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LG Nexus 4: Google, You Just Blew My Mind

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While we recently pitted the specs of the LG Nexus 4 against the likes of the iPhone 5 & Samsung Galaxy S3 already, what we didn’t do is write a full length review of the device. The reason being that the current review model that is being passed around from LG is not the finished product. That will only be available on November 13. So what I am going to do today is share my personal thoughts about the LG Nexus 4 after spending 3 days with it. While it isn’t a review, you can expect it to match the verdict of the official review next week.

LG Nexus 4 pre-review

The LG Nexus 4 has arrived and it will be sold at Google Play Store unlocked starting next week. This means that you can use the device on any carrier you want and better still the device should receive updates as soon as possible. Along with this you can install any app you want on the handset as due to it being a Nexus (root is easy attained too).

The LG Nexus 4 is the first to give off a feel of passion in its design and the choice of materials and it has some high end components. The Nexus oozes high quality, as one of the let downs of Android handsets is that many of them do feel cheap. The Nexus 4 despite its low price tag looks and feels like a premium device.

What does blow the mind is the fact that the device comes unlocked for just $350. It feels like the more expensive device when compared with handsets that cost twice as much. LG have raised the bar when it comes to smartphones and and people will no longer accept plastic bricks that come with price tags of $500 and above.

Typically, many people choose Nexus handsets for their software. However this happens to be the first device with the Nexus brand name that comes with hardware that is as strong of a selling point. It beats any other phone when it comes to design, which for many manufacturers should be embarrassing.

In short it is the best looking and best feeling Android handset in the shape of a Nexus device to date. You simply won’t be able to resist it when you pick up a display unit in a store near you.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.