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Google Nexus 4 Review and Giveaway

Jackson Chung 13-03-2013

Google Nexus 4 Review and Giveaway nexus 4 reviewEven though I am an iPhone user and have been since the first generation iPhone was announced by the late Steve Jobs back in 2007, I’ve tried to keep an open mind about viable alternatives. I’ll be honest: I’ve been tempted to use an Android device. Several times. In fact, my first encounter with Android OS was on a Samsung Galaxy S2, which I purchased shortly after we gave one away Samsung Galaxy S II Giveaway You're going to like this one. In the coming few weeks, we'll be giving away one of the most coveted mobile phones today -- the Samsung Galaxy S II! Find out how you can be... Read More in September 2011. Truthfully, the experience was so unpleasant that I had to switch back to my iPhone 4 after a few days.


Two years later, I compared a Nexus 7 against my iPad mini Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review If you're shopping for a 7-inch tablet, there's absolutely no shortage of options. It's undeniable, however, that the leading choices are Apple's iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7. We've reviewed both of these devices individually,... Read More and immediately, the improvements and refinements to the operating system were prominent, I figured that I could finally succumb to using an Android device after all these years with iOS. So when the opportunity to review the Nexus 4 presented itself, I leaped at the chance. We’ll be giving this review unit away, so stick around if you want it!

Introduction to the Nexus 4

The Nexus 4, according to my colleague Erez Zukerman, can be described as a unicorn running Android. I suppose he meant that the combination of LG-quality hardware and vanilla Android OS makes the Nexus 4 so desirable and yet, it’s almost impossible to get hold of. In fact, the Nexus 4 was in short supply worldwide ever since it was launched. Generally, it was not an easy phone to come by for the past few months. Today, things are looking better. Units have shipped out to the new owners and orders are being fulfilled in about 10 days.

If you do want one, your best bet is probably to place an order from Google Play Store. The Nexus 4 comes in 2 configurations: 8 or 16 GB; and is priced reasonably at $299 and $349 respectively, unlocked. I know what you’re thinking: 16 GB in a modern day smartphone just doesn’t seem enough, does it? 8 GB is downright laughable. And it doesn’t have a microSD expansion slot, either. However, there are a couple of nifty features that help alleviate this particular issue of space, which I will touch on later in this review.

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The only thing missing from the Nexus 4, besides sufficient storage, is an LTE radio.

The Nexus 4 is quite an advanced smartphone for its price. It has a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor running vanilla Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with 2GB of RAM; a beautiful 4.7-inch True HD IPS PLUS display with a resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels which packs 320 pixels per inch. Camera-wise, this beast features a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and an 8 MP camera at the rear. Other trickeries include a multitude of sensors i.e. accelerometer, compass, ambient light, gyroscope, barometer; GPS, wireless charging, Miracast wireless display, and NFC.


The only thing missing from the Nexus 4, besides sufficient storage, is an LTE radio. For those accustomed to LTE connectivity speeds, this will undeniably be an issue; probably not so much if you haven’t used an LTE-capable phone before. But the real question here is: why wasn’t it included? The Nexus 4 could have easily been the best smartphone ever made in recent times, if only it had supported LTE. If this is as much of a deal-breaker for you as it is for me, then you might want to check out the LG Optimus G — it’s essentially the same phone but includes an LTE radio, and it features a microSD expansion slot as well.

Design and Initial Impressions

The Nexus 4 has a solid yet elegant feel contributed by the sheets of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 on the front and rear, softened by the device’s curves. At 139 grams, it’s a hair heavier than the iPhone 5 (112 grams) but that’s reasonable, considering that the Nexus 4 is quite a bit larger. The glass protecting the 4.7-inch True HD IPS PLUS display tapers off on the left and right edges, and swiping feels more natural due of this.

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Overall, the device looks and feels very well built. Personally, I gauge the quality of a phone’s make by how well it holds up without a case. As for the Nexus 4, if you’re careful, it does rather nicely. The rear Gorilla Glass is very resistant to scratches, and there are very few dust-trapping gaps. The chrome and soft rubber-coated side lining may get a few scuffs over time, but that’s perfectly normal. If you’re pedantic about that, I reckon you should get a bumper case.


However, I did notice that the rear Gorilla Glass panel is quite slippery. Whenever possible, avoid placing the Nexus 4 on smooth, uneven surfaces; or it will slip right off and hit the floor. This is the reason for many reported instances of Gorilla Glass shattering.

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Other than that, the usual suspects i.e. volume control, headphone jack, micro SIM tray are basically where you’d expect to find them. Following in the iPhone’s footsteps, the Nexus 4 doesn’t have a removable rear panel, hence the micro SIM card has to be placed on to a tray which slots into the side of the device. Google provides a micro SIM tray remover tool, which is ever so slightly smaller than the iPhone’s — if you happen to lose it, a pin would do just fine (unlike the iPhone, paper clips won’t fit).

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As it happens, I have a minor gripe about the power button, which is located on the right side of the device. This is the only button which is able to wake the Nexus 4; and because of where it’s placed, it becomes impossible to wake the device with one finger when it’s lying flat on a table — something I’ve become accustomed to on my iPhone. Like I said, it’s a minor gripe.

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A more significant complaint would be the incomprehensible placement of the speaker — which is on the rear aspect of the phone. It is quite easily muted either by holding the Nexus 4 with my left hand, or by placing it on a table. When this happens, there is a moderate decrease in volume and audio clarity. The speaker itself, when unobstructed, produces reasonably clear and loud audio.

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Initial Use

To me, the most impressive Android feature I’ve come across is automatic backup and restore. In essence, Google backs up my app data and other settings and restores it to any Android device I may own. In my experience, the process, unlike iCloud, is quite seamless. After powering on the Nexus 4, the Android operating system automatically downloads previously installed applications from Google Play Store, making the phone instantly useable. Contacts were immediately retrieved from Google Contacts 5 Great Tips To Manage Your Google (& Android) Contacts Read More , as were photos from Google+ Photos. And since I use Chrome The Easy Guide to Google Chrome This Chrome user guide shows everything you need to know about the Google Chrome browser. It covers the basics of using Google Chrome that is important for any beginner. Read More as my desktop browser, bookmarks and passwords were instantly synced as well. The fact that I was previously an iPhone user didn’t quite seem to matter — Android 4.2 Jelly Bean makes new users feel at home.

