LG Nexus 4 vs. Apple iPhone 5 Speed Comparison

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The LG Nexus 4 and the Apple iPhone 5 are undoubtedly two of the most popular smartphones on the market today. The Nexus 4 is Google’s flagship smartphone, while the iPhone 5 is Apple’s. So that raises the question that almost all tech nerds ask worldwide: which one is faster? Well, before we get into that, you should know that either device should be more than enough when it comes to speed. But for those of you looking for bragging rights, here is our breakdown:

As you saw in the video, the two phones were very close in all of our tests. However, the iPhone 5 with its A6 dual-core processor actually edged out the Nexus 4 and its S4 Pro quad-core processor. You may be scratching your head after seeing the results, especially considering the the Nexus 4 has two extra cores and is clocked higher at 1.5 GHz (compared to 1.3 GHz on the iPhone 5).

But the most likely reason for these results is the fact that iOS is a much more speed optimized (some would say simple) operating system compared to Android. And despite Jelly Bean’s improvements, iOS still seems to run a bit faster. Of course, Apple’s custom A6 chip is playing a major part in this considering an older iPhone wouldn’t stand a chance against the likes of a Nexus 4.

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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at PhoneBuff.com. Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.