LG Nexus 4 Review: 4 Experts Give Their Verdict

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The LG Nexus 4 is becoming very popular since its release, as it offers the pure Android experience.

The fad for Nexus handsets started out with the Google Nexus One, which was only available through Google. It didn’t sell massively, but it did well enough to point to a glowing future for Android.

The LG Nexus 4 is a very desirable device indeed, and those who have handled it say it feels great – a bit heavy, but in a good, premium, expensive kind of way.

It’s smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S3, and much more comfortable to hold, which is always good. Four of our top techies have had their say:

LG Nexus 4 review roundup

Matt Warman of The Telegraph said: So the Nexus 4 features a lovely 4.7” display, with 320 pixels per inch that are indistinguishable from the iPhone 5’s 326ppi. The operating system is now so slick that there’s not that previously perceptible lag between moving it with you finger and the screen reacting. Some of that, of course, is down to the quad-core processor that is now absolutely standard in all top-end phones.

Engadget’s Brad Molen said: The Nexus line has always been a solid indicator of the state of the smartphone industry. While these phones aren’t guaranteed to have the absolute best components available, they’re still highly competitive and, in recent times, have offered some of the best value, dollar for dollar. This leaves us even more impressed, then, that the LG-made Nexus 4 has been endowed with state-of-the-art silicon and is backed up by some of the best components on the market.

The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky weighed in: When I had a chance to venture out to Google’s Mountain View headquarters for a feature on the next phone, I already knew a bit about what was next on tap. We’d covered a variety of leaks of the alleged new Nexus, a glass-backed device apparently made by LG. The device turned out to be more than just what I’d seen in leaks — it’s a robust handset, with the all the bells and whistles you’d expect, and a design sensibility that suggests Google is continuing to move in a smart direction with its hardware.

Over at the Wall Street Journal Walt Mossberg said: I found the Nexus 4 more evolutionary than revolutionary. It has some nice features and carries on Google’s recent tablet tradition of low pricing. But there’s no knock-your-socks-off stuff in the new phone. Even the new version of Android is just a further iteration of the current variant, called Jelly Bean, rather than an all-new edition, such as Google introduced last year at this time with the prior Nexus phone. I found the latest Nexus to be a solid, reliable, phone and a good value.

So, all the top nerds reckon the LG Nexus 4 is one of the best phones to come out this year. You should ignore the fact that it’s hard to obtain and put it on your Christmas (or New Year…or Easter) wish list now.

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