By Harsh kawalia | 20 May 2014
Yes, I call my device a royal smartphone as it feels so good in my hand and that is even after a year of it's purchase, this looks absolute beauty from every angle.
When I first heard that LG gonna manufacture the fourth edition of the Nexus line up, I was a bit disappointed as I didn't like the LG phones. Then Google launched their famous Google Nexus 4 in November 2012 with not so famous promotion. Next day, I checked the specs first then price and then the pics of device. I was surprised and overjoyed at that moment when I looked at the pics, I mean who offers these specifications, this beauty of a smartphone at this price. I instantly decided I am gonna buy this phone only and started waiting for the launch of the device in India.
I heard that Nexus 4 will be launched in few days but to my surprise the waiting period converted from days to months and LG made a mess with it's stocks as the beautiful device wasn't available globally. But, I was sure that I am gonna buy this smartphone only. So, I decided to buy this device from US when it comes to stock as I couldn't wait any further. I know the cons. of buying this from outside India but I have made my mind and I didn't care about warranty issues.
Finally, I got my device on Mar 4, 2013 through Blue Dart courier. It took 20 days from US to New Delhi. So, I had my first smartphone in my hand and I was delighted to what. When I touched the device, the first word comes to my mind that "It's Royal" . The feeling I got that time was amazing.
The back panel is so gorgeous that every time light touches it, the sparkles started glowing and make you keep staring at them all the time you pick the phone.
Everybody talks about the specs and benchmarks of the phone you gonna buy but first thing I check on a device is Quality. Nexus 4 was the best specs smartphone at that time when it was launched and it handles everything you throw at it. I was completely satisfied with the specs and even today it offers the best specs in its category.
UI of Google Nexus 4 is completely stock Android UI. As this phone is meant for Developers, they are more than happy with clean and fresh UI. I liked the UI the moment I see it in reviews of most websites as I know I can enhance UI afterwards(through Rooting, Launchers etc.). The main thing is that UI of my device still after a year or so feels so smooth and buttery which shows the performance of Snapdragon S4 chip.
Performance & Gaming:
As this device runs on Snapdragon S4 chip, there is no match of its performance with MediaTek chips. My phone runs so smoothly that I have seen it hanged till date. Gaming is done through Adreno 320 chip and it's still one the best in the business.
Why I bought this Device:
This phone suited me the best as the way I want to use my smartphone.
Battery (6-8 hrs on 3G)
Camera (Typical LG Sensor)
Phone Suited For:
Typical mobile enthusiasts who want to have best value for their bucks.