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Who made the best Nexus phone for its time: HTC, Samsung or LG?

0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2012, 07:56 posted on

Ah, the Nexus phones - probably the most beloved handsets in the entire Android universe. Never really achieving the status of top sellers, but always being highly-regarded, as they have not only been cool pieces of tech, but have also helped Google guide its partners and introduce new versions of Android...

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:00 41

1. bayhuy (Posts: 307; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Nexus One all the way!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:23 24

12. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


Totally agree.. If Nexus 4 would have been made by HTC this year I would totally buy it.. Sorry LG never liked your hardware.. I bet the camera on the nexus 4 sucks

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:34 14

16. SleepingOz (unregistered)


So according to you, the Nexus 4 would've been better only if it had an HTC logo on it? Oh man!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:42 31

19. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


No, HTC is not only a tademark, HTC means quality.. Have you seen a comparison of the Optimus G against DNA? You should.. And look what Samsung has done to Nexus.. Plastic phones.. Sorry but the galaxy's are really ugly..

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:14 9

28. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Having higher benchmark scores doesn't mean that the DNA hardwares are better since they're using more or less the same hardwares which invalidate your "LG never liked your hardware". Not to forget that the Optimus G is running 4.0.4 while the DNA is running 4.1.1 with project butter. It'd be really bad if it doesn't manage to score higher than the Optimus G.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:32 7

32. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"and even tough it seems that Droid DNA preforms slightly better(due to 4.1.1), the Optimus G is good as well. Moreover, the South Korean flagship even runs faster in some apps."http://www.android.gs/htc-droid-dna-vs-lg-optimus-g/

"The Droid manages to refresh webpages slightly faster, the Optimus G launches the camera app quicker, and in the end, both perform quite similarly in terms of day-to-day use."http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/htc-droid-dna-vs-lg-optimus-video-battle-28011/

Also no one talked about Samsung here, you seem to ignore that HTC phones are also made of plastic. And the DNA is one of the ugliest phone out there. Try harder next time you want to troll.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:53 9

49. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


sleepy wake up plzz!!

DNA is one of the ugliest phone !! R u Good??!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 15:00 7

52. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


SleepingOz mate wake up u doosh, the HTC droid DNA has had people all over the world saying "what a beautiful phone"...........etc. Ur really sleeping, sure HTC uses plastic but its poly carbonate, and has that matte feel to it, Samsung uses the same poly carbonate plastic but they put a glaze over it which feels like pure cheap plastic, so stop posting comments while ur sleeping OK

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 03:40 3

67. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


exactly!! dna is the most beautifull monster.

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:03 3

75. gelo0291 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


"HTC phones are also made of plastic". Totally incorrect. My HTC One S is made of aluminum, treated under thousands of voltage called the Micro Arc Oxidation process, which is also used in satellites, which makes it's aluminum 200% tougher.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:24 3

40. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Hey Speak after thinking it twice !!
Sammy Fans all around !!

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:28

68. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I voted for the Galaxy Nexus for one sole reason: It had Android version 4.0.1. Period. IMHO that feature made it better than even the SGS2!

On a personal note I wish phones like the Motorola Razr had come with ICS from the start.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 07:37 1

71. DylRicho (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Don't forget the One S and how that pulverises the One X and Galaxy S III into the ground. :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:46 4

35. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1388; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Htc made the best nexus in my opinion , htc had the best display ,the best CPU ,the best designs during its heyday ,so they did a excellent job at it , LG also did make a great nexus but still its missing some things like a Sd slot which htc had back on its nexus, in my opinion Samsung nexus s comes third best , followed by the kind of half baked galaxy nexus which clearly shows htc had dedication

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:52 3

45. JBSIMDI (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Read some articles related to Nexus devices. Google did not want a SD slot because they didn't want to confuse users (and didnt want to pay patent fees to MSFT)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:22 6

39. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1104; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I love HTC more than LG but as far as the Nexus goes the best is LG Nexus 4 just because it is the latest and greatest in the Nexus camp. its modern the crystalline back looks awesome and the whole phone feels premium. its the best cuz its the latest with HTC coming in at a close second. the samsung nexi devices...not so much though G Nex isnt bad by any means either

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:30 5

69. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Hullo? The device says best in it's time. Not the latest and greatest. As of December 2012 the Nexus 4 is
"obviously" the best.

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 05:45

70. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I bet u suck !! -_-

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 14:00 12

51. KParks23 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I find it actually funny that the nexus 4 has the most votes..... IT SAYS BEST OF ITS TIME FOOLS!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:05 5

54. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly. This isnt just about specs....its about overall user experience IMO. And the Nexus 4 hasnt been out long enough.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:04 2

53. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I say so far....the Nexus One too. The Nexus 4 hasn't been out long enough. The Samsung Nexus's....too many reception issues. Sorry Samsung fans. I had a G Nex, kids mother had a Nexus S.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:10 1

56. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Also specs, storage, LTE wasnt an issue for the Nexus One at the time. Many felt it had it all. Not too many ppl felt like it was compromise.

