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Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2


Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2
Google Nexus 5 vs LG G2
Call Quality

Luckily, they’re not totally unusable, but overall, we’re not flattered with the phone call qualities of either device. On the Nexus 5, its earpiece is very weak and emits muted voices – plus, its speakerphone produce a noticeable amount of crackling. As for the G2, its biggest sore spot is found on the other end of the line, as our callers say they have difficulty hearing us due to the crackled toned voices that are being transmitted over to them.


Running our customized script to determine the battery life of each, we find that the G2 churns out more juice from its fully charged battery. To be exact, it provides us with a total time of 6 hours 48 minutes – where it’s 4 hours 50 minutes with the Nexus 5. In our day-to-day real life usage, the G2 permits us roughly 14 hours of usage from its 3000 mAh battery, which is better than the 12 hours put out by the 2300 mAh battery from the Nexus 5.


If we’re to dissect every single category and determine a winner, it seems as though that the LG G2 would come out as being victorious. From its more pleasing design, to its slightly superior performance in various key areas, the G2 delivers the goods to make it a fine and dandy smartphone. On the software side, the decision is harder to justify, since either experiences can prove to be more beneficial depending on the user. Certainly, we appreciate that the Android 4.4 KitKat experience of the Nexus 5 is a simple one, but at the same time, people can also appreciate the wealth of primary and secondary features that accompany the LG G2’s customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience.

Comparatively, these two are very similar under the hood, but we really have to consider their price points. One is meant to be bought outright without a contract, while the other is primarily sold with a 2-year contract. If we’re to take a peek at their outright pricing, the Nexus 5’s hard-to-beat $349 figure is a tough act to follow, since it seemingly offers that superb balance between pricing, hardware specs, and performance – so much better than the $525 full cost attached to the G2.


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