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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean makes new users feel at home.

Since most of my vital data was retrieved from the cloud, and with the automated backup process, there wasn’t really any reason to sync the Nexus 4 with my iMac. If you haven’t already realised, the Nexus 4 aims to be completely wireless, hence the wireless charging support and NFC. If you do need to retrieve files from your desktop, use Dropbox Share Files Between Your Computer & Your Android Device With Dropbox Dropbox is an ingenious file storing and sharing tool. Not only can you upload files to your online Dropbox and share single files or entire folders, you can also install the Dropbox application on your... Read More . In fact, Dropbox is so tightly integrated with Android it’s amazingly impressive; and more than makes up for the lack of internal storage space.

Transitioning from an iPhone 5 with a 4-inch Retina Display, to the Nexus 4 with its beautiful 4.7-inch True HD IPS PLUS display was like a breath of fresh air, purely due to its size — both displays have roughly the same pixel density. The Nexus 4 may look much wider, but it’s still quite comfortable to hold. Plus, the rubber-coated side lining provides the needed extra grip. The additional screen estate helps where it counts: browsing, reading emails, enjoying photos and watching videos, especially in 720p HD.

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Living with the Nexus 4

Unfortunately, large 4.7-inch screen is both a blessing and a curse. Even with its brightness level set at 50%, it draws a considerable amount of power. With careful use, I managed to go just over a day without charging. Generally, battery performance was rather disappointing, albeit expected of the Nexus 4’s a non-removable 3.8 V, 2100 mAh rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery. Like most smartphones, it needs daily recharging in order to operate optimally.

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I’ve also noticed that the device tends to heat up after a bit of activity requiring mobile data connectivity, particular around the earpiece. And as iFixit has illustrated with their teardown of the Nexus 4, this area plays host to the majority of vital components, including the 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Qualcomm MDM9215M 4G GSM/UMTS/LTE modem.

Camera woes

I wanted to love the 8 megapixel camera in the Nexus 4, I really did. But the native camera application let me down, hard. Even though it is capable of taking panoramas and photo spheres out of the box, image quality was below par; and its extremely fickle autofocus was nothing less than annoying (issue also reported on the XDA Developers forum). While it may not be immediately evident, most of the photos I took with the Nexus 4 turned out to be out of focus. I realised it only after photographing a few receipts in Expensify Expensify's Mobile and Web Client Duo Makes It The Only Expense Tracker You'll Ever Want To Use A while ago, I was searching for a dependable expense tracker and budget planner. Presumably, a mobile app would be the answer, since it's more convenient to record daily spendings on the go, right after... Read More , a habit which I’ve cultivated for nearly 2 years on my iPhone.

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Switching the camera to panorama mode reduces its resolution, resulting in a 2448 x 584 pixel image. To give you an example of the image quality, here’s an image of Aldinga Beach in South Australia, taken with the Nexus 4:

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The image below was taken with my iPhone 5, which had to be resized because the original panaroma was 8160 x 2518 pixels:

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Random thoughts

Overall, the Nexus 4 is a great piece of kit. I can’t say that it’s the best Android phone there is because the LG Optimus G exists — an exact replica of the Nexus 4, except it’s better. The only thing the Nexus 4 has going for it is the fact that it runs a vanilla version of Android OS, and I believe this is also what let it down.

Notifications, for example, was an issue for me mainly because the screen didn’t light up with new events, except for incoming calls. When set in silent mode, the pulse notification light and a few vibrations were the only form of alerts available. To me, that’s inadequate.

Lastly, I have some beef with the Maps application — it displayed ads whenever I searched for a location. Why, Android? I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why it needs to do this. It’s not just annoying, it’s embarrassing — Google Maps for iOS doesn’t display ads, so why must the Android version?

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Switching from an iPhone

Finally, I’d like to convey my experience with using the Nexus 4, coming from 5 years of being in the iOS camp. Overall, it was a smooth process — smoother than I had originally anticipated. The fact that Android automatically retrieved my data from the cloud meant no setting up was required, hence, not requiring me to sync with my iMac. I do have to admit that I made a few preparations: my Address Book was synced with Google Contacts and I use Chrome as my desktop browser. Still, it was rather impressive.

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On the surface, iOS apps seemed to be just a little more polished, based on my encounter with apps that I use in my daily routine i.e. Expensify, Evernote, Facebook, Instagram, and a couple of banking apps. But I’m equally as impressed with the number of Android app updates that occur every single day — and to top it off, updates are automatic!

If I’m brutally honest, I could have stuck with the Nexus 4 for the foreseeable future, unlike my colleague James Bruce who switched back to iOS after just a few months of using an HTC One X Why My Next Phone Is Not An iPhone, From An Apple Fanboy [Opinion] I have been called an Apple fanboy on numerous occasions, so I may as well accept the moniker and move on. Yes, I love Apple products, and I shudder at the thought of touching Windows.... Read More (sorry, James, I just had to out you). Unfortunately, it’s back to iOS for me, for now. My main reason for switching back? iMessage and Photo Stream What Is iCloud Drive and How Does It Work? Confused about what makes iCloud Drive different to Apple's other cloud services? Let us show you what it can do, and how you can make the most of it. Read More .

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There are some things I can’t live without and iMessage is one of them. For the entire testing period, I was cut off from my family and friends who use iMessage. I felt disconnected. Even with the capable Nexus 4, there was no way I could rejoin the group iMessage conversations with my family. I also missed Photo Stream — it’s probably the easily way to share photos with friends and family in iOS. While I was on my honeymoon in Hong Kong, I mostly took photographs with my iPhone 5 even though I had a perfectly capable camera with me. And it was mainly attributed to the fact that I could so easily share it immediately with Photo Stream.

Should you buy the Nexus 4?

