LG Nexus 4

Verge Review

Getting the Nexus 4 for review was something of a treat for me. I've been anticipating the arrival of a follow-up (and upgrade) from the company's previous flagship device — the Galaxy Nexus — for a handful of very specific reasons. In fact, I've held off on moving to other, excellent devices with expectations of this mystery phone in mind. While I have been largely pleased with using the Samsung-produced Nexus, there are some irksome qualities to the handset (a poor camera, weak display, and...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .36 inches
Weight .31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.7 inches
Carriers T-Mobile
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.2

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 5.27 inches
Width 2.7 inches
Thickness .36 inches
Weight .31 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black, White
Loudspeaker Mono
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 768 px
PPI 320
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC support Yes
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4 Pro
Model APQ8064
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 4

Memory

RAM size 2 GB

Storage

Internal size 8 GB, 16 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 1.3 megapixels

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.2

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer

Battery

Capacity 2100 mAh
Wireless charging Optional

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by dirtybliss (Currently owns)

    I had trouble deciding between the Nexus 4 and the HTC One (pre-announcement). In the end, I went with the Nexus 4 because of 4 main reasons:
    1. My Galaxy Note was getting old.
    2. I couldn't wait 4 months for a new phone.
    3. I've always wanted to try a stock Android device (the Galaxy Nexus was a bit ehh for me).
    4. I absolutely LOVED the design of the Nexus 4 albeit hearing how fragile this beauty was.

    Pros:
    + Love the simplistic front and beautiful back. The crystal reflections at the back is lovely to look at.
    + Jelly Bean is simply great. It's sleek and snappy.
    + The device itself is snappy.
    + No problem with calling. Quite good, actually.
    + The camera features are great. Photosphere is definitely fun to use.
    + Screen is great to look at.
    Cons:
    - The colours aren't exactly right although it can be fixed (sometimes it seems washed out).
    - Battery life is bad when on Chrome.
    - Glass back is not very sturdy.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by rdeleonp (Currently owns)

    It amuses me to see other phones listed as "alternatives" to the Google Nexus 4. Make no mistake, there is *no other phone* that presents Android's True Colors as the Google Nexus 4. It provides instant protection against quick obsolescence thanks to it's combination of cutting-edge hardware and software. Amazing developer community support is the cherry on top of this delicious cake. Do yourself a favor and buy only Nexus devices from now on. You'll be a happier person. As to why I call it Google's phone instead of LG's, well, it's because LG is to Google as Foxconn is to Apple. This *is* Google's phone because it *is* Google's vision of what an Android phone *should* be. Bless their geeky brains...

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by TonyGDubZ (Currently owns)

    The LG Nexus 4 is the fastest, and best android phone in the world. It has a beautiful screen, and a really magnificent processor... It has an awesome camera and Google Now built in. The phone is thin, light and attractive. And with the latest version of pure android, the Nexus 4 is a true beast

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by shay.rishon (Currently owns)

    This phone is the fastest i've ever used !!
    Everything is so smooth and no lag what so ever
    i am very satisfied

    the battery life is a bit dissapoiting, i had big expetation,
    but the look and feel overcomes it
    I recommend this phone over all others,m and i tryed sgs3 iphone5 and hox

    best cellphone ever !

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by luqman.khalifa (Previously owned)

    The first android phone i got a long with. Probably one of the best phones of all time. price/speed/software/specs/update/longevity/good hacking community its all there. i just wish it was a little more resiliant, and little more defined in terms of its design. all in all, very damn close to being a perfect phone

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by J3R3MY_H (Currently owns)

    This phone is a 10. A fucking honest to goodness 10. I really don't feel like explaining the ins-and-outs, whys, hows, and all that crap. Just know that there is one man that feels this phone is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. The phone would be whatever the highest number is on any scale you use. Its that good.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Krishna Vamsee (Currently owns)

    Presently I don't own this phone but most of the information I know about this device is through youtube reviews and other websites . I really loved the google now feature in it as mentioned by other reviewers on youtube it's said that the launching of google now through the bottom of the screen posed a difficulty because being touch buttons they are a part of the screen and if you'r doing anything like playing a game in it you might accidently launch google now . I loved it body design, specs and other features but the memory options are too less.............
    I really loved its display ,gesture typing and other features
    I don't think lack of LTE is a problem because however LTE is not spread completely in our country and we get only international devices with no LTE..........................

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by 10nawaz (Currently owns)

    Built by LG, the Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor — which Google claims is the fastest on the market — an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and up to 16GB of storage. Oh, and the back is made of glass — etched, layered glass that sparkles with a strange, almost holographic depth.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by Luckbuckets (Currently owns)

    Having used the Nexus 4 on T-Mobile for about 2 months. (recieved mine first week of December, Second wave from Google Play Store) i am very pleased with the device. I came to the phone from the Galaxy Nexus, also on T-Mobile and have already experience what Jellybean could do on the GN and the Nexus 7. What amazes me when using the Nexus 4 is just how darn fast it is. The performance on this phone is just blistering fast. I have not witnessed any lag what so ever. The design of this phone is one of the best i have seen. Whats really impressive about it though is the amount of attention on the small details. the rounded edges that allow the finger to just glide right off the screen, making the gesture-y parts of android just feel good. The back of this thing is also beautiful, thank god it looks better in person and in official photos than how it looked in a few of the original leaks. Call reception has been good and data has been stellar where i live. the display is a pleasure to look at and colors look good. I have been able to go full days with out much concern about battery life. Only times its really been low to where i need to charge it before bed is when i really wanted to stress the battery out by streaming video in HD from Netflix or Revision 3 or any number of other sources, and even then the battery holds up rather well. This phone leaves nothing to be wanted and its a fantastic upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus, and for the price, its a no-brainer.

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by PlyAlex (Currently owns)

    I love this so much, it's incredibly fast and easy to use! And for the price I couldn't be happier!
    My only issues are:

    Design: The speaker being on the flat bottom means I cannot sit it on a table and watch a video without propping it up to hear the speaker clearly.

    Camera: Really good camera, fast and good focus, only issue is that it is noisy in low light conditions.

    Battery life: It lasts me the day on moderately heavy use, but it would be great with a little more!

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