What, did you think a little hurricane would hold the Nexus 4 back? Bah! LG has let loose with the 4.7-inch (gulp) Nexus 4, which will be available from November 13th on our shores.
Running on a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz quad-core Krait CPU, it’s stocked with Android 4.2 (though they’re still calling it Jelly Bean), which should look nice on that 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus display (it’s got 1280 x 768 pixels, pixel-counters).
Unfortunately internal storage is rather limited — we’re talking a choice of either 8GB or 16GB, with no sign of a microSD card slot.
The camera is an 8MP job, and I swear I counted 1.3 million pixels in that front-facing sensor, too. Perhaps the most enticing feature of the Nexus 4 is the 2,100mAh battery; last year’s Galaxy Nexus had just a 1,750, from memory.
Other draw-points which you’ll certainly marvel at, but might not necessarily use? Wireless charging, and NFC. Granted, wireless charging could indeed change my life; I’ve just not had the luxury of using a phone with it in-built, yet.
Rounding off the specs list, here are some more stats for ya: the Nexus 4 measures 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm, and weighs 139grams.
Right. Who’s buying one? Google’s flogging them SIM-free from £239 for the 8GB model, and £269 for 16GB. Say what you will about LG’s build quality / the lack of storage, but they’re some cheap prices, right there. [Google Nexus 4]