Although the most exciting launch during Google’s recent press event were the new range of Nexus tablets, there was also a Nexus 4 smartphone by LG that was unveiled on the same day. It looks quite good and is surely way more powerful than the Samsung predecessors in the same range, but one of the biggest faux pas LG could have ever made was not providing 4G LTE connectivity on this device.
So why did LG make the latest Nexus not as current in terms of the connectivity? Some say that it’s because Google wants to give consumers the freedom to use any wireless carrier connection on its phone. Given that the iPhone 5 supports 4G LTE, does Google’s flagship smartphone lose considerable points in this competition?
The Nexus 4 features a gorgeous 4.7-inch display on a Gorilla Glass back cover, giving it an expensive feel. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quadcore Snapdragon S4 processor, the Nexus 4 unleashes the real capabilities of Android 4.2 absolutely effortlessly. You can send videos wireless onto your HDTV using the Miracast standard, and even create 360-degree images using Android’s latest Photo Sphere feature.
The Nexus 4 is quite reasonably priced at $299 for the 8 GB model and $349 for the 16 GB one, both unlocked. T-Mobile customers can opt for the 16 GB Nexus for with a 2-year contract for just $199.