LG Nexus 4 Joins S3 Mini As A Major Letdown (Review)

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The new Nexus device looks to be the recently leaked LG Nexus 4. The handset has been posted online in pictures many times last week and there has been an early review of the handset from just before the weekend that was disappointing to say the least.

First LG Nexus 4 review starts off on the wrong foot

Photos of the device were leaked on a Russian website and a review followed by the same folks who managed to get their hands on the early prototype. The review said that the LG Nexus 4 was underwhelming and didn’t live up to the Nexus name. However you do have to bear in mind that this was a review on an unfinished handset and so there is plenty of time for things to change before it is finally released. There are rumours going around that the device will be ready for 29th October, however confirmation of this hasn’t been given.

The device is said to have the quad core Snapdragon processor of 1.5GHz and the Adreno 320 graphics, along with 2GB of RAM. The display is thought to be 4.7 inches, with a resolution of 1280 x 768. On the back there is a camera of 8 megapixels, but what lets the handset down is the fact that it comes with just 8GB of internal storage. Those reviewing the device gave it a scratch test, after the iPhone 5 has received complaints about scuffing. The Nexus from LG did however come out of this test with a clean sheet. But it is interesting to note that the LG Optimus G, which is actually the same device, cracked easily in Droid-Life’s “unscheduled” test.

The prototype of the device has a sealed battery and supports micro SD card. The headphone jack is located at the top of the handset and the screen is IPS and not Super AMOLED. The prototype device had Jelly Bean installed, however those reviewing it said that is was buggy. The review does not put the new Nexus device in very good light. However as it was a prototype there is hope yet for fans of Nexus handsets. Let’s just hope it hasn’t left a bad impression on too many buyers who were planning on waiting for it before pouncing on the many other Android options already on the market.


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.