TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2014 - Brackets - Set 4

With the LG Nexus 5 cruising to a win over the LG G2 we have our Mobile Madness finals set. The BlackBerry Z30 vs. the LG Nexus 5.

The BlackBerry Z30 received quite a number of votes from fans all over the Internet, with tweets, shares, forum posts to help bring out all the BlackBerry fans to garner its finals status.

The LG Nexus 5 too is not without its die-hard fans. The Nexus 5 is the obvious darling of Android fans, for its pure Android OS, solid specs, wireless charging, and access to the latest Android updates.

Which device will you crown as this year's Mobile Madness champs? The BlackBerry Z30 or the LG Nexus 5? You decide.

Editor's Note: The voting for this round will be extended to a full 48 hours (2 days).

BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry Z30 Unboxing

Its size and design looks terrific, and it feels quite good in the hand. The screen, which is 5 inches, isn't Full HD, but it still looks fantastic; BlackBerry 10, meanwhile, looks much more suited to the larger display. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, 2,880mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage (microSD expandable) and NFC.

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BlackBerry Z30 product

BlackBerry Z30

  • 5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display (294 ppi)
  • BlackBerry OS 10.2 (at launch)
  • 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip
  • 2GB
  • 16GB

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LG Nexus 5

Nexus 5 Review Video

The Nexus line of phones is easily the best option for a pure Android (sans skins or bloatware) experience. Not to say all customized user interfaces are bad, in fact I enjoy Motorola's experience on the Moto X (then again Motorola Mobility is owned by our friends at Google) and most skins like Samsung's TouchWiz and HTC's Sense add more features to a device's camera. However, with Nexus, Android device updates are pushed out as soon as they are available to the public and you have the comfort of knowing your device should receive the next version of Android without worrying whether your manufacturer and/or carrier will push a variant to your phone.

The Nexus 5 is Google's latest flagship Android phone and certainly has specs to be worthy of being labeled a flagship device. Seeing as it is manufactured by LG, just as the Nexus 4 was, so it is easy to make comparison to LG's other devices. A tidal wave of leaks and rumors appeared long before the Nexus 5 was actually released, and many followers began culling the G2 as a benchmark for a forthcoming Nexus device.

It has a 4.9-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel (445ppi) Full HD IPS display featuring Gorilla Glass 3, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera anda 1.3 MP front camera. That's all in addition to Android 4.4 KitKat. On paper and in real life usage, this phone is a beast. We did not experience any lag, crashing apps, or any other issues whatsoever. The Nexus 5 is a perfect balance of solid hardware and an optimized operating system.

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Nexus 5 - Product - Image

LG Nexus 5

  • 4.95-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (445 ppi)
  • Android 4.4 (at launch)
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • 2GB
  • 16GB, 32GB

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Cast Your Vote

Thanks for voting, come back tomorrow as we continue on our Mobile Madness tournament.

Voting will close Monday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. PST.