Lg Nexus 4 is finally available in india, quite late but still a good option in terms of hardware specs. It has 1.5 Ghz Quad Core with Adreno 320 GPU with 16gb version available in india for a price of around Rs. 25,000 INR.
LG Nexus 4 Indian Version Quick Specs
Display Size: 4.7 inch IPS Plus capacitive touch screen with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution
Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad Core Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
Camera: 8 MP Rear Camera with AF
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP FF front-facing camera
Internal Storage: 16 GB
External Storage: Non Expandable
Battery: 2100 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Handset, USB Travel Charger, Screen guard preinstalled, In Ear headphones, USB to micro USB cable, warranty card and User manual and a SIM ejection tool.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
The build quality of LG Google Nexus 4 is one of the best we have seen, it has a unibody type of design and you have plastic on the edges and glass on the front and back with Gorilla Glass 2 protection on the front, but the glass in the front and back are finger print catchy. The design is good, the rounded edges gives a nice grip in hand and the phone is light at weight of 139 grams which makes it fairly portable and easy to carry with you. The form factor is good and very much comparable to the other sleek smartphones, comparing the thickness it may feel thick at 9.1 mm but feels solid in hands.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
The display on the phone is IPS LCD Plus display with quite high resolution and pixel density of 318, the viewing angles are good enough if not very wide on the phone display. The memory on board is 16Gb out of which around 12.92 Gb is available to the user to installing apps and storing data which is not too small but with time, it may not be enough and the device does have any support to expand the storage which is quite a disappointment and also the battery cant not be removed on this device. The battery backup was quite good as the phone lasted for more than one day during most of the days during our review, with heavy usage the battery backup is slightly less than one day.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
The software UI is stock android and smooth in operation and UI animations, we did not notice any lag on the UI. The benchmark performance scores are mentioned below. Gaming performance of the device is good, it can play almost any graphic intensive games provided you have storage space left on the device.
- Quadrant Standard Edition: 3756
- Antutu Benchmark: 14674
- Nenamark2: 59.8
- Multi Touch: 10 point.
Rear and Front Camera
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound quality from the loudspeaker is loud and clear and through the in ear headphones is crisp and clear and music listening experience is good with good noise cancellation, it can play HD videos at resolution 720p and at 1080p without any lag. The navigation works on the device with assisted GPS support but the device may become slightly hot while using the device for navigation.
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LG Nexus 4 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Conclusion and Price
LG Nexus 4 has decent hardware at the price of around Rs. 25,000 INR, as the 8GB version is not going to be available in india anytime soon, so if you are looking for a pure android experience with no UI glitches or lag you should go for this device, there are few limitations like non expandable memory and non removable battery which are major criteria for some of the users out there.