Google is bringing on the next generation of vanilla-flavored Android with the LG Nexus 4, a combination, it seems, of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the LG Optimus G. The massive processor and the operating system on this device are the real heroes, of course, starting with the 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdradon S4 Pro SoC with Adreno 320 graphics under the hood – Qualcomm’s biggest and best yet. You’ll be working with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ (the newest version, newer than 4.1 Jelly Bean that was released earlier this year), this including a lovely new collection of features shown just this week by Google.
The display up front is 4.7-inches with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution using non-PenTile IPS LCD technology, that being both rather bright and sharp to the max. That’s 317.6 Pixels Per Inch, sharper than the Nexus 10, essentially the same as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which sits at 316. The iPhone 5 sits at 326 PPI, just incase you want to know. The most highly dense display on a smartphone right this minute is the HTC J Butterfy with 440 PPI – massively insanely sharp!
The LG Nexus 4 has a glass-covered back, round edges on the top and bottom, and is just 131g (0.31 pounds) light. It’s 9.1mm (0.36 inches) thin and has a lovely 8 megapixel camera on the back with a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front. The Nexus 4 has 2GB of RAM and in this iteration we’ve got unlocked pentaband DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) radio for connectivity with AT&T and T-Mobile. Under the hood there’s a 2100mAh non-removable battery and there’s no microSD card slot, so make sure you get the internal storage size you want right out of the box.
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