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Google Nexus 4

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0
Google Nexus 4

Android fans have been waiting for the launch of the next Nexus device for over a year now. Their wait is finally over with the launch of the Nexus 4. This time, Google has teamed up with LG to manufacture and bring out a phone that offers a true Android experience. Lets look at what the latest Nexus device has to offer.

Networks:
Google Nexus 4 supports GSM quad-band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 2G networks and five band HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 3G networks. It is unlocked and uses a Micro-SIM card. Unfortunately, it doesn't support any LTE 4G networks.

Display and Design:
The handset has the dimensions 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm and weighs 139 grams. Gone is the plastic body of the Galaxy Nexus, instead you get a body of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which gives it a unique and stylish look. The front of the phone is occupied by the large 4.7 inches True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen display which has a resolution of 768 X 1280 pixels. The display is also covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to prevent scratches and damage. It supports 16 million colors and has a pixel density of 318 ppi.

Hardware:
Google Nexus 4 is powered by a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset with a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and Adreno 320 graphics processor. It will be available in 2 versions - with an internal storage of 8 or 16 GB and 2 GB RAM. However, it lacks an external microSD card which is one of the few shortcomings of the phone. Overall, the hardware is on par with the other flagship phones available in the market.

Software:
Nexus devices have always been popular due to the pure Android experience they offer. They don't come with any manufacturer or carrier modifications to Android and have an the legacy forward with the latest stock of version of Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. With the Nexus 4, you will always be a step ahead in terms of software upgrades. Google always releases any Android updates first for its Nexus devices before other manufacturers start offering it. The latest version of Android comes with some notable improvements like improved lockscreens, notifications, Android Beam, improved Google Search and much more. Currently, the Nexus 4 is the only smartphone available in the market offering the latest version of Android.

Camera:
LG Nexus 4 is equipped with a 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash which can take photos up to a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and record HD videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. There is an amazing feature called Photo Sphere which allows you to take photos in every direction and then combines it to offer a stunning realistic version of the location. Users can share their photos on social networking sites, upload them to Picasa or Flickr or add them to Google Maps right from the phone itself. A secondard front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera is also present which can be used during video chats.

Battery:
Google Nexus 4 has a standard Li-Po 2100mAh battery which can be wirelessly charged. The battery has a rated talk time of up to 15 hours and stand-by time of 390 hours.

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