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Comparison: Google Nexus 4 against the competition

Comparison: Google Nexus 4 against the competition

Yesterday Google introduced to his new family unexpectedly Nexus device, consisting of a new version of Nexus 7 , a 10-inch tablet , and a spectacular new smartphone, the Nexus 4 , accompanied by a new version of the operating system Mobile home, Android 4.2 . And as has become tradition, after a new terminal pointer present, we are almost obliged to put face to face with their strongest rivals in the market today.

Currently born a lot of smart phones by many companies, from the international terminal to these powerful coming from Asia, and unfortunately remain in Asia. Facing the put the three most popular smartphones on the market today, no matter where they have gone, as is the case of the is already more than three months on the market, or that the Lumia 920 just launched market yesterday in the United States along with Windows Phone 8 .

But undoubtedly his most important rival is the new phone from Apple, the iPhone 5 , as the new Nexus comes to face the best selling phone in recent weeks, and does so accompanied by a spectacular price of just 299 euros / dollars in its 8GB version, less than half the price of the cheapest iPhone (released).

Different platforms on large screens

While we are talking about phones with most advanced features, including quad-core processors and 1 or 2 GB of RAM, it should be noted that the operating system is what stands out in these terminals. By this I mean that the numbers included in the performance are not the most important when choosing a “winner”, or rather, when choosing which of these phones acquire, but the way in which software and hardware interact, and at this point, the and the Nexus 4 are leaders, because they are made to give their best to combine the user experience with hardware potential.

Of course, this does not mean that the other two terminals not do their homework, of course they do, just to remember that Samsung applies a custom layer on Android that many simply dislike, and Windows Phone 8 is somewhat limited in customization issues, although personally I do not care, because Microsoft’s mobile platform is simply beautiful.

Another point to note is the fact that all these phones have screens of generous sizes, being the youngest of the new iPhone, Apple even when the increase in this generation. Although the screen Retina Display of the iPhone 5 has a great resolution, the victor in this area is the Lumia 920, but are located very close to Apple and Google mobile, so the difference should be minimal.

Nexus 4 vs all other

The protagonist of this comparison is the new smartphone from Google, thanks to being the latest release, and I dare say I really expected a strong impact on the market thanks to the Mountain View once again launch a product with the formula: the more powerful features + the best price. This is a terminal with a spectacular display, quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and excellent cameras, accompanied by direct support from Google (very fast OS updates unlike other models) and the latest version of Android, all for just $ 299. Better than expected.

Certainly the storage capacity of 8 GB and 16 GB can be considered “limited” by many users, and is a great disadvantage that does not incorporate Micro SD card slot and LTE connectivity for file synchronization leverage the cloud. However, that price is that since its introduction is attracting more and more public, so that this time, unlike the previous ones, we are facing Nexus having potential market leader, sales pointer worthy iPhone rival and could make the Galaxy S III, HTC One X + and other Android models be forgotten.

Listed below in a table all the important features of these terminals, to compare and to choose the most ideal phone for your needs. The comments are open.

Comparison Chart

Google Nexus 4 Apple iPhone 5 Galaxy S III Nokia Lumia 920
Comparison: Google Nexus 4 against the competition image 2 Comparison: Google Nexus 4 against the competition image 3 Comparison: Google Nexus 4 against the competition image 4 Comparison: Google Nexus 4 against the competition image 5
Platform Android 4.2 iOS 6 Android 4.1 Windows Phone 8
Screen 4.7 inches 4 inch 4.7 inches 4.5 inches
Resolution 1280×768 (318 dpi) 1136×640 (326 dpi) 1280 x 720 (306 dpi) 1280×768 (331 dpi)
Display Technology True HD IPS Plus IPS Retina Display Super AMOLED HD OLED Capacitive IPS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core 1.5 GHz Apple A6 Quad-core Samsung Exynos 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 dual-core 1.5 GHz
RAM 2 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
SIM micro-SIM nano-SIM micro-SIM micro-SIM
Storage 8 or 16 GB 16, 32 or 64 GB 16, 32 or 64 GB + microSD 32 GB
Connectivity HSPA HSPA and LTE LTE and HSPA +21 HSPA and LTE
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n dual band 802.11 a / b / g / n dual band 802.11 a / b / g / n 802.11 a / b / g / n dual band
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.1
NFC Yes No Yes If
Wireless charging Optional No Optional Optional
Sensors A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, barometer, gyroscope A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, barometer, gyroscope A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Rear camera 8 MP f/2.4 with autofocus, LED Flash photosphere and 8 MP f/2.4 autofocus, LED flash and backlight sensor 8 MP f/2.6 with autofocus and LED flash 8 MP with PureView technology, autofocus, image stabilization, Carl Zeiss lens and LED Flash
Front camera 1.3 MP (720p) 1.2 MP (720p) 1.9 MP (720p) 1.3 MP (720p)
Video Recording 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Battery 2100 mAh – for now there are no estimates of duration 8 hours talk / navigation 3G/LTE 10 h. WiFi browsing / video 40 h. Up to 225 h music. stand-by 2100 mAh – 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G 2000 mAh – 17 hours on 2G and 10 hours in 3G. Up to 400 hours in stand-by
Weight 139 grams 112 grams 133 grams 185 grams
Thickness 9.1mm 7.6mm 8.6mm 10.7mm
Dimensions 133.9×68.7mm 123.8 x 58.6mm 136.6 x 70.6mm 130.3×70.8
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