Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 is the fourth generation of the Nexus line-up released by Google and manufactured by LG Electronics. It was released to the market on November 13, 2012 on the online store, Google Play, and within minutes of most markets stock was sold out. More became available to US markets on January 29, 2013. By February 2013, sales surpassed one million devices.

In the US the Nexus 4 uses T-mobile as its carrier, Canada uses Videotron, and in the UK it is available on O2, Virgin Media, and Three. The Nexus 4 has been given a 5 star rating for affordability, quality, and look. To keep the cost low, and reduce size and power consumption, the Nexus 4 uses HSPA instead of LTE for radio that is used in more expensive phones.

The phone is equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, has 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, a front facing 1.3 mp camera and an 8 mp rear camera with LED flash, video capable, and a micro-SIM card tray. The phone was launched with the new Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The battery is a 3.8 V rechargeable lithium polymer that is non-removable with a 15 hour talk time limit. The display is a 4.7 inch touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass.

It connects to other devices via a 3.5 mm TRRS jack; it has a micro USB and a Mobility Display Port. It uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and is GPS capable. It also uses wireless charging.

Image Caption: Front view of the Nexus 4. Credit: Android/Wikipedia (CC BY 2.5)