Despite its shortcomings, which are the lack of LTE support, the poor battery life and inconceivable speaker placement; the Nexus 4 is a fantastic device. It’s fast, powerful, highly capable, and sports a gorgeous 4.7-inch HD screen. It runs vanilla Android OS, which is great if you love hopping on the latest version of Android. It’s also unbelievably affordable. I may have been extremely critical in my review, but having lived with this device for the past few weeks, I have come to love it; despite being an iPhone user.

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  1. Kieran
    June 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    One of the things mentioned as a bit of a gripe is the camera isn't great. Is that the camera itself though, or the camera app? I've never used the stock camera app on any phone I've ever had, as there are so many great alternatives out there to choose from (even the free ones are better). I have a nexus 4 on order, and the first thing I'm doing in the play store is getting a different camera app (can you get the galaxy camera app for non-galaxy cameras devices I wonder?).

  2. MC
    April 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I don't see (and never have seen) any ads when doing anything with google maps. Not sure why you would be getting ads...

  3. Jo Tuason
    April 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Will there be a redraw if winner have not responded?

  4. anle hontiveros
    April 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    My only dream to have a
    Google Nexus 4
    my hope that i win thanks.. have a nice day

  5. Jo Tuason
    April 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Where can we see the name of the winner?

    • Tina Sieber
      April 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      His name is posted towards the end of the article, within Step 1. Kris Onders.

      • Daniel Eluvathingal
        April 13, 2013 at 12:15 am

        did he respond back?

  6. prspangtey
    April 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Hey jackson chung is it necessary to follow both step 1 and 2 to participate?!? Like i never shared your posts as mentioned in step 2 cuz i guess they dont increase the odds of winning eh?

  7. Jo Tuason
    April 10, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Will there be a re-draw if current winner did not give response?

  8. Ram Sharma
    April 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Maybe the contest is fake...cuz the winner hasn't yet been announced!!!

    • Saikat Basu
      April 8, 2013 at 5:18 am

      The winner will be announced shortly. The giveaway finished on April 5th.

      • kn0wiq
        April 8, 2013 at 6:27 am


      • sakshi
        April 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

        Will i ever win a giveaway? i just not wnt dis i even need this....

      • sakshi
        April 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

        Will i ever win a giveaway? i just not wnt dis i even need this....

      • sakshi
        April 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

        Du u guys ship it to india?

    • Daniel Eluvathingal
      April 8, 2013 at 8:42 am

      they will only post the winner's name when the chosen winner respond back to their e-mail.Tina sieber, a reviewer of 'make use of' mentioned it in one of her comments.This could take one or two weeks.So the lucky one may have already recieved the mail.

      • Jackson Chung
        April 10, 2013 at 2:59 am

        The winner has just been announced.

        • Daniel Eluvathingal
          April 10, 2013 at 8:34 am

          Mr Chung,thanks for informing us about the winner and my hearty congrats to the lucky winner kris onders.
          I am looking forward to be the lucky winner of the samsung galaxy note 2 giveaway and i have been deeply praying for days to win.May god help on the random picking event.

        • Muz RC
          April 14, 2013 at 6:53 am

          he was very lucky :)

  9. ?????? ?????????
    April 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I hope I win. :)

  10. tushar kalsara
    April 6, 2013 at 4:10 am

    who is the winner??

  11. Sandra_Blanton
    April 6, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Love this phone. :)

    April 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    The mobile phone just celebrated its 40th birthday, but this new nexus is simply way beyond phenomenal. Great information you posted in this article.

  13. Daniel Eluvathingal
    April 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    why do i need this nexus 4?
    its an awesome phone with 2gb ram and 1.5 quadcore processor. The nexus4 is praised for its ability to handle cool hd games and playing hd videos . It also comes with the stock android which makes it one of the first phones which will recieve the android updates first. Its cool black look pleases my heart .
    Moreover it is a phone that has not yet released in india and it is also short in supply. So if i win this awesome phone, i will have a rare phone in my hands as it is not released in india. I am so desperate to be the owner of this device.

  14. null
    April 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

    An aw-sum phone ... irresistible :)

  15. Gitesh Charpe
    April 5, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Good Luck to all the participants.....Wish me the same....! :)

    April 5, 2013 at 3:54 am

    looks awesome!

  17. Martha Carota
    April 5, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Would love to win this!

  18. Cathy C
    April 5, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I would love to win Thanks for the great giveaway. Great review BTW Thank so much

  19. Vedant Chaudhari
    April 5, 2013 at 1:48 am

    My Phone just broke :( and I really need a new one, it would be great if I got this!

  20. Kmmyp
    April 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! Joined and tweeted :)
    Really hope I win. Can't wait for this awesome Nexus phone

  21. danikallur
    April 4, 2013 at 8:18 am

    finally registered to this site. now this site will be my first option for a detailed info on products.

    • Daniel Eluvathingal
      April 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

      so tomarrow is the day that a lucky one will get a chance to hold the nexus 4. so i am wishing good luck to all and may the person who needs this device most shall win.Once thanks for doing this giveaway.

  22. Chet Couture
    April 4, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I hope to win this product as it looks great!

  23. Kathy
    April 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    nice prize!

  24. patricia
    April 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm


  25. Karen Koziczkowski
    April 3, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Nexus is Great Prize, would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Aditya Salve
    April 3, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Excellent giveaway .. Keep 'em coming ..

  27. Lesa Moats
    April 3, 2013 at 4:58 am

    would love to have one of these, I am using a tracfone right now

  28. John Michael T. Garde
    April 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Like a Carpenter who can't Fix his own house. I'm an I.T. who doesn't have my own gadgets. I'll pray hard to Win this one. Thank you.

  29. Ahsan Javed
    April 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    1280*768 pixels resolution , 4.2jellybean os , HD recording ,4.2jellybean 1.5 GHZ processor and 2 GB ram. WOW......... Jst Awesom

  30. hazel s. duaban
    April 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    nice giveaways:)

  31. krizhel selerio
    April 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    waah! i want this :O hope i'll win. :DD

  32. krizhel selerio
    April 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    waah! i want this :O <3

  33. Daniel Eluvathingal
    April 2, 2013 at 5:42 am

    i love this nexus4 because of its stock android feature. that means te nexus4 will be the first to get the android update. i also love this phone because of its ability to play high quality games and android is rich world of cool games.i will be so happy if i won this cool device of 2012.

