Today Google unveiled their latest addition and evolutionary handset to their Nexus line up in the name of the Nexus 4. The smartphone features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display at a resolution of 1280 x 768 with 320ppi, measures 2.7 x 5.3 in. and 0.36 in. thick and weighs 4.9 oz. Under the hood the Nexus 4 packs a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor along with a full 2GB of RAM, which is more than enough fire power to keep things ticking along smoothly.
Out of the box this handset will run Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean, which Google is launching with the release of this very handset; it brings many software improvements over the older version, including a few rather neat new features. Notably, stock Android now features a revised keyboard and updated camera features, something which is a common trait in Android updates.
The Nexus 4 has an 8-megapixel camera which is certainly a huge step up from the Galaxy Nexus’s 5-megapixel lens, which was widely viewed as that device’s main fail. Consumers have two storage options to choose from with this smartphone, which are 16GB and 32GB capacities respectively. Unfortunately there is no SD card slot on this latest Nexus handset, something which may draw some criticism from those who either like to expand their storage even further or dual-boot operating systems. Of course, any drawbacks surrounding this are quashed when one looks at how much this handset will cost:
Google is selling the Nexus 4 SIM-free from £239 for the 8GB model, and £269 for 16GB model. Now that is incredibly cheap for a handset which features the internals above, and for a handset which is considered as the pinnacle of Android handsets. Say what you will about LG’s build quality, however from what we have seen, everything looks to be in tip top order with this handset and it looks like a solid mobile overall.PS: Digging this story, news or review? Let us know! Comments open.
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