LG Nexus 4 Specs Review: Can LG's Nexus crush Samsung's "Next Big Thing"?

Without any notice in advance, Google has just announced its new Nexus smartphone - the LG Nexus 4. As the name implies, this time Google has decided to partner with LG for the production of its latest 'pure Android' handset, instead of Samsung, which was the producer of the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus...
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17. ilia1986 unregistered

Aye. The Exinos can be OCed very easily - something we don't know when it comes to the Snapdragon S4. Plus - 4.8" is still bigger. :D Regardless - my SGS3 being a CM-friendly device will last for at least 2 years from now with full Android support via custom Roms. :)

37. mtweg12

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 21, 2011

I have been using android 'from the begining of time' and recently had to swap my Xperia with iPhone4s for few days with a friend. After enjoying the liberty of customization for years, I'm unable to bear this 'closed' iSh!t. More 2 days to go, then I'm liberated. Just got temporarily relieved by pasting iPhone photo on my punching bag.

14. lifelesslump

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The deal breaker here for me is the no external micro SDHC or SDXC card. and the 8 GB internal, or pay more for more GB's.

18. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Ya, ill agree with others... the lack of an external storage option is a killer for me... 32GB is even becoming not enough, add to that the rising cost AND restrictions of carrier bandwidth... well, GL with that Cloud life! That doesnt mean there arent plunty of people that 8GB or 16GB of space will suit just fine... just saying... To add to my list of dislikes: onscreeen keys are a novelty, the space wasted is heart-breaking, both for the wasted screen space, and the bezel below the screen where they could have gone, but instead, look like an ugly... WASTE OF SPACE! Oh, and the glass back... going to scratch the ever-living crap out of it...

22. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I know my sister will live with 8GB

24. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

"some of which not making much sense, but the company's pushing them anyway, flooding the market and drowning everything in its way" so true.

30. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

For now, the nexus 4 may be the best. But Samsung never plays catch-up for too long. Samsung s the only company (IMO) that offers a full-feature package in its smartphones. Something that everyone else couldn't/didn't do.

32. ortego

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I think we can compare the LG nexus 4 to all the flagship phones at the moment. It has some very attractive features: it's running stock android that many people like, for that reason it will be very fast and it is dirt cheap. The only thing I am worried about is the camera because the LG optimus G (which is based on) was not stellar on that department. If the camera quality improved, I think we will have a winner on our hands. Not sure why Google went with full glass on the back, especially when they were criticizing the iphone 4 for that feature, since they (google) specifically mentioned to the Verge that they had reviewed multiple designs and since a lot of people were indeed complaining that phones with a glass back (ala iphone 4) are very prone to damage (you drop it, 2x the chance to break something glass compared to any other phone).

35. rustyimtiaz

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

it has sony bsi sensor not the lg crap!!! the video below says that!!!http://youtu.be/66-4uMQqerA

36. ortego

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

It does indeed. Let's see if it's the one from the iphone and/or if it is indeed better than the LG offering (fingers crossed).

40. nubwaxer

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

google telling verizon and sprint to suck it--priceless.

42. Mke5Mke

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

"No Android handset can currently compete with the Nexus 4 when it comes to sheer specs and screen quality, and with the other major players' top phones for the year already revealed, chances are that things will stay like this at least for a while." Excuse me? The LG Optimus G for AT&T just came out yesterday. Same specs (though 8 MP camera) and screen quality AND LTE AND MICROSD STORAGE. Root that puppy and you've got a better handset in your hands. Hands down. Hands.

45. omahony99

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Will a Nexus 4 purchases in the US work if used in the UK with a UK simcard?

46. mydi.maus unregistered

YEAH NEXUS 4 WILL crush the next big thing,
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