New Nexus 4 Review

I thought I’d do a review of the Nexus 4 considering it’s a purchase I recently made. It’s not actually the phone that I intended to get, but hey, here we are and now I have a Nexus 4. I originally intended to purchase a HTC One, but that didn’t go exactly as planned. Let’s just say, I got scammed on GumTree and that’s that.

Back to the Nexus 4. It’s a phone that is manufactured by LG and was a phone sold by Google. Google still have a product page up for this phone, but if you attempt to purchase from the Google Play store, you’ll find that all the Nexus 4 smartphones are sold out. This is a shame considering Google lowered the price of their 8GB model to just £159 (a steal) and their 16GB model to £199. I, unfortunately, had to purchase the phone through eBay and bought an 8GB model for £185. It’s still a cheap price, considering the fact that this phone is brilliant and you won’t get another phone like this for a comparable price.

Specification

  • 4.7″ diagonal (Display)
  • 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
  • WXGA IPS
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
  • Weight: 139g
  • 2100 mAH battery (15.30 hours talk time; 16.2 days stand-by time)

  • Camera
    • Front: 1.3 MP
    • Back (Main): 8MP (with flash)
  • Wireless charging
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2GB of RAM; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 (Quad core, 1500 MHz)
  • Variants: 8GB or 16GB (storage)

Design

With a 4.7 inch display and rounded edges to give the phone a modern look – this phone is certainly something to marvel – especially taking into account the price of the phone. Perhaps it just me being biased, as I haven’t purchased a phone in the past 2 years, but this phone is simply beautiful in my eyes. The smartphone has a rich feeling of cold glass encompassing the back with edges that are rubbery, which helps with gripping onto the smartphone.

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Pictures I’ve taken with the Nexus 4

These are pictures that I’ve taken to hopefully give an idea to those reading this article a feel of what the camera is like on a Nexus 4. In my honest opinion, I think it’s pretty damn good for an 8MP camera. Obviously, if you compare it to say a DLSR or a dedicated digital camera then those cameras are always going to win. However, if you are aiming for that type of quality, then I suggest purchasing a HTC One.

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Take Aways

  • It’s seriously a great phone that will likely last me another 2 years before I have to upgrade.
  • The price of the phone is what’s great. You won’t find any other comparable phone (with similar specs) for the same price. (££!)
  • The camera, speed of the phone, design, and battery life are more than satisfactory. It’s not a phone you’ll be ashamed of and is definitely a phone that you can talk about.
  • My only qualms with the phone is the camera. I wish it was just a little bit better. I however foresee that the Nexus 5 having a 13MP camera and that will likely be comparable to phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

Author: Jonathan Jones

I first first started creating websites back in 2005. This led me to creating a free web hosting business in 2007, which still exists today. I ventured into creating types of websites such as blogs and forums using Wordpress, vBulletin, Invision Power Board, Drupal and Joomla.

I’ve since worked on some of the leading brands in the UK finance sector, in the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) field, and now work for MoneySuperMarket, the #1 price comparison website in the UK.

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