I have been using an iPhone 5 for the past 7 months and I'm very satisfied with it. and then the new phone itch came again .I was so pissed with android after using s3 for 3 months. It used to lag a lot even while performing simple tasks like browsing through contacts and moving from an app to another. Though the lag is only for a few sec it is so annoying when you have spent a premium price.
I wanted to buy a 5 inch device that I can use for watching videos and browsing . the note 2 was still expensive so I decided to buy the nexus 4 ( for 24k) to experience stock android. I'm really happy with the decision I made. There is a lot of difference in using a galaxy series android device and a nexus device. There is no lag absolutely. It is like using an iPhone. And the screen is awesome. So crisp. Battery lasts for a day with gaming for about an hour ( real racing) and browsing for an hour or two.
I still use the iPhone as my primary phone but my opinion about android has changed after using the nexus 4. I would suggest ppl to go with nexus 4. It's far far better than an s3. The only feature where the s3 scores higher is with the camera.
Build quality is premium and the phone looks and feels nice to hold. Call quality is excellent.
And i forgot this N4 is a PURE ANDROID EXPERIENCE and got no problems updating its OS because of Google, I heard Jelly Bean 4.3 is on the roll right now, and one more thing im not saying this is a perfect phone becoz there are none.... N4 is only great because of its price and features...
Adel, 24 Jul 2013http://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?D1=Samsung+GT-I9500+Galaxy+S4&D2=Google+Nexus+4&cols=2... moreGFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD C24Z16 - Offscreen
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD C24Z16 - Onscreen
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Fixed Timestep - Offscreen
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Fixed Timestep - Onscreen
GFXBench 2.5 Egypt HD C24Z16 - Onscreen
These parts above are the 3D Rendering Test this are the most important parts because it will push the gpu to the max, im surprised even iphone 5's Sgx gpu (More Superior)and S4's Octa Core is pawned by Nexus 4's Adreno 320, the cheap Beast!
Piece of Advice, Cheap Price, Nice Specs, Hacks & Mods
No LAGS Wireless charging go for Nexus 4, But if your'e a rich kid go for HTC ONE this one is also a Beast! nO Lags
Nexus is a marvelous mobile really..I am not ever seen such feathers in existing price..
Hat3r, 25 Jul 2013To Omid87: Posting this here instead of in reply as I want the information to be fresh for ... moreYou must be very unfortunate i own my Nexus 4 for 5 months and it still rocks! No issues at Wi-fi both hardware and software, I love Nexus 4! the Cheap Beast!
My WiFi display on my nexus 4 is not working with samsung or lg tvs. any clue how to make it working
Posting this here instead of in reply as I want the information to be fresh for all other people that hesitate buying LG NEXUS 4.
Omid, mate, I'm an experience user in all aspects of any phone from setting it up, rooting to understanding its mechanics and features.
Today I will return the second phone LG Nexus 4 I bought new and unsealed.
A lot of people complaining about this phone various feature and seeing so many people stating that this phone is awesome and behave well in long term I can only think they are either trolling or work for LG image.
The difference is I still have the receipts for both phones and also have their series and I can prove they are malfunctioning.2 in a row is not a coincidence, chances are too small for this to happen.
I'm not here to troll or to put a black spot on LG image, I couldn't care less.I'm just posting to protect future consumers from frustrations like I had.
Used 2 LG nexus 4 phones, 1 month each.They both showed similar malfunctioning issues, except 2 serious problems that were different.In the case of the first phone, the volume buttons stoped working suddenly after 3 weeks and a half and couldn't make them work.first phone also had wifi issues in the way of it very often didn't found my router signal although in the same time with another phone I was connected.even I was connected, the phone lost the signal and wouldn't connect back.Same issues with the bluetooth.Was either unable to connect, or got disconnected.
Returned the first phone and went for another, thinking it surely must be a factory faulty phone.
After the first week, the second phone presented the exact same issues as the previous one, except the volume buttons.Instead, during calls, the other party suddenly couldn't hear me at all.This happened very frequently every day and had to restart the phone to make it work.Even tried factory reset and in the same day it behave the same.
If anyone wants any proof or have doubts, leave an email address and I can attach both receipts of the phones and the proof I returned them.
Ah, and one more think.If you apply a screen protector,during calls if you move the phone farther from your ears, you cannot see to whom your talking to as the screen won't light up anymore.I had to remove it completely as when I called someone, I couldn't hang up anymore but rather had to wait for the other party to end the call.Removed the screen protector and didn't used one anymore for the second phone
Otherwise, the battery was fine and the phone worked smooth in most aspects.
Bought an Xperia ZR yesterday and I'm pretty thrilled about it so far.Good replacement, even though 100 EUR more expensive.
Cheers all, hope my review will help some of you decide.
kush2907, 24 Jul 2013Buddy, leave LG altogether, try any phone of Sony Xperia, i have Xperia Ion, there are many co... moreThis half price beast Quadcore smartphone killed Galaxy S4 (8 cores??)
in Benchmark Egypt
Nexus 4 smoked everybody in Benchmark T-Rex.
G2 has Removable 2610mAh battery
and 3GB RAM!
LG announced a breaking own record sold 12.1 Million Smartphone for 2Q 2013.
I have been using Nexus 4 for a week now. This phone works like a speed demon. Everything is blazing fast. Be it the touch or games or apps...1.5GHz Krait & 2GB RAM speak for themselves. Display is awesome but is very reflective in lit up environment or in sunlight. I have never enjoyed Temple Run so much on any other touchscreen so far. It scores above S3 on that front. Area of concern is battery as I read it in earlier reviews. But if you install any batter saving app you wont be disappointed. Camera is good but S3's is better. If you want a powerhouse of a phone and want to really enjoy a smartphone, pls go buy a nexus 4 for urself.
nickksss, 23 Jul 2013should i choose nexus 4 or LG optimus G pro....m confused ..plzz suggest?Buddy, leave LG altogether, try any phone of Sony Xperia, i have Xperia Ion, there are many copyrighted features of Sony, Ion is far better than Nexus4