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Nexus 5 Vs LG G2

Recently Nexus 5 has literally created a vibe in the whole technology sphere. It has absolutely awesome hardware and the first ever device to run on Android Kit Kat v4.4, and all that in much lower price than many device out there. It’s openly challenging to all other high end smartphones.

Not only Google is growing strong with Android OS but they are improving in hardware section significantly. That’s pretty much reflected on Nexus series. The hardware of Nexus 5 is from LG and runs on latest version of Android Kit Kat v4.4.  Apart from Nexus 5, LG G2 is another one that has lunched recently. Though LG G2 comes under the so called premium category, both the devices from LG are comparable considering various parameters. Let’s look at those devices from a closer proximity.

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Though both the devices are designed by LG, they have many similarities as well as differences. Both the phones are made up off polycarbonate but LG G2 looks much glossy and eye catching than Nexus 5. The soft touch furnish made that so. Rather having a premium look Google prefer to give you a powerhouse of impressive features with much simpler and decent look. Externally from a distance Nexus 5 looks like any other usual Android device, but when you operate it at close proximity you will be thrilled.


LG G2 comes with a 5.2” screen little larger than the 5” screen of Nexus 5 normally looks the same it’s hard to spot the difference. Despite of being large size thinner bezels and the fancier finish of LG G2 makes it feel much more comfortable in hand than that of Nexus 5. Nexus 5 looks cleaner and simple whereas the glossy finish of LG G2 makes it slippery on hand and quite prone to scratch.

In case of LG G2 the power lock and volume rocker keys are placed on the backside of the phone, because LG claims our index finger is default to that position upon picking the call. The other reason behind it was the bezels got so thinner that it was very difficult to house any key. But in case of Nexus 5 all the keys are placed on the sides. Moreover the design of Nexus 5 is much neat and decent comparison to LG G2 which is very much eye-catching.

Nexus 5
Dimension138.5×70.9×8.9 mm or 5.45×2.79x.35 inch 5.43×2.72×0.34 inches (137.84×69.17×8.59 mm)
Weight143g (5.04oz)4.59 oz (130g)
Body materialpolycarbonatepolycarbonate
OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly beanAndroid 4.4 Kit Kat


LG G2 comes with a 5.2” 1080p IPS LCD display whereas Nexus 5 comes with a 5” large screen with same 1080p resolution. It seems 1080p resolution is very common, you can find it in almost all high end devices more so in some low end devices also. The pixel density of LG G2 is little less than that of Nexus 5, but you can’t easily notice that. If you consider pixel count Nexus 5 gives better clarity, more accurate visual experience.   Both the device lacks wide range of viewing angles, which leads to washout of images at wide viewing angle.

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Display of Nexus 5


Display of LG G2


Nexus 5
Physical size5.2 inches5 inches
Pixel density423ppi445ppi
Touch screenMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


kitkat_phoneThe 8MP camera of Nexus 5 seems unimpressive compared to LG G2 which comes with a 13MP of rear camera. Not just the higher pixels the several shooting modes and manual control of LG camera app simply out shines Nexus 5. However Nexus 5 takes quite faster shots.

Both the device features OIS and has f2.4 aperture that are meant for cancelling you hand movement. Both give quite good shots in presence of sufficient light.  But in low light condition the clarity drops significantly.


Though both record 1080p video but in clarity and sharpness LG simply dominate over Nexus. LG records Full HD(1080p) video at 60fps providing every minute details. It feels much more live and realistic. In that case Nexus’s performance is average not bad.

Nexus 5
Rear camera13MP8MP
Aperture sizef2.4f2.4
Focal length29mm
Camera sensor, 1/3.06”
Features Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus , Touch to focus , Optical image stabilization , Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control , White balance, presets Burst mode , Digital zoom Geo tagging High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects Self-timer Voice activation Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) , Auto focus , Touch to focus Optical image stabilization , Face detection, ISO control ,White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom , Geo tagging , High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Panorama , Scenes , Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080(1080p) at 60fps 1920x1080(1080p) at 30fps
FeaturesOSIOSI, Video light
Front facing camera2.1 MP1.3 MP

Processor and storage:

They both runs on  a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor and has the most powerful chipset on the market i.e the Snapdragon 800.they have  Adreno  330 graphic  that  allows user to experience each and every 3D game and apps with almost zero lag.

LG G2 is packed with 2GB of RAM. Coming to the internal storage it comes in two version i.e either in 16GB or 32GB. Here comes another demerit of G2, It has no microSD slot for extending the secondary storage. Whereas Nexus 5 comes with two variant of internal storage 16GB or 32GB along with microSD slot.


Nexus 5
ProcessorQuad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
System chipQualcomm snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm snapdragon 800 MSM8974
GPUAddreno 330Addreno 330
Internal storage32 GB16 OR 32 GB
microSD slotnoyes


LG G2 is embedded with a 3000mAh Li-Polymer battery. It is supper slim and efficient in comparison to traditional Li-ion batteries. You can keep going on one or two day for heavy or moderate use accordingly. One thing you may not like about the battery is that, it is not removable.

At the same time Nexus 5 is powered by a decent 2300mAh of battery. You can keep going for 8-12 hour with heavy use, you need to charge constantly if you need to use for a long time. It offers talk time of 17 hours and stand by time 12.5 days. Remember its purely theoretical data.Both the device offer quite good battery backup. You can easily keep going on for a day with moderate use.


Both the device houses all the supporting features for Wi-Fi connectivity. Which are Wi-Fi a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac. As well as both of them support 4G LTE. You can fell the superiority of Nexus which allows you to enjoy the high speed internet without a hitch. Browsing with crome is really fantastic as it delivers pages at lightning fast speed. You can really feel the speed. You will be thrilled by the speed as well the rich set of features of chrome.  Browsing internet using LTE with LG G2 is also very good.

Nexus 5
Wi-Fi802.22a/b/g/n/ac 5GHz802.22a/b/g/n/ac 5GHz
Mobile hotspotyesyes
Connectormicro USBmicro USB
Features mass storage device, USB host, USB charging mass storage device, USB host, USB charging
HDMIvia micro USBvia micro USB
OtherNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering ,computer sync,OTA sync infraredTV-out, NFC ,DLNA, MHL, Tethering, computer Sync, OTA sync


Though LG G2 is little better from design point of view, looks more elegant offers awesome visual experience, feel nice to hold and operate despite of little large screen; on the other side Nexus 5 is simply superb with Kit kat. In the low range of budget simply Nexus is the best. After all it’s up to you where you want to put your money.

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