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Ilmar Poobus
Feb 13
Ilmar Poobus
Overall
3.8
Ilmar Poobus

"VERY BAD"

It was time for me to get a new phone. Saddly at that point nexus 4 was mostly out of stock from stores but i still found it from somewhere and as it is in Australia - 500 AUD :( I took the decision to still buy it and i was so exited when it arrived within 3 days. Now it looks very nice but i soon started to feel the differences. First thing is that since it is so big, one can say that the side buttons are in wrong place. I mean you should be able to easily perform simple tasks (like bringing the picture on with power button and opening the keylock) without changing the position of youre hand.It could be just a matter of time to get use to right positions maybe, but still there are phones which feel comfortable straight away. The second thing i was mad about was that inserting a new contact is made more complicated than usually on phones. Usually you just type the number, save contact, insert name, save and thats done (with one finger without moving your hand). On the Nexus 4 you type the number, then you press sidemenu button, choose add to contats, another page opens with youre contacts and then you choose create new contact, now you can fill more detailed contacts form where you can finally type the name and now comes the bad part, instead of using the thumb you use for typing everything, you need to help your self with left hand since confirmation (done) button is located on the upper left corner. Its very annoying starting with all ready maze like saving process and now you need to use two hands? Well you can use one hand but it just dosent feel right if you have to stretch it somehow, so its more easy to use two hands. Now when the contact is saved you be returned to the number pad, and even you have all ready saved the number, its still infront and you need to delete it - thats not hard but comon another push of the button to clear the pad for inserting another number. For me that is alot of work to get your contacts into youre phone. Yes ofcourse you can somehow do it the other way than inserting them manually but i have never seen that to be made so complicated. Next problem i noticed straight after is that the normal keylock is useless, you know the one where you need to just slide your finger to some direction. Because it will open in your pocket. So you need to start using more complicated keylock (i havent noticed that on other phones, atleast not on my last one, which never opened in my pocket) And even if you have locked the phone it can still easily slide to camera mode in your pocket and start making pictures. Now if we leave all that on side and count it as something just to get use to with time - something really bad happens. Within 24 hours (from what i litteraly touched the phone maybe 2 hours) the back glass broke and without dropping the phone or even hitting it with something. Just broke in my pocket. The speaker is located behind the phone and - partly the glass is on top of the soft speaker grid which makes it very vulnerable, its just broke over it and you can feel how soft this part is its just crap. Very very very bad designed phone! And please dont start talking about using phone covers, a phone should be strong enough to last without dropping or smashing it. And i just hate phone covers, i mean i bought that phone because i love how it looks like, if you use cover it dosent look the same anymore. Oh and nother thing if you get an message you see an icon, open it see and read the whole message but to get rid of the icon you need to push one more time on the message so it would go to message menu. Same with everythin you do, if you download something lets say 5 apps, you see 5 icons on the top bar and to get rid of them you open that menu then choose one of those download complete or what ever, finally if you get rid of one you need to start the process again, open that menu, and so on. Cant do all at once. And another thing is that you have heaps of unwanted apps running, that could be with all the phones ofcourse but, they advertise the phone as 2gb ram an so on, but big part of it is allways in use, even if you dont want to. And for some reason this (powerful phone) usual 3g internet is slower for me than usually. So for me from starting with that awful price, its an awfully cheaply built, half-baked time consuming phone. I wouldnt consider buying it again.


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