The biggest advantage of the Nexus 4 E960 is its screen, which allows the users to read under sunlight without a problem, thanks to the technology used by LG. But the Liquid E700 comes with a bigger battery and a slightly smaller price. Plus, it brings its own AcerFLOAT UI.
Displays and sizes
The Nexus 4 is a mid range smartphone with a True HD IPS Plus display whose size is 4.7inches. The supported resolution is 768x1280pixels and the pixel density sits at 318ppi, but the screen features light and proximity sensors, so you won’t complain of the visual quality. The phone is quite light, weighting 139grams, it’s almost 140mm tall, has a width of 68.7mm and it’s 9.1mm thick. It would look great in your hand!
The Liquid E700 is 16grams heavier, but it’s bigger, measuring 147x73x9,9mm. It sports a 5inches IPS LCD display with the same light and proximity sensors, but the screen resolution is fixed at 720x1280pixels and the pixel density is around 294ppi.
Hardware and OS
The Nexus made a good impression, running smoothly with a quad core 1.5GHz Krait processor, based on a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset and using an Adreno 320 GPU. The great hardware performance is also due to the fact that the phone hosts 2GB of RAM, and because the initial version of Android (4.2 Jelly Bean), with which it came loaded initially, was upgraded to v4.4.2 (KitKat). Our complaint about Nexus 4 is related to the built in storage, which comes in two unexpandable variants with the capacity of 8 and 16GB.
The Liquid E700 is powered by a quad core 1.2GHz, which is coupled with a Mediatek MT6582 chipset, a Mali-400 GPU and helped by 2GB to run fast. As an internal memory you get 8GB, but you can add a microSD card to obtain 32GB. This phone is running on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS.
It seems that most of the phone manufacturers are paying more attention to the photographic capabilities of their smartphones, and increased the number of pixels, to obtain more accurate images. Both of these smartphones have rear cameras of 8MP, but Liquid E700’s camera is poor in features, offering only autofocus, LED flash and geo tagging. The Nexus 4, on the other hand, features, in addition, touch focus, face detection and photo sphere, being capable of recording videos at 1080p@30fps. But it has a weaker front camera – 1.3MP, while its rival has a 2MP secondary camera with LED flash.
The Liquid E700 outpaces LG’s handset in terms of battery capacity, hosting an user replaceable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery which promises to provide 24hours of talktime on 3G. The Nexus 4 has a non-removable Li-Po 2100mAh battery which lasts 15hours when talking on 3G.
The Nexus 4 16GB variant is now priced at 285 dollars on amazon.com. The Liquid E700 is 25 dollars cheaper.
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