Were you one of the lucky one's able to get a Google Nexus 4 ordered last week while they became available? Well hopefully if you did, your Official Smartphone Rankings vote went towards the device and helped increase the difference between it and the third place Galaxy S III.
"Best Phone You Can Buy Right Now" By PLOTSYACES on January 24, 2013
Stock Android is the only way to go. This phone has THE best software on any mobile phone at the moment. Android 4.2(.1) is absolutely fantastic. It is smooth and lag free, thoughtfully designed, and extremely functional. The design of the phone is also top-notch. It is a looker, no doubt about it. People stop and stare. The size/weight/shape combo is perfect, it is the best feeling phone in the hand I've ever felt/held. The display is STUNNING. The camera is better than people say, using proper scene modes or HDR can produce great shots, on par with those of my Galaxy S3. Battery life is also great, as I can squeeze an hour more of screen-on time per charge than I could with my GS3. I also get great HSPA+ speeds, close enough to LTE that I don't miss it. Last but not least, let's not forget to mention THAT IS WAS ONLY $360 (I'm Canadian) WITHOUT A CONTRACT. All in all I truly believe this is the best smartphone experience one can obtain right now, and with the promise of swift, guaranteed OS updates from Google this will be a force to be reckoned with for some time to come!
Battery Life 4/5
Apps & Media Support 5/5
Reception & Call Quality 5/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5