LG G2 vs. Nexus 5: Android Handsets W/ Premium Design, Impressive Specs Pitted; Still Worth Purchasing?

LG G2 vs. Nexus 5: Android Handsets W/ Premium Design
LG G2 vs. Nexus 5: Android Handsets W/ Premium Design

The LG G2 and Nexus 5 are two handsets that have been eclipsed in 2014 by their successors, the LG G3 and Nexus 6, respectively.

But similar to some gadgets that still count a following years after they’ve been launched, like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3, the LG G2 and Nexus 5’s premium design and impressive specs continue to make them worth purchasing.


A quick look at Amazon.com (before the Black Friday sales), show that the LG G2 is available unlocked for around $330, while the Nexus 5 is available for around $362.

In essence and based on a few vendors from the website, the LG G2 is cheaper for a couple of dollars.


Aside from the price, display is another key spec that consumer look at when purchasing a device.

The LG G2 has a 5.2-inch display, while the Nexus 5 has a 5-inch screen.

Both of these units have a IPS LCS panels with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

But due to its smaller screen size, the Nexus 5 has a higher pixel density, with 445 ppi.

It’s not that far though compared to the LG G2’s pixel density, which is pegged at 423 ppi.


Under the hood, both the LG G2 and Nexus 5 have a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM.

Both units also have an internal storage that starts at 16 and 32 GB.

Although both devices have the exact same spec in terms of chipset, its performance varies and depending on the type of application processing that is involved.

According to Geekaphone, the LG G2 has an upper hand because it has a better linkpack and sunspider components, at least based from its bench test.

But a test by Android Central noted that the Nexus 5 has a slight edge because of an inclusion of a barometer.


Last but not the least, the smartphone’s camera determines the consumer appeal of a handset.

In this category, the winner is the LG G2, which has a 13MP primary camera and a 2.1MP secondary camera.

The Nexus 5 only has 8MP primary camera and a 1.31MP secondary camera.

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