Google Nexus 4

by Brian Johnson

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The first thing that you might realize when holding Google Nexus 4 is how it feels in your hand. Quite weighty and solid, Google Nexus 4 is way cry from its plastic-feeling predecessor, the Google Nexus.

Google Nexus 4 provides impressive ergonomics features as it’s slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S III and comfortable to be held with a single hand.

Google Nexus 4 is powered by a state-of-the-art SoC – the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, comprising the quad-core APQ8064 CPU running at 1.5GHz and therefore the Adreno 320 GPU. Backed by 2GB of RAM and non-expandable, storage.

The LCD screen is 4.7 and encompasses a 1280×768 resolution, providing a pixel density of 320PPI. Powering the device is a non-removable 2100mAh battery which will be charged wirelessly with a Qi-capable charging mat.

The prime layer for Google Nexus 4 is Gorilla Glass 2 for good protection. There are no any physical buttons on the front of the Nexus 4 and on-screen buttons for back, home and an inventory of recent apps instead.

The edges are pretty uncluttered where on the left facet there is a volume rocker and a slide-out Micro-SIM tray, while the proper aspect has the on/off/sleep button. Google Nexus 4 can be aided by a 3.5mm headphone jack and one in all the two microphones which the opposite mic is at the underside and the proper Micro-USB 2.0 charging/PC connection port. Whereas the pixel density is virtually the same – simply under 320PPI – the display on the Nexus 4 is really sharper because of its RGB matrix, compared to its predecessor and its PenTile Super AMOLED display.

Google Nexus 4 is about the same size as the other Android flagships and offers solid build quality and drops aside, the double Gorilla Glass protection that the phone enjoys should keep scratches to a minimum. The feel of the material isn’t up to par with some metal and polycarbonate unibodies however it’s means higher than the plasticky Google Nexus.

The rear of the Nexus four is covered with a second piece of glass. Whereas this is a nice-wanting style part, it makes the device rather fragile if you drop it. Plus, this back piece of glass is as slippery as the one on the front, so it easily slides out of pockets and off of tables.

Google has created lots of changes to the Nexus 4’s camera application as there is an on-screen button to modify between camera modes, a capture key and flash icon that brings up the settings menu. However, you can also quickly set this settings menu by tapping and holding anywhere on the screen, where a circular menu can seem. From here you’ll swipe in the direction denoted to change to the front-facing camera, activate HDR mode, turn off the flash, amendment the scene mode, alter white balance and access additional settings like the picture size and the placement of captured photos.

In day-to-day performance, we can say that Google Nexus 4 is one among the fastest Android phones ever however it does not perform well when browsing the Internet where the default Chrome browser is just not as quick as the default Android browser.

Google Nexus 4 runs with the most recent Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS and comes with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. You will be happy to use Google Nexus 4 especially if you’re an influence user that desires something quick that will have great support from the development communities.

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