Head-To-Head: Google Nexus 4 Vs. Apple iPhone 5

The Bottom Line

If avoiding a contract is a high priority, then an unlocked phone is a must. For $299 list, the Nexus 4 delivers the latest Android version unadorned with vendor-specific whistles and bells, yet it comes with many of the capabilities found on higher-end phones costing much more. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 can be had most everywhere for around $199 with a two-year commitment and comes festooned with available apps and an accessory ecosystem like the world has never seen.

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