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.
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|
|5.||RAM||2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|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|
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.