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Seven Months And The Nexus 4 ! Review

Maybe it’s not the best thing to do a review on a smartphone which is over six months old. Better late than never! Even though the phone is seven months old and there are plenty of phones out there in the market which offers plenty of goodies (HTC One, Galaxy S4 ), I felt that a small review might help our readers in choosing their smart device. 

 
In India the launch was very late which happened two months back. By that time, the competition was real tight and Nexus 4 was not on the list for many of us. But a few weeks back, I got my hands-on a brand new Nexus 4.
 
I am pretty sure that by this time, most of you have seen this phone in lots of reviews in the internet. First things first. I don’t want to bore you explaining the hardware and stuff. The phone is pretty much loaded with the best hardware around (even though not the latest). 
 
For the price of INR 24,000 I can surely say there is no other phone in the market offering such hardware that includes the world’s best seller Samsung GS3. For all those who love the pure Google experience, this is the only smart phone you can buy right now. 
 
Though the camera department is not the best, the rest is a steal. The phone fits nicely in the hand , careful though the phone feels like butter and might slip off if not used carefully. The build quality is top notch and the NEXUS branding stands out. 
 
This phone has no hardware keys other than the power and volume rocker, so you might need to get used to the on screen controls. The loudspeaker output is pretty good and I can say it is louder than the GS3 or Note 2. 
 
I was not a very big fan of the so called ‘pure Google’ experience. But on the Nexus 4, the latest Jellybean iteration stands tall. It’s slick and there is plenty of RAM available for all your other apps. Coming to the battery department, on 3G network, the battery will last a day on medium usage (strictly subjective). 
 
For all the readers who own a Nexus 4 and have trouble using the inbuilt wifi direct function ( for transferring very large files ), I would recommend the ‘Super Beam’ app which you can find in playstore. It’s free and it works!  Without the app you can’t transfer files between devices. If you are on a budget and you need quality, then Nexus 4 is the device for you. The advantage of getting the latest software updates is a plus. 
 
Posted by Edwin
 
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