Nexus 4 – Hands On

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Nexus 4, after scouring Ebay for days after selling out. Luckily one Ebayer got his hands on it and was selling it for $475 in North Carolina when everyone else was selling it for $600+ so I clicked the Buy It Now without a second thought.

Firstly the box was very simple to open unlike the Nexus 7 situation, just a charger and wire inside with the phone nothing else. I was happy the phone was fully charged and once I signed in my GMail account it started automatically downloading most of my Apps. One thing that Android does that I like is that it also copies the wireless profiles from your previous Android devices so after the initial wireless connection it seamlessly connects to your wifi from previous saved profiles.

First impressions:

  • I’m liking Android 4.2 Jellybean – Nice Improvements and Even Smoother
  • The Camera is pretty good in low light shots
  • The phone is light, I’m forgetting that its in my pocket
  • All the Apps are working with it
  • I’m loving the Keyboard

Its gonna take me a day or two to fully configure all the Apps I have on it, I keep using one thing and jumping right into and forgetting to configure the others. Do I think Google made the right decision with LG, well time will tell but as off right now I’m loving the phone and if you are a fan of Android phones then you will love this. I like the Samsung S3 but I’m loving the Nexus 4, the operating system just feels so clean and it just wants to be used. I’m going to write a full review at a later stage but for now this is my first impressions after one night of using it.


A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

15 Comments

  1. Yasir

    Does the screen’s display colors feel washed out and not very vibrant ?

  2. hmm,, i’m waiting for Jellybean official release for my hTC One X

  3. Shoomi

    Looks great ! Mabrook

  4. @Yasir – Nope! It is honestly very vibrant! I like how it looks, crisp and clean!

    @vampire – Don’t think its coming out for HTC any time soon!

    @Shoomi – Alah Ebarik Ib 7ayatik!

  5. I need a favor. Can you see if you can change the font style in the settings menu. One advantage in s3 is that you can change the font. I hate android Arabic fonts and when you change them you really start liking the phone.

  6. Yousef

    Does it support Arabic Keyboard by default?

  7. I got mine the same day as yours, along with the Nexus 10 and I gotta say bravo Google! Thank god they switched Samsung because the Nexus 4 is honestly the best built Nexus device since the Nexus One by HTC. Also, if Samsung can create great HW like the Nexus 10, why not adapt suck creativity with the time they had when they were licensed to make the Nexus S or the Galaxy Nexus? I’m so happy with the Nexus 4 I almost wanna post pone my Nokia Lumia 920 purchase to enjoy some more Pure Android experience! Oo Yeah!

  8. @Mbahrani You can’t change the fonts like you do on the SGS 3 however the Arabic font on the SGS 3 and other Samsung Android devices really blows. On the Nexus, you get the default Arabic font; Droid Naskh is what they call it. I like it very much and I agree with you, the font does make you enjoy and like the phone more. Oo Yeah!

  9. Thank you, i hated the arabic font used by HTC and couldnt change it.

  10. mohd

    looks great ! i have an s3 .. probably will upgrade to nexus. So, would you suggest nexus over s3?

  11. Hey, I had a question I have been trying to looking around for the Nexus 4 but I can’t seem to find it, may I ask from where did you order your Nexus 4.

    thanks

  12. @Mbahrani – I don’t think you can change the style only the size!

    @Qortuba Valley – alah Ebarik ib 7ayatik! Inshalla you got it already!

    @Yousef – Yes it does but round about way to get it working!

    @Slorks – Exactly! The Nexus 4 is by far the best in the Nexus line!

    @Slorks – Thanks!

    @Mbahrani – The Nexus font is better in my opinion!

    @mohd -Yes I would! I don’t like the S3 Skin over the Android OS!

    @Abbas Asghar – I got it directly from Google and your other option is Ebay! I haven’t seen it in Kuwait yet!

  13. Hi Marzouq, thnx for the reply .. I have finally got my hands on Nexus 4 & its really amazing its fast & its smooth, I just wanted to know if you were able to have the LTE working on ZAIN?

    thnx once again

  14. @AbbasAsghar the LTE on the Nexus 4 does not support the same bands that are licensed in Kuwait with all 3 providers. Unfortunately the LTE doesn’t work on the Nexus 4 in Kuwait but works like a charm on T-Mobile in the US or any other country that supports the 1700 band. HSPA+ though gives you speeds up to 42 mbps and that is fast enough for a hand held device where most of the time you’re on social media apps and or casual browsing. Enjoy! Oo Yeah!

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