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LG Nexus compared to iPhone 5

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:02

The upcoming LG Nexus phone might have leaked all over the place in the last couple of days, but these here are the best and most detailed pictures of the upcoming smartphone…

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:40

27. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

That would require a larger sensor, and why do you need a camera with more than 8MP anyway?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:05

46. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Already answered above. Since you asked i tell you again. Some times i need to print large sized photos and i might crop them for our business.. So 8MP won't be the best choice... Of course i have RX100.. But i won't be taking that everywhere like i take my phone

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:42 1

29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I'm not saying this 8MP will take better shots than 13MP cameras. I'm just saying, since this is most likely a Sony camera, it will still take great pictures. Remember, Google is trying to cut costs with the Nexus line to appeal to more people (even though it doesn't seem like it with the spec count), and I'm sure buying mass amounts of 13MP cameras from Sony didn't exactly help that situation.

And if they bought cheaper 13MP cameras from someone else, they probably would've had crappy optics and would've actually been worse than this 8MP Sony camera. Google and LG made a smart move by sticking with 8MP.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:19

62. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I dont know what all the pissiness is for. Only the very first Nexus had external memory so it's not like its a surprise. It will come in 16/32. It's not a big deal. The specs have been off the internal development phone, not the final model.

Megapixel count is meaningless. Give me a great sensor paired with good software and it will run laps around any ol Mpx count. Mpx only tells you the size of the picture, not its quality. A high mpx count with a crap lens and software is actually worse for quality by far compared to a lower mpx count with a nicer lens & software.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:57

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

I wouldn't say megapixel count is /meaningless/ (i.e. I wouldn't want to try to have a 0.3MP shot, no matter the software, as a desktop image on my 42" monitor, unless I'm feeling nostalgic for heavily pixellated images, in which case I'd use backgrounds from old video games instead), but everything else is accurate.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:42

82. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

again, megapixel count is for image size, so of course you wouldnt want a 0.3 megapixel image on your 42 inch monitor. Way to try to take it to extremes to prove a point which makes it an invalid argument

were talking 8mpx and 12mpx, or maybe even 16mpx. not 0.3mpx.

The biggest difference in quality at CURRENT HD CAMERA sizes is going to be hardware and software, not mpx.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:12

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

You said it, not me :) Though size of the monitor is less relevant if the resolution is the same, just exacerbates the quality since it's more visible due to the larger size. That said, in an age where phones have lower-res FFCs and higher res rear cameras, it can make a difference what MP the image is.
I do agree with you, the difference in current leading smartphones is minimal in terms of megapixels, and significant in terms of hardware and software.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:04

92. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


posted on 11 Oct 2012, 12:25

97. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I think you and I both know that I was talking about the rear main cameras. I cant even remember the last time a "top tier" phone came with a 0.3mpx camera.

And unless your talking about an ipad, no top tier device has come with a 0.3mpx front camera in quite a while either. :)

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:21

65. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

cloud is not perfect nor convenient. Its a good choice for backups but not for daily use

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:52

95. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Megapixels are meaningless unless you have the sensor to back it up.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:39 1

25. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

What dumb phone exactly has 16 GB of onboard storage?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:10

52. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Even I too don't know that yet... Its brand name is written in Mandarin.. And I don't know that language... My cousin brought that from Beijing. From day one that phone lags, freezes and that sucks... thats why i said dumb phone

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:25

18. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

The flash is bigger than the camera itself

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:33 2

21. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Have seen & read so much about the LG Nexus but hardly any thing about Sony, Samsung.... Makes me wonder if there is a Sony or a Samsung Nexus waiting in the wings at all.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:33

22. Mke5Mke (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

Highly unflattering! If it had far and away the best specs, I could overlook it. But it doesn't. So I can't.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:36 1

23. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Why do nice new phones get announced just when I've finally decided on which phone to buy! I think I'm doomed never to buy another phone.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 06:53

36. Hatshipuh (Posts: 143; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Design is a matter of taste, 8GB could be changed by the time of release, but what disturbs me the most with this design is the non-removable battery.
For a developer device with many Alpha ROM testing, there is no battery pull possible when the phone freezes and the power button doesn't react anymore.
Either they add a hardreset button or we have to wait till the battery runs out?

And is there a reason why they didn't add a frame to the lens, but to the flashlight instead?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:08

51. chinochinochino (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)

I'm not too familiar with Android but shouldn't there be a hard reset with some combination of physical buttons? There are lots of phones with nonremovable battery and I'm almost certain they will have thought of this as well...

Also the 8GB don't seem too far off for a Nexus device since Google is using the same amount in the Nexus 7... And for a cheaper entry I can see them bringing that to the market - for me it would be enough if at least 7 out of 8GB are for content... 16GB would be better though.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:07 1

47. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

same early prototype being posed as the final LG Nexus over and over again. you can tell by the washed out word "not" in the "not for sale" sentence. the guy also reportedly said that he had this prototype for a half a year.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:08 1

50. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

Thank you I have no idea why people think this is the final copy of the LG Nexus

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:07 1

48. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)

This is a prototype not the real thing. The new phone will likely come in 32gb and might look different. The person who owns the same exact phone claims hes had the phone for almost half a year now. The phone has also been benchmarked (http://androidandme.com/2012/10/smartphones-2/lg-​nexus-gets-benchmarked/). Also the phone lacks LTE this phone I would say is defiantly not a final copy of what the LG Nexus will look like, or at least what it will look like state side. Just my 2 cents

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:14

54. sdouglas3673 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

I would be really interested in this phone, but the combination of 8G/16G internal memory and no more unlimited data kills this for me. Otherwise would jump at the phone!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:18 1

55. Iphone4 (unregistered)

I want a premium feel and look on android. I don’t think LG can give me.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 07:23 2

59. Iphone4 (unregistered)

i want HTC to make Nexus not LG, Samsung or Sony. HTC ONE X what a phone guys i want same look and feel

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:27

70. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

At first i didnt like the bedazzled looking back... its kinda growing on me. Im between. This and the note 2. I got a gs3 coming i. The mail, but i think imma sell it.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 08:30 2

71. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

I want Nexus 5 by HTC!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 09:47

84. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Have to admit this looks like a really good phone... Looks like galaxy nexus with different materials and slimmer... Would get this phone but seriously 8gb and am guessing just like the nexus 7 only 6gb is available... With games now hitting the 2gb size like horn real racing etc 16gb let alone 8gb is acceptable...I know Google want you to use the cloud but this is not the way by limiting storage... Am sure this will be a deal breaker for many.. If you going to get rid of removable storage than the minimum built in storage needs to be 32gb.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 10:41 2

89. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

"...crossover between the LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus."

What else can one ask for?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 15:19

106. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

A back glass panel that doesn't look bedazzled... Please?

Other than that everything is amazing though.

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