  34. khendar
    April 2, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I can't see the button for using our points to enter the Giveaway. Is there a problem with the form?

  35. IcedRainbow
    April 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Once again, thanx for the giveaway and good luck all :D

  36. Andi Zharfan
    March 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    thats fantastic phone,with the quad core (Y)

  37. Joselma Gumapac
    March 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Amazing! lots of giveaway.. hope to win.. love it <3 thanks Mr. Chung for the chance! :)

  38. Sheila Broocke
    March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Would love to win

  39. Ram Sharma
    March 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, I wanted to know when the winner will be announced? April 5th itself or later?

  40. Ram Sharma
    March 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, I wanted to know when the winner will be announced? April 5th itself or later?

  41. Cindy P
    March 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I so need a new phone,,this one looks Fantastic,,Thanks

  42. Christy Curran
    March 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I would have to have my Grandchildren show me how to use this.
    I hate growing old.

  43. Scott Leveson
    March 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Woo hoo

  44. rowena
    March 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    nexus is the best tablet by far!!!!

  45. prspangtey
    March 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    If i win this phone i will straight away throw my lg p500....cant even play angry birds in it decently!!

  46. harson_29
    March 27, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Again a Brilliant Stuff as a GIVEAWAY!!! @MakeUseOF - Guys you ROCK \m/


  47. Mohasin Zishan
    March 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I am using Android since a long time but never a Nexus phone. If I win this, it would be my first and the best Nexus :)

  48. ROKY DEY
    March 27, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Nice review ,thanks for the giveaway

  49. Melchor M. Santiago
    March 27, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Love to own one!!!

  50. Giriraj
    March 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Vow..!! Nexus 4 is awesome and Nexus 7 is available in India for Rs.15,999 ...I want this flagship tablet!

  51. Kong Wen Bin
    March 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Nexus 4 is cool. Thanks for the nice and unbiased review ;) and yup, agreed with most comments here, a very nice giveaway :) cheers!

  52. nicknowsky
    March 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    it really is the best Android phone available....All the Nexus devices are the way to go

  53. Rahil Parkar
    March 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I hope I win this!

  54. Jean-Michel A
    March 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I wish ... a fine phone to have ,,,,

  55. Carl Deshommes
    March 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    this phone looks FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! if i dont win im still getting it

  56. Michelle
    March 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway

  57. Ron
    March 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I don't do Facebook, Twitter or Google+. I have been subscribing to your email newsletter for a long time. Why can't I enter?

    • Jackson Chung
      March 26, 2013 at 1:16 am

      You can always create an account with MakeUseOf and enter using your points.

  58. Pratish Rao
    March 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    my personal computer has less core. .. dual core compared to quad core nexus 4...

  59. Pratish Rao
    March 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

    this give away is best yet.. i hav entered ....
    this is beast of fone .. quadcore.. 2 gb ram.. my personal computer has more cores than this google phone...
    its camera feature i.e. photh sphere.. is cool..
    wen u hav google smartphone u r sure to be updated every time...

  60. Pratish Rao
    March 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    watching reviews n reading reviews... nexus 4 is really awsume fone.... so much to do with it.. jus amazin... simple yet effective... loving in reviews here and there...
    best 1 by LG yet for me.. n GOOGLE is ANDRIOD...ohh coolll....

  61. Brian H
    March 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Looks cool. Hope i win

  62. ze3rax
    March 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I want this phone so badly. In my country is so overpriced that I can't afford it. The iMania is all around the country making it so popular for masses... Don't like that !

  63. Darryll
    March 24, 2013 at 2:58 am

    great giveaway. thanks for giving us the chance to win it

  64. Joshua
    March 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Expecting it to win!!! Thanks for arranging this Giveaway!!

    makeuseof rocks :)

  65. ValPrajj
    March 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    wow !!! its killing us that nexus is unavailable in india!
    i was thinking of buying it from a relative in us...
    but hey voila i see this ... hope i win this giveaway!

  66. basab
    March 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    This is really tough winning here but hopes alive.

  67. Ve del Rosario
    March 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Nice review.

  68. Charu Gupta
    March 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I am lovin dis fon...hv been dreamin about it eversince i came to know about it...
    I want dis one...
    Makeuseof...gud work ...keep it up..
    n i juz luv ur tricks n tips...dey always work...u guys rock :)

  69. Sakshi Gupta
    March 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

    1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
    Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
    8 MP camera
    4.7-inch True HD IPS PLUS display , 1280 X 786 pixels
    nd i cn go on n on...
    i cnt wait fo d results...god i wnt it badly..
    Thnx a lot make use of...:)

  70. Clinton Dcruz
    March 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I actually kinda hated android devices, but reading the specs and its features mentioned in this review.. I really do think that I should give an android a try and LG Nexus 4.. now seems the right choice!

  71. Barrie Thomas
    March 22, 2013 at 9:20 am

    There is only one way to improve this product - put in my sticky little mitts ;-)

    It'll be the best phone in the world then !

  72. Nimsrules
    March 22, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Being a Google product, Nexus is bound be monster in terms of performance. I'd love to have it in my hands :)

  73. amsomr
    March 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

    I hope to win this phone, I really want to have a smartphone :(

  74. Peter Reilly
    March 22, 2013 at 1:56 am

    best giveaway in a long time!

  75. Judith
    March 22, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I so need a new phone that is nice. One that actually lets me do things. Thanks for having this contest!!!!

  76. Eucadio
    March 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Nice!! really cool :)

  77. Dino
    March 21, 2013 at 10:19 am

    just cause life has generally been sucky lately.
    I could use some cheer!

  78. Jessica Wilson
    March 20, 2013 at 6:22 am

    really awesome Blog....

  79. Tibor Szentmarjay
    March 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    It is time to change from my Samsung Galaxy S2 to a pure Google phone.

