While on paper the Nexus 4 isn’t quite on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One it’s still an absolutely fantastic handset and the regular updates it receives from Google are unmatched by any of its rivals. The Nexus 4 runs an unaltered build of Android which many prefer to the changes made by many other manufacturers, this results in a more consistent and often less sluggish experience. At the new price of just £159.00 for the 8GB model the Nexus 4 there are few better options when buying a new Android phone unless you’re willing to spend considerably more.
The 4.7-inch, 1280×768 pixel screen of the Nexus 4 may not be 1080p like many recent high-end devices but it looks fantastic and is much higher resolution than the displays of many phones in a more expensive price brackets, including the iPhone 5. With a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM the Nexus 4 is equipped to play demanding 3D games and HD video while coping with just about anything else you throw at it. All the usual connectivity options such as Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi are present and the only real drawback is the low amount of storage. If you need 16GB version is available at £199.00 which is still great value and well below what you would expect to pay for a handset of this calibre.
The Nexus 4 has everything you need from a phone including an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for making video calls. It’s an attractive and well built handset although it doesn’t support 4G so it may not be suitable if you’re currently on 4G or looking to make the switch soon. For such a low price this is a fantastic handset and although it isn’t quite on par with the very best handsets on the market there’s not much in it when you consider the huge different in cost. The Nexus 4 is available directly from the Google Play Store.