Google Nexus 4 Review
Carrier: GSM Unlocked (AT&T & T-Mobile)
Pricing: $299.00 (8GB) $349.00 (16GB)
What is it?
The best LG phone ever produced to date, and arguably the best android phone to date.
|Taken and edited with Nexus 4 camera app|
“The Best of Google
With your favorite Google apps like Chrome, Gmail, Google+, Google Maps, and Google Now, Nexus 4 brings you the right information at just the right time. Also explore over 675,000 apps and games on Google Play.
Nexus 4 Comes with an amazing new camera experience, plus a vivid 4.7-inch display, cutting-edge quad-core processor, all new gesture keyboard, and worldwide GSM/HSPA+ compatibility.
Android Beam, cloud syncing, and latest software updates directly from Google come standard with Nexus 4.”
· 4.7” 720p Display (320ppi) Gorilla Glass 2
· Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
· 8MP Rear Facing Camera (capable of shooting 1080p video) and 1.3MP Front facing Camera)
· HSPA+ 42
· Either 16GB or 8GB and 2GB RAM
· Wireless charging (Requires Wireless Charger)
· Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Build Quality
- Super Fluid
- Beautiful Display
- Google Now
- NFC / Android Beam
- The phone gets hot
- No SD Support
- Camera app is missing some basic features
- I’m not a big fan of the Slippery full glass design
|Taken at the Full Frame Film Festival|
In Durham North Carolina
Being a periderm photographer and the fact that I just love taking pictures, a decent camera is a must for me on my cell phone. LG definitely delivered this with the camera they used in the Nexus 4. 8MP is plenty for a phone, and the pictures it takes come out nice and clear. There are multiple camera modes to take including your stand camera option (where you can just use the camera like a standard camera), Panorama (where you can take super wide angle shots where are excellent for capturing vistas), Photosphere (Where you can take 360 degree shots very similar to what you will find in Google Map’s Street View) and the Video mode where you can take videos with either camera up to 1080p (720p with the front facing camera). I feel that the some basic camera functions should be included in the app such as ISO control, Burst mode, and timer.
|Photosphere Example | Taken at the River Front Park Beacon New York|
Ok so where to start…. To get straight to the point this is the best all-a-round (as it is not the most powerful nor does it have the biggest high resolution screen etc. but it is very well balanced in all areas) android phone you can purchase right now. If you want to convert someone to android from either iPhone or Blackberry or anything else, this is the phone to do it with. This phone just works, and everything just happens how you would want it to. LG has come a long way (the G2x was a mess) and it definitely shines with this phone.
Build Quality | Features: 4.5
Battery Life: 4.5
Performance | Stability: 4.5
Average Score: 4.5
22.5 / 25
Special thanks to +Des Smith you really hooked me up bro.