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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...


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> In reply to haha you noobs @ 2012-12-09 22:18 from pJm1 - click to readPeople aren't noob only because they care for decent audio quality.
And mostly no one want to have the hassle to convert their musics for worse quality on their phones.
It's really pathetic when fanboys like you try so hard to defend the most stupid failures of your beloved devices.

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  • 2012-12-10 01:03
  • L4xQ

Im a bit disappointed after looking at the review.. I thought with the kind of hardware nexus 4 has ( same as LG optimus G) it would stand first in most of the tests. Every phone has pros n cons.. Having said that I still hav to give it up for the nexus 4 especially with the price tag it holds. Its d best phone in its price range. Its a really powerful device.. Ive already ordered it via ebay.. Very eager to get it :)

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  • 2012-12-09 23:52
  • fC55

> In reply to Anthie @ 2012-12-09 19:24 from 60pD - click to readOne X+ does have a faster speed but the performance of the S4 pro (which is used in the nexus 4) is better as its 28nm and has a new processor tech as where as tegra is old cpu which is made quad core so the S4 pro is able to produce more power and the adreno 320 is more powerful than the NVIDIA tegra GPU even though the NVIDIA tegra have better optimized games such as dead trigger

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  • 2012-12-09 23:47
  • 3ahs

look at all the noobs claiming they have x gb of music and stuff...
Switch to m4a format you noobs. that's eaac+ codec and basically have 7-8 times more space.

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  • 2012-12-09 22:18
  • pJm1

HTC One X+ doesn't stand up to Nexus 4's raw power? Are you kidding me? It's quad core tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz smashes Nexus 4 in absolutely every benchmark test.

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  • 2012-12-09 19:24
  • 60pD

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-09 15:03 from Kg}w - click to readI got more than 6Gb of music on my phone...

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  • 2012-12-09 16:42
  • L4xx

> In reply to Antonym @ 2012-12-09 15:03 from Kg}w - click to readactually music files isnt small as u think my friend.. on my sgs i have 6GB of music.. and alot of videos and pictures and i still have 2,5GB free .. enough place to install apps and games.. so in my sitution an online music storage is very useful which gives me 6GB more:)

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  • 2012-12-09 15:34
  • mBYj

> In reply to Gobo @ 2012-12-09 12:45 from mBYj - click to readWe could not care less about your online music, music storage is not a problem even on Xperia U, music files are small. Music is not the reason why ppl want more storage.

"why do u need to play more than 2 heavy games at once on ur smartphone.. play finish from it then delete it.. or stick with 1 or 2 u dnt have to try all market games.. cuz u will be wasting your time.."

You really think you are so much better than others, but reading this leaves no doubt that you are the opposite.

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  • 2012-12-09 15:03
  • Kg}w

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-09 10:29 from bEKN - click to readFor grandmas? My mother will be 70 next year and shes using a Galaxy S2. My mother in law is 60 and use an Xperia android smartphone and a HTC Desire Z before that, and shes a dedicated user of Android tablet.

Feature phones are for weird backwards progress-hating people like James, not for grandparents.

Anyway i just wanted to say that i read the nexu 4 review, just to stay updated on current smartphon offerings, but i wish i hadnt, what a waste of a phone, so mediocre and boring and restricted. Thankfully it has bad video recording, because theres nowhere to store it. The clowns here saying that we should use cloud need a wakeupcall, you cant just go and upload 4-5GB over a HSPA connection to make space for another 4-5GB of video when you are in the middle of a party, thats NOT PRACTICAL, its not even possible. I dont understand their ignorance to other peoples PRACTICAL needs. I dont have many minutes of FHD video on my Note II but it already fills up the bigger part of the internal storage.

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  • 2012-12-09 14:53
  • Kg}w

> In reply to diogo1 @ 2012-12-07 23:23 from LpIP - click to readStop moaning about the storage.. why the hick u need more than 16GB when google offers for u a space to put ur music in and play it online.. im uploading now all my music on google so when i get my waited nexus4 i will be happy to listen to it online using google music... and dnt moan about games please.. why do u need to play more than 2 heavy games at once on ur smartphone.. play finish from it then delete it.. or stick with 1 or 2 u dnt have to try all market games.. cuz u will be wasting your time.. if u are a gamer then get a pc/xbox/wii/psX whateva dont moan about a low cost phone which almost the best on the market for many people and to simple if u dont like it u dont have to cry about it and dont buy it for godsake!! get something else which is more expensive with all ur needs!

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  • 2012-12-09 12:45
  • mBYj

> In reply to James @ 2012-12-09 00:33 from wf8I - click to readThank god they didn't stop making feature phones for people like you. Or gramdmas.

The smartphone is all about convergence. I got a great browser, mail client , organizer, good camera and music player packed into a lightweight phone. If I were to carry a simple Nokia I'd have to carry kilos of other gadgets. Who are you to judge the needs of other people anyway? I mean you did come up with the 90% figure event though sales figures show otherwise.

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  • 2012-12-09 10:29
  • bEKN

> In reply to android1990 @ 2012-12-09 09:49 from 2@YY - click to readNo USB otg on this device. Google "Nexus 4 OTG" for proof.

By the way, that app won't even install on the device from market as it needs the USB api which is disabled on the N4. Do some research before posting.

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  • 2012-12-09 10:24
  • bEKN­m.homeysoft.nexususb.importer&hl=en
Check out this and then say.... about the OTG

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  • 2012-12-09 09:49
  • 2@YY

> In reply to peter @ 2012-12-08 14:01 from 0ByH - click to readSamsung Nature UX on the S III is a true smooth experience .. don't be negative man .. just saying...

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  • 2012-12-09 07:21
  • fvBP

good phone, but not for me.

I spend my time mostly at sea (cruise ship), in which phone signal and internet are barely available.

phone with removable battery and expandable storage is more suited to my living, than phone that heavily dependent on internet.

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  • 2012-12-09 06:59
  • XMiw

really...yes it doesn't have a SD slot and? Did the last Nexus phones have it let me answer that...NO IT DID NOT!!! Its a phone that is based on getting the pure google experience not hardware specs, which so many people are crying foul about. I have Xperia ion and i love it but. I'm not going to bash a good phone like the Nexus 4. If you don't like the phone then you don't have to buy it, there are plenty of phones for everybody :D

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  • 2012-12-09 04:05
  • jesG

I'd like to buy one. it's constantly sold out. If google would like to convert people they should at least provide phones to be bought...

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  • 2012-12-09 02:03
  • wfIf

All that horse power and no where to go.
I make mobile phone calls, sms's and take the occasional photo.
Why do want to provide Google with free information about my person.
A simple Nokia is good enough, really, for 90% of mobile phone users, if you exclude gaming.
Facebook, hey get a life man.

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  • 2012-12-09 00:33
  • wf8I

> In reply to Pavel @ 2012-12-08 08:24 from ImkU - click to readmy Nexus 4 Antutu result is 17700,start beliving on Snapdragon and 320 graphic. Nexus 4 is best choice guys,

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  • 2012-12-08 23:08
  • n5K}

Apart from only having 16gb and no sd card the nexus 4 doesnt have usb OTG.
This rules out the phone for me... I would still consider for my wife but the sgs3 it better.

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  • 2012-12-08 22:23
  • 2G59

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