We’ve been thinking to compare the Nexus 5 with some worthy adversaries, so we’ve come up with two excellent smartphones that could counterattack the oh-so-popular Google device, which would be LG’s G2 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4. Both are top handsets from their companies, so let’s see which one is worth buying and which one is the best fit for you.
Google Nexus 5
The Google Nexus 5 was the first device on the market that packed Android 4.4 KitKat, which now we see on a lot of top notch smartphones. The device has a beautiful outlook, being thinner and longer (dimensions: 2.7 x 5.4 x 0.34 in) than its predecessor, the Nexus 4. While the difference is not that noticeable, you will definitely “feel” the difference: the Nexus 5 is lighter (weight: 4.6oz) than the Nexus 4 (weight: 4.9 oz). With its hardware and other features, we would think this device is priced at somewhere around 600 dollars. Instead, the Nexus 5 is very much affordable, coming at a price of 378 dollars.
Google equipped its device with an IPS LCD touch screen that measures 4.95 inches. The device has a 1080p resolution, as well as an impressive pixel density of 445 pixels-per-inch. Not only does it have these great features, but the device is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3, making it almost invincible against scratches. While it is slightly inferior to the AMOLED type of display, this device comes with appealing sharp colors and contrast. A feature that would probably interest a lot of people is that the touch screen is still distinguishable when exposed to direct sunlight.
We already told you that the Nexus 5 packs great specs regarding hardware. The device is powered by a quad core processor clocked at 2.26GHz that is paired with the Snapdragon 800 chipset from Qualcomm. The device supports 2GB of RAM. What this means is that the device will be able to do almost anything: switching between apps has never been so smooth, and the game experience is a delight. Seeing all these specs, we can say that this device is a top notch handset and it is worth the money.
The G2 is one of the greatest devices LG ever did release, maybe even a flagship for the company. The LG G2 may as well be called a phablet, rather than a smartphone, because it features a huge 5.2 inches display that blows any other handset out of the water. If you’re not into big screens, then overlook this device, but if you’d like to give it a try, the interface and graphics will surely assure you have a smooth, pleasant experience.
As for outlook, it doesn’t share similarities with the other two, but it does have a sealed design (to integrate an internal memory) which does make it look a little more stylish. The processor for this device is quite powerful: a quad core clocked at 2.26GHz.
The screen resolution of the smartphone is of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the pixel density of 434 pixels-per-inch. This means that the device shows off sharp colors and over all vivid imaging. Regarding the processor, much like the Nexus 5, the LG G2 can handle almost anything thrown its way.
As we said for the Nexus 5, we feel that this device is also worth the buy, being priced at 384 dollars – it does show outstanding specs.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 can also be called a flagship of its own company, Samsung putting a lot of effort and great dedication in this feature-packed handset. Regarding size, we see that the tech giant kept the same dimensions as on the Galaxy S3: 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in. The display has a full HD resolution, making it the perfect device when talking about color imaging.
We already told you that the Nexus 5 was the first device with Android KitKat, and while the Galaxy S4 was released before this handset, you can already guess that the device features an inferior Android version: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Nonetheless, even if the Nexus 5 exceeds in this aspect, the S4 can upgrade the operating system to superior versions.
While the screen imaging is slightly better than on the other two handsets, the Samsung device is being set back by its processor. The Galaxy S4 can be purchased with two options for processor: either a quad core that works at 1.9 GHz or the Exynos 5 octa-core. The chipset for both of these versions is the Qualcomm 600. Both devices come with 2GB of RAM.
These specs are not bad at all, but they are inferior to the ones presented by the LG G2 and Google Nexus 5.
In the end, if you are looking for a better display rather than hardware, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be a great choice for you.
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