Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nexus 4 Quick Review and Galaxy Nexus Comparison

This is a very short and quick review of the Nexus 4.

Yes, it’s better than the Galaxy Nexus. You will miss the Super AMOLED of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus but you won’t realize it in a few days since LG’s display is quite nice as well, even more natural looking (not too vivid). The Nexus 4’s display is larger by 0.5” than the Galaxy Nexus. It’s also a bit wider to hold in the hand.

The back of the Nexus 4 is made out of glass with tiny cool-looking speckles. Quite fragile compared to the plastic removable back case of the Galaxy Nexus but provides a more premium feel to the device. So because of that, battery it not user-replaceable and you will need a micro-SIM.

The 8 megapixel camera is great outdoors but could’ve been better on low-light shots. However 1080p HD video recording is great.

Worth the upgrade?

Personally, if the Nexus 4 wasn’t so affordable, I wouldn’t even bother with it. But with the crazy price that Google is offering for an upgrade of the Galaxy Nexus, this is a very good buy. Anyway, you’re better off getting the Pure Google versions of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One by now.

Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus Comparison Photos

Left: Nexus 4. Right: Galaxy Nexus

Left: Galaxy Nexus. Right: Nexus 4 (sorry got it mixed up)

Different approach in packaging as well.

Nexus 4 and 7 having the same branding by Google with the new Nexus logo.

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