I just put inside new genuine battery, so probably I will use it at least until 2020.
One of my best investments.
The best phone i have ever have, loves this so much better than any expensive samsung phones i had in the past!!! Very advanced and ahead of its time with all its features when it was released 5 years ago in 2012!! Now i also even have a spare second one just in case if it dies on me someday, a top notch phone with a decent price.
I would love to see a refreshed version of the same design under the Android One Program, with an improved camera and battery at least. I loved this phone but mine died months ago.
GB are crap only at 16 as the max good camera but ugly because the camera is on the lower and flashlight at the top. 4.6 Stars
Qualcomm rocks !! The phone is still going well even after 4+ years for me. I play all major games & using social networks all the time. Not a single complain in last 4 years. One of the best thing I have bought.
Bad power button quality. (shame on you LG).
Having trouble only after less than 2 years
This phone was so ahead of its time re value for money, when first released 4 years ago, that it is only now starting to show some obsolescence. I've had a no problems throughout my whole ownership, although I think this is because I chose not to move from kitkat to lolllipop (I kept OS at Kit Kat 4.4.4 after a bad experience updating my Nexus 7 to lolipop which subsequently became unusable)
I dropped it and it was very expensive to replace screen (more than half the original cost of the phone). The main issue with the phone now is that it has become very slow to load URLs. and battery life is down to about 4 hours with full on use. It's become frustrating so the time has come to upgrade...but to what? Probably another Nexus. This phone was an instant classic upon arrival and I really wish I could upgrade software and hardware on it forever. It's the perfect size and has been the epitome of reliability. It's rarely let me down (has GPS roaming access without network access!!). Blessed.
awesome using since 4 years .... not even a single error or problem.... it even with present coming mobiles also ...... what else is required .. you just dont a mobile ... its just everything ......
I bought mine on Order date: 2-Jun-2013. It has had NO dead pixels, NO touch problems, NO battery problems, NO lag.
Runs the official Android 5.1.1. Reception is GREAT, GPS is GREAT (it also tracks GLONASS satellites). The apps that I use run GREAT. I've just had a screen protector and bumper on it and only dropped it a couple of times (luckily no scratch).
It just WON'T DIE (on it's own).
I would buy a new phone but it's like getting rid of your hot girlfriend for a hotter girl just because you're bored... and I'm not that type of guy. SIGH
So all I can do is... *clap slowly* ... well played my Nexus 4... well played.
Mine just died ( lcd broken ) but the digitizer and glass still intact ! very weird
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2016I too love this phone and using it since it's release.. Recently middle portion of screen touc... moreThat could as well be due to overuse problem. I realize my middle/lower middle screen wasn't working really perfect, so i installed a glass screen protector and it works fine. I change my glass screen protector every 4-5 months and it feels as good as new!
4 Years OLD. still going strong. No plans to upgrade until fails.
I will have exchanged battery in few days so I will prolong it's life. What IMHO is unique and I love about it is width x height ratio. If you look at phones the usual ratio is 1280x720. This one has 1280x768. So for reading texts you have phone that looks like 5,2' or something with much more compact form.
AThoughder, 15 Nov 2016Is it worth buying one now ?Phone is still running extremely well, much better then few newer ones so yes i would recomment you buying this phone. I still got mine and its perfect.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2016I've been using it since it's release and it still works perfectly, not even a dead pixel or t... moreYeah seriously, I love this phone. It works perfectly even though it's several years old!
You can get an entire screen assembly from ebay for less than $40 and it's easy to replace. I did it even though i actually got a new phone as well - it's hard to not use the opportunity to upgrade.
Anyway, the Nexus 4 is still a decent phone and very much usable especially on Android 5.1. I use it when I travel as it is unlocked and the kids play with it.
I've been using it since it's release and it still works perfectly, not even a dead pixel or touch dead zone.
I bought this phone 3 years ago and it's perfect. Just perfect. Even now it works fine, very smooth, without any lagging. So I am so sorry I dropped it on the floor and now 1/5 of the screen stopped working and it bothers me, even if I can do almost everything thanks to rotating screen. But, surely this is a well worth phone and I recommend it to everybody.
And for me, now is time to move on and get another Google device - Nexus 5x :-).