Square Off: Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5

We’re back with another installment of Square Off, this time pitting Google’s new Nexus 4 smartphone against the iPhone 5 to see which prevails. Apple introduced the iPhone 5 back in late September alongside the fifth-generation iPod touch, while the Nexus 4 was first made available just over a week ago. A brief rundown of each smartphone follows.

Nexus 4:

  • Design and Manufacturing: Google / LG Electronics
  • Release date: November 13, 2012, Price: $199 (subsidized), $299 (unsubsidized)
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 (“Jelly Bean”)
  • Screen size: 4.7-inches (measured diagonally)
  • Mobile processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • App Ecosystem: Google Play / 700,000 apps

iPhone 5

  • Design and Manufacturing: Apple / Foxconn
  • Release date: September 21, 2012, Price: $199 (subsidized), $649.99 (unsubsidized)
  • Operating system: iOS 6.0.1
  • Screen size: 4-inches (measured diagonally)
  • Mobile processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • App Ecosystem: App Store / 700,000 – 1,000,000 apps

Based on the hardware specifications, affordability, app ecosystem, features, ease of use and other factors, do you prefer the iPhone 5 or Nexus 4 smartphone? Let us know which smartphone you would rather have in the comments. While your opinion is certainly welcomed, we’ll be closely monitoring the comments to ensure that it’s a healthy debate and that things don’t get out of hand. Please make sure you remain respectful of other people’s opinions and do not leave distasteful or personal remarks about others based on their responses.

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