As you all know that Google Nexus smartphones are those which are manufactured by different electronic manufacturers but are marketed as Google device. They are usually first one to receive the Android update directly from Google and is normally recommended for Android developers so that they can test their apps on the latest version of the Android platform. The Android platform on a Nexus device is void of all the custom changes made by other Android smartphone manufacturers and is also free of all the bloatware that come pre installed with various Android smartphones.
Google Nexus 4 is presently the latest and greatest of all Nexus smartphones and is already available in other countries. Google Nexus is manufactured by LG and at last this Nexus smartphone will soon be available in India as LG announced the same few days back. it is presently available for pre order on most of the Indian ecommerce shopping sites like Flipkart, Infibeam and Snapdeal. The price quoted by these shopping sites is Rs. 25,999. This Nexus smartphone will also be available for purchase offline as announced by LG through their exclusive showrooms and authorized retailers. The price is definitely negotiable up to some extent at your local store.
Now let us come to the hardware specs of this device. In this department Google Nexus 4 is definitely a very good smartphone with features comparable to Rs. 40,000 devices like HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4. Google Nexus 4 packs the latest Qualcomm Quad Core chipset with four highly efficient Krait cores for superb performance. Not only this, it also come with a dedicated Graphic Unit Adreno 320 for smooth gaming. RAM is 2GB DDR2 which is more than enough for various modern apps.
Now let us come to the display. Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 768 X 1280 pixels and a decent Pixels Per Inch Density of 320 PPI and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. This is the department where Nexus 4 is lagging behind latest generation of smartphones. Latest high end smartphones usually come with Full HD panels and high PPI density for crystal clear displays which makes the display of Nexus 4 pixelated as compared to other high smartphones. But you should also note the price difference. Presently there is price difference of around Rs. 7000 between Nexus 4 and Xperia ZL (Cheapest Full HD display smartphone available today at a price of Rs. 32,000).
In camera department Nexus 4 have nothing to offer anything extraordinary. It come with the same boring 8 MP primary camera and 1.3 MP secondary camera. Primary camera is capable of recording 1080P Full HD videos.
Other features includes 2100 mAh battery with a stand by time of 390H and talk time of 15H. SAR value is 0.41 Watt per KG on head and 0.48 Watt per KG on body. Battery as usual is non removable. Weight of the device is 138 g. It come pre installed with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and can easily be upgraded to 4.2.2 via OTA (Over The Air) update. The model which is available in India comes with 16 GB internal memory for storage but cannot be expanded using SD card. But still 16 Gb is more than enough for various tasks.
All in all Nexus 4 is definitely a better buy as compared to aged device like Galaxy S3, HTX One X and HTC One X+. All these are available in the price range if Rs. 25000 to Rs. 27000 and is at least one generation behind Nexus 4 in terms of hardware. Another advantage of Nexus 4 is that it will get its updates directly from Google and hence your device will always remain up to date. Warranty of Google Nexus 4 will be through LG India service center network.