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Nexus 4

By LG
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Verge score: 7.7 Verge score: 8.5 Verge score: 8.5 Verge score: 8.3

Droid DNA has a 1080p display, the same resolution as a full HD TV, but all in a 5-inch display. This gives the device the highest PPI of any smartphone as of its release. Of course, if the phone looks familiar, it's because its based off of HTC's Japanese release, the J Butterfly.

Description

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor to the popular Galaxy S II Android smartphone and is upgraded in almost every way from its predecessor. It features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, successor to the famously huge Galaxy Note, ups the ante with an even larger 5.5 inch screen. Like other Samsung Note products, it's built with stylus use in mind, with several OS enhancements to support it. Additionally, the Note II's hardware has been redesigned to resemble that of the Galaxy S III.

Built by LG, the Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor — which Google claims is the fastest on the market — an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and up to 16GB of storage.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 29, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 5.55 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches
  • Thickness: .38 inches
  • Weight: .31 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)

Hardware

  • Height: 5.38 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Black / Silver, Red / Silver, Brown / Silver, Blue / Silver
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Height: 5.9 inches
  • Width: 3.2 inches
  • Thickness: 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Grey
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Height: 5.27 inches
  • Width: 2.7 inches
  • Thickness: .36 inches
  • Weight: .31 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD 3
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 440
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.8 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: PenTile
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 306
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5.5 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 267
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • PPI: 320
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA, Media Link HD

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 21 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA, AllShare
  • Carriers: T-Mobile
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Model: APQ8064
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Samsung
  • Brand / family: Exynos
  • Clock speed: 1.6 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Model: APQ8064
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 320

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 220
  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 8 GB, 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 2.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense 4+
  • Launch OS version: 4.1

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Notable apps: Flipboard
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.1
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.2
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
  • Capacity: 2020 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Wireless charging: Yes

Battery

  • Capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Optional
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours and 25 minutes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 5283
  • Vellamo: 2008
  • GLBenchmark 720p: 101 FPS
  • GLBenchmark 1080p: 59 FPS
  • AnTuTu: 10568
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