As mobile phone manufacturers are plentiful, consumers like ourselves have a wide range to choose from. Whether you are an iPhone or Android fan, there are just some aspects to specific phones that just make you drool. The Google Nexus 4 is one of those phones that puts a puddle at my feet.
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The Google Nexus 4 is a powerful device and is probably one of the most ideal Android phones on the market. Loaded with tablet quality hardware, this smartphone is everything I need it to be and then some. With a phone like this, why should you need to carry a laptop around?
1. Storage Capacities – The Nexus 4 comes in 8GB and 16GB storage capacities for all of your files and apps. This can be quite a lot of space if you frequently use a USB cable to the computer or Google Drive to upload images, files, and videos. Although the Nexus doesn’t support microSD, Google Drive can help store additional files that I am able to use on my computer system at home.
2. Visually Pleasing – Compared to tablets, a 4.7-inch display may seem a bit small at times. However, this device is a phone. Realistically, how often am I going to stream Netflix to it if I have a 22″ widescreen monitor on my desk at home where I can sit comfortably in my chair?
This is completely aside from the fact that the display is more than half of an inch wider than the iPhone with a better resolution at 1280×768 dpi. This is more than enough to view any content in great detail and even manipulate websites in their non-mobile themes.
There are times where I like to see all of the detail of a website and not what a mobile device limits me to.
3. Processing Power – Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core cpu, the Nexus 4 is backed with 2GB of RAM. This makes sure that any app, game, or multitasking and CPU intensive tool can be used with the most fluid of operation.
With this much power, there is virtually nothing I wouldn’t be able to accomplish. Video playback is amazingly crisp and graphic intensive games play nearly as well as they do on my gaming PC.
4. Networking – Aside from the fact that the Nexus 4 is unlocked and can easily be added to most carrier services, interaction with other networking devices make this phone a very useful tool.
Accessing Wireless N networks, Bluetooth, and Android Beam allow me to connect to a wide variety of hardware and networks for a plethora of purposes.
I can easily share documents with other Android devices, connect a Bluetooth keyboard, and browse the Internet on a friends wireless 802.11 N router while out of town to prevent roaming fees for data.
5. Wireless Charging – One of the most innovative features on the Nexus 4 is the ability to wirelessly charge the battery. This means that there is nothing to plug into the phone in order to charge the battery.
It simply lays down on a specially designed charging mat for wireless charging devices and absorbs the energy. If you’ve seen “Stargate Universe” there is a similar device on the advanced spaceship, Destiny. Was this a case of life emulating fiction, or the other way around?
I am sure that in six months or so, Google will unveil yet another triumphant piece of hardware. Perhaps LG or Samsung will open the doors to a whole new level of communications.
Until then, the Google Nexus 4 has been a well-received device to the general public and provides a great deal of power for the $299 price tag featured on the Google Play website. For a quality phone with the power to accomplish virtually any task you need it to, consider the Nexus 4 for your next purchase.