I thought for my final thoughts I'd do a run down of the Nexus 4 on video, with my personal thoughts on the device and to show off some of the multi-tasking grunt it has.
Then we're going to come into a situation of - should YOU buy a Nexus 4? The answer is yes. A very, very big yes. This is the absolute best Android smartphone on the market, bar none. No other smartphone competes with this, and even if it did - the Nexus 4 is just $299/$349 (8/16GB).
So even if there is another contender ready to step into the ring, it gets KO'd on the first hit with its price. Even Apple can't come remotely close to this in terms of pricing. Google's powerhouse software is also another pillar of Android - Maps, Gmail, Navigation, Google Now, Search, Google (the search engine) and YouTube.
Apple have, what, iTunes and a half-baked, half-assed Maps app. Google have not only released one of the best specced smartphones out, they've also given it their best mobile OS yet, and put it at a price point that no one can begin to compete with. Sure, we can expect Samsung to release a Galaxy S IV early to mid next year, but I would guess this would be priced at a minimum of $599, and include their third-party TouchWiz UI. Google's Nexus 4 comes with just a plain, stock, and very fast Android 4.2 with no edited or modified third-party UI. This is one of the huge, huge benefits of a Nexus-branded device.
Remember, Google own Motorola Mobility now. If I had to take a guess, I think we're going to see Motorola turn into the Nexus arm of Google, pumping out incredible hardware for Google going into the future. If Google can coerce LG into making the Nexus 4, and subsidizing it through the Play store for just $299 - imagine what we'll see when they can do it in-house, with their own company... the possibilities are truly endless.
Did you hear that Apple, Samsung and every other competitor? Google is playing with the hardware game, and you're all going to be playing catch up from now on. There is no other smartphone on the market that even competes with the Nexus 4. The problem is, reviewers and consumers will all have differing opinions. So while mine is a very strong YES YES YES for the Nexus 4, someone else who is tied into the iOS world with iTunes and iPods, iPads, and iPhones will have a completely different opinion.
That doesn't make the Nexus 4 not worthy of the "best smartphone in the world" title from me - because I'm here, and I'm shouting from the rooftops - it truly is the best smartphone money can buy right now, and for just $299, the money to buy it is a pittance compared to the competition.
Now that you've read this review, go to the Google Play store and order yourself a Nexus 4 - no matter what phone you own right now, you'll still be impressed - best of all, it's just $299.
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