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Google Nexus 4 vs Apple iPhone 5

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Call Quality:

Google Nexus 4 vs Apple iPhone 5
Generally speaking, there are very few issues with call quality with these beauties, especially when voices are robust, distinctive, and clear on both ends of the line. However, their speakerphones aren’t perfect, as voices have a distorted sound on the iPhone 5 – while the Nexus 4 emits some crackling at the loudest volume setting.


Battery:

Testing out their battery life, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ connection with the Nexus 4 and Sprint’s EV-DO 3G on the iPhone 5, we don’t find one to be particularly better than the other. In fact, we’re able to push out a solid day of normal usage with their fully charged batteries. However, you can expect dramatically higher battery drain when using the iPhone 5 via LTE.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours
Higher is better
Google Nexus 4
4h 47 min (Poor)
Apple iPhone 5
4h 22 min (Poor)
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Conclusion:

All things considered, we’ll hand it to the Nexus 4 for setting the bar for outright pricing. At $300 without a contract for the base 8GB version of the Nexus 4, it very well seems more attractive than the $650 tally of the base 16GB iPhone 5. Yet, when it comes to contract pricing, they’re nearly the same at the usual golden price of $200 with a 2-year agreement. Simply folks, there are many things that we like about both smartphones, as they’re filled with plenty of attractive features – so whichever you decide to go with, you can sleep knowing you’re getting some value in them.

For the Nexus 4, its biggest selling point is the supreme Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience it’s offering. Not only does it manhandle the iPhone 5 when it comes to personalization and visual allure with its interface, but it has some deep features that adhere to the stiff needs of today’s power users. From its useful widgets in the lock screen to the inviting presence of Google Now, the all-encompassing experience is what makes the Nexus 4 so darn lovable.

Flipping it over to the iPhone 5, we have to say it’s still the more attractive looking between the two – design, that is. In addition to that, it’s the handset to side with if you’re all about photo and video quality. Sure, its iOS 6 experience isn’t as comprehensive as Jelly Bean, but nevertheless, some will undoubtedly appreciate its simplified approach.

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posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:25 17

1. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Nexus 4 won? How is that possible? :P

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:31 34

4. Kuherrn (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


Why are you suprised??? A better, all-rounded phone definitely wins... and that phone is the Nexus 4.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:38 30

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


I'm very impressed with iP5 camera, they managed to make one of the top camera and still kept the phone very thin.

Other than the camera, it's Nexus 4 all the way.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:38 15

8. AmitMajumder (Posts: 178; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I mean, PA never lets anything other than iPhone win.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:44 2

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


I remember you guys keep say iphone sucks because has no 4g lte... And now it's PAYBACK TIME!!! >:D

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:51 3

12. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


Maybe because you can buy 3 nexus 4's for one iphone 5

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:51 10

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm very impress that you don't mention about the purple tint on the iPhone 5 camera... Thank you :)

+1

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:53 15

14. Kuherrn (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


And that's why we have phones like the Note 2, Droid DNA, S3, One X+ and Optimus G. It's something called choice, something that Apple is reluctant to give to consumers, and something that you will not be able to payback...

Payback all you want, but I have the comfort of knowing MOST of the people know which phone is better :)

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:57 3

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


They said you can activate Nexus 4 LTE somewhere iirc

Doesn't matter anyway, there's no LTE where I'm living

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:00

17. wendygarett (unregistered)


Yeah your right, how can I laugh when android is so light year ahead from ios... I'm sayin this so that I hope you guy stop critics Apple for the sick of critics lol

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:11 1

21. MeoCao (unregistered)


LOL, I wanted to talk about that, but unfortunately N4 has it too. :((

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:08 3

32. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the Nexus4 has LTE. Its just not activated.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:19 4

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Nexus 4 won? How is that possible?"

Misleading maneuver to create a false impression. In other words, try to make all think that there is no more bias. But just wait few weeks and bias will come back. ;)

My opinion about author and article.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:22 2

26. SleepingOz (unregistered)


When you buy a smartphone at $700+, LTE is the minimum you'd expect.
The nexus 4, which is a better smartphone according to this review btw, is another story. I have no complaints whatsoever since it's priced at $300.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:24 2

27. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Seriously?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:30

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Seriously!

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:32 4

29. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sorry but the whole article read like an iphone promotion. Claiming the iphone is easier to use with its notifications...wtf Android notifications are the best in the business.

Also what every reviewer fails to mention is that through androids deep customisation it actually becomes even easier to use than the iphone because you personalise it to meet your needs.

Design is always preference and subjective, why have a phone that is easier to chip ? why make a phone out of glass? IMO samsung builds are better because they are more durable, they may feel plastic but people need a phone for a couple of years - durable is key.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:24 4

35. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


...what?

$300X3=900 =/= 650

You can get 2 Nexus4s and have $50 left over...

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:26 1

37. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


...don't both phones have glass portions on their backs?

I concur about design being subjective; personally I find the iphones boring, toy-like, and uninspired, as well as uninviting and unpleasant to hold.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:34

38. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4214; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Then it comes to the point that N4 killed the iP5!!
Nexus 4 FTW!!

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:30 2

48. nwright94 (unregistered)


Pretty much any digital camera has the chance of getting a purple flare, I even get it sometimes on my dslr.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:54 2

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


To bad a Iphone 5 holds it value and will always hold its value better then any of those phones!!!!!

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:00

43. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how long before Apple gets a clue and updates the iOS UI?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:16 2

44. gustavoace (Posts: 186; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I'm very impressed with the "premium quality of iphone 5", as they posted yesterday a 2 months old iphone totally scratched..

Premium quality has my Nexus S, with 2 years old and only a few scratchs.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:25

46. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Well there was the Galaxy S3. It actually beat the iPhone here

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:27

47. gustavoace (Posts: 186; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


They will release a 4g version soon.. Its always like that.. dont worry, you'll be able to get your nexus on 4g =D

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:31 2

49. nwright94 (unregistered)


And has no amplifier and only runs on one band that only tmobiles lte in the US will have.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:32 2

50. gustavoace (Posts: 186; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Just to make clear... Siri and Google Now is NOT equivalent. Siri is like Google Search, and Google Now has no competitor yet

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 11:15 4

52. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Problem is iPhone 5 16gig is $650 while the Nexus 4 16gig is $350. That's a $300 difference right off the bat if your paying straight up. Your going to lose more money on iPhone 5 after 2 years. The only way iPhone 5 makes sense is if you lock into a 2 year contract at the subsidized price of $200.

Got to go. My Note 2 just showed up.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 13:16 2

54. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I get two thumbs down for accurate mathematics?

Wow.

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