Why purchasing a LG Nexus 4?

There are plenty of reasons why purchasing a phone predominantly made by Google is a good idea, and the Nexus 4 highlights all of these.

For one, you’ll be the first wave of people to get the latest Android update, build quality is usually at its highest and you’ll generally be getting a whole lot of phone and power for your money. In hand, the Nexus 4 looks like any standard Android affair, with just the metallic looking, but ultimately plastic border being the only aesthetic addition of note. Around the back is another non-removable backplate, but one that has a nice reinforced plastic shell to it. All the usual ports are accounted for around the edge of the device, including a power button, volume rocker, 3.5mm audio jack, micro SIM port and a micro USB port as well.

As you’d expect with a Google device, the Nexus 4 is running stock Android 4.2 and it works like a charm. The lack of tinkering by Google makes the device run really smooth throughout and you’ll find all the stock Google apps also included. What makes the Nexus 4 run even better is the 1.5GHz quad-core processor alongside the 2GB of RAM. For the price, this is a whole lot of power and a pairing which makes any task you throw at it easily manageable.

Display wise, the Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7-inch, 1,280 x 768 display, which does a good job at displaying text and colours expertly well. It isn’t the best screen we’ve ever seen, but for a mid-range offering you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that runs it close. To take advantage of the screen, you’ll want to really make use of the media options available, but if you’re a keen media hoarder, you’ll soon hit a snag. The lack of expandable storage means that you only get a small amount of storage available out of the box. Obviously you can take advantage of the several cloud options available to you, but a micro SD slot is an emission, but one that doesn’t impact on how fantastic this device truly is.