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LG Nexus 4 Review out before announcement: Google Disappoints

LG nexus 4

Google’s Nexus Smartphone series has been a project which has involved big names in smartphone manufacturing industry. After Samsung and HTC, it is Now LG who have the next Nexus Phone, LG Nexus 4. Surprisingly, the device hasn’t been announced it and a preliminary review has already surfaced.

Google Nexus

The review was broken by a Belarus Blog Techonliner who posted a early review of the device. Although the review is not very encouraging, it has to be kept in mind that it is a early review and there will be improvement when the device is actually announced.


Specs

The Core

Benchmark Nexus 4
The Review states some mouthwatering specs regarding the Core. With a powerful 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, Adreno 320 graphics, 2GB of RAM, this device is no less then a monster. These specs are quite similar to LG Optimus G.





Camera and Display
Display Nexus 4The display is a 4.7” with resolution of 1280 x 768. The device has IPS-display instead of HD Super AMOLED. This is a disappointment specially when a device has a powerful Adreno 320 for gaming. Complementing to that is a powerful 8 MP Rear Camera with satisfactory results. This, however, is lesser then the 13 MP camera of LG Optimus G.







Form Factor
Form Factor Nexus 4When it comes to size, you cant expect much from Nexus. This holds true for the Nexus as well with Size of 134 x 69.2 x 9.2 mm. The thickness is considerable for a smartphone of such specs with phones like Galaxy S3 at 8.6mm and HTC one X with 8.9 mm. The device has a reasonable weight of 139 g.

backside nexus 4
The overall looks of the device are similar to the Previous Nexus. With the hump in the back of previous Nexus, this device is straight in the back. The screen is also flat as compared to Galaxy Nexus.





OS
Android 4.1.2The OS is Android 4.1.2. Yes it is not Android 4.1.1 but according to the review, it doesn’t have much to look it. With a lot of bugs in the OS, its still early to judge the Upgraded Android OS, at least not before the announcement










Storage
LG nexus 4Storage is a major blunder made by Google. With only 8 GB internal Storage, this device has NO EXTERNAL STORAGE Option. This is a trademark HTC mistake now made by Google. It is predictable though that the device might come with 32 and 64 GB Internal storage variants. The device is a uni body so battery couldn't be check but with HD Video play and Wifi, the battery lasted 3 hours.

The inclusion of a multi-colored LED notification is promising and the device has a resistant back which makes it less scratchable then the iPhone 5




Over all the device is not very impressive esp. with such low benchmark scores and non-expandable memory. Still we don’t have to focus to much on the review as this isn't the hands on review after the official announcement. If you want the true pictures, waiting is the only option.

The release of this smartphone has been rumored for the past month with news of LG making the next Nexus device spreading like fire.

Looks like the suspense for the launch of this device has been destroyed!!

Have your say about Google’s New Toy!!

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