The Last Two Months
My initial review of the Nexus 4 was very positive. But why don't we try something different here? We're going provide you with some thoughts on how it has been, two months after our review of LG and Google's very competitively priced - if you can find one - smartphone.
I was incredibly lucky at the time, even if it didn't feel like it, to score a Nexus 4 at launch. Remember, this isn't a review sample; I had to sit in front of my computer and smash my F5 key like the rest of you, in a very small 15 minute window, to secure one of these bad boys. Even now, I read on various forums and Reddit that people simply can't buy one still. This isn't the case everywhere, but we know that there just isn't enough stock of the Nexus 4 to meet demand. This happens, even to Apple, but it seems people want the Nexus 4, sometimes more than you see the crazy demand for the latest iPhone.
I've been using my Nexus 4 pretty much exclusively for the last two months as I haven't received many samples of other phones over the holiday period. I've taken it everywhere with me and it has become an increasingly important tool in my day to day life. You can say that about any smartphone, but when you have your digital life so intertwined with Google services, owning a device that provides you with the 'pure Android experience' does just that.
I'm a daily user of Gmail, I live on it. Heck, I'm lying in bed right now typing this into an email to myself so I can work on it on my desktop in the morning. The experience of Google services on the Nexus 4 is nothing short of near perfection. Google's apps are pretty solid, but apart from that I'm very efficient in the amount of content and apps I keep on my phone. I use Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, SwiftKey, Twitter and a few other apps on the daily. No games, no movies and no TV episodes.
Every smartphone user is different, which is why it's incredibly hard to be a reviewer of these devices. Not everyone will agree with review methods, and this can upset some people. So let's get to my thoughts on the Nexus 4 from using it over the last couple of months.