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Google Nexus 4 vs Apple iPhone 5

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:14

We’re seeking to find out exactly how the Google Nexus 4 and Apple iPhone 5 stack up against one another. Going into this crucial holiday period, there’s no arguing that the two are highly sought commodities at the moment, but as with all comparisons, we’ll put our two cents after we compare how they perform in all categories...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:31 2

49. nwright94 (unregistered)


And has no amplifier and only runs on one band that only tmobiles lte in the US will have.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:27

47. gustavoace (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


They will release a 4g version soon.. Its always like that.. dont worry, you'll be able to get your nexus on 4g =D

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:32 2

50. gustavoace (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Just to make clear... Siri and Google Now is NOT equivalent. Siri is like Google Search, and Google Now has no competitor yet

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 20:16

68. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wendy, hate to break the news, but that little phone still 'sucks'

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:51 3

12. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)


Maybe because you can buy 3 nexus 4's for one iphone 5

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:24 4

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


...what?

$300X3=900 =/= 650

You can get 2 Nexus4s and have $50 left over...

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 13:16 2

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


I get two thumbs down for accurate mathematics?

Wow.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:19 4

23. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Nexus 4 won? How is that possible?"

Misleading maneuver to create a false impression. In other words, try to make all think that there is no more bias. But just wait few weeks and bias will come back. ;)

My opinion about author and article.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:24 2

27. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Seriously?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:30

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Seriously!

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:32 4

29. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sorry but the whole article read like an iphone promotion. Claiming the iphone is easier to use with its notifications...wtf Android notifications are the best in the business.

Also what every reviewer fails to mention is that through androids deep customisation it actually becomes even easier to use than the iphone because you personalise it to meet your needs.

Design is always preference and subjective, why have a phone that is easier to chip ? why make a phone out of glass? IMO samsung builds are better because they are more durable, they may feel plastic but people need a phone for a couple of years - durable is key.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:26 1

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


...don't both phones have glass portions on their backs?

I concur about design being subjective; personally I find the iphones boring, toy-like, and uninspired, as well as uninviting and unpleasant to hold.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 20:12

65. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Personalization and cost were the factors as everything else was a 'wash'

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:28 1

2. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Wait isn't the Nexus 4 two times cheaper than the iPhone 5?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:29 6

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


The nexus 4 is the sexiest nexus device I had ever seen... The back looks like a bling bling diamond just like optimus g... Not to mention, LG screen always an epic for me... With that kind of spec... Nexus 4 is easily beats iPhone down lol

Oh well, feel free to thumb me down of you think I'm dishonest :p

Sent from my iPhone 5

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:09 4

20. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


You mean sexy, with the nice glass backing like the iPhone 4? Weren't the droidheads decrying and blasting the iPhone because of this built? But again, Nexus was the first device with glass.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:38

39. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


the design is 11/12 compared to the gnex, but for the build quality the nexus 4 is clearly better than gnex

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:17 1

45. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Might be a good looking device but LG has always been known for making the worst fingerprint/smudge friendly device and idk why :(

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 13:18 1

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


I thumbed you down because you used a made up word (bling) and the signature.
I then un-thumbed you down because you're accurate statements about the Nexus 4.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 18:24

64. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol that's ok :)

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 06:55 1

15. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


What no more iphonearena? Pa never lets the fruit lose

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:04

18. jacobxtyler (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


to be honest, it wouldve been a tougher choice for me between the nexus 4 and iphone 5 if the iphone was cheaper, better designed, and had something new to offer as far as OS. i think the stretched out iphone 4 idea was dumb, but dang does that camera look good...

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:19 2

22. redmd (Posts: 1360; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


iPhone 5 at 650? That's that's a super bargain! In some countries it costs some of your organs.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:21

25. redmd (Posts: 1360; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


also PA whenyou're checking for viewing angles please have the same picture displayed on the screen.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:35 1

30. mydi.maus (unregistered)


none of them won,.or best.2013 is one block away thats when the best ones release,.from quad cores 2.0ghz, and all that crap everyone wants.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:55 1

31. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Talk about the clear cut win.
Same time last year this comparison was debatable in terms of winner, but now only a completely clouded vision reviewer could see the iPhone as the better of the two.
Nexus 4 kicks the iPhone 5 out of the park.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:25 3

36. Aeires (unregistered)


Great comparison except I have to disagree on some of the points made in the design section.

First off, the iPhone isn't that much narrower and the length is similar, how does that make the iPhone easier to hold? On both phones you cannot activate the upper corner with one hand due to the length of the phones, both require two hand use for top activated items. If it was the Note II, I'd say the iPhone was definitely easier to hold but the N4 isn't that far off from the iPhone in size.

Secondly, get over your love affair with aluminum. I got my N4 last night and can say with assurance it's a sturdy build quality, this phone feels solid on all levels of build aspects. Many Android phones get ragged on for having plastic backs, the N4 is gorilla glass and it still doesn't get the credit for great build quality. Both phones are solid. N4 is slick though, totally agree with that and will have to get used to making sure it's sitting on a level surface.

Why doesn't the iPhone get called conventional on the front face? It's the same design since 2007. If that's not conventional, I don't know what is. The screen is now 4" but the earphone is the same, and it still has the big button on the bottom. Conventional.

Other than that, I can see about everything else that is compared.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 20:14

67. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


+1 on get over the aluminum...lol

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:39 2

40. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


iPhone 5 = For gals
Nexus 4 = for us (i assume you all are a guy)

posted on 01 Dec 2012, 14:56

76. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


IMO that sparkly ugly pattern glass back and the curvy rounded design is very GAY so...

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