  80. Nick Tefoglou
    March 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Great prize to win

  81. Akshay
    March 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I just love this android device. I want to buy it but adverse financial conditions keep me from buying it... :-(hope I win. :'( :'( :'(

  82. Akshay
    March 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I love this android device but due to adverse financial conditions could not buy it... hope I win :'(:'(:'(

  83. Akshay
    March 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I could beg for a nexus 4. I really love this android device but adverse financial conditions keep me away from buying it

  84. Manvith Penklagar
    March 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I love to have :) Hope I win this.

  85. louien
    March 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Hello I'm from Philippines i hope i could win this giveaway... I want to have this nexus 4. thanks!

  86. Allan Clarke
    March 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    41826th time lucky !!

  87. kenny west khan
    March 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    am in! imma definitely win for sure... how do i get more points though?

  88. yash
    March 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    awesome phone with awesome features .

  89. Nikola Katsarov
    March 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Lets skip this... just ship it to me! :}

  90. TarekRam
    March 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I like this phone

  91. Dawn McCreary
    March 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I don't see where to enter the giveaway code: four

  92. Dawn McCreary
    March 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I would love to win the Nexus 4!!!
    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  93. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    March 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm


  94. Pratish Rao
    March 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    nexus4 ........ watin for u... hope to win it.....

  95. fingg
    March 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I like the Nexus very much

  96. fingg
    March 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    will be the lucky one like on theideasforgift

  97. Ravuama
    March 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

    would be awesome to win this! do u ship to Fiji ?

  98. Orbit Gum
    March 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

    awesome :D

  99. Carolyn
    March 19, 2013 at 2:59 am

    I did all the requirements and shared and facebook and twitter.Thanks for a chance to win.

  100. Kkleanti
    March 19, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Awesome phone :)

  101. ferdinan S
    March 19, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Thanks For another awesome giveaway, but never win before, even from Indonesia I think. Thank you

  102. Colleen C.
    March 19, 2013 at 1:17 am

    What a great contest, what a nice looking phone! It sure would look great in my hands!

  103. Seany D
    March 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Best of luck to everyone!

  104. Er Deepak Garg
    March 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I want google nexus , as m not having any kind of tablet also...

  105. tomgirlbc
    March 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Nexus has many great features probably the resolution

  106. Daniel Werden
    March 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    since when does Maps display ads? I've never seen that.

  107. SWAPNIL
    March 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for review and giveaway.

  108. Marija-Ira Pletikos
    March 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

    It's not rhe first time it happened, but it doesen't allow me to reddem points, saying that I don't have enough points, when i do. I'm useing the internet explorer

  109. Nontuthuzelo Ngcombela
    March 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

    This will be a dream come through for me when i have this Nexus 4

  110. xbalesx
    March 18, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Clear, concise write up...thank you! #1 reason I keep coming back to muo...great info to help me/family make educated decisions regarding techy stuff.

  111. Daniel Moore
    March 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I'll take another one..

  112. null
    March 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I'm in! :-p

  113. Marvin
    March 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Love to win and get to use a high tec. phone.

  114. Bogdan Nikolov
    March 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    This is a jewel :-) The tech specifics are awesome. I really want it :-)

  115. Uchitha Jayathissa
    March 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    My Dream Phone. But I have less luck.

  116. jamie
    March 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    me want to win that. XD

  117. Pam
    March 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, I've never had ads in my Google Maps. You might want to check the settings on that! That's not right AT ALL! Also, you didn't mention Google Now, which is one of the features many people rave about, since it's more intuitive than Siri.
    Finally, you said you didn't like your notifications because they didn't cause the screen to light up. Well, you know you can configure them to ring or buzz or a variety of other things.
    I think sometimes it's difficult for an iphone user to know about all the customizations in Android, since it really is so different.

  118. Thomas Cherian
    March 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    why is this phone so costly in india??

  119. Gurvinder
    March 17, 2013 at 11:13 am

    all the nexus devices are best as they are the first to receive updates!

  120. Gaurav Sharma
    March 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Bricked almost 5 phones till now experimenting... LOL...need some more to continue experiments.. :P

  121. Maria Lina Guia Rebelo
    March 17, 2013 at 2:39 am

    In these Times and Age you have to walk hand in hand with the latest technology and discard the old .
    I have to thank you // for redefining my Life and making it better through the use of the Latest Technology . You get to learn so much on your website and that too in detail.

    Its not so much about the Giveaway but the intricate knowledge you get and a chance to walk hand in hand with the latest technology

  122. wilson king
    March 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Love to win.

  123. wilson king
    March 17, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Great contest

  124. Penny Coville
    March 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I would absolutely love to own this , awesome giveaway :)

  125. Dave
    March 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Another great giveaway from MUO count me in please & thanks.

  126. Judy Ryn
    March 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I would love to win this contest. The Google Nexus 4 looks amazing

  127. Prateek Madhikar
    March 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Good thing that placing the phone on its back on a flat surface will mute it! :D

  128. roel
    March 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Obviously there is more than just Apple

  129. Aris Gail S. Mendoza
    March 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Nexus 4 by LG is a way to upgrade my existing Samsung Galaxy W. Way to go LG!

  130. thomas rusinak
    March 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm


  131. nick shader
    March 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

    hope to win it !!

  132. Patrick J
    March 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

    The phone's very great and I want to participate too, but I can't redeem my points even though I have them. :(

    • Drew M
      March 17, 2013 at 2:28 am

      Same thing happened to me. Hope to see resolution.

      • Patrick J
        March 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm

        Surprisingly, when I tried to do so from the rewards page, I did got into the competition. This means that something's fishy in the rewards exchange menu for this page. I also got the same error for other giveaways, but now, I am game! :)

        • Drew M
          March 20, 2013 at 1:07 am

          Right. Rewards page works perfectly than individual giveaway page. Weird.

