Reviews - Reader comments

Google Nexus 4 review: Royal road

07 December 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Google Nexus 4 review: Royal road - read the full textIt's the next-generation Nexus and this time LG has the privilege. And when Google goes "My pleasure!", they most likely mean it. The Nexus 4 aggressively undercuts competitors' pricing as it sets out to wipe the floor with most of them in terms of speed and...


Sort by:

> In reply to Jewellodrop @ 2012-12-12 21:26 from fxHc - click to readAnd Optimus G is better than Xperia.. Don't know why anyone would bother with Nexus 4 when LG got it right with Opt G. 32gb internal, LTE, fastest hardware, beautiful design, way nicer than Nexus 4 body for sure.. only thing about LGOG that is lacking is the camera.. its not that great. Everything else though is awesome.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 22:27
  • 4Ath

Sony XPERIA P is better than Nexus 4 - cheaper price with almost same features(CPU is a downgrade, though) and xperia p is only one version - 16gb, but p has usb host+hdmi.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 21:26
  • fxHc

> In reply to kill-for-exclusivity @ 2012-12-10 08:08 from fCNm - click to read8GB and 16GB is just NOT enough. How stupid google can be. People must capture 5MP Photos and 720p HD videos - these are standard for most people. And MP3s are in atleast 128kbps. And why people wont play HD Games? Single piece HD game size is 1GB+ . so, for 5mp photos+HD videos+HD games+standard 128/192kbps mp3 songs 8gb is no go, and 16gb is not enough.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 21:22
  • fxHc

> In reply to elusive_dice @ 2012-12-11 12:28 from 3JAa - click to readAndroid is beautiful and most stable. But not stock android provided by google. If u wana enjoy best video viewing experience- nothing can be better than GALAXY S or Note series, as they can play any video at any resolution at any format. But u cant do so on this nexus 4. Though it got proper cpu, nexus 4 is the dumbest performer.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 21:15
  • fxHc

> In reply to Scoobydooby @ 2012-12-12 03:16 from 4Ath - click to readNot happy with the review. Unpolished stock android wont give anyone best user xperience. I am worried about some people, they might buy this and wont be happy and then flood the forum trolling android. This already happened with dumb galaxy nexus. They should check what is touchwiz with android and what is stock poor android. 8GB sucks big time. No usb otg. Nexus 4 not a great phone at all.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 21:10
  • fxHc

I don't know how your review phone was different from the Nexus 4 I received, but your frequency response chart was no where near "my" reality. There was a rapid falloff in treble, to the point where cymbals all but disappeared. Other charts I have seen posted online were in line with what I heard. What gives? Was there some firmware update in the phone you reviewed? The audio I heard could not in any way be considered good.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 17:27
  • I0A0

> In reply to Gobo @ 2012-12-09 12:45 from mBYj - click to readNot all people have access to unlimited data plans or Wifi all the time. The world is not just U.S.A.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 16:39
  • PYEM

Ok now where is the battery test :-\

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 07:02
  • 7t8P

lol @ people saying this is the best phone in the world but it doesn't even have LTE..
True, for the price its a great phone, but not the best. sorry.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-12 03:16
  • 4Ath

Receive my Nexus 4 yesterday with crack on the 2 corner of the phone. And not so impressed by the phone display.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-11 20:29
  • RaZ6

The best Phone ever Google Nexus 4

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-11 19:53
  • 6CxA

Nice phone. Bought it right away from the play store.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-11 17:37
  • YeX7

> In reply to kill-for-exclusivity @ 2012-12-10 08:08 from fCNm - click to readDid you try copying your favorite films or soap operas for plane trip, etc? Or for the trip to the place without cheap 3G/Wi-Fi. You should have at least 32 GB for these purposes.
I have SGS3 with 16GB and 64GB MicroSD card, but my music collection is larger, 150GB. I can't be confident what music I would like to listen during the day so it is very good when you have all music with you. Still there are no alternative except IPod Classic now for real music lovers with big collection. Or Google think that geeks don't listen to music and watch video online only? Or MicroSD slot does too many mess for developers? No, moreover they should know the realities of market when almost all smartphones have microSD slot and develop apps according with this point. That's why some apps from Market I installed can't see external SD, thank you, Google.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-11 16:14
  • MS5$

This device is good because of its pure google experience, it may have some flaws or limitations on its specifications and physical features but even so if we look closely to the changes of the android operating systems. We can easily point out that 4.1 and 4.2 jelly bean's are a way more stable OS because of its Project butter that made the UI smooth and fun to use. I don't mind having only 16gb of storage because I can just update always my music, put different videos or place and remove photos from this device to my laptop every night. What's the use of your laptop if you want to store all your music, videos and photos in your smartphone that has a big capacity(it'll just affect the speed of your smartphone because of the massage stored items.)

Given the fact that it has a powerful quad core processor and very nice Snapdragon S4 chip inside, it can cater to one or two games which eventually eat your time so its better to finish first those games before installing some more to maximize the storage capacity. (If you really don't want to buy a PS3,WII,XBOX etc.) The videos most likely are much enjoyable to watch on an HDTV but its good that it has a TV-OUT and mirroring capabilities just in case.

A lot of us has different approach on buying a smartphone but for me, owning a Google product is a whole new level of experience as it vastly updates itself overtime with the newest updates google has to offer. (y)

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-11 12:28
  • 3JAa

Mate, he said Xperia V. The waterproof LTE Enabled Snapdragon S4 Plus phone from Sony that's gonna come out next year :D

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-10 16:43
  • tug$

> In reply to Substance242 @ 2012-12-10 08:52 from iF%h - click to readhey mate i am using xperia neo v since past 6 months .. it's a great phone at very affordable price. it has got everything what u'll expect from ur smartphone....

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-10 14:16
  • PA7Y

looks like , google is not in capacity to mfg quantity which india will order

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-10 13:39
  • vGBd

Google does not want to sell Nexus 4 to me, so Xperia V, here I come! :-)

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-10 08:52
  • iF%h
  • kill-for-exclusivity
  • Report
  • Rating0

I own a galaxy r
with 16 gb sd card
i've all the songs I wanted in my phone and I realize that its not the songs that take the space
it is the pictures that you click over time
my phone is one year old
and the music folder is just 2.5 gb while the images folder is already crossed 4gb

I don't mind carrying an mp3 player (i already have Phillips go gear)
but its the pictures for which i've no alternative

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-10 08:08
  • fCNm

All you have to do is turn the phone around.

  • Reply
  • 2012-12-10 01:30
  • Ji%{

Note: Sponsored advertising links are in green.