comes with these dimensions: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm.

LG equipped its other device, the Optimus G with a True HD IPS+ LCD display that also measures 4.7 inches and that can render the same resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. This device is thinner (dimensions: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm) but heavier (weight: 145 g) than the Nexus 4.

Hardware and Operating System

The device made in partnership with Google, the Nexus 4, is powered by a Krait processor: quad core working at 1.5 GHz that is paired up with a Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset from Qualcomm. The smartphone supports 2GB of RAM and it can be purchased with two options of internal storage capacity: 8GB and 16GB (there is no microSD card slot, meaning that you cannot expand this memory). The operating system the Nexus 4 runs on is Android Jelly Bean.

The Optimus G is powered by a quad core processor (Krait) working at 1.5 GHz. For chipset, we can see two options: either the Qualcomm MDM9615 or the Qualcomm APQ8064. The device supports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory (the memory is not expandable via microSD card). The Optimus G also runs on Android Jelly Bean.


Regarding the rear-facing camera, we can see that the Nexus 4 comes with an 8MP camera (autofocus + LED flash), while the Optimus G can be found with either an 8MP camera or a 13MP one.

Regarding the front-facing camera, both devices come with a 1.3MP camera.


Both devices have the same type of battery: Li-Po 2100 mAh battery unit.

While on the Nexus 4, the battery can last up to 15 hours of talking time (3G), it is obvious that the Optimus G draws more energy, seeing how this one can only last 13 hours of talking time (3G).


LG Nexus 4 (16GB): $274.99

LG Optimus G: $277.88



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