Apple iPhone 5 vs Google Nexus 4G: Q3 & Q4 Confrontation

There’s a great deal of talk about smartphones about to come to the U.S. market such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) and Motorola Droid Bionic, but today we want to take a look at two smartphones that are rumored for release in Q3 and Q4. We have written countless articles about the iPhone 5 and yesterday heard about the new Nexus 4G so who would be the winner in an Apple iPhone 5 vs. Google Nexus 4G, Q3 and Q4 confrontation? Let’s take a look.

Obviously official specs have not been confirmed yet for either the iPhone 5 or the Nexus 4G so this is speculative based on rumors and leaks that seem pretty likely and some things we do know. Many were disappointed in the non-arrival of the iPhone 5 (or 4S) at this year’s Apple WWDC earlier this month but all the speculation seems to lead to a September release, especially as Apple’s iOS 5 is also due in the fall. Meanwhile it looks as though the Nexus 4G is due in Q4 around November, which fits in with the release of the next Android OS, Android 4.0, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich.

Over on Cnet, Aloysius Low has put together a handy table of rumored specs and features for these two upcoming handsets and we’ve linked to some of our previous articles so you can find out more on various aspects. Starting with the processor the iPhone 5 is set to have an A5 dual-core processor while the Nexus 4G may have a 1.2GHz processor although there also seems to be a likelihood of a massive 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The iPhone 5 will have either 512MB or 1GB of RAM while the Nexus 4G will have 1GB of RAM. The likelihood is that both handsets will have a 4-inch display with a likely resolution for the iPhone 5 of 960 x 640 and for the Nexus 4G, 1280 x 800 with 720p HD.

An area where the Nexus 4G may slip up though is the camera, which it’s said will be 5-megapixels while the improved 8-megapixel camera for the iPhone 5 has been widely talked about. However we should point out that the Nexus 4G camera is said to have an advanced sensor and also superior low-light performance according to BGR. There are also other features to discuss such as NFC (near-field communication). It’s possible that this will be coming to the iPhone 5 although rumors are very much on and off about this, while the Nexus 4G will have NFC. It’s also not yet known whether the iPhone 5 will support LTE connectivity and a few days ago we posted an article asking readers how important 4G LTE was to them for the next iPhone. Again this is where the Nexus 4G comes into its own as it will be an LTE handset.

From what we know (or think we know) so far then, it seems that both of these handsets will have a lot going for them and it may just come down to whether you prefer iOS or Android devices. Also if Apple releases the iPhone 5 as expected in Q3 it will have a few months headstart against Google’s Nexus 4G. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on what’s likely for these two smartphones, which will both undoubtedly be pretty impressive. What are your initial thoughts as to whether you’d choose the iPhone 5 or the Nexus 4G? Let us know with your comments.

  • Anonymous

    imho i would go for the nexus 4g or the lg optimus 4g which look like very good smartphone the future looks very bright as long as google and htc stop leaving phones behind like the htc hero thanks for reading ian