LG Nexus compared to iPhone 5
0. phoneArena 11 Oct 2012, 08:02 posted on
The upcoming LG Nexus phone might have leaked all over the place in the last couple of days, but these here are the best and most detailed pictures of the upcoming smartphone…
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38. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
Don't know about his (her?) past but this comment isn't too bad imo - no need to call him out with 4 replies...
Regarding the phone I have to say that it looks quite good. From the pictures it looks like it should feel higher class than the Galaxy Nexus does right now. Still I would prefer it be a little more ergonomically formed - I like that curveture on the GNEX and Nexus S.
Anyways 4.7 is too big for me - would like this one in the 4 to 4.3 form factor. That's why I'm still hoping for that rumored Nexus program - to have more choices with stock Android.
105. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You should be looking at the Razr M then; 4.3" display and with Motorola's very minimalistic UI, it might as well be stock! And since Google owns Motorola now they should be getting updates much quicker now. Motorola's new devices really are technically Nexus.
And they promised those who buy their new Razr series, if they don't get Jelly Bean by December, you get $100 out of Moto's pocket. So, worst case scenario, you get $100 and have to wait maybe another month or two for the update.
4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
The back side looks awkward, i prefer gnex design rather than this
11. wendygarett (unregistered)
That is the same back at Optimus g :)
26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Will be selling my Nexus S, and buying this.
45. Mittal (Posts: 451; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
u have a Nexus S also ?
How many devices do u have currently ?
Just was curious :)
76. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
S3. NOTE. Nexus S. OneX. Love phones.
100. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I thought you had a 4S.
101. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Yes also have the 4S. Sold the note and will be selling the Nexus S, for the new Nexus. Hey Sleeping how is you Bro!
93. Mittal (Posts: 451; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
I have an Optimus 1 and an HTC Salsa
I dont feel like spending big bucks on devices which in today's date become obsolete so fast.
6. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I still think its a bit ugly, but its definitely high on my list of possible next phones. Unless sammy pulls a whopper of a G-Nex2 out.
Its reeeeeally hard to argue with the bulk of the specs + nexus updates.
I like being right most of the time. :) I said LG would pull out the monster specs for the Nexus since they didnt have a flagship of any merit to worry about killing sales from. :)
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yup, you definitely got it right Remix. Unless Sammy pulls a miracle out of the Galaxy Nexus 2, LG is going to be on top when it comes to the Nexus; or maybe HTC will with the rumored Nexus 5, but that doesn't seem to have much ground in terms of being a Nexus.
32. Mke5Mke (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
The very first Nexus device was made by HTC.
That's some ground.... foundation even.
39. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That does indeed set some sort of a precedent for HTC, but not much. Yes, HTC made the first Nexus, but does that mean they would make some random return almost 3 years later? There were 2 leaks stating that HTC *might* be making a Nexus; the initial rumor that there would be Nexus from multiple OEMs, and the rumor of the HTC Nexus 5. Not much to go on.
24. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Won't this actually kill sales of the LG Optimus G (you know, their flagship) on Sprint and AT&T?
37. Mke5Mke (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
Not if they have better specs..which THEY DO if the LG Nexus rumors are correct.
60. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
this is a 6 month old prototype, so i wouldn't worry much about the design. i 100% agree with you, even if this is the only Nexus device for this year, i don't think any other OEM would've done a better job. the spec sheet is hard if not impossible to top. i am buying.
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Looks great, but I still don't like the bedazzled glass look... Hopefully they change the pattern to something similar to the AT&T version of the Optimus G; otherwise, I'm getting a case lol. I don't need my phone to sparkle LG!
99. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Actually the back looks more like Sprint's Optimus G.
9. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
A phone in which a great android software is embedded in a meager specs... 8 GB internal memory?? Are they nuts? Even my f*cking dumb phone has 16 GB memory and and external memory slot... I am really pissed off!! Yet another phone trapped in 8 MP camera land.. I will buy other OEMs nexus phone
14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This is most likely just a testing unit, and will have more available memory options, like 16 and 32 GB, when it releases. Google is trying to push cloud service, so I doubt they would give it a memory slot.
The 8MP camera doesn't bother people much anymore, seeing as though it's most likely made by Sony and will have killer optics.
20. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
No dude, nowadays Everyone is making it seem like having a camera with 8 megapixels will always produce better pictures than one with 12 or more mega pixels. Are we all completely forgetting the possibility of a phone with more megapixels and great picture quality? Seems like everyone is making excuses.
Do you still don't get what they are for do you? losless zoom,oversampling,better low light photos in 8,5,3 mpx... There may be more advantages, but i know these only...
As you said Sony is a top-tier example in camera department.... anyways Android FTW :)
27. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
That would require a larger sensor, and why do you need a camera with more than 8MP anyway?
46. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Already answered above. Since you asked i tell you again. Some times i need to print large sized photos and i might crop them for our business.. So 8MP won't be the best choice... Of course i have RX100.. But i won't be taking that everywhere like i take my phone
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I'm not saying this 8MP will take better shots than 13MP cameras. I'm just saying, since this is most likely a Sony camera, it will still take great pictures. Remember, Google is trying to cut costs with the Nexus line to appeal to more people (even though it doesn't seem like it with the spec count), and I'm sure buying mass amounts of 13MP cameras from Sony didn't exactly help that situation.
And if they bought cheaper 13MP cameras from someone else, they probably would've had crappy optics and would've actually been worse than this 8MP Sony camera. Google and LG made a smart move by sticking with 8MP.
62. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I dont know what all the pissiness is for. Only the very first Nexus had external memory so it's not like its a surprise. It will come in 16/32. It's not a big deal. The specs have been off the internal development phone, not the final model.
Megapixel count is meaningless. Give me a great sensor paired with good software and it will run laps around any ol Mpx count. Mpx only tells you the size of the picture, not its quality. A high mpx count with a crap lens and software is actually worse for quality by far compared to a lower mpx count with a nicer lens & software.
74. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I wouldn't say megapixel count is /meaningless/ (i.e. I wouldn't want to try to have a 0.3MP shot, no matter the software, as a desktop image on my 42" monitor, unless I'm feeling nostalgic for heavily pixellated images, in which case I'd use backgrounds from old video games instead), but everything else is accurate.
82. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
again, megapixel count is for image size, so of course you wouldnt want a 0.3 megapixel image on your 42 inch monitor. Way to try to take it to extremes to prove a point which makes it an invalid argument
were talking 8mpx and 12mpx, or maybe even 16mpx. not 0.3mpx.
The biggest difference in quality at CURRENT HD CAMERA sizes is going to be hardware and software, not mpx.
88. -box- (Posts: 3915; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
You said it, not me :) Though size of the monitor is less relevant if the resolution is the same, just exacerbates the quality since it's more visible due to the larger size. That said, in an age where phones have lower-res FFCs and higher res rear cameras, it can make a difference what MP the image is.
I do agree with you, the difference in current leading smartphones is minimal in terms of megapixels, and significant in terms of hardware and software.
97. remixfa (Posts: 14226; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I think you and I both know that I was talking about the rear main cameras. I cant even remember the last time a "top tier" phone came with a 0.3mpx camera.
And unless your talking about an ipad, no top tier device has come with a 0.3mpx front camera in quite a while either. :)
65. someones4 (Posts: 621; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
cloud is not perfect nor convenient. Its a good choice for backups but not for daily use
95. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Megapixels are meaningless unless you have the sensor to back it up.
25. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
What dumb phone exactly has 16 GB of onboard storage?
52. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Even I too don't know that yet... Its brand name is written in Mandarin.. And I don't know that language... My cousin brought that from Beijing. From day one that phone lags, freezes and that sucks... thats why i said dumb phone
18. osanilevich (Posts: 247; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
The flash is bigger than the camera itself
21. VJo003 (Posts: 339; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Have seen & read so much about the LG Nexus but hardly any thing about Sony, Samsung.... Makes me wonder if there is a Sony or a Samsung Nexus waiting in the wings at all.
22. Mke5Mke (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
Highly unflattering! If it had far and away the best specs, I could overlook it. But it doesn't. So I can't.
23. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
Why do nice new phones get announced just when I've finally decided on which phone to buy! I think I'm doomed never to buy another phone.
36. Hatshipuh (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Design is a matter of taste, 8GB could be changed by the time of release, but what disturbs me the most with this design is the non-removable battery.
For a developer device with many Alpha ROM testing, there is no battery pull possible when the phone freezes and the power button doesn't react anymore.
Either they add a hardreset button or we have to wait till the battery runs out?
And is there a reason why they didn't add a frame to the lens, but to the flashlight instead?
51. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)
I'm not too familiar with Android but shouldn't there be a hard reset with some combination of physical buttons? There are lots of phones with nonremovable battery and I'm almost certain they will have thought of this as well...
Also the 8GB don't seem too far off for a Nexus device since Google is using the same amount in the Nexus 7... And for a cheaper entry I can see them bringing that to the market - for me it would be enough if at least 7 out of 8GB are for content... 16GB would be better though.
47. jan25 (Posts: 427; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
same early prototype being posed as the final LG Nexus over and over again. you can tell by the washed out word "not" in the "not for sale" sentence. the guy also reportedly said that he had this prototype for a half a year.
50. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
Thank you I have no idea why people think this is the final copy of the LG Nexus
48. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
This is a prototype not the real thing. The new phone will likely come in 32gb and might look different. The person who owns the same exact phone claims hes had the phone for almost half a year now. The phone has also been benchmarked (http://androidandme.com/2012/10/smartphones-2/lg-nexus-gets-benchmarked/). Also the phone lacks LTE this phone I would say is defiantly not a final copy of what the LG Nexus will look like, or at least what it will look like state side. Just my 2 cents
54. sdouglas3673 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
I would be really interested in this phone, but the combination of 8G/16G internal memory and no more unlimited data kills this for me. Otherwise would jump at the phone!
55. Iphone4 (unregistered)
I want a premium feel and look on android. I don’t think LG can give me.
59. Iphone4 (unregistered)
i want HTC to make Nexus not LG, Samsung or Sony. HTC ONE X what a phone guys i want same look and feel
70. nicholassss (Posts: 358; Member since: 10 May 2012)
At first i didnt like the bedazzled looking back... its kinda growing on me. Im between. This and the note 2. I got a gs3 coming i. The mail, but i think imma sell it.
84. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Have to admit this looks like a really good phone... Looks like galaxy nexus with different materials and slimmer... Would get this phone but seriously 8gb and am guessing just like the nexus 7 only 6gb is available... With games now hitting the 2gb size like horn real racing etc 16gb let alone 8gb is acceptable...I know Google want you to use the cloud but this is not the way by limiting storage... Am sure this will be a deal breaker for many.. If you going to get rid of removable storage than the minimum built in storage needs to be 32gb.
89. The_Innovation (Posts: 574; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
"...crossover between the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus."
What else can one ask for?
106. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4131; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
A back glass panel that doesn't look bedazzled... Please?
Other than that everything is amazing though.