Reviewed by robbieelias (Currently owns)
This is my favorite phone that I have used so far. It is unmatched mainly because of how good it is for how much it costs.
The design is excellent. I love the "sparkled" back as it is very original and nice. It looks good all around and it also feel great in the hand especially thanks to the soft edges. My only concern is the possibility that it breaks, but until it is not actually broken this is not an issue.
After having owned the GS2 and the Galaxy Nexus, I find that the IPS display on the Nexus 4 is much nicer in almost every way except for blacks, but this difference isn't by much and it is superior otherwise. Also, the screen is very smooth and soft which makes it so fun to use.
The camera is definitely better than the Galaxy Nexus, but I have not done enough testing yet to judge.
Call quality and reception seem to be better than the previous nexus and therefore very good. The lack of LTE does not apply to me because I live in Canada but I still choose to keep it off as HSPA+ is more than enough for me.
The best part about this phone is how fast it is. Don't listen to the benckmarks, it is faaasssttt. Only in Chrome browser do I notice any lag but it's still awesome.
As for Android 4.2, it's my favorite mobile OS so ya... Battery life is also pretty good, I personally get 4h30 of screen time which lasts me maybe 2 days.
Overall, I absolutely love this phone and it has been a pleasure to use. I would definitely recommend it to everyone especially considered its value.
- Design 10
- Display 10
- Camera(s) 9
- Reception / call quality 9
- Performance 10
- Software 10
- Battery life 9
- Ecosystem 10