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Nexus 4

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Verge score: 7.7 Verge score: 8.8 Verge score: 8.3 Verge score: 7.9

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

At first glance, Apple's iPhone 5 looks very similar to its predecessor but on comparison you'll notice it has a larger, 4-inch display and aluminum unibody construction. Its the first iPhone to include LTE connectivity as well as Apple's "Lightning" data connector for charging and sync.

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.

Nokia's smartphone, the Lumia 920, comes with a significant spec increase over the previous generation. While the Lumia 920 predictably bumped the display size up to 4.5-inches and runs Windows Phone 8, it also adds in some more unique tweaks like wireless charging and an 8.7 megapixel "PureView" camera.

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

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 13, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 9, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.00
  • 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: 4.87 inches
  • Width: 2.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.25 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Black / Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • 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)
  • Height: 5.11 inches
  • Width: 2.79 inches
  • Thickness: 0.42 inches
  • Weight: 0.41 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black, Yellow, Red, Gray
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 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 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1136 px
  • Resolution (X): 640 px
  • PPI: 326
  • 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
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.5 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • PPI: 332
  • 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: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: 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
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AirPlay
  • 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
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Model: APQ8064
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: A6
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Model: APQ8064
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 320

GPU

  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 8 GB, 16 GB
  • External: No
  • Internal size: 32 GB
  • External: No
  • Resolution: 2.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8.7 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense 4+
  • Launch OS version: 4.1

Software

  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.2
  • Operating system: Windows Phone
  • Launch OS version: 8
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Lightning
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB
  • 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
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 2020 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Wireless charging: Yes

Battery

  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Optional
  • Capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours and 25 minutes

Benchmarks

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