Difference between Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G

Key difference: The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone runs on the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which was launched with the phone. LG produced the LG Optimus G, as a competitor for the top smartphones available in the market, which includes the Nexus 4. This was despite the fact that the Nexus 4 was produced by Google in collaboration with LG. The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

With the constant upgrade in technology these days, new models of smartphones as well as upgraded models of smartphones with new features are being constantly launched in the market. Smartphones have become a way of life for many people, allowing them to do anything and everything on the go. This includes typing up a document, chatting with friends, video conferencing, writing up reports, checking e-mails, etc.

One of the most popular operating systems for smartphones and tablets is Android. Android is a Linux-based operating system owned and operated by the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 84 leading firms, which includes mobile handset makers, application developers, some mobile carriers and chip makers. The consortium is lead in part by Google, as well as HTC, Sony, Dell, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Nvidia, and Wind River Systems.

A number of these companies’ smartphones and tablets run on Android. Android is an open source software, which means that the code is freely available for modification and distribution by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers. Among the number of various companies, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner.

The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure. I.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera and a micro-SIM card tray. The phone runs on the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which was launched with the phone. The phone also features a new camera technology, called the Photo Sphere. This allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots.

An OEM which also had Android based devices in the market is LG Electronics. LG Corporation is the fourth-largest conglomerate in South Korea. LG produced the LG Optimus G, as a competitor for the top smartphones available in the market, which includes the Nexus 4. This was despite the fact that the Nexus 4 was produced by Google in collaboration with LG.

The LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch screen and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In terms of hardware, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait with 2 GB RAM. It has a 13 MP or an 8MP primary camera, which is dependent on the market. It has a 1.3 MP secondary front camera. It is available with a storage capacity of 32 GB.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Google Nexus website, LG website and GSMArena.com.

 

Nexus 4

LG Optimus G

Launch Date

November 13, 2012

November 2012

Company

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by LG Electronics.

LG Electronics

Size

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)

131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm (5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 in)

Display

True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass

Weight

139g (4.90 oz)

145g (5.11 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100

4G Network

No

LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700

GUI

Pure Android

LG Optimus UI v3.0

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 320

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064

RAM

2 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

8/16 GB storage

32 GB

Expandable Memory

None

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS
  • 3G
  • HSPA+ 42
  • Wireless charging
  • SlimPort
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy

Data

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, USB

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, LTE, USB

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

13 MP/8 MP (market dependent), autofocus, LED flash (depending on the market)

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.3 MP

Video

[email protected]

[email protected], LED video light

Camera Features

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere

Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Dolby mobile sound enhancement

SNS applications

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player

MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black

Black

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Microphone
  • Ambient light
  • Compass
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor
  • Google Search,
  • Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Network
  • Bluetooth Version
  • Mobile Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • GPS
  • AT&T 4G LTE Network
  • 4.0+LE
  • Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy
  • Zerogap Touch
  • QSlide
  • QuickMemo
  • Android Beam
  • LG Tag+
  • Wise Ringtone
  • AT&T Messages
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Eco Mode
  • Connect to Social Networks
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

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