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Google/LG Nexus 4 Smartphone Review - the best smartphone in the world

By: Anthony Garreffa | Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:31 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Google

Specifications, Pricing and Availability


LG's Nexus 4 is a powerhouse of a smartphone, it's not the absolutely best-specced smartphone on the market, but it is damn close. As you can see from the below chart, it is powered very nicely.




We're looking at a 4.7-inch 1280x768-pixel WXGA IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor - a quad-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz (the APQ8064 to be precise), 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. The usual 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam) and something special: wireless charging.


Wireless charging is a pretty awesome feature, and we've seen that in other phones that have just hit the market. Unfortunately the Nexus 4 doesn't come with the wireless dock to charge the phone wirelessly, it is an optional accessory. You can't fault Google or LG for not providing this in the box, as it is most likely one of the reasons the phone has hit an amazing price point.


The Nexus 4 comes in two sizes, 8GB and 16GB but features no form of expandable storage. This is one of the downfalls of the Nexus 4 - but there's not many at all after this.


Price-wise, the Nexus 4 is one of the best, if not the best priced smartphone on the market to-date. At $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model - it's simply unbeatable. The iPhone 5 is double that price, and most competing Samsung smartphones are also double that price - kudos, Google and LG, kudos indeed.


Well, that might be hard. Considering it sold out in under an hour across the world, I think we'll be waiting a little while before these bad boys are back in stock. I don't think Google anticipated this much demand for it - but it was there.


Nexus 4 buyers have already thrown their phones onto eBay, with some prices hitting three times what it was purchased for. This is not out of the question, as if you want the latest and greatest Nexus 4, and don't want to wait - you'll pay for it. It just makes me that much happier I was able to snag one for the stock price. I'm also the most impatient person in the world, and I didn't want to wait, either.

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