Google Nexus 4 Specs

9.0
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Google Nexus 4 Review
9.5

Description

Google Nexus 4 has a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Krait CPUs (meaning this thing should be crazy fast), a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels) display with Zerogap Touch technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera, and a 2100 mAh battery rated for upwards of 15.3 hours of talk time. The device has NFC as expected, and will support wireless charging. It will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

This device is also known as LG Nexus 4, LG Optimus G Nexus, LG E960, LG Optimus Nexus, LG Mako

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

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Display

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Size: 4.7 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 768 pixels, 318 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD
Screen-to-body: 68.49 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor: Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 320
RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
Internal storage: 16GB
OS: Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2) Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

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Capacity: 2100 mAh
Type: Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Charging: Qi wireless charging

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Specifications: Sensor size: 1/4"
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: Video calling
Front: 1.3 MP
Dimensions: 5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)
Weight: 4.90 oz (139.0 g)
Materials: Back: Glass
Keys: Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Black, White

Cellular

3G: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort, TV-out

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M3
HDMI: Yes
Location: A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Other: NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 07, 2012
FCC ID value: ZNFE960
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.55 W/kg
Body: 1.27 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.50 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.27 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box: USB sync/charge cable, AC Adapter and cable, SIM ejection tool, Safety and Warranty information, Quick start guide

Availability

Oct 29, 2012
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Google Nexus 8GB
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 8GB

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

T-Mobile

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
9.4
Camera quality
8.3
Performance
9.8
Display
9.5
Battery life and charging
8.6
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
10
Nexus 4 is a great phone
Phone owned for more than a year

Nexus 4 is the best phone ever.
Low price
Good build quality
5 year contract
Supports LTE
Large screen
Good battery
Good camera
Nice look
IPS screen very bright
Good charger
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7
Average phone.
Phone owned for more than a year

I found the Nexus 4 to be a good smartphone for about 1 year or so. After that, it'll start showing its age: battery won't hold up anymore, the camera will have poor performance, you'll start experiencing overheating issues and if you don't use a case, expect some scratches. I also had a yellow-ish spot on the upper left corner of my Nexus 4 that I never managed to fix. All in all, I can't really say that I recommend this phone.

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9
Great and affordable smartphone
Phone owned for more than a year

I am not going to focus on obvious things like pure android, affordable price etc, because it was being said every time.
In my opinion, although being two years old phone, Nexus 4 is still blazing fast and it doesn't look like it would change in the near future.
Some people say, that its very fragile, but chromed frame of the front screen is quite soft and can protect it from cracking. I cannot say that about rear glass panel. My got broken in unexplained circumstances, through the night.
Next things is, the phone is slippery and it is sometimes hard to me, to hold it comfortably.
Despite that, it IS a great smartphone.

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