The very first reviews of the LG Nexus 4 have started to come in from tech gurus and the majority of reviews praise the Nexus 4. Many are in agreement that the device is very fast and it comes with features that you would generally see on a device with a much higher price tag attached to it. However there are some that don’t quiet praise the handset as much as others. So here are what the top tech gurus at ComputerWorld had to say about the latest Nexus handset.
LG Nexus review roundup
JR Raphael has just praises:
This is one very nice device. … Google has clearly taken the best parts of the LG Optimus G…and polished them to near-perfection. … [It] looks and feels the way a high-end smartphone should. It’s sleek, solid, and not at all flimsy.
The glass curves along the edges of the phone…in order to match the way you hold and interact with the device. … Speaking of the screen, boy, is it a beaut. … True HD IPS…1280 x 768, with 320ppi. It looks fantastic — crisp, clear, and bright. … This is hands-down one of the best screens I’ve seen on an Android phone.
And Armando Rodriguez is happy except with one thing:
The LG Nexus 4 is an improvement over last year’s Galaxy Nexus, [I’m] impressed with the phone’s performance and slew of interesting features. … I was initially worried that the…large 4.7-inch display would make the phone difficult to use one-handed, but those fears were put to rest.
[But it] does not have a user-replaceable battery. … [The] quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor [does] a good job at keeping it running smoothly. Menus flew beneath my fingertips, and I noticed no lag. … Photo Sphere…works really well. … Nexus 4 looks to be a quality smartphone.
Josh Ong thinks the lack of 4G was a big mistake:
Last year’s Galaxy Nexus had an LTE variant, so the 3G-only Nexus 4 seems like a step backward. …the more I look at [it] the more it appears to be perfectly suited for the Chinese market…[but] I’ve been unable to confirm whether China is one of the upcoming countries.
The most impressive quality about the Nexus 4 is its aggressive price. …there’s plenty of room in the medium-priced Chinese smartphone market for several Android vendors…but Google’s in a tight spot. …it has to walk delicately to avoid stepping on its hardware partner’s toes.