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Google teamed up with LG to give you a new technological wonder – the Nexus 4. With an incredibly low price tag of only £239.00 the Nexus 4 gives competitors no chance. Yes, you’ve read correctly, you can get this 4.7-inch quad-core beast for only £239.00 at play.google.com. What are you waiting for?

Nexus 4 Review – Google Does It Again!

There was a period not so long ago when LG was really struggling to keep up the pace with other phone manufacturers and a lot of people thought that it was the end of it. However, they managed to radically turn the tide and came up with several phones that don’t just give competition a very hard time, but some even manage to outrank most of what’s out there. We’ll give you a little spoiler and tell you that the phone we’re reviewing today, the Google Nexus 4produced by LG, belongs to the second category.

We were a bit sceptical when we first saw the Nexus 4, as its design is not very different from what’s already out there, coming with the famous Corning Gorilla Glass 2 covering the whole front side, a thin chrome bezel on the sides and a somewhat-weird sparkly pattern on the back which, to be honest, we weren’t the biggest fans of, but this is just a matter of tastes.

The front side hides the 4.7-inch display and, when we say it hides it, we mean it, because the display is actually invisible when turned off, blending quite well with the body of the phone. Once switched on, though, it is absolutely stunning, being one of the most impressive displays we came across so far and the reason for this is simple – in-cell technology. That’s right, the Nexus 4 uses the same screen technology as the iPhone 5, which integrates the touch sensors directly into the display, resulting in significantly sharper images and better touch response.

So, making a short recap, we’ve got a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display with in-cell technology which delivers a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels and a density of 318 ppi – pretty impressive so far; let’s see what else is there. Under the hood, the Nexus 4 hides an APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset that combines a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU with an Andreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM memory, making this phone one of the most powerful phones around at this moment. Needless to that the phone’s operating system, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), and all its apps run perfectly with no lags or chokes.

A disappointment of the Nexus 4 is the lack of a card slot, so you’ll have to rely on its internal storage, which comes in 8GB or 16GB flavours. Let’s not forget that the phone is actually created by Google so this is basically just another one of their efforts to promote cloud storage options, but we’re not sure it’s the best way to do it.

Overlooking this minor set-back, the Nexus 4 provides pretty much everything you would expect from a phone and, coming with a price tag that totally blows out the competition, it’s definitely one of the hottest phones out there.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • Phone Model – Google Nexus 4
  • Processor – Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • Screen Size – 4.7-inch
  • Display Resolution – 768 x 1280 True HD
  • Display Technology – HD-IPS LCD with in-cell technology
  • RAM – 2GB
  • Memory – 8GB
  • Back Camera – 8 Megapixels, 3268 x 2448 maximum resolution
  • Video Recording – Full HD (1080p) @ 30 fps
  • Front Camera – 1.3 MP
  • Operating System – Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)


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