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4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, 17 Dec. 2012
This review is from: BRIGHTPOINT NEXUS 4 8GB IN (Electronics)
I got lucky and managed to get this (16GB version) for £280 + £10p&p from Google Play, and have had this for 2 weeks now. This is a very accomplished phone.

Pros:
- Nice and light.
- Seems to be sturdy.
- Good size display.
- Speaker is bright and clear.
- Jelly Bean is very nice.
- Google updates, no operators and OEMs getting in the way.
- Personal hotspot is fast and works flawlessly.
- Generally very fast.

Cons:
- I find it quite ugly. Black and shiny silver don't do it for me.
- Volume is slightly low on headphones.
- Android is still not as intuitive as iOS, but more fun.
- Glass has already scratched on both sides.
- Hard to manage privacy; By default Google and Facebook will now know your every move.
- Battery will get you through the day if you dim the display, but there seems to be a bug in Google Maps which is taking 50% of the CPU even when I don't use it. This will probably get fixed.
- No cheap wireless charge pads? (I can personally attest that Powermat Home & Office Wireless Charging Mat (Mat only) is NOT compatible)

I'm personally very happy with the combination of features it offers at the price point.
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Initial post: 10 Feb 2013 09:53:14 GMT
rom9 says:
Is there anyway to manage the privacy of google and facebook. I cant find much about it on the internet.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2013 13:51:23 GMT
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Posted on 11 Feb 2013 13:55:09 GMT
TheCadster says:
To solve your maps battery usage turn off 'report from this device' in map location settings. the device will report it's location frequently and will drain the power. You will lose the tracking (where you have been) ability in maps but the battery gain makes it more than worth it, for me anyhow. Note: This will not stop the device reporting '20 minutes from home' etc in Google now, which is neat, it will ONLY stop the constant reporting that means you can get a map of your movements throughout the day

Posted on 6 Jul 2013 20:41:05 BDT
Joseph Paice says:
Can I just ask what earphones you're using with the device? Is it the inner ear ones that are sold as an extra to go with it? Because these are the ones I've got and one of the slight issues I've is the lower volume. The other thing is they keep slipping out of the ears. Just wondered if there's another particular pair that would be recommended instead?
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