The Nexus 4 is here! I was personally very excited about the release. Google’s ‘Nexus’ product line seems to be taking over! The Nexus 7 tablet did amazing on sales! Why wouldn’t it? But that’s not what I’m talking about here!
The Nexus 4 on a hardware prospective, has:
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 2 100 mAh Battery
- 8MP rear camera
- 1.3MP front camera
This phone currently costs $299 for the 8GB model, and $349 for the 16GB model, unlocked. Yes this phone has a strangely low price tag!
This is the first device to be running Android JellyBean 4.2! And being a google device, it will get all software updates! The phone’s front and back are both gorilla glass, and has plastic sides. The volume controls remain on the left side, and the power switch remains on the right. And this phone, does indeed work with wireless charging!
The phone has a GeekBench rating of a little over 2000! That’s crazy! Compared to the iPhone 5, with ratings of over 1600, looks like the phone is incredibly fast, with quite some processing power!
The Nexus 4 can take pictures that have a 360 panorama! It’s just like the Google Maps, Street View experience, but with your own pictures! All of the settings for the camera, are easily accessed but just holding your finger down on the screen. The camera looks very good, although not quite the quality of pictures from phones like the iPhone 5 or the Nokia Lumia 920, the pictures on this phone still look great!
Now I’ve talked a lot of the pros of this phone, now we get into the cons! First off, this isn’t a major issue, but there is no LTE! Google did install a LTE chip, they just didn’t want to sign with phone companies on this phone. They wanted you to be able to put a plan on your phone, that you wouldn’t need a contract for. There are ways you can activate the LTE chip, from what I’ve heard, right now, it can only be done by the following Canadian carriers, Rogers, Bell or Telus.
Also, there is only 8-16GB of storage on this phone! There is not a 32GB or 64GB model, and it does not have expandable storage like many other Android models. The storage size of course is not tiny, however, many people would love to see models with more memory.
These are just my first thoughts on the Nexus 4! I was very excited for the release, and am not disappointed by the results! This is a great phone, especially for the price.