Google announced some devices last week that could shake up the market of tablets and mobile devices. These included the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Nexus 10. Both of these have been launched to steal a chunk out of the market that Apple currently own with their iPhone 5 and iPad. The LG Nexus 4 will replace the Galaxy Nexus, which is one year old and reviews of the handset are coming in fast. If they are to be believed then Google have a hit on their hands.
The LG Nexus 4 comes with a display of 4.7 inches and is IPS of 1280 x 768. It comes with the quad core 1.5GHz processor of Qualcomm and it has an upgraded camera of 8 megapixels on the back and a 1.3 on the front. The handset comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and this brings features such as wireless video, gesture typing and new photo features.
One of the best things about the LG Nexus 4 is the price tag. For the 8GB it is $299 and the 16GB will set you back $349, for the unlocked versions. T-Mobile has a version that is unlocked for $199 on a 2 year contract. The device will be in the Google Play Store on 14th November. So what do tech gurus have to say about the LG Nexus 4? Here are the final words from the experts.
LG Nexus 4 review roundup
TechCrunch – The Nexus 4 is a device that tickles me on many levels — it’s got a class-leading spec sheet, it’s completely unlocked, and as far as devices sold without contracts go it’s pretty damned cheap. More simply put, it’s the sort of device that’s designed to kick my salivary glands into action and it certainly succeeds on that front. The real question though is whether or not the Nexus 4 will have the same effect on you, and that I’m not too sure about.
Engadget – The idea that a Nexus quad-core smartphone is hitting the market with a starting price one dollar shy of $300 is simply stunning. Even more so is that it’s available without any contract or carrier locks, which means you can use it virtually anywhere in the world. Adding yet another layer of amazement is the fact that this particular device will always be among the first (if not the first) to get the latest version of Android for the foreseeable future.
The Verge – The Nexus 4 is absolutely wonderful, but it’s also vexing. Frustrating. Annoying. It’s easily the best Android phone on the market right now, and has some of the most powerful software that’s ever been put on a mobile phone. It’s an upgrade from last year’s Galaxy Nexus in every way. It’s terrific — save for one small thing… In the US, a flagship phone without LTE is like a muscle car with no wheels. For other networks in other countries, and for the lucky T-Mobile customers out there that are getting great speeds on its HSPA+ network — great.