When the LG Nexus 4 was released it was said to be the best Nexus handset ever made. The Nexus 4 features superb specs at a low price tag but is it the right device for you?
LG Nexus 4 review: the good & bad side
One thing that the device does lack is LTE and this could put some people off. Despite this fact the LG Nexus 4 was sold out as soon as it went online. The device is actually the Optimus G from LG with extras, such as the build quality, great looks and pure Android experience. The device comes in black only with a glitter look on the back when held at a certain angle. The handset has premium looks which are on par with the likes of the iPhone 5.
The LG Nexus 4 weighs 138 grams and measures 133.9×7.0×9.1mm. It is not as light as the Apple iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3, but it is packed with matching hardware. This includes the 1.5GHz quad core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. The device has an IPS display of 4.7 inches and resolution of 1280 x 7268.
The LG Nexus 4 is offered in 8GB or 16GB versions. And there is no support for SD card. LTE is missing but the device does support HSPA+; and it has NFC and supports the general microUSB. The battery on the handset is 2100mAh and the it now runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
In Geekbench tests the LG Nexus 4 did very well and it came out ahead of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3, along with the Optimus G, which it is based on. It is thought that this was due to it having Android 4.2.
The display of the handset is great and while the ppi is lower than what is found on the iPhone 5, you cannot tell. The display is easy to read and it happens to be among the best found on any phone.
The LG Nexus 4 has two cameras, a front facing camera and an 8-megapixel shooter on the rear. It also comes with filters and PhotoSphere. Providing you are not watching movies, the handset can last the day without having to charge it. When viewing videos you will get around 4.5 hours of battery life from it.
The LG Nexus 4 happens to be a superb handset and it is reasonably priced. You can get the 8GB handset for $299 from the Google Play Store, however it is let down a little by the fact that it doesn’t have support for SD card. The battery isn’t removable either.
So there are quite a few things that you do have to consider if you are thinking of getting the handset. It comes with a great price tag and pure Android, and if you don’t mind it lacking LTE and expandable storage then this may be the perfect devic. If you need more then you might want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5.