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Galaxy S4 Vs LG Nexus 4 – Flagship Models Gets Compared

LG Nexus 4 smartphone was earlier launched by LG and Google to mark the launch of Jellybean Android firmware and now with the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone, the real fight has begun. With Google subsidizing the Nexus 4 heavily, Samsung is all here to capture the lost sheen in the last few months which was the result of Nexus 4 getting sold out. So, to make things simple for you, we thought of comparing Nexus 4 and Galaxy S4 with the help of a tabular specs.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Built Quality, Look & Feel:
Speaking of Built quality, LG and Google had taken efforts in building a superb smartphone which unfortunately Samsung has failed to match the same with its S IV smartphone. But when it comes to the Feel, then Samsung Galaxy S4 takes it away for its sleekness. For a detailed thickness and dimensions analysis, we have tabulated below. Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the thickness of 7.9mm while LG Nexus 4 comes with 9.1mm thickness.

Performance & Screen Quality:
With Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, LG Nexus 4 may feel marginally slower than that of Galaxy S4’s Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 processor, but when the difference in cost between is 2 times then obviously Nexus 4 provides value for money. Also, screen quality of Galaxy S4 is way better than LG Nexus 4 as it will even be foolishness to compare the screen quality of Nexus 4 and of Galaxy S4 for obvious reasons (IPS and AMOLED). Nexus 4 comes with the 318 ppi pixel density while Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 441 PPI which is very huge.

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 2GB of RAM and LG Nexus 4 too comes with 2GB of RAM but when you talk of internal memory, then LG Nexus 4 comes with 8/16 GB of internal memory and Galaxy S4 comes with 16/32/64 GB storage options. While LG Nexus 4 doesn’t come with the external memory card slot, Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the external memory card slot which can be extended up to a whopping 64GB.

Tabular Comparison of Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 4:           

Sr. Parameter Samsung Galaxy S4 LG Nexus 4
1. Display / PPI (Pixels Per Inch) 5 inches / 441 4.7 inches / 318
2. Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
3. Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB storage
4. External SD Support up to 64 GB N.A
6. Sim Type Micro SIM Micro SIM
7. Rear Camera / Front Camera 2MP / 13MP 1.3MP / 8MP
8. Processor Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
9. FM Radio / InfraRed / Bluetooth Yes Yes
10. NFC / USB 2.0 with MHL Support Yes Yes
11. Wi Fi Standards Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
12. Firmware Jellybean 4.2.2 Jellybean 4.2.2
13. Battery Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery
14. Colors Black, White Premium Black
15. Price NA $299 / $349

Battery Life:
While Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the 2600 Mah of Battery Life, LG Nexus 4 comes with mere 2100Mah of battery life. So, in a nutshell if you are into 3G gaming, internet browsing, music playback, a few Youtube videos, then it’s better to opt for Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Scores in Battery Life when compared to Nexus 4 as it’s not just removable but also comes with additional battery life of a whopping 500 Mah.

Pricing, Availability and Verdict:
No doubt that Samsung Galaxy S4 will outsell LG Nexus 4, its well left for users to leave the verdict in the comments section. All thanks to the poor marketing strategy by LG as despite huge demand, it failed to increase the supplies to meet the demand. Samsung Galaxy S4 comes in two exciting colors which are White Frost, Black Mist while Galaxy Nexus comes in single color which is Premium Black.

We just hope that LG increases its capacity to cater the people who can’t afford to buy Galaxy S4.



  1. Ray

    May 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    S4 – Higher PPI, bigger screen size, bigger int memory option, ext sd Card option, bigger AND removable battery, bigger Megapixel camera and has high speed “ac” wifi built-in. Not bad specs in comparison to the Nexus 4, which is only much cheaper because of Google subsidies.

  2. Zullu

    April 29, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I believe specs in terms of the processor are not correct for samsung s4

  3. Bob

    April 28, 2013 at 4:09 am

    $349 for my Nexus 4 vs. $699 for the Galaxy S4. Is the Galaxy worth twice the value. I think not!

  4. Sabyasachi Sen

    April 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Finally Nexus 4 is future android version proof which S4 is not. Therefore Nexus 4 will be better in long run.

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