The Nexus 4 is the 4th and the latest smartphone designed by Google. Sometimes people mistake it for being an LG brand of phone. However, they are partly correct because it is where the phone is manufactured. It was launched just last November 2012 in different parts of the globe but mostly in Europe and America. So far, it is one of the most underrated smartphones. It has topped its contenders that were released in the same period like Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One. Take a look on what made it a tough contender in the market for top-notch and advanced smartphones.
• Very Reliable Hardware and Software
These two departments of a smartphone are very hard to perfect. Most of the time, one is always compromised when the other excels. It is surprising how Google and LG came up with the best of these worlds. Nexus 4 has a high-resolution front camera, sleek and functional design, power-pack processor and a tough Snap Dragon glass wrapped all together. It is also supported by Google Play Store when it comes to applications. Unlike Apple and other company’s products, it is not locked into a particular system. Almost all the featured apps are free for this phone. Downloading all the available apps comes very cheap and handy.
The only thing that is lacking is its secondary camera’s performance. It can shoot photos at only 1.3 megapixels. It scored a bit lower when it comes to connecting to the Web. It can only work with as much as 5.25 Mbps while others do it at as high as 12.5. The battery life of the Nexus 4 is on the average. When it is used with Internet connection, it can survive for up to 15 hours. It can last for 18 days when in minimal use. It could survive a day without charging. This means that it is suitable for those who are out in the field and cannot charge up their batteries anytime. It could have been lesser if Google maximizes its Internet speed at 12.5 Mbps. For some, 5.25 Mbps is already too fast. A full-length movie can already be downloaded in less than an hour at this rate.
• Surprisingly Cheap for its Features
With all these beautiful features, the Nexus 4 is only priced at 350$. That is way cheaper than its other competitors most especially the Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung’s latest smartphone then cost more than a 100$ considering that it has fewer advanced features to boast. This is too high given that the Samsung was released earlier than the Nexus. The only thing questionable about the Nexus 4 is its overall strength. It is made up of plastic and not thin metal unlike the other leading smartphones. Also, it runs on the latest operating system for Android phones – Jelly Bean. This is equivalent to the IOS 7 from one of its rivals – Apple.
People doubt its capability to survive accidental falls or whatnot. However, some would still prefer this than any other because there are so many protective cases available in the market.