The Nexus 4 is a great handset for those who want Android in its purest form, but you're better off with the Moto G
Android 4.2, 4.7in 768×1,280 display
There’s little wrong with LG’s take on the Nexus brand, in fact it’s a great smartphone and one we’d be happy to own. Android 4.2 is a big plus point, there are some neat new features, and you don’t have to fight with a manufacturer’s take on Android. Despite this we still narrowly prefer the Samsung Galaxy S3 for its more-vibrant screen and longer battery life. If you want a newer phone, the HTC One is currently our pick of the bunch, although that may change once we’ve reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4. Still, if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, or can’t stand Samsung’s take on Android, then the Nexus 4 is a great choice.
The Nexus 4 is increasingly tricky to find and is now only available refurbished or second hand. Prices range from £120 up to £250 so it is worth shopping around. The update to Android Lollipop had a negative impact on the Nexus 4’s performance and introduced a number of bugs, which is disappointing. The new Moto G is only £145 and is a far more up to date handset, while the Nexus 6 is now available for those keen on a vanilla Nexus handset. The Nexus 4 was a great handset, but nowadays your money is probably best spent elsewhere.
|Main display size
|CCD effective megapixels
|Memory card support
|Memory card included
|GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G 850/900/1700/1900/2100
|GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
|Microsoft Office compatibility
|USB Charger, headphones
|Price on contract
|£36 per month, 24-month contract