PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Optimus G vs Nexus 5

Performance

Processing power and speed

Optimus G
6.8
Nexus 5
8.9
Geekbench and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Optimus G
8.7
Nexus 5
10.0
AnTuTu 3D and GLBenchmark 2.5

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Optimus G
5.2
Nexus 5
5.2
Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Optimus G
8.0
Nexus 5
8.4
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 4 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Optimus G
7.0
Nexus 5
8.1

Winner
Google Nexus 5 

PhoneRocket recommends the Google Nexus 5  based on its performance, graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Optimus G vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Optimus G
459
Nexus 5
2,453

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Optimus G
1,353 ms
Nexus 5
827 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Optimus G
5,697
Nexus 5
6,860

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Optimus G
21.1 fps
Nexus 5
57 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of LG Optimus G

Reasons to consider the
LG Optimus G

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Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 6.0 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 5% thinner
Front view of Google Nexus 5

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Significantly better overall performance 2,453 vs 459 More than 5.2x better geekbench score
Faster javascript execution 827 ms vs 1,353 ms Around 40% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 6,860 vs 5,697 More than 20% better AnTuTu 3D score
Significantly faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly sharper screen 445 ppi vs 317 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Lighter 130 g vs 147 g More than 10% lighter
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.7" More than 5% bigger screen
Slightly longer talk time 1,020 min vs 600 min 70% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

Optimus G  vs Nexus 5 

8.0
8.0
The S4 dual core matched NVidia's Tegra 3 CPU on benchmarks, so we're excited to see what two more cores can do.
Optimus G

8.0
9.0
Music quality through the speaker is not very good.
Nexus 5

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Optimus G  vs
Nexus 5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Size 4.7" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 768 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 317 ppi 445 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 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

form factor

Optimus G  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 147 g 130 g
Thickness 8 mm 8.6 mm
Size 72 x 131 x 8 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

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

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EV-DO Rev.A
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 600 min 1,020 min
Standby time 19,440 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,300 mA·h
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