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LG Nexus 4: Galaxy Nexus Successor Gets A Disappointing Review

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It looks like the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be the LG Nexus 4. The recently leaked device has been pictured multiple times since last week and just before the weekend an early review of the handset surfaced. It was somewhat disappointing to say the least.

LG Nexus 4: Samsung Galaxy Nexus successor gets disappointing first review

Images of the leaked handset were shown by a Russian website and that site also undertook a review of the device.  PhonesReview points out that according to the review, the device is underwhelming and fans of Nexus devices will be let down by the latest device. You do have to bear in mind though that the review was based on an unfinished version of the phone and there is plenty of time for the device to go through changes. Rumour has it that the handset will be released on 29th October; however there is no confirmation of this at the moment as it seems very close based on the condition of this prototype.

The specs of the Nexus from LG are said to include the Snapdragon S3 Pro quad core processor at 1.5GHz. It should have Adreo 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM and a screen of 4.7 inches with 1280 x 768 resolution. The rear camera is said to be an 8 megapixel. The handset will have just 8 GB or storage and no SD card option.

News of the review came by way of the Verge and strangely while the LG Nexus 4 has not been released there were some good photos published. The handset looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and has the same buttons on screen and LED notification. The reviewers of the device were said to have put the device through a scratch test, following the downfall of the design of the iPhone 5 and the scuffgate issue. The LG Nexus passed this test with flying colours.

The prototype handset came with a battery that was sealed and Micro SD card and the headphone jack at the top of the device. The display is IPS as opposed to Super AMOLED. The test unit had Jelly Bean installed, however this was described by the reviewer as being full of bugs. At the moment it does sound as though the LG Nexus 4 will be nothing but a let-down; however it was a prototype, so hopefully there is much more to it than meets the eye.

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