Same cant be said for the other Nexus's.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:36 5

65. moroninc (Posts: 190; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Nexus One ... so sexy i bought it twice!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:02 17

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


every nexus is and was best for the time of their launch.....

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:02 12

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


I cast my vote to LG, the greatest all around Nexus!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:04 11

4. omar98 (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


if only the nexus 4 had a 32 gb model if only....

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:07 5

5. ChizCurls (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Nexus S - Simply beautiful.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:08 9

6. toiletcleaner (Posts: 215; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Galaxy Nexus

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:21 2

38. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That was my favorite as well. I really like the form factor. Perfect size and shape for my pocket and the really liked the curved screen.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:10 1

7. abdane (Posts: 478; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


for each for its own year, the Galaxy nexus is the best... i am saying only for its year not among all !

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:10 2

8. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Samsung Galaxy Nexus because ICS was big leap over Gingerbread and Stock ICS was genuinely better that other Androids with manufacturer overlays of that time.
When Gingerbread was new, manufacturer skinning was needed. Now even though Jelly Bean is great, it lacks things that manufacturer overlay provides.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:12 2

9. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Galaxy Nexus was the best for its time.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:13 9

10. redmd (Posts: 912; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


nexus 5...by Sony

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:14 1

11. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Samsung galaxy nexus. Ice cream sandwhich was the biggest leap and that was the first nexus to really make the hardware fit the software. I dont know how anyone could say LG when its almost 2013 and they didnt give it LTE- huge misstep

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:27 1

31. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


@redmd,testman22,packman,abdane & toiletcleaner-galaxy nexus was sure one hell of a phone, providing the first 4.5"+ "phone" and introducing HD screens outside the states.
only con in it, according to me was the 5MP camera and to some extent the chipset
that said, PA seems to have got a particular liking for the nexus one and made it look like they got some amount of hate for samsung in the later parts of the article......

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:01

79. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you forget sensation XL, and either HTC Vigor(Rezound) or LG OPtimus LTE was first in LTE screens, but if you mean first in first samsung device with those then i can't disagree

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 01:15

81. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


i don't know what do you mean by "LTE screens"
and no, i am not talking about samsung-only apple says they have created the best iDevice each time
also, i said outside sates, because the US even had GS2 versions with 720p screens and the phones you mentioned haven't made it out i think

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:25 1

13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


galaxy nexus by samsung.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:29 4

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Galaxy nexus or HTC Nexus one is my pick .

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:31

15. aquadust (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


nexus 4 will be my next phone... just have to wait to be able to get it from Germany once it is on stock again, as there is no play store in my country.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:35 1

17. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Xperia Nexus OFC!, Joke.. i like HTC one because the design rocks :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:38 1

18. dsDoan (Posts: 223; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Samsung, when it comes to specs. If LG had LTE, I'd go with it, instead.

LG, when it comes to price.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:48 3

20. bucky (Posts: 1578; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


The 2 Samsung nexus phone were by far the worst. Especially the galaxy nexus.

Htc made the best one for sure

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:48 7

21. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


The first HTC nexus takes the CAKE.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:57 1

22. bloodline (Posts: 694; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Galaxy nexus has been awesome for me, i think the design was completely under appreciated.

I think the nexus 4 has been the best built. but saying that I have dropped my nexus a few times and hardly scratched.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:58

23. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


When i would see another nexus with sd slot?

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:54

58. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


When will we see a comment from you that's NOT about sd slots :P

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:00 7

24. mno.daddy (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


The one who made the android alive .... for sure HTC.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:07 3

25. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Nexus one all the way! Expandable storage is FTW!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:09 6

26. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


nexus one by HTC

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:12

27. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 399; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I would say the Nexus S was the best at the time. Maybe it's just because I've always loved the design so much! But it had all the best specs, and a great design. I also think the Galaxy Nexus was one of the greatest at the time. Now I love HTC too but I was never a fan of the Nexus One. and the Nexus 4 seems...nice. But I hate he design, and it's nothing special.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:21

29. bhagi108 (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 May 2012)


They should have Nokia design the next one ...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:25 6

30. krulll (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


HTC nexus one is only true google nexus

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:49 7

33. dorianb (Posts: 429; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Nexus... One...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:57

34. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I wasn't all for the Nexus One because of that track ball thing. Didn't like the Nexus S because it didn't feel any different from my Motorola Droid and while I like the Nexus 4 specs, the fact that is lacks LTE is a deal breaker.

I did have the Galaxy Nexus and I really liked it, however I didn't care for it's construction and Samsung's antenna's are garbage.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:47

36. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


The track ball was awesome! You could change the colors of the notifications of the trackball when you received a message. Though useless, it matched the design in my opinion.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:19 1

37. kanagadeepan (Posts: 726; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Nexus 5 by MOTOROLA...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:43

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I'll be honest, I like Sammy but the LG nexus 4 looks nice and is high end, sorry not a big fan of the nexus 1, but the Samsung Galaxy nexus looked really nice, but the materials where not the best, nexus 4 feels like a supercharged Galaxy Nexus

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:51 1

42. gersondgc (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


that lg Nexus is a joke...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:01 2

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 12730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nexus1

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