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Nexus 4 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs iPhone 5: size comparison

Nexus 4 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs iPhone 5: size comparison
One of the interesting things about the LG Nexus 4, which was unveiled about two days ago, is that it is almost entirely based on the hardware of the Optimus G, but LG has given it a radically different appearance, probably at Google's request. So, the end result is that we now have a Nexus 4, the front of which is very reminiscent of the Galaxy Nexus with its rounded shape and completely clean surface. Obviously, this will appeal to some, while others will prefer the more rectangular shape of the Optimus G, but the point that we'd like to make here is that for such a large cell phone, it's probably beneficent to have such rounded corners, as this helps make the device feel smaller and easier to hold.

Thanks to this design decision, the Nexus 4 is about as big as the Galaxy S III or the One X. It's actually a tad smaller in length and width, while its rivals have just a slight advantage in terms of thickness. If we have to compare it to the iPhone 5, it's evident that the Nexus 4 is a significantly larger smartphone in all dimensions. Anyways, we're glad that the LG Nexus 4 will not fare worse in the comfort department, compared to its competition, and it may even be a tad better. There isn't anything particularly striking about there appearance of the Nexus 4, but LG and Google have done a good job keeping its overall size on the reasonable side.

Nexus 4 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs iPhone 5: size comparison

You can compare the LG Nexus 4 with many other smartphones using our SIZE COMPARISON TOOL!

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posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:06 30

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Nexus 4 every time... Such a great package.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:28

28. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


The Nexus 4 looks waaaaaay too much like a GS3, even to the shape of the curves (especially the top one). LG has their own good design, why come so close to samsung's?

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:24 8

35. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its neither.

Its following the NEXUS DESIGN language.. amazing since its A NEXUS.

lol

why do people not get it? Its not the "lg nexus 4", its the "nexus 4".

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 08:47 4

38. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Its NOT "nexus 4".

Its:-

Google Nexus 4 By LG.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:38 3

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It looks nothing like the GS3 other than the fact that it has curves... The curves aren't even that similar. It looks like a Nexus.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 11:02

39. rawkuss (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That's because Samsung made the Galaxy Nexus and by the looks of it they wanted to keep the "Nexus" design.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:46 3

31. android_hitman (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


i will change from HTC to Nexus from now on

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:10 13

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Am I the only one who think that nexus 4 look sexier than iPhone 5?

Nevermind... I'll get the iPhone 5 anyway

because of the 4g LTE :P

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:37 6

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Yes you are the only one.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:09 18

16. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


which makes you a fool just like the rest.

HSPA+42 is just as fast and takes less battery

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:16 9

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


I didnt know that lol
and My country don't even have the 4g lte....

but thanks for the information, i appreciate that :)

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:14 4

22. kyan- (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


can u take out your bodybuilding.com profile pic? its nfsw

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:43 4

30. Captain_Doug (Posts: 759; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not for safe work? Her/His picture used to be a girl. I'm thinking it's confused...

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:15 8

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2313; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


So, you wanna get the iPhone 5 because of the 4G LTE even though it's not available in your country? -__-

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:15

27. blingblingthing (Posts: 440; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I have to agree. Just so every one knows. In Antigua my carrier digicel has late here so I am getting 3g / 4gspeeds. Right now iin am charging my HOX like twice in a day. Going to charge now.

Not to say I am mad or would be silly to change os for this. Just saying this so people know.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:10 4

21. kevkyle (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


wendy's such a character - sometimes pleasantly repulsive ", )

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:22 9

3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


holy f**k im really upset right now, nexus 4 is supposed to be sell for only 350 bucks right ? WRONG ! in my country, a lg spokeperson has just confirmed that they will sell nexus 4 for $600 ! DAFUQ ? they will do it because they scared that nexus 4 will canibalize optimus vu !

omg, take me to the states right f**kin now...

"

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:27 2

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


That's b-c there's no Google Play presence in your country. Same with mine.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 09:17 1

32. ddxmms1 (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


and here too.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:28

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


chill dude, you will get the same price on 32gb version soon just like the nexus 7 deal, just be patient ok? lol

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:25 2

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


"probably at Google's request"?

I think Nexus is Google's phone and Google has control of everything: hardware, software, sales...

The partners offer technologies and parts and build the device for a fee and the right to have their name appear next to Nexus branding.

This is cooperation with Google in charge.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:46 1

9. chkee89 (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


nexus always the best one.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:48 3

10. baldilocks (Posts: 519; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


On screen keys = wasted real estate. Didn't like it with the Galaxy Nexus, don't like it with the Nexus 4. The One X and GS3 are a lot better in that regard.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:50 3

12. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


your picture is misleading PA. the one x looks shorter than the nexus 4 although its taller theoretically.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:48 1

19. ScottSchneider (Posts: 319; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Yeah.. The Same way the A5 looks good in the pic rather sick when you hold it... Change the pic...

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 06:05 2

14. bloodline (Posts: 692; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


iphone looks pathetic.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:09

20. bucky (Posts: 1499; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Looks like a phone. Not a tablet.....

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 07:45 1

23. blingblingthing (Posts: 440; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


No bloodline; the iPhone IS pathetic (in my opinion)

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:02

24. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Dont like the on the screen buttons ATM because not enough apps take advantage of them.
Phonearena should have added the LG O. G to the comparison, Thats the biggest rivals it has (both LG LOL)

For 200 dollars more you get (AT&T)
SDcard
Thinner
Shorter
Narrower Phone
Better design
LTE

Conss
AT&T Bloatware
Wireless charging
Nexus Updates

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:09 2

25. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so what your saying is ...
for $200 more you get.. a different design, an LTE radio that is useless in most markets and and SDcard slot..

sounds like a deal..

NOT.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 08:31

29. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


I know but i really, really like the design.
Pay more for a better design Maybe?

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 10:04

33. nsnk86 (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


man!! this article is about size comparison........ so where is motorola razr series?? its THE thinnest phone compared to these four!!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:20 1

34. deeoh1084 (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


Of course the Nexus 4 is bigger than iPhone 5 b/c it doesn't have the 4.7" screen!! they have the tiny 4" screen instead!! and Nexus 4 packs with quad core w/ 2GB ram while iPhone 5 still using dual core w/ 1GB ram instead! pretty obvious Nexus 4 is bigger but better than iPoop 5

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