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LG Nexus 4 Android Smartphone 16GB Sim-Free

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 621 g
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  • Item model number: E960.ANEUBK
  • ASIN: B00APXX7D4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Dec. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,972 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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LG Nexus 4 Android Smartphone 16GB Sim-Free


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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Straightforward TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Mar. 2013
I've had this phone for a few weeks now - here's a quick summary of the pros and cons as I see them:

Pros -

+ The price: first and foremost, this is the big advantage of this phone. No one would say that 279 quid is cheap (plus postage) direct from Google, but in comparison to the relative cost of other makes, this phone offers a lot for the price.
+ very fast and smooth: it really can handle anything you throw at it. The Internet speeds it can achieve are dependent upon the service provider, but they are fast. One of the first things I noticed was just how quickly it does everything, and that's still the case now.
+ The screen: nice size, good colours and good accurate sensitivity to the touch function. It looks great if you're upgrading from a cheaper phone because the details are so much clearer on a screen this size and definition. Perhaps a very slightly bit too blue on the skin tones.
+ Good quality build: it's solid, there's no flexibility or movement if you try to twist the top corners the other way from the bottom ones, and it looks nice.
+ Nice size for my average hands: my thumb can reach all four corners of the screen if I need them to, and with a bumper-style case it doesn't feel slippery.
+ The synchronization available if you have a Google plus account is great (this might apply to most phones, but it took a matter of seconds to put all my phone contacts and calendar details onto it), and the Google Chrome browser added all my bookmarks.
+ It comes already unlocked.
+ It has a good qulity music player. Having suffered the Samsung player for a long time on my last phone, it's a relief to find that this one not only has good sound, but the volume goes a lot higher too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Mukherje on 17 Nov. 2013
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I bought this phone 5 months ago after my HTC one died. Overall quite pleased with it as it is stock Android with a fast processor and great screen. I love the dappled back.
I enjoyed using native Android however I prefer the slicker UI of HTC sense especially the fact it pulls your friends pictures from Facebook and has predictive name lookup which Google has now introduced incidentally.
So much so that I installed Apex Launcher and Sense UI skin and fonts!

I still enjoyed the phone overall but what detracted from it was that the headphone jack would not accept standard 3.5mm head/earphones regardless of which brand I tried. I looked this issue up online and it had been noted before - no amount of force however would push the da** things in. This was a bit frustrating as now I could not use the phone for music or movies.
Another worry was that the proximity sensor was too sensitive, and sometimes if you switched the screen on with your finger close to it (top right of the phone which is a natural place for your finger to be) or swithced it on and off quickly, the screen would take some time to come on- a few seconds...

Primarily because of the jack issue I am sending this phone back (thank you Amazon!), but I will give it 5 stars as this is a hardware issue. I think overall the HTC UI is better than stock Android, and just as fast but in terms of value for money and overall features the NExus line wins hands down. Hence I have just purchased 2 Nexus fives one for me and one for the GF. Giving it 5 stars overall as nothing comes close at this price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Jones on 10 Oct. 2013
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It's pretty damn speedy with the quad-core snapdragon processor, an amazing display.
I opted for the 16 GB over the 8 GB because I like to carry a lot of music with me.
it's solid, not had any problems. the only criticism I would make is the camera isn't great.
it's the first stock android phone I've bought, and I've had no need to root it like Samsung Android phones I've used in the past
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Clashcity Rocker TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Mar. 2013
At over half the price of a Galaxy S3, Xperia Z or iPhone 5, this phone is an absolute bargain. It doesn't skimp in the specs, it's got the latest and greatest Qualcomm Sanpdragon S4 Pro chipset (which is the same as the Xperia Z, better than the S3 and iPhone5), and a healthy 2GB of RAM to ensure everything you chuck at this will run really smooth as a result.

As this is a Nexus device, there are a couple of things to expect.

1/ It will always have the latest and greatest Android version, for as long as the hardware is capable of running it. The updates are provided by Google, so there is no carrier or manufacturer delays like other phones.

2/ There is no SD card slot for adding additional storage space. This is by design in all Nexus devices, so it's worth investing in the 16GB model rather than the 8GB model.

Don't be too put off my the later, as Google have a REALLY good cloud service, Google Music fro example allows you to store 20,000 of your own songs for free on their cloud music streaming service. Picasa has no limits on number of photos you can store (as long as they are under a certain resolution), and you of course have Google Drive, Google Docs for other data.

In addition, signing into Box.com using the Android app on your Nexus4 will unlock free 50GB of cloud storage (not too many people are aware of this deal).

Back to the phone...

It looks super-sexy, with glass front and back, and the controls are all very well positioned. I love the display, it's just right, not to harsh not too subtle, the colours seem natural. I wouldn't rate the sound quality out the onboard speaker, but then I always use headphones or Bluetooth speakers, so that's not a deal-breaker for me in any regard whatsoever.
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