2013 rolls on as we have hit day four meaning the #4 smartphone on the Official Smartphone Rankings will be featured today. That device is the Google Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 has been featured six times after entering the charts in November and your votes keeping it in the top 5.
"Fast, stylish and simple... but breakable?" By HEDLEY THORNE on January 1, 2013
Had mine for a few weeks- it looks supremely stylish and even my iPhone 5 buddies are showing jealousy. The OS is simple and uncluttered- although stock wallpapers could be more vibrant and a couple more home screens would have been useful. It is buttery smooth in operation, and gaming is a treat on the device (try Asphalt 7 for example). Camera is OK and features good. Worried that I may drop it though, or if it gets hot and I put it on a cold surface the back glass may break- only time will tell. I have to say one more thing that other reviews haven't picked up on- the GPS lock on is perfect- I use Strava and Endomondo as well as Google Maps navigation and the GPS locks on immediately and the detail afterwards is amazingly accurate. Having said that, who really wants a shiny beautiful large smartphone in their lycra pocket on a bad day...?! Totally recommend this phone.
Battery Life 3/5
Apps & Media Support 4/5
Reception & Call Quality 5/5
Design/Form Factor 4/5