An Overview of Nexus 4

Nexus 4 Review

Nexus 4

The first handset to be running Android 4.2 is being reviewed. Does the Nexus 4 meet our expectations or not? So read the review to find.


The description of Nexus 4 includes:

  • Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2 operating system
  • 2GB RAM, 8-16GB internal storage and no expansion slot for external memory
  • 9 mm length; 68.7mm width as well as 9.1mm thickness
  • A display of 7-inch together with 768×1280 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 139g
  • Price of $239


  • The Nexus 4 design seems very much similar to its predecessor Galaxy Nexus, but it is in fact very much different in both design and quality.
  • It is the most glamorous handset we have seen this year, in design it has even got ahead of HTC One X.
  • Moreover, it has curved edges which make it very easy to hold.
  • Unlike some recent handsets, Nexus 4 has a nice grip.
  • It is a little heavy on the hands but the build quality is very good.
  • There are no buttons on the fascia.
  • There is a volume rocker button on the left edge along with a well sealed micro SIM slot as well as a power button on the right edge.
  • The top houses a 3.5mm headphone jack while on the bottom there is a micro USB connector.
  • The distance between the glass and the screen is very little, making it seem as though the glass is the actual screen.
  • The glass continues around to the back which has a pattern of dots which glow and disappear in correspondence to the lighting effect.
  • The backplate is made of Gorilla glass which is scratch resistant but it is not shatter proof, those who often drop their phone must be aware of this.
  • The glass back plate has Nexus embossed at the centre of it.
  • You can not remove the back plate, so the battery is unreachable.






  • The 4.7-inch screen with pixel density of 320ppi is very impressive.
  • 768×1280 pixels provide very crisp and bright display, the display is not class leading but it is very good indeed.
  • Moreover, the display is very good for video viewing, web browsing, and gaming.
  • The auto –brightness setting is not very satisfying.





  • The back houses an 8-megapixel camera.
  • There is a 1.3-megapixel camera at the front for video calling.
  • You can record videos at 1080p.
  • The camera is has a wider lens which is perfect for people who like selfies.


Memory & Battery

  • The handset comes in different versions of 8 GB and 16 GB storage.  Whereas, the Android reverse a 3 GB so the user memory will be either 5GB or 13GB.
  • One of the biggest annoyances is that the handset does not support microSD card.
  • The battery timing is average, it will easily get you through a day of light usage but with heavy use you might need an afternoon top.



  • The Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz quad-core processor flies through all the tasks
  • Accompanied by 2GB RAM the processing is absolutely lag free.


  • The handset runs Android 4.2, the best thing about the Nexus range is that the operating system updates are rolled out pretty quickly.
  • The operating system and the user interface are in perfect harmony with each other.
  • It’s also support the 3G network and you can activate the 4G through a hidden menu.
  • The lock screen has a camera widget that allows you to use the camera without entering the password.
  • The swiping functionality of the new keyboard is simply great, making it very easy to type with one hand.
  • The Photo Sphere software is also very impressive, which works like an advanced panorama to produce some great results.
  • Other than Google++ there are no networking apps.
  • The pre-installed chrome browser is very slow; it downloads only the mobile version of the site whereas Firefox and UC browser are capable of more.
  • There is the feature of Near Field Communications and the handset supports wireless charging.


Finally, there are many great aspects of the device, the design is beautiful and the quality is great, and performance is stunning. Moreover, the features are also good but the issue of memory that we can not ignore it by those who store all their music on their handsets. Still, we can not ignore the alue of the SIM free version.


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