You’ve got to laugh – the Samsung Galaxy S4 hasn’t even managed to draw breath since its birth on Thursday and yet it’s already being held like-for-like against a product that might not even exist – the LG Nexus 5.
There was never any question as to whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 would arrive as hands-down the most impressive Smartphone to ever grace God’s green Earth…at least so far. And it delivered in style, with the fabled Exynos 5 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 441ppi touchscreen and more specs and features that you could shake at least nine sticks at.
Roughly translated, what you’re looking at is a Smartphone that makes mincemeat of everything that’s already out and probably cannon fodder of about 90% of the rival Smartphones set to launch in the next six months.
That is, of course, unless the LG Nexus 5 proves to be a reality – the successor to the LG Nexus 4 that may or may not be pegged for an early summer release date. Chances are we’ll find out one way or the other at Google’s I/O conference in May, which is usually the platform for the most important Nexus launch of the year.
So, if we go with the optimistic side of the equation, how does the LG Nexus 5 stack up against the Galaxy S4 in terms of specs and features?
Well, those claiming to be in the know (Hmmm…) are adamant that the Nexus 5 will deliver a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen with 440ppi resolution – I dare anyone to say they’d be able to detect the 1ppi difference. Under the hood we’re talking a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, backed by 2GB or RAM and with a stunning 13-megapixel camera to the rear.
No contest, I hear you say, but you also have to add into the mix two very important details:
Not only is the fabled LG Nexus 5 rumored to be the first Smartphone on Earth to carry Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, but also follow in the footsteps of a the Nexus 4 with a quite offensively low unlocked price tag.
As for how low…try all of the above for no more than about $400…maybe less.
Of course this is all by the by and both LG and Google won’t say a word, but if it all pans out as accurate then it seems we’re in for a pretty fair fight after all.