LG Google Nexus 4 Review
This time, Google has tied up with LG to deliver LG Google Nexus 4 smartphone. It offers good user experience and has some of the good features to consider. Read on the LG Google Nexus 4 review and find out what this device has to offer to its end users.
The phone comes in competitive price and delivers good experience and that too the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The phone is powered by a powerful quad-core processor and is also equipped with new photo-editing as well as camera features.
The body build of this device is solid but is not inspiring for the users. However the volume is too low. The phone also lacks 4G LTE network.
The LG Nexus 4 has already won a lot of admiration for its internal performance and user experience. It has already created good appeal in the market where LG already need some attention for which it has to bring something unique or interesting for the users. Though the device performs well, but its design may create problem to those, especially those who demand sleek and beautiful body.
The logo behind its body may seem LG’s logo, but what is more interesting is the Google inscribed name. The phone looks simple yet noticeable due to the previous aesthetics on LG’s design platform. The earlier used bezel hot keys have now been removed with touch sensitive buttons. Now you will find shortcut keys for home, back and recent apps on screen just like the earlier Nexus. Now the straight-edged touch screen has also gone. Now the phone carries soft curves into bezel that shows extra touch of elegance. The top and bottom edges of this device have also got little rounded corners.
LG Google Nexus 4 comes with matte plastic and rubbery material and to access the inside material, you just need to make use of a tiny screwdriver. The phone does look like a premium handset, but it is also uninspiring when its design is considered. It measures 4.7-inch with dimensions of 133.9mm by 68.7mm by 9.1mm and supports micro-USB port at its bottom to get connected with computer. Due to its bigger size, you cannot expect this phone to be slipped inside your jean’s pocket. Even if you try to do, either you have to ensure that the pocket is bigger or the phone is forcefully pushed inside somehow which is really uncomfortable to carry along.
The phone weighs 0.2 ounces or 5.7 grams heavier as compared to the previously launched Samsung Galaxy S3.
At its left sits a volume rocker and a 3.5 mm headset jack which is also inserted into the desktop computer. There is a sleep/power button that can be found at the right side of the device. At the top right corner of the display locates a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera which is useful for video calling. There is an LED notification light at the top. Considering the rear of the device, the phone is equipped with a powerful 8 megapixel camera which is well supported by an LED flash. With this, the images and videos taken come amazing.
One good thing about this cellphone is its powerful performance. There are several specs that are really stunning. It is powered by a quad-core processor. So you can imagine how fast the phone will perform. And when the processor joins hand with the Jelly Bean Android operating system, it becomes one of its kind which users die to experience. The phone runs as smooth as butter and is also merged with subtle new features.
Though the performance is fast, but its lack of 4G LTE support restricts this phone from winning the race in high-end market. It runs GSM/HSPA+ and comes unlocked from Google. It comes with two different versions – 8GB for US$299 and 16GB for US$349. T-Mobile has also entered to distribute 16GB smartphone which is priced for US$199.
Therefore, if your phone comes from T-Mobile carrier then the network will run on HSPA+. However, those who are planning to buy the unlocked model for say AT&T’s 4G LTE then the phone may disappoint you. Due to the performance of Jelly Bean, you can expect some improved features and apps.
If considered the Nexus 4, the LG Optimus G shares same 4.7 inches display with True HD IPS+ touch screen. Also the screen resolution is same with 1280 by 768 pixels. In Fact, both the devices share similar Corning Gorilla Glass 2 type. The phones give same experience for equal display size while browsing the home screen or surfing internet. The touch screen is very accurate and the typing Gesture Touch was really smooth.
Considering the colors of the Galaxy S3’s display, you will find more saturated with deep greens and white, subtle blue hue to S3. That is not that perfect when it comes to LG Google Nexus 4.
Interface and Basic Features
There is a significant change from the older versions Android Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich opera ting systems. The change in Jelly Bean is much more appealing. Complex files have been much easier to access. One recognizable feature is Google Now which is very closely tied into Google Search as well as Voice Search. It is not technically a voice recognition service, but is different from iOS’ Siri. Still, it does include voice assistant-style capability and also shows local restaurants and all.
Some of the basic features that the OS includes are a calendar, calculator, clock with alarm functions, email client, and much more. Pre-loaded Google apps are also offered including Plus, Earth, Search, Maps, TV, movies, store portals, music, and much more.
The LG Google Nexus 4 price in India is expected to be between Rs. 23,490 and Rs. 27,490.
The devices run excellent with this new OS and when the speed turns smooth the experience becomes much more exciting. The camera comes with good features and can be said as one of the best LG phones in its class. The design is common, but its battery life can be considered more than the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD.
- 1.5 GHz Quad-Core Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution
- 2 GB of RAM
- 8GB and 16GB internal memory
- 1.3 megapixel secondary camera
- 8 megapixel primary snapper
- NFC, 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+, 4G
- 2100mAh Li-poly battery
- Measures 133.9mm x 68.7mm x 9.1mm
- Weighs 139 grams