Shame it's discontinued
I had this Nexus for three years and it stood me well. No bloatware, quick updates, easy to use, responsive and nice screen size.
The main detraction would be the camera; the flash never worked very well and photos in low light were pretty shabby.
That being said, it's a shame this model is no longer available as I would totally buy it again.
Still going strong.
I purchased my LG Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store. My phone is 4+ years old but still performs very well for its age. I've rooted my phone and am currently using custom ROMs on it. It's amazing to still see a strong following for this phone and there's still plenty of ROM development going for it.
My phone runs buttery smooth with the latest Nitrogen OS (7.1.2) ROM and its always funny to see the envy on my friends faces when I show them my old "hunk of junk" running the latest Android version compared to their Samsung Galaxy S8s which is normally 6 months behind.
The phone itself is still plenty fast but it's limited memory (16 GB) by todays standards & poor camera (compared to newer phones) are the only negatives I can think of.
Good battery life and features
Love the size, the design, Google in built feature and the battery life. This is the longest mobile phone I have used. It has been 4.5 years and it is still functioning well. The camera is also not bad, especially in low light situation. The phone is not heavy or bulky.
This was a great mobile for me while I had it - did everything perfectly and lasted 4 years! Decided to leave it behind as it was time for an upgrade. Got a little slow towards the end but otherwise it just worked without fault and always had the latest software updates. Can say I definitely got value for money!
the phone is good.
when the battery is full, it switches itself off, when its put on charge still wont come on, doesn't even have a symbol of the battery charge on the screen. this has happened to me 3 times now.
Still running ok in 2015 on Lollipop
My Nexus 44 is still running good on the new Lollipop update.
There are a few issues with the phone as it is getting old:
- The sensitivity of the power button has decreased, I sometimes have to press twice to wake up my phone or take a screenshot.
- The soft keys are not working anymore so i had to install a soft key app to replace it.
- The battery life is not that great so i charge as often as i can at work, in the car etc.)
However the phone never lags and all apps work fine.
Overall, this phone was really good value for the use I got out of it and i wonder how long it will continue to run. I won't hesitate to get a nexus product again as I really enjoyed getting the Android OS update.
FLAWLESS with LOLLIPOP
I was just about to ditch my old Nexus 4 when out came the Lollipop upgrade. It has brought new life back into an old phone. I have looked and shopped ... but there is nothing out there in my opinion that would make me part from my Nexus 4 now!
Almost the perfect phone
Stock android is great. The phone is fast. The camera is great. This phone is a real bargain for money. It's almost perfect except for a few small issues.
The battery cannot be replaced without taking the phone apart and the battery life isn't really good enough to get through a whole day.
You can't expand the memory with an SD Card.
You can't plug in a USB stick via the micro-USB port like the Samsung Galaxy.
Great value for money
Lacking a few features of the other high end android phones.
Vanilla Android is my favorite flavour.
I bought this phone unlocked and outright just a week ago. It replaced a Sony Xperia U that was only 18 months old (and which should have lasted much longer - won't be buying Sony brand again).
As many reviews around the web have stated the Nexus 4 is very fast and very smooth to use. It has a tremendously clear, sharp and vibrant display, and battery life is reasonable - at least for a light user like me.
Being "pure" Android (ie with no manufacturer overlay over the top) means you get the Android experience just as Google intended it. I...t also means that the phone's hardware performance is very snappy. Apps load quickly and everything just works without fuss - no stutters, no delays. After using other phones this is just a revelation. It also receives that latest Android updates pretty much as Google releases them - mine already has 4.3, and 4.4 will be arriving shortly. Another thing I love about it is the Gorilla Glass II on the front of it. It's silky smooth to the touch and makes using the phone a real pleasure. And, it's amazingly easy to clean - one thing that frustrates me with other phones is the smudgy buildup of finger grease that needs to be constantly cleaned off. With the Nexus 4 it still builds up, but wipes clean very easily.
Super Dooper Smart Phone!
I have been using it for around a month now. Firstly with the positives. It's still quick and snappy, even though it came out almost a year ago. My device is running the latest 4.3 Android and there is no problem with lag. It feels like a solid device, so no complaints about build quality.
The downsides are the battery life and camera quality. Under heavy usage i'll be lucky to get half a day, so you really have to hold back on power sucking activities to you want to last the whole day. The camera, especially in low light, is boarder line horrible.
So if your fussed with those draw backs i mentioned, it's a great phone!
Build quality, Speed, Software Experince
Battery life, Camera image quality
Good cheap smart phone
I bought this phone to upgrade from my Lg Optimus L7 which I gave to my wife. The price has dropped to $300 which is a bargain for such a fast sweet phone which I have found easier to use than the L7 and as easy a I phone. The apps are easy to load and google give you first chance to get android updates because this is a google phone [made by LG]. I would of loved the chance to add a sd card slot as my L7 has a 32gb card but you only get 8 or 16gb which I have in the nexus. Other than this though I would recommend the phone.
reliable, fast, cheap and easy to use.
No sd slot for adding storage.
great smart phone at a great price!
Just bought this phone as was recommended by friends, it was an upgrade from my old iPhone 3. I was a bit hesistant to leave the apple market but I can't be happier with this purchase. For one it is very cheap $299 on googles aus website. I love the screen size and it has a bright well pixelated screen. The android operating system is very easy to use.
inexpensive, easy to use, nice size screen
would like the option of a fixed back/ home button instead of on the screen
Very good, would recommend
Using for about 2 months now. Setup if you have a gmail account is dead simple. Screen is great. The OS seems quite stable, it hasn't crashed on me once. I have accessorised with simple silicone bumper and screen protector, so have no damage thus far. Wifi works well. Have not fully used the PC-linking abilities yet, i.e. transfer of music, ringtones, but I understand it is very easy given the folder structure.
Camera fine, but blurs in low light like many camera phones. Inclusion of Google Now is interesting, but I don't necessarily want GPS/...
Good hardware except...
Great hardware except the battery.
I would say this is the cheapest phone for what you get, $420 includes postage for 16gb plus everything you'd need except 4g and SD slot... But there's enough internal memory and I'm on a budget data plan so 4g isn't available and I use WiFi for the higher intensity data.
Really it's the battery - needs active managing to last a good day.
Great screen, front back camera, everything Google.
Battery dying as i type - will last 8hrs though
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