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LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy S III specs comparison

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LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy S III specs comparison
Google just announced what might turn out to be the worst-kept Android secret - this year's green robot flagship, the LG Nexus 4. It is certainly a device to be reckoned, with the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, and the large in-cell touch display.

How much of an upgrade is it, compared to last year's Android poster child, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? And how does it stack up against the most popular Android high-end now, the Galaxy S III?

Have a look at our specs comparison chart below, and tell us whether the LG Nexus 4 is all you hoped for, or whether you think Google has cut some corners to fit into the price point of device that will spread the Android fire fastest amongst fans with its latest Android 4.2 version, and timely updates.

LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy S III specs comparison


DESIGN


Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.2)Android (4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)Android (4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
Weight4.90 oz (139 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (117 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (117 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (117 g)
Side Keys Left: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors White, GrayBlack, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White, Gray
DISPLAY


Physical size4.7 inches4.65 inches4.80 inches
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
318 ppi316 ppi306 ppi
Technology
IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
BATTERY


Talk time 17.66 hours
the average is 8 h (501 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 8 h (501 min)
Stand-by time 12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
Talk time (3G) 8.33 hours
the average is 7 h (432 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 7 h (432 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
Capacity2100 mAh1750 mAh2100 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - IonLi - Ion
HARDWARE


System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ProTI OMAP4460Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)
Processor
Quad core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Graphics processorAdreno 320PowerVR SGX540ARM Mali-400/MP4
System memory
2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM / DDR21024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage8 GB32 GB32 GB
Storage expansion  microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
CAMERA


Camera8 megapixels, Immobile5 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size F2.8F2.6
FeaturesAuto focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activationAuto focus, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Auto focus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Recording format MPEG4 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo callingVideo calling, Digital image stabilization
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.3 megapixels1.9 megapixels
CONNECTIVITY


Bluetooth4.03.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes Yes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingUSB chargingUSB Host, USB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMIvia microUSBvia microUSBvia microUSB
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, MHL, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
REGULATORY APPROVAL


FCC approval
   
Date approved07 Sep 201207 Oct 2011 

FCC ID value: ZNFE960linkFCC ID value: A3LGTI9250link 
FCC measured SAR
   
Head0.55 W/kg0.43 W/kg 
Body1.27 W/kg0.74 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.27 W/kg  
Simultaneous Transmission1.50 W/kg  
AVAILABILITY


Officially announced29 Oct 201219 Oct 201103 May 2012
Scheduled release
13 Nov 2012 (Official)  
SHOPPING INFORMATION


AccessoriesUSB sync/charge cable, AC Adapter and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide 
MSRP price$ 299
 

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