LG G2 vs.
Nexus 5: The Android flagships LG G2 and Nexus 5 have officially been succeeded by the LG G3 and Nexus 6, respectively.
But the premium specs of the unit showcase their sturdy built and though these two units are past their prime, they’re both still worth your dollars.
In this review, we pit the Nexus 5 and the LG G2’s Google Play Edition variant to level the playing field for both.
We compare the units in terms of design, performance and camera.
DESIGN The LG G2’s dimensions are 70.9 x 138.
5 x 8.9 mm and it weighs 143 grams.
The former LG flagship tablet is a larger, heavier and thicker than the Nexus 5 which sports the dimensions 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm and weighing 130 grams.
But though the G2 may be more on the bulky side, it has a more solid feel than the Google-branded tablet.
It also has a softer body and has round edges with a glossy black finish.
The Nexus 5, on the other hand, is more portable than the G2.
In terms of built, it is hard and angular with a soft-touch coating.
DISPLAY The display of the LG G2 measures 5.2 inches while the Nexus 5 sports a 5-inch screen.
Both have an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The smaller screen of the Nexus 5 has a slightly better pixel density at 445 ppi, but the G2 only has 423 ppi.
The difference in res is very minimal that hardly anyone would notice.
Both handsets are scratch-resistant and the Nexus 5 has a Gorilla Glass 3 while the LG G2 has a Gorilla Glass 2.
Similar with the pixel difference, they’re not easy to notice.
PERFORMANCE Both the LG G2 and Nexus 5 have an equal footing of sort when it comes to performance.
They both have the same chipset under the hood, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor that clocks in at 2.26 GHz and is powered with 2 GB of RAM.
Both also have internal storage options at 16GB and 32 GB.
There’s some difference then on how well the same processor operates on the devices.
Geekaphone notes that the G2 gains an advantage on it having a better linpack, quadrant and sunspider components.
CAMERA The camera is the holy grail of a smartphone’s feature and it’s no different for both the LG G2 and the Nexus 5.
The LG G2 has a 13MP primary camera and a 2.1 MP secondary camera, while the Nexus 5 has an 8MP primary shooter and 1.31 MP secondary snapper.
Sturdy and with value, the LG G2 and Nexus 5 are still worth getting and is expected to deliver in terms of performance.