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LTE-free LG Nexus 4 showing some poor battery life against iPhone 5 and other Android superphones

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2012, 04:13 posted on

The LG Nexus 4 is a great deal in the US considering its super-low off-contract price of $299 through the Google Play Store, as well as its superb hardware like the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2 gigs of RAM...

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posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:29 1

7. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


ip5 has great modem in 28nm from qualcomm and very power eficient cpu & other components

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:45 7

26. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


lol...don't you know soc in N4 is also built on 28nm by qualcomm!!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 08:47

51. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


MEGA LLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL
i know but it has not great s4 cores
don't know why my note2 overclocked is much faster than any phone with s4
it is so obvious that you make fool out yourself dude
i was reffering ip5 vs 3g

ip3g has soc in 28 nm?

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 02:33

55. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


He was talking about the 3G connection of the iP5 not the iPhone 3G model. And no insults please.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:35 5

10. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


That comment is actually really stupid. It doesnt matter whether or not your SoC is brilliantly fast or you have an amazing screen, its the handset as a whole that counts. The factors should have been taken into account therefore allowing satisfying battery life.
You wouldnt drive a ferrari for a kilometer if you could drive a mercedes for 10. (dont start picking on the analogy now)

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:28

6. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


HTC One X close second and best android device...
Thanks, LG & Google, but I will wait for an HTC Nexus...untill then I'll stay with my HOX.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:37

12. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I didnt even know the dual core onex was that power efficient...but quadcore anyday :P

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:35 7

8. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


LMAO ! how come iPhone 5 LTE more battery life than 3G version ? WTF ? those are fake ! and my GS3 lasts more than thos 3G and wifi numbers...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:35 2

9. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


software isn't ironed out yet on the new hardware. the Android version doesnt even have the promised lock-screen widgets. wait for 4.2.1 Ray.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:36

11. djmuzi (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


The Nexus 4 is very bad.... No matter how many cores and RAM, iPhone 5 will be always faster...
The HOX ist second bestest... but try the European version of the HOX : It would loose this fight and be last.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:43 1

14. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


the Tegra 3? are you kidding? this Nexus has faster and more power efficient chipset than the HOX. it also has a bigger battery, that's why those numbers are crap. i can see why you think the iPhone 5 is faster.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:38 5

13. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


First to Begin with... After I read the Article till the last word I was wondering who could be the one to have written this to go against Android and the Latest Iteration of the Android OS Smart phone that is throwing each and every other mobile over the roof with its S4 Pro.. Then I started to scroll up and I have a Hunch as to who would have Written this article... It HAD to be RAY S.... Actually Jove39 is right.. when did the LTE become less battery hungry over 3G...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:45 5

15. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Hmm something is amiss here. The Verge reported good battery life and Engadget reported it wasn't so good, will wait till the final model comes out and is reviewed to know if to buy or not. Think I will still buy though whatever the outcome.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 04:58

17. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


If you check numerous reviews you'll notice very contradictory statements and findings, compounded by the fact they are running different software versions, check screenshots of about phone in the reviews, its kinda difficult to spot though

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:21

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Agreed the verge gave it an awesome performance and a great battery life, could it be that they have a defective unit or rather a much earlier build

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:15

20. mydi.maus (unregistered)


thats not the real nexus 4 final product coming soon.this is just fake.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:29

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not fake, just unofficial model. Google still has a couple tweaks to make to the software, that will undoubtedly improve performance across the board.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:19 1

22. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


F*ck benchmarks, practical results are more reliable.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:46 1

27. dsDoan (Posts: 229; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Are you telling me that the iPhone 5 on LTE, with a larger screen and a nearly identical battery, gets almost twice as much browsing life as the iPhone 4S on 3G, which again, has a smaller screen and a nearly identical battery?

Or that the LTE iPhone 5 gets nearly double the browsing life of the 3G iPhone 5?

This editor is losing credibility, and PhoneArena, in general, will soon lose credibility if they don't keep their editors in check.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 05:48

28. verybeo (Posts: 29; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


its true???, i cant believe that s3 got a bad result like this

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 06:17

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This article is worthless. How the hell does the iPhone 5 on LTE last longer than the 3G iPhone 5 in browsing time? Picture #1 made this article lose its credibility.

Ray, view those sources for credibility. Picture #1 is totally inaccurate.

And next time, try not to make your hate for Android so obvious either. Phonearena needs a new writer...

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:01

42. JuAli (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


This phone won't sale like other phones due to lack of promotion or advertising and it being an non LTE phone. And the price of 300 compared to 199.99 on contract is just not gonna hang for the every day consumer. This phone will mostly appeal to devs and geeks who know how to take advantage of a Nexus device. Normal everyday consumers have no idea about this phone!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:02

43. JuAli (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


This phone won't sale like other phones due to lack of promotion or advertising and it being an non LTE phone. And the price of 300 compared to 199.99 on contract is just not gonna hang for the every day consumer. This phone will mostly appeal to devs and geeks who know how to take advantage of a Nexus device. Normal everyday consumers have no idea about this phone!!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 07:38

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


These phones are all power houses, and won't get the greatest batt life. However being non lte u'd expect better batt life from the N4.

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 13:09

52. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the budget phone N4 is still decent.. not a power house when it doesn't come with LTE.. is 2012 people even the biggest carrier in the U.S won't released a non LTE phone.. is a budget phone

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:06

56. aquadust (Posts: 29; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Oh well actually there is like 10% difference in batterly life in 3G mode between iphone5 and nexus 4...The faster the connection is the better battery life you get (faster transfer speed = more idle time for CPU). Why testing new 2012 devices in 3G anyway omg, r u serious? Testing web browsing on nexus 4 via gprs/edge and comparing to iphone5 via LTE. Ok guys I see what you did there! I would expect also 4G test from nexus 4, even in sh*t hole like my country we already have 4G for quite some time :) so this test is absolutely useless for me. I expect batterly life a bit lower than galaxy s3 (same battery, similar HW, but different screen technology amoled vs LCD) which would be fine for me.

BTW: while using wifi nexus 4 is as same as galaxy s3! and that's fine for me. Hope that nexus 4 won't be available only via LG distribution in my country, I don't wan't to pay 599eur while rest of the world pays ~350eur in play store for the same thing (16GB)...

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 20:39

58. Pasan (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


AnandTech forgot to compare something important. The price difference!!

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 11:12

59. nvrhde (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


I wish my i5 have this much battery life

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