Nexus 4 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs iPhone 5: size comparison

Nexus 4 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs iPhone 5: size comparison
One of the interesting things about the LG Nexus 4, which was unveiled about two days ago, is that it is almost entirely based on the hardware of the Optimus G, but LG has given it a radically different appearance, probably at Google's request. So, the end result is that we now have a Nexus 4, the front of which is very reminiscent of the Galaxy Nexus with its rounded shape and completely clean surface. Obviously, this will appeal to some, while others will prefer the more rectangular shape of the Optimus G, but the point that we'd like to make here is that for such a large cell phone, it's probably beneficent to have such rounded corners, as this helps make the device feel smaller and easier to hold.

Thanks to this design decision, the Nexus 4 is about as big as the Galaxy S III or the One X. It's actually a tad smaller in length and width, while its rivals have just a slight advantage in terms of thickness. If we have to compare it to the iPhone 5, it's evident that the Nexus 4 is a significantly larger smartphone in all dimensions. Anyways, we're glad that the LG Nexus 4 will not fare worse in the comfort department, compared to its competition, and it may even be a tad better. There isn't anything particularly striking about there appearance of the Nexus 4, but LG and Google have done a good job keeping its overall size on the reasonable side.

Nexus 4 vs Galaxy S III vs One X vs iPhone 5: size comparison

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39 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nexus 4 every time... Such a great package.

28. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The Nexus 4 looks waaaaaay too much like a GS3, even to the shape of the curves (especially the top one). LG has their own good design, why come so close to samsung's?

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its neither. Its following the NEXUS DESIGN language.. amazing since its A NEXUS. lol why do people not get it? Its not the "lg nexus 4", its the "nexus 4".

38. Jericho unregistered

Its NOT "nexus 4". Its:- Google Nexus 4 By LG.

36. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It looks nothing like the GS3 other than the fact that it has curves... The curves aren't even that similar. It looks like a Nexus.

39. rawkuss

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's because Samsung made the Galaxy Nexus and by the looks of it they wanted to keep the "Nexus" design.

31. android_hitman unregistered

i will change from HTC to Nexus from now on

2. wendygarett unregistered

Am I the only one who think that nexus 4 look sexier than iPhone 5? Nevermind... I'll get the iPhone 5 anyway because of the 4g LTE :P

7. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Yes you are the only one.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

which makes you a fool just like the rest. HSPA+42 is just as fast and takes less battery

18. wendygarett unregistered

I didnt know that lol and My country don't even have the 4g lte.... but thanks for the information, i appreciate that :)

22. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

can u take out your bodybuilding.com profile pic? its nfsw

30. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not for safe work? Her/His picture used to be a girl. I'm thinking it's confused...

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

So, you wanna get the iPhone 5 because of the 4G LTE even though it's not available in your country? -__-

27. blingblingthing

Posts: 887; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I have to agree. Just so every one knows. In Antigua my carrier digicel has late here so I am getting 3g / 4gspeeds. Right now iin am charging my HOX like twice in a day. Going to charge now. Not to say I am mad or would be silly to change os for this. Just saying this so people know.

21. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

wendy's such a character - sometimes pleasantly repulsive ", )

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

holy f**k im really upset right now, nexus 4 is supposed to be sell for only 350 bucks right ? WRONG ! in my country, a lg spokeperson has just confirmed that they will sell nexus 4 for $600 ! DAFUQ ? they will do it because they scared that nexus 4 will canibalize optimus vu ! omg, take me to the states right f**kin now... "

5. MeoCao unregistered

That's b-c there's no Google Play presence in your country. Same with mine.

32. ddxmms1

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

and here too.

6. wendygarett unregistered

chill dude, you will get the same price on 32gb version soon just like the nexus 7 deal, just be patient ok? lol

4. MeoCao unregistered

"probably at Google's request"? I think Nexus is Google's phone and Google has control of everything: hardware, software, sales... The partners offer technologies and parts and build the device for a fee and the right to have their name appear next to Nexus branding. This is cooperation with Google in charge.

9. chkee89

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

nexus always the best one.

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1451; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

On screen keys = wasted real estate. Didn't like it with the Galaxy Nexus, don't like it with the Nexus 4. The One X and GS3 are a lot better in that regard.

12. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

your picture is misleading PA. the one x looks shorter than the nexus 4 although its taller theoretically.

19. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Yeah.. The Same way the A5 looks good in the pic rather sick when you hold it... Change the pic...

14. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

iphone looks pathetic.

20. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Looks like a phone. Not a tablet.....

23. blingblingthing

Posts: 887; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No bloodline; the iPhone IS pathetic (in my opinion)

24. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Dont like the on the screen buttons ATM because not enough apps take advantage of them. Phonearena should have added the LG O. G to the comparison, Thats the biggest rivals it has (both LG LOL) For 200 dollars more you get (AT&T) SDcard Thinner Shorter Narrower Phone Better design LTE Conss AT&T Bloatware Wireless charging Nexus Updates

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so what your saying is ... for $200 more you get.. a different design, an LTE radio that is useless in most markets and and SDcard slot.. sounds like a deal.. NOT.

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