By Michael Fisher | November 12, 2013 6:00 AM
LG Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!
We know – we know. It seemed absurd to us, too. Pitting the new $350 “Google phone” up against Samsung’s $700+ tablet replacement? You’d have to search high and low to find a bigger mismatch. It’s like a drag race between a Lamborghini and an armored assault vehicle. Sure, it’s entertaining … but really, what’s the point?
Well, there is a point – and it has to do with buzz. As disparate as they are, these phones share roughly the same level of popularity, from where we’re sitting. The Nexus 5 is the talk of the town at the moment – and despite its launch having come and gone months ago, the Galaxy Note 3 is still one of the most sought-after devices for power users. That’s why “Nexus 5 vs Note 3″ is one of the most-searched-for phrases on YouTube right now: the hardcore smartphone geeks are split on whether to favor economy or excess, and they’ve got no compass to help them decide.
We’re not saying this video is a panacea for their woes -we don’t even cover benchmark scores, for several reasons- but maybe it’ll help set pros against cons and paint a picture that clears things up a little. Maybe it’ll help some folks decide between stock Android and the S Pen. Maybe it’ll help others figure out whether they really need a phablet. Or maybe it’ll just serve as an excuse to see two of the world’s best smartphones on the same screen for a few minutes.
Whatever your reasons, jump on down to the link below to take in our latest comparison: Nexus 5 vs Note 3. Then check out our full review of the former, then the latter, and let us know which one cocoas your cola down in the comments!
Looking for more on the Nexus 5, but worried about straining your tired eyes? Tune in to the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, where Taylor Martin and Michael Fisher discuss Google’s latest pure-Android monolith with Engadget’s Brad Molen!