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Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4: specs comparison

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:16

In case you've somehow missed the news, Google just refreshed its Nexus lineup with a new, 5-inch model – its slimmest and fastest to date. The Google Nexus 5, as the smartphone is called, is here to succeed the Nexus 4, bringing upgraded hardware specifications, all the while sticking to "pure" Android 4.4 KitKat, free of carrier bloatware and UI modifications. It can be yours for as little as $350 off contract, which is a pretty good deal no matter how you look at it...

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:27 10

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Nexus 5 is looking cool, its like nexus is the nissian gtr r35 vs Samsung as Ferrari, nissian gives u same performance but priced hell of a lot lower.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:47 4

6. Tommy1960i (Posts: 119; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

A nice phone
And a good price
To Nexus Hello
To iPhone goodbye

No more problems
Now things are clear
We are out of trouble
The Nexus is here!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 22:34

15. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)

say goodbye to overprice Samsung

nexus here i come!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:30 1

2. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

I've been waiting for the Nexus 5 to release and to decide between Nexus 5 and Lg G2. I think the the neXus looks really good and it my even feel better than the G2 but the battery is a huge disappointment. Gonna get the G2 now.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:34 7

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Yes the battery is lower but, its stock android plus there's no crazy features going on like galaxy devices, its 4.4 kiktkat so less ram consumption which all equalls to a good battery life. Fingers crossed :?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:40

4. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

No no no stop replying to my comments HAVE TO GET THE G2. But the nexus is so freaking awesome, don't know what to do and ya I do agree stock android is well... Stock android. But what do you think? It will last one day?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:46

5. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

Just put Cyanogenmod on it with 4.4 on the G2. I'm on Verizon and I'm heavily considering the G2 now. Have been waiting for the Nexus now since last year but totally don't know what to do now with no Nexus (my obvious choice).

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:03

8. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

IMO the LG G2 is a better phone all around and I would prefer the G2...


1. Will the G2 ever get an offical 4.4 update?
I know I can change the ROM but then I lose a few of the reasons to get the G2 over the N5 like the IR blaster & wireless storage.

2. Cant hide G2 soft keys with out rooting, rooting sets off a flag that gives LG an excuse to not honor your warranty, not sure it can be unflagged.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 23:15

16. E.S.1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Yes, it can be unflagged.

I think G2 will get an update.
And I am going with LG G2 instead mostly because of the battery.

Thank you

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:12

9. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Ofcourse light ui, 2 fb ddr3 ram, s800 has a low power nanometer of 28 I think which is very good, all this in a 2300 may battery should last a day at maximum. Hey I have the HTC ONE same battery size and it lasts me a whole day of usage consisting games here and there, a lot of webbing, checking Gmails, calling and hell of a lot messaging. So why not the nexus 5 will last easily a day of good amount of use

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 13:58

7. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)

4.4 will take some time to come on lg G2 and damn the nexus looks awesome, nothing fancy. Just a clean device. It will also be the first to get all the updates. But that idiotic battery! Any HTC One users out there? Even it has an 2300 mah battery. Does last the whole day?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:35 2

10. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1038; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Happy with my GS4 :)

The Nexus 5 is great but the battery and lack of MicroSD expansion turns me off it. Great phone for devs though.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:48

11. hortizano (Posts: 294; Member since: 22 May 2013)

All I consider in a phone is the additional storage.. I have a surreal case of panic that something will happen to the phone, losing all my information.. if I have a SD card at least I have a shot to recover it...
Soooo.. sticking to my S4...

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:55

12. procoder (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

it should be krait 400 for Nexus 5..

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:09

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

NEXUS 5 all the way but i don't see the xperia z or z1 in comparison here.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:21

14. MobileNico (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

On paper the G2 seems phenomenal, and I'm sure it is. However, their UI overlay has been anything but unobtrusive, and I'm thinking that with similar hardware specs and stock Android, the Nexus 5 will likely feel quite a bit faster in day-to-day use. It's that much of a difference. It certainly was when comparing the Nexus 4 to the GS4. With the exception of the camera, last year's Nexus proved that clean, unadulterated Android can compensate for a lack of bleeding edge specs. I think that point will be proven again this year. Numbers don't lie, but they don't tell the whole story.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 00:25

17. mclifford81 (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)

So I went from the Galaxy s4 to the verizon version of the LG G2 and haven't looked back. The phone trumps the Galaxy s4 in every aspect. Better photos, speedy browsing throughout the system, call quality is about the same, brighter and more visible screen. I also had the HTC one and the LG G2 has much better battery life than the two phones as well. Plus the LG G2 can be rooted to run cyanogen mod if you really want 4.4 as soon as possible however I am sure there will be an update around the corner since it is LG's flagship.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 05:08

18. Davidparker (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

Why Nexus 5 has Krait 330? And Lg g2 have 400? plz someone make me clear !

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 02:16

19. Campdia (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)

I Have S4 GT-I9500 Running 4.2.2 When I connect it to Kies and searching for firmware update Kies says that you have the latest Firmware For KSA GT-I9500 what should I do for getting 4.3

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 15:04

20. Simpletech (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)

Hello everyone Im at a stale mate S4,LG,Nexus5 which to get the Phone arenas comparison has worked somewhat but there are still other enquires like the updating, which are easy to Modify/Unmodify to safe guard the warranty

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