The LG Nexus 4 is already in the hands of users that ordered on new Nexus phone on launch day. For those who couldn’t order the Nexus 4 before it went out of stock, this is a closer look at the device.
The LG Nexus 4 looks better in real life than it does on a computer screen, especially the glass back of the phone, which sparkles as light shines on it. Inside is a Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM as well as 8GB or 16GB of storage. The phone includes NFC and wireless charging, the latter of which works with qi wireless chargers.
Google and LG teamed up to make a new Nexus phone for 2012, and kicked the plastic design of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the recycling bin, opting for a glass back and solid build quality. After a short period it’s safe to say the LG Nexus 4 build quality is among the best of a Nexus phones, and that it stands up to competition from Motorola and Apple.
The video below shows the LG Nexus 4 unboxing as well as an overview of the Nexus 4 hardware. A full LG Nexus 4 review is in the works.
The front of the LG Nexus 4 includes a 4.7-inch display with a 1280x 768 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display looks good, offering crisp text in Google books and on the web and HD video from the Google Play store and YouTube looks good as well.
The 8MP camera on the rear of the Nexus 4 isn’t as fast as the iPhone 5 in terms of shutter speed, but it takes decent looking photos. The new PhotoSphere feature, which allows the Nexus 4 to take a 360-degree panorama, isn’t perfect in small spaces but shows promise for capturing panoramas in outdoor settings.
The LG Nexus 4 is sold out, though Google expects to start selling the Nexus 4 in the Google Play store in the coming weeks. The LG Nexus 4 works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks, including on pre-paid carriers like Red Pocket Mobile.