The Google’s latest Android phones Nexus 4 definitely have several advantages over the iPhone 5. To start with it has numerous software and hardware features that aren’t found in the Apple’s phone. A lot of people find it quite a daunting task to choose one from the other, this article guides you through some of the features that make the Google’s Nexus smartphone the better option.
1. Nexus 4 Is Unlocked
As opposed to the iPhone 5 Nexus 4 is normally unlocked allowing you to change from T-Mobile, AT&T as well as other prepaid providers in America. Another major benefit is that you can use international SIM cards on your Nexus 4 while on travel. AT&T roaming fees are extremely expensive and the provider allows you to only call within America or in just in the country you are in. For instance if you are in London and want to call someone in Germany then you are not lucky. Although iPhone can be used with international SIM cards they are usually locked while you are in United States.
2. Nexus 4 Has Better Maps Than iPhone 5
Nexus 4 comes with the latest version of Google maps which gives it a competitive edge over the iPhone 5 iOS 6 maps application. Google’s Map application allows you to jump into neighborhoods with street views, see business names devoid of clicking icons and provides accurate 3D views. When it comes to location accuracy and navigation iPhone 5 Apple’s Map application comes second. Although Apple’s Map application can be used for some tasks it has a very high probability of leading you into the wrong destination. For instance iPhone 5’s maps cannot help you accurately locate emergency rooms; although there have been some improvements Nexus 4 is superior in the field. IPhone 5 maps struggle with basic searches and produces inexplicable errors.
3. NFC and Wireless Charging
As opposed to iPhone 5 Google’s smartphone Nexus 4 features wireless charging and Near Field Communication features. The NFC feature allows mobile payments, as well as allowing the smartphone to communicate with other phones. Nexus 4 can be used to run applications such as Google Wallet that allows you to checkout with the phone and have charges transacted over any debit or credit card. Although iPhone 5 can be used to pay for certain items it heavily relies on barcodes that are generated via Passbook and applications. Nexus 4 has an inbuilt wireless charging system that allows you to charge your phone without having to swindle with cables. This feature in Nexus 4 makes it different from the iPhone 5 which relies on charging cables.
4. Larger Display
Nexus 4 has a larger display than the iPhone 5, the Nexus screen measure 4.7″ while that of the iPhone is 4″. The Nexus smartphone also has a higher screen resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels compared to 1136 by 640 pixels the iPhone 5 offers. The Nexus 4 is much better for playing games and watching videos than the iPhone 5.
5. Camera App
The Nexus 4’s camera application offers you more control than the iPhone 5’s stock camera application. You can make quick adjustments with just a single tap on the nexus 4 display such as flash settings, exposure compensation and white balance.
Nexus 4 is therefore far much better than the iPhone 5 in terms of features and performance.