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Re: Nexus 4 vs LG Optimus G vs HTC One X for hardcore gaming? Which one should I get?
The One X+ is newer than the One X, but the processor is a Tegra 3. Tegra processors have been know to be good for gaming, but the Snapdragon S4 Pro found in the Nexus 4 and the Optimus G has been found to be faster, even in gaming.
Originally Posted by outlooker
It mostly affects the OS interface itself, but based on what I've read, I think it might affect graphics on third-party apps, too. I can't confirm this from my own experience, as my first Android device was the N7, which came preinstalled with 4.1. Could someone else clarify this?
Anyway, back on topic: Since the Nexus 4 and the Optimus G are very similar the main difference would be the software. Like return_0 said, the Nexus 4 has Android 4.2 which has Project Butter which makes things super smooth. But is Project Butter just for the Operating System&User Interface or does it smoothen out third party apps
That is true. The AT&T Optimus G does have the advantage of a micro SD card slot. Of course, you could use USB OTG with the N4, but that's a somewhat complicated process you might not want to go into.
Okay so I get it, the main advantage the Nexus 4 has over the Optimus G is software wise.
But on the other hand, I believe that the Optimus G has a micro SD slot while the Nexus 4 doesn't. That's a major advantage for me because these high end games often have a file size more than 1 GB
and a micro SD card can earn be 32-64GB extra.
IMO the N4 looks nicer, but obviously you're the one buying it, so for you that would be another advantage for the G.
Besides that, the Optimus G looks way cooler than the Nexus 4.
According to AT&T's website, the Optimus G still has 4.0. It is unknown whether or not it will be updated to 4.1, as both LG and US carriers are known to delay updates for a long time.
As return_0 mentioned that the Nexus 4's software makes it faster, won't At&t update their Optimus G to Android 4.2 eventually. I think they already have the 4.1 update. Theoretically after update the Optimus G would be just as smooth as the Nexus 4 software-wise.
The G does support Flash, but that's because of 4.0. If or when the G will get updated to 4.1, it will no longer support Flash because Adobe does not support Android 4.1 or newer versions.
Like I said earlier, I'm ONLY looking for gaming and internet browsing here. Nothing else. Also I think the Optimus G supports Adobe Flash in its browser but the Nexus 4 doesn't. (Correct me if I'm wrong).
I would recommend just doing more research on the two devices, reading reviews, and further monitoring this thread. Good luck!
So I'm kind of stuck here between the Optimus G and the Nexus 4. I would have went with the Nexus 4 but I'm not sure because all I'm interested in is gaming and internet. The overall Android OS experience won't matter too much to me. And the micro SD card slot in the Optimus G is a huge advantage in my humble opinion.
Any more advice?
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate all of your efforts.