  133. Stephanie Staker
    March 16, 2013 at 7:14 am

    But, I thought I should add that I would take it if I won it! LOL

  134. Stephanie Staker
    March 16, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Jackson, this is an excellent review of the Nexus 4. I am a new iPhone user; in fact, it is my first smartphone. I love it and for a 68-year-old grandma, the learning curve wasn't too bad either! I still have trouble with touch screen when typing (hitting the wrong keys mostly) but other than that, I can't do without my phone now. It is really a toy for me since I don't get many calls. I get more text messages than calls from my family and friends. The lack of LTE radio on the Nexus 4 is not an issue for me but I don't know what they were thinking when they don't have an SD slot and, on top of that, fairly low ROM (the lower priced phone). To be brutally honest, I compared the photos you shared in a new tab (I use Chrome) and I thought the Nexus 4 photo was better than the iPhone photo. You haven't convinced me to part with my iPhone. :) The placement of the power button and the speaker is just lame in my opinion. I need all the speaker I can get with my hearing impairment. Thanks for the in-depth and thorough review.

  135. Rubina Kouser
    March 16, 2013 at 7:09 am

    love to have this one :)

  136. Yo Yovan
    March 16, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I hope to win the nexus. i love giveaways

  137. Igor
    March 16, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I will risk anything to have this one!

  138. Nik Hil
    March 16, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Is it real I mean I never saw an Indian winning a giveaway India has 1.5 billion people pot of 7.3 billion people I mean by this much time one Indian should win

  139. Andrew
    March 16, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Thanks for the N4 review and the chance to win!

  140. Mohammad Zulhilmi Sani
    March 16, 2013 at 5:49 am

    awesome smartphone by Google, stock Android is always the best and it also paired up with a good design by LG

  141. Kevin Lane
    March 16, 2013 at 5:46 am

    would love to get a new updated version ..
    Very happy with Google Nexus S.. almost 4 years

  142. muad shibani
    March 16, 2013 at 5:42 am

    what a phone

  143. Raman Singh
    March 16, 2013 at 5:31 am

    google nexus is good and awesome features. i just like it.

  144. Venkateshmurthy
    March 16, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Superb!!! Count me in.

  145. Jaye
    March 16, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Sweet phone choose me..lookin to upgrade mine...i love the size

  146. fibroman
    March 16, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I'm in!!!
    Good luck to all!!!

  147. Crystal Kate Raymundo
    March 16, 2013 at 3:12 am

    After reading this Im inlove! =D hope to win this

  148. Matt Kalist
    March 16, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  149. Va Du
    March 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Some good with the bad but it seems it's not enough for me to switch over to the Nexus 4 for the iPhone 5. I guess I'll keep it as a backup or gift.

  150. Thomas Cherian
    March 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    your register buttons seems to have problem
    cn u fix it

  151. trung
    March 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Can only wish...

  152. Soul Mate
    March 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Amazing gadget, I hope its time to put aside my freak old blackberry and get started with nexus4. I hope I will win

  153. Tom
    March 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm


  154. salvador hernandez
    March 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    i need a win!!!

  155. Maria Adames-Cordero
    March 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Would love to have a Nexus phone for myself or my husband who has none now...we share my current phone.

    Hope I win!!! please contact me asap...if I do win!

    Thanks and Good luck to all!

  156. Nick Odemus
    March 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Can you elaborate more on which LG Optimus G comes with the microSD slot?
    I have looked at the LG Optimus G 971 & 973 user manuals from LG's website and neither one comes with a microSD slot...

    I would buy a Nexus 4 today if it had external storage.

    Why does Google persist in having mobile devices made for them that do not include external storage??????????????

    Thx Jackson

  157. Gerard Vizcocho
    March 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    and if i win i am only 13..can u name this to my father??

  158. Jason Nunia
    March 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I am pretty impressed with the Nexus. I may just have to upgrade.

  159. Gerard Vizcocho
    March 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    can u ship it to the philippines???

  160. Abhishek Babbar
    March 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    i would really luv to hv this mobile :)

  161. Thomas Verlodt
    March 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Would be great if it was available in Europe.
    Great giveaway!

  162. Chevan Mitchll
    March 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    if i get this i could use my old HTC as a test phone for making apps :) ugh hope i win

  163. Gracie Josephine D'Souza
    March 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I can't buy this in my country as yet

  164. Shaun Davis
    March 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    maaan the things id do with this phone!

  165. Ronald tonge
    March 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    will it play on Broadway?

  166. Nikhil Dsouza
    March 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Nice contest...this is still so hard to get online or offline ....... we might have the Xphone upon us but not this in stock.

  167. Sandeep Kumar Pilakhnawal
    March 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Google Nexus four is my dream phone.

  168. Olger Kapxhiu
    March 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    i wish i had the luck to win this one

  169. Pratish Rao
    March 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    nexus adds a new family... awesome fone wid grt software
    nexus n android rock ....

  170. Tracy West
    March 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Neat. Hope I win.

  171. Clayton Murray
    March 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Would love to win this!

  172. Noman Fayez
    March 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I have become tired of particepating one giveaway after another but no success..... sad very sad.. this time I should win.

  173. Sameer Manas
    March 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    An amazing phone ! Hope I win this ;)
    All the best to all participants.

  174. Maxi3w
    March 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I am so disappointed with my Windows Lumia 610 especially as I can't get an upgrade until mid 2014. Plus I have to send it back for repairs as it keeps cutting out on me along with other pains, this phone would seriously make my day.

    I love my Asus Nexus 7" and had I have known that I could of got an Android phone or rather been offered one (the Lumia is my 1st Smartphone) I would have jumped at the chance.

    Honestly, despite the gripes, this would be seriously welcome.

  175. Abdur Rahman Ridwan
    March 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Waoh. Makeuseof has and is always amazing. Jackson Chung. M.D, you look Chinese. Ni hao ma?

  176. ervena
    March 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

    would really like a phone, I don't have one now because I can't afford it but maybe if I won one that would be great

  177. danielooi
    March 15, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I hope I win because my iPhone 4 having been acting up lately =(

  178. H G
    March 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I am a android fan and became fan of Nexus 4.

  179. Jag Gumba
    March 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I think this phone is much better than those on "mainstream". Great phone by Google.

  180. Resham Panth
    March 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Please everyone Pray for me!! So that I win this Nexus!!

  181. Philip Yusenda
    March 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I hope this one compatible with Indonesian 3G network.
    Hmmm, picturing me playing with it!

