PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of G2 vs Nexus 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

LG G2
8.0
Nexus 5
7.9
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

LG G2
n.d.
Nexus 5
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

LG G2
5.5
Nexus 5
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

LG G2
9.1
Nexus 5
8.4
Reviews from gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com, techradar.com, mobiletechreview.com and 1 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

LG G2
7.2
Nexus 5
6.9

Winner
LG G2 

PhoneRocket recommends the LG G2  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of LG G2 vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

LG G2
2,572
Nexus 5
2,453

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of LG G2

Reasons to consider the
LG G2

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time 49,248 min vs 18,000 min Around 2.8x longer standby time
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Longer talk time 2,058 min vs 1,020 min More than 2x longer talk time; go days without charging
Bigger screen 5.2" vs 5" More than 5% bigger screen
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Google Nexus 5

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Lighter 130 g vs 143 g Around 10% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

LG G2  vs Nexus 5 

8.0
8.0
The LG G2 also features an excellent 13MP rear camera, WiFi 802.11ac, NFC, a larger than average battery and an immense bundle of LG software.
LG G2

9.4
8.1
As it's now the norm, the viewing angles of this IPS LCD screen are very good, although still not perfect, as there's some noticeable brightness loss, but that's normal.
LG G2

9.0
9.0
From here, you can quickly access Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and adjust brightness, too.
LG G2

Overall

9.1 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

LG G2  vs
Nexus 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Size 5.2" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 423 ppi 445 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE-A
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 2,058 min 1,020 min
Standby time 49,248 min 18,000 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

LG G2  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 143 g 130 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.6 mm
Size 70.9 x 138.5 x 8.9 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 5.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
LG G2
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