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.
- 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)
- 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)
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.
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.
- 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.