Nexus 4 will definitely give the Galaxy Nexus a run for its money.
There was a lot of excitement and expectations before it came out, and although there were a few leaks before its release, the phone turned out to be more than what everyone anticipated and saw in leaks. The Nexus line-up is co-developed by Google, and with the Nexus 4, it seems that the company is moving in the right direction with their venture. The Nexus 4 is able to stand out among its competitors as it offers impressive specs and well-thought out design. The Nexus line’s evolution is more apparent with the release of this high-end device that single-handedly competes with other expensive device at a more reasonable price. The Nexus 4 has a fairly attractive design. The device is made mostly from Gorilla Glass. The screen is coated with the glass very smoothly, giving it a feel as if the glass were melted over each side. The curved sides are supposed to help the swiping from left to right or vice versa on the phone. The back side of the phone is also made from glass with a slick, futuristic pattern, and it’s definitely something that we rarely see on a smartphone.
While its design almost resembles its predecessor, the specs of the Nexus 4 outshine the specs of the Galaxy Nexus. Google declared it to be the fastest phone on the planet with its very impressive Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz. It has 3GB RAM and has two versions; 8GB and 16GB version. It should be noted that there’s no SD slot provided, so you will have to make do with the amount of storage provided. If you’re planning to buy the cheaper version, which has the 8GB memory, you’ll have to get used to the relatively small amount of storage. The device is also packed with a non-removable 2100 mAh battery. The phone has two cameras. This is typical for a smartphone: an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera, ideal for self-shooting and video calling. The rear camera is not a disappointment, and is much better than its predecessor. It allows you to take bright images and the color is vivid.
One thing that this device lacks is its ability to be LTE-ready. And for someone who uses his device for business, having a fast connection is the most important thing. HSPA connection for devices without LTE hits about 5Mbps down and 2Mbps up. LTE-capable devices can max out over 25Mbps down. If you’re on your phone most hours of the day and need it for your business, it’s very difficult to use a device that has lower speeds than other smartphones. On the other hand, if you live in an area where LTE is not available, this device could still be the best affordable smartphone to have. The battery life and performance are both remarkable. You just have to compromise with the fact that it doesn’t have LTE.