One of the devices that have had the tech world talking has been the Google Nexus 4. This was due to the price tag that is affordable, some impressive specs and the fact that it is hard to get hold of. Thanks to the 3 network in the UK, testing the device over the Christmas period was possible, using their CD-HSDPA network.
LG Nexus 4 review
Upon hearing that Google had chosen LG for the next Nexus device there was some concern. After all LG have not had the best track record for Android handsets? However these concerns were soon forgotten once the device was in my hand and it was clear that LG had delivered a device that was worthy of having the Nexus name.
It soon became apparent that the LG Nexus 4 is among the best smartphones on the market at the moment in the UK. When you combine Android 4.2 with the powerful hardware found in the Nexus 4, the price tag and the display, which is stunning, this is a combination that cannot be beaten. The handset was so impressive that I purchased a device before stock ran out, after loving the review unit so much.
You can get the LG Nexus 4 without a contract and unlocked for £239 for the 8GB version, while the 16GB version is £279. To put this into perspective you will pay around £529 for the Apple iPhone 5 16GB and around £500 for the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is almost twice as much as you pay for the 16GB version of the LG Nexus 4.
If you can afford to pay £279 upfront this is a great deal for SIM only contract and you save a lot of money over time. Of course you do have to be able to get your hands on the device. At the moment it is sold out over at the Google Play Store. This means that you would have to pay a lot more with stores on the high street and you could have to wait weeks before you get the device.
The only device running Android out at the moment that competes with the LG Nexus 4 is the Samsung Galaxy S3. However the LG Nexus 4 runs on stock Android and it supports DC-HSDPA connectivity, which happens to put it ahead, at least in my eyes.