Google Nexus 4 with Jelly Bean 4.2 by LG

The Google Nexus 4 by LG


The much anticipated arrival of the next Google Android phone has arrived and it has done so in a big, big way! It now has a crisp 4.7 inch display that allows for vibrant colours to pop off the screen and your images to come to life. The Nexus 4 boasts an 8 megapixel camera that can take and share captivating panoramic shots or a simply amazing 360 degree photo wtih Photo Sphere pictures. You can even touch up and edit your photos with built-in editing tools, then share them instantly on Google. It shoots a full 1080 pixel video and you can use Movie Studio to create your own movie then upload direct to YouTube. It has the Google Now app ready to go that will give you the right information at the right time, even including how much traffic to expect on your way to work or for your trip home.

The Nexus 4 is sleeker than the last version of the Nexus and runs the latest Android version, the Jelly Bean 4.2. Well, actually it comes with Jelly Bean 4.1 and installs to the 4.2 update straight out of the box. The glitter back of the phone gives it almost a sex appeal that this new Nexus certainly deserves. In our opinion, this is the best Nexus to date and possibly the best built Android phone to date. It comes with a basic 8GB and also has the 16GB availability for about $50 more. It also features wireless charging. The charging mat can be purchased separately. You can also “bump share” your files, photos, videos and apps with just the touch of another NFC enabled Android device with Android Beam.

The conclusion is simple. If you’re looking for a new smartphone to purchase or upgrade to, even if you’re an iphone4 owner, definitely go into the shop and have a play with this new Nexus 4 as it’s definitely by far the best value for money on the market today.


The Nexus 4 Specs-

Also known as LG Nexus 4, LG Mako.
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2012, October
Status Available. Released 2012, November
BODY Dimensions 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)
Weight 139 g (4.90 oz)
DISPLAY Type True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 8/16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 320
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document editor
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 390 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 15 h (3G)


In conclusion, the Nexus 4 has exceeded our expectations of where the smartphone war between manufacturers is heading and LG has really done Google proud with this development. At under $400 to purchase this unlocked juggernaut, we feel that even Samsung with their latest Galaxy version, the S4, should pay attention to this small giant by LG as they’re selling so fast, they can’t keep them in stock!


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