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Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2

0. phoneArena 11 Nov 2013, 06:01 posted on

And so begins the reign of the latest Nexus smartphone, the aptly named Google Nexus 5, which like its predecessor, has that killer one-two punch with its affordable cost and impressive set of hardware. As we all know, though, the Nexus 5 reads very similar to another LG-made smartphone – the LG G2. Comparing the two together, it’s obvious that they share many commonalities, but they’re also very different...

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posted on 14 Dec 2013, 08:39

61. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


OK so I have had a chance to spend some time with both phones. The LG G2 was the easy winner. One of the biggest differences was the enormous battery life. The NEXUS is almost like an IPHONE in that area. Secondly, the screen. It is not good at all.Looks more like a SONY (washed out) XPERIA from the past. A MOTO X screen below both of these phones away for depth/color. I must say that the N5 is also too light. I felt like I was going to drop it. The startup time of the N5 (yawn) compared (again like an IPHONE) to the G2. No contest. G2 blows it away. Verdict: I SOLD the N5. Kept the G2 and still use the MOTO X frequently. One of the most solidly built, enjoyable under-rated phones of the year. The talk quality is is superb even over the G2. I guess my comparison is between the MOTO X and G2. My two favorites for 2013.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 11:29

62. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Even though these. Phones share parts, G2 is superior in build quality, screen resolution and innovation. N5 is not heavy enough.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 22:57

63. saqibshahzad1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)


G2 is winner no doubt.
Better display
Better Battery life
Better finish
Better specs

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 05:35

64. marshach (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


It's amazing to me that after so much work is put in to analyzing the display, layout, camera and video quality, processor, etc. only one small paragraph is given to phone call quality. When are we going to see objective, detailed technical analysis of call quality? Frankly, I wouldn't buy either phone after reading that the phone call quality is lousy. I mean, it is a PHONE, right? Manufacturers won't improve the phone call quality until review sites like phonearena start emphasizing its importance.

posted on 29 May 2014, 13:28

65. pratikchhatbar (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 May 2014)


If you are with T-mobile and are in poor coverage area (cubicle far away from window, OR or deep dark hospital hallways), you want to go with LG G2 since it offers Wi-Fi calling feature. Huge advantage over Nexus 5 which has not been brought up often.

posted on 30 May 2014, 06:33

66. GrebGoneBad (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


To be honest this should only be a contributing factor for a minority. Plus the fact I would have thought it wouldn't be too difficult to enable wifi calling on the Nexus 5 should enough people ask for it.

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