  182. John Agwazim
    March 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

    This is really great. Thanks and kudos.

  183. Lesia Rohozynsky
    March 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I am so fortunate, it must be my lucky day,
    Makeuseof giving away a Nexus 4 Oh yay.
    Unlike many others I still have my old brick,
    I'd love a new phone that is so fully sick.

  184. Tony Ward
    March 15, 2013 at 7:46 am

    That's a really good review!

  185. angela s
    March 15, 2013 at 7:39 am

    thanks for the chance.would love to win

  186. Damon Osborne
    March 15, 2013 at 7:20 am

    You used to just tell me the code now you send me to a blank facebook page and waste my time. PS I hate facebook etc. Get a life.

  187. mugisha7
    March 15, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I am really in need of this phone......

  188. nelson
    March 15, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Go NEXUS!

    • Sabita Mohanty
      March 15, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Great review – thanks!!
      As an android user, I would love to win this phone.Hope I can win this smart-phone this time
      Thanks MUO Give away program.

  189. Hoa
    March 15, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Cool! Hope I can win this smart-phone this time ;-)
    Thanks Makeuseof Givingaway program.


  190. John Ang
    March 15, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Four would be nice but I will settle for one giveaway. This one. Thanks.

  191. Ed
    March 15, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Not worth the BS you have to go through to enter this sweepstakes.

  192. cimbrum
    March 15, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Uh, I love this phone!

  193. Musa Emran
    March 15, 2013 at 2:55 am

    This might be the first time your gonna send something to my country, Brunei :p, Thanks

  194. Ankur D
    March 15, 2013 at 2:48 am

    finger crossed till result come
    Nexus 4, you are my dream now
    and this dream is not letting me sleep

    If I won't win it, I 'll buy it :)

  195. CPalman
    March 15, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Great review - thanks!!
    Wish I could use the Nexus 4 (or LG's LTE version...) with Virgin Mobile :-{

  196. TeresaC.
    March 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Wow...Thanks Makeuseof for the awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck everyone!!!!

  197. Larry Johnson
    March 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    This looks like an awesome cp. Nearly time to update .... hmmmmm....

  198. Robert
    March 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Do you understand the words that are coming out of my keyboard?

  199. John Walker
    March 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I do Hope I win because my HTC finally took a dump and with myself being deaf I need a replacement phone to text with my friends and share photo's.

  200. Ray M
    March 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Great giveaway. I could use a new phone.

  201. Alison Blandford
    March 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    This looks like a really nice phone and so clever with all of it's features!

  202. Framton Goodman
    March 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Looks pretty good to me!

  203. Rock Nguyen
    March 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Smart phone is for "______" people. Use it as you are.

  204. Jonathon Hagans
    March 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    that quad core processor would be pretty nice to have

  205. Nuno Issufo
    March 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I live with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus; sorry for my infidelity, it has been a good companion but I fell in love at first sight for this younger one Nexus 4!

    Luv U 4

  206. Dimitris Dafalias
    March 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Gimme gimme gimme(a Nexus at midnight)

  207. Zaheer Abbas
    March 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    yet another great giveaway! hope i am lucky this time!

  208. John Coates
    March 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Would be a nice replacement for my old doggy cell phone - could try to keep up with our grandkids and their ever-new tech.

  209. Edgardo Gonzalez
    March 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    This is the only phone better than mine! Galaxy s3

  210. JOhn Warren
    March 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I've been after a Smart Phone for ages, and this would fit the bill nicely wouldn't it?


  211. Nezlo
    March 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Very nice, always wanted to give this phone a shot.

  212. Victor
    March 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    As an android user, I would love to win this amazing device.
    And a great review, since you are an iPhone user, and it is very objective.

  213. Antonella Togato
    March 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    entered! finger crossed i love it!

  214. Zechariah Allison
    March 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I'm a Firm believer in the android operating system but they need to work with integration in with other operating systems (not just syncing files) Windows has caught my attention with the business orientation of their products all working together. I'm holding out as long as possible but my Atrix 4G just isn't doing it.

  215. Dandy Putra
    March 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I love this smartphone.
    thanks for giveaway.

  216. Jackie Parkins
    March 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I have the Nexus 7 tablet and I love it! I would love a Nexus 4 phone, thanks for the giveaway.

  217. Ravinder
    March 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway :-)

  218. Debbie Bashford
    March 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    This would be great to win

  219. Alvydas
    March 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I like Nexus 4:)

  220. Ml Dtrch
    March 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    This would be great to win. Thanks for the opportunity

  221. Ron Moore
    March 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I'm getting a blank page on Facebook when I click on Giveaway Codes in Google Chrome.

    I get the following message "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" in IE 10.

    No luck with Firefox, Opera or Safari (blank page like Chrome).

    Can someone tell me what I'm doing incorrectly?


  222. Veduruparthy Bharat
    March 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    very good phone i would like to have one of due to the hardware and the texture of the phone is marvelous , i would like to grab 1 of it !!!

  223. Mike Paterson
    March 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Looks like a well specced phone - Good review Thanks

  224. Robert Wahlen
    March 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Great phone. I hope to win!!

  225. Adam Whalen
    March 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I have a Nexus S, but my screen is slowly falling apart - it fell and suffered a hairline crack, which is slowly spreading... a Nexus 4 sure would make a great replacement!!!

  226. Mansoor
    March 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    What a great giveaway!! This phone is awesome! Thanks MakeUseOf!!

  227. Peter Ledoux
    March 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    only 16gb of memory, I once had a pc with 64k and no ram. Yup the old C64. So I could live with this, love to own it.

  228. brian fuhl
    March 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    i need a phone.

  229. Erizario
    March 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Would love to win one of these beauties!

  230. Mayur Godhani
    March 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I entered, Hoping to win something good from Makeuseof.

  231. Simon Dykins
    March 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    If I win it, ship to UK? Great competition BTW!

  232. Kamran Mackey
    March 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Just entered this giveaway. I really hope I win! :)

  233. sashank
    March 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    already have samsung galaxy nexus and would be great to try out LG Nexus...

