Reviews and Problems with LG Google Nexus 4 / E960
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Kidigi car mount cradle for LG Nexus 4 review
28 July 2013
Excerpt: As you might have heard by now , I’ve been using the LG Nexus 4 for a little while, and I’m absolutely loving it. And to help in my transition to different phone, the folks at Mobile Fun were nice enough to send me a new car mount to review, so I wouldn’t have to go without. (They’ve also got tons of other Nexus 4 docks , too.
Conclusion: Google is yet to officially introduce a product after its acquisition of Motorola. But it has done an excellent job when leveraging the manufacturing abilities of other companies. Both the Google Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 delivered decent performances for the price at which they were offered. The build of the Nexus 4 is compelling and we like the design despite its plain black color.
Pros: High-quality workmanship, Good price-performance ratio, Always the latest Android version, Very good performance (quad-core), Temperature development, Attractive design, Camera featuring Photo Sphere, Near-field communication, HDMI port via adapter possible, The SoC is powerful and works well with the generously sized RAM. No performance bottlenecks could be found.
Cons: Problems with reconnecting to Wi-Fi networks, Non-removable battery, No micro-SD slot, No LTE planned for Germany, 12 month warranty only
Conclusion: LG's Google Nexus 4 is a powerful unlocked smartphone with a beautiful, minimalist design, fast performance, and the latest version of Android.
Pros: Attractive, minimalist design. Bright display. Fast quad-core performance. Latest Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. Fast HSPA+ 42 data speeds on T-Mobile. Improved localized search results with Google Now.
Cons: Slow HSPA+ 21 data speeds on AT&T. Mediocre camera and camcorder. Ineffective voice dialing. Gets warm.
Conclusion: If you’re a T-Mobile subscriber or don’t care about LTE, the Google Nexus 4 is one of the best phones out there, and costs only $300 unlocked. There is a T-Mobile subsidized version available for $150, but that discount comes with a two-year contract attached. Freedom from contracts coupled with a pure version of Android 4.2 and the promise of speedy updates make the Nexus 4 a very attractive phone.
Pros: Excellent screen, Android 4.2, Speedy performance, Low price for an unsubsidized phone
Cons: No LTE, Glass back makes phone more fragile, Non-removable battery, No microSD ext
Summary: For those wanting a pure Android experience, as Google intended, the Nexus 4 is a strong choice. The 1.5-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM make applications run quickly on an already buttery smooth OS. The Google Now and camera app enhancements are also welcome, even if the camera itself doesn't wow. We also look forward to using the new lock screen widgets.
Pros: Sharp 4.7-inch HD screen, Sharp colorful screen with good viewing angles, Improved Google Now assistant, Speedy and smooth performance
Cons: Short battery life, Competitors have more innovative features, Dull camera images, No LTE support, Mediocre audio quality,
Summary: The LG Nexus 4 with its large 4.7in screen is ideal for film fans and anyone who wants to surf the web on their smartphone, while the quad-core chip copes with the latest games easily. The only letdown is the meagre, unexpandable onboard storage.
Pros: Really sharp HD screen; Quad core chip; elegant design; Photo Sphere is great.
Cons: Meagre storage space; No support for 4G LTE.
Excerpt: Update: The new Google Nexus 5 is now on sale, sporting Android KitKat, a 5-inch screen, a new slimline chassis and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The Nexus 5 UK price is £299 for the 16GB model and £339 for the 32GB version.
Excerpt: When Google’s Nexus 4 burst onto the smartphone scene last year, it was the best Android smartphone we had seen. Its biggest draw was, and still is, its beautifully clean interface, the purest realisation of the Android OS.