LG Nexus 4 Android Smartphone (T-Mobile, Unlocked)
Google's line of Nexus smartphones have always impressed, and this remains the case with the fourth-gen offering, the LG Nexus 4. The new Nexus represents the best Android phones have to offer at a low price, but leaves two features on the factory floor that may prove deal breakers for some.
The Nexus 4 boasts a cutting-edge 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, high end graphics, 2GB of RAM, a large 4.7-inch IPS touchscreen and the latest version of the Android OS, v4.2 "Jelly Bean." Other features include either 8GB or 16GB of internal flash storage, 8MP rear and 1.2MP front-facing cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless charging, NFC, and a 2100mAh battery.
The two features missing from the Nexus 4 are a microSD card slot (why?!) and LTE connectivity. The latter omission is causing some to groan, but since this is a GSM handset and LTE is only available from AT&T in few locations, this won't matter much to many users across the country.
T-Mobile will offer the Nexus 4 for $199 with a two-year service agreement in January 2013, but the real pricing news is that Google is also selling the phone unlocked and without a contract for $299 -- hundreds of dollars less than similarly featured smartphones sold off-contract by the major U.S. carriers.
At present - early 2013 - the Nexus 4 is difficult to find as demand is high and supply is now.
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LG Nexus 4 Specifications
- Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 SoC
- System Memory (RAM):2GB
- Quad Core 1.5GHz Applications CPU
- 8/16GB Internal Flash Storage
- 4.7" WXGA IPS Touchscreen
- 1280 x 768 HD Display, 320 PPI
- Bluetooth 3.0 w/ A2DP
- Google Android OS 4.2
- Onboard 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Onscreen Keyboard
- UMTS 3G, HSPA+ "4G"
- 8MP Rear Camera (Auto Focus, Flash)
- Adreno 320 Graphics
- 1.2MP Front-Facing Camera
- Onboard aGPS
- Internal 2100mAh Li-Ion Battery
- microUSB Sync & Charge Connector
- Speakerphone Mode
- SlimPort HDMI Video-out
- NFC for Google Wallet, File Transfer
- Talk Time: Up to 15 Hours
- Standard 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Size: 5.3 " x 2.7" x 0.4" (HxWxD)
- Weight: 4.9 ounces