  234. Charlie Copeland
    March 14, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Sounds like a great phone, especially for me with a low tech cell.

  235. John Shaw
    March 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    The is one of the best google phones available. Currently have a G3 would love to win this Nexus for my wife. She has a Droid 4, time to upgrade.

  236. fizzbin88
    March 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Although I'm not impressed with the camera on this phone, I have heard that it is a good phone overall... and I'd love to win this... Thanks for the opportunity !

  237. Linda Knight
    March 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Great review, very detailed!

  238. Christine burd
    March 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you Jackson for a excellent explanation of the qualities of the Nexus 4. Even a phone novice like myself ( I use a $10 WalMart purchased phone) could understand most of it and appreciate the balanced report. Keep up the good work!

    • Jackson Chung
      March 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks, Christine!

  239. Rick Aleshire
    March 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Great product to battle those others

  240. Don Cole
    March 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I Want IT!!!!!!

  241. dmutie
    March 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I love to have , nexus devices rarely make it to nairobi

  242. Valentin Tudor
    March 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you again makeuseof!

  243. frood
    March 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Nice review.
    I really like the transparent clock-weather widget on the home screen. Is that native to JB 4.2 or did you get it off Play? Any tips on where to get it for my non-nexus JB droid?

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks. It's a GO Weather EX Widget from the Play store.

  244. Slyphe
    March 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Nexus 4 is The best LTS (Long Term Support) this available for the next os android.
    and 3G Support DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps. This amazing phone.

  245. ???????? ????????
    March 14, 2013 at 10:20 am


  246. muotechguy
    March 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

    In fairness - that's a nexus. I had an HTC. Which means you get updates, and an actual Android experience. I get manufacturer crap.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Wokay wokay :) I guess one of us should review the Samsung Galaxy S4 to see how it compares then.

  247. Theo Visscher
    March 14, 2013 at 9:06 am

    superr phone, big screen en Android 4.2.1

  248. Nevzat Akkaya
    March 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Ok this made me excited!

  249. null
    March 14, 2013 at 7:18 am

    This would be wonderful, ty for the chance

  250. Mburu Solista
    March 14, 2013 at 7:03 am

    good one

  251. Heini Pulkkinen
    March 14, 2013 at 6:34 am


  252. Adil Farooq
    March 14, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Hope to be a lucky one :)

  253. Imesh
    March 14, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I cannot enter the give away! says I don't have enough points! I already have 3000+ points! why? :O

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 10:24 am

      It's a bug which we've now fixed. Try again please.

      • Imesh Chandrasiri
        March 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

        Thank you for your kind reply! :) I'll now redeem my points! :)

        • Drew M
          March 16, 2013 at 12:50 am

          I also got prompted that I don't have enough points. Got 695. How come I wasn't allowed to redeem it?

        • Saikat Basu
          March 16, 2013 at 7:32 am

          Hi Drew, did you try again? Could you redeem it?

        • Drew M
          March 17, 2013 at 2:27 am

          Hi Saikat, its amazing that I can't reply you:(

          Up to now, I can't redeem my points.

        • Jackson Chung
          March 18, 2013 at 4:18 am

          Drew, try entering from our Giveaways page //

  254. Tony
    March 14, 2013 at 1:56 am


    • Dany Bouffard
      March 14, 2013 at 2:41 am

      When I try the facebook link it show me a blank page, so I dont know the giveaway password to participate.

      • Jackson Chung
        March 14, 2013 at 2:50 am

        Scroll down our Facebook page and you'll find the codes embedded in one of our updates.

  255. Muz RC
    March 14, 2013 at 1:30 am

    another great gift away, hope to be winner \o/

  256. David Grant
    March 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Another great, detailed review and even greater giveaway!

  257. Kelly D
    March 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I like the design of the Nexus 4. Thanks!

  258. Kamran Fayyaz
    March 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    i never own a smartphone before and i really want one!

  259. Mike
    March 13, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Overall, the Nexus 4 is a great piece of kit.

  260. Yang Yang Li
    March 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Great review! I always thought the Nexus 4 was underpowered and didn't know why people purchased it. Now I know better and it seems like a great phone!

  261. phogey2
    March 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Oh slippery hmm. First tell winner to buy phone ins then send winner your review. Good luck all.

  262. Ashraf Mohamed
    March 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Nexus 4 it willy an amazing smartphone , i cant weat untill i have one , i wish i win it.

  263. Nohl Lyons
    March 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Which carriers will this phone work with?

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 1:00 am

      It's unlocked.

  264. Bing Hau Yap
    March 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    It has alot of good hardware specifications, but still not sure on how LG's build quality is.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 1:00 am

      It's really good. Like I wrote, it feels like a really solid device.

  265. Aleksandra Huey
    March 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Nexus would be great to win!

  266. Freecycle Me
    March 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    What a shame I can't seem to get the code. Whenever I refresh the facebook page in chrome the important bit is blank and in IE it says the publishe does not wish to show the info in a frame. :( even if I ctrlF5 and turn off adblocker.

    • Seb Short
      March 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      I get the same problem! Even though it used to work, I got the code for this from the Facebook post about it, not on the actual codes section of the muo fb page

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 12:59 am

      Have you tried viewing the page in Incognito mode?

  267. Shayna Craig
    March 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Amazing giveaway ! Would love to win this:)

  268. anas
    March 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks a lot
    a great giveaway .
    I hope all wins :D

  269. anderson trulli
    March 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Nexus 4 will do

  270. Arron Walker0
    March 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Oh yes now THIS is a giveaway :D

  271. j
    March 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I could do with a new phone my old one broke and all i have is a $20 dollar ATT branded huawei.

  272. George Acheampong
    March 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Awesome phone!

  273. Aska Nag
    March 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks for good suggestion.
    Best regards!

  274. Anson Khoo
    March 13, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I love the Nexus 4!! the design and the spec:) both are impressive and great!!

  275. Gustavo De la Mora
    March 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Poor James guy, haha

  276. somu1795
    March 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    in terms of price to hardware ratio .. its the best phone out there. Its epic.

  277. Malkhaz Abuladze
