Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs LG G2 vs Motorola DROID Maxx

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung LG Motorola
Announced October 2011 August 2013 July 2013
Status Available - November 2011 Available - September 2013 Available - August 2013
Colors Black Black, White Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm
(5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 in)
138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
(5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 in)
137.5 x 71.2 x 8.5 mm
(5.41 x 2.8 x 0.33 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) 143 g (5.04 oz) 167 g (5.89 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific) LTE (Region Dependent) LTE 700 MHz Class 13
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, TI OMAP 4460 chipset Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro
GPU No Adreno 330 Adreno 320
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32GB storage 32 GB 32 GB
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.65 inches 5.2 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (316 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 64.72% 75.78% 70.26%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1936 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 10 MP, 3872 x 2592 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection Auto-focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@60fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Yes Class 12 Class 12
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE; HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, barometer sensor Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No No
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Po Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1750 mAh 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Stand by Up to 290 h (2G)
Up to 270 h (3G)
- Up to 600 h
Talk Time Up to 17 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
- Up to 48 h