Friday, 11 January 2013

Google Nexus4 First Impressions Review

Luckily I didn't wait for the Google LG Nexus 4 to be available again at the Google Play store. It was out of stock last week and remains so now. No such problems with Phones4U, I ordered the Nexus 4 on Friday and the courier delivered it direct to the house the following Tuesday.

Google Nexus4 First Impressions Review
Google Nexus4 First Impressions Review

After using the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows 7 phone recently and the iPhone 3GS before that my first impressions of the Google Nexus 4 is wow! The speed of the phone is amazing with no lag at all between opening apps or switching pages. The 2Gb of memory clearly makes a massive difference along with the quad core Snapdragon processor. Google apparently aimed for a smooth experience like butter and have certainly achieved that.

The Nexus 4 fits well in your hand although not quite as comfortably as the Nokia Lumia 800 which had perfectly positioned buttons for turning the phone on and off when held in one hand.

The screen is excellent and incredibly sharp and crisp with very easy to read text. Despite the larger 4.7" screen size the Nexus 4 is actually lighter than the Lumia 800 at 139g compared to 142g for the 3.7" screened Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 920 with its smaller 4.5" screen actually tips the scales at an incredible 185g.

After a few days the battery is also performing brilliantly; unlike the Lumia and iPhone 5 it seems to be no problem making it through a whole day without needing a recharge. The refreshing change is that a standard mini USB cable can be used to charge it but more importantly plugging the Nexus 4 into your PC allows you to copy music and data directly to it in contrast to the locked down iPhone and Nokia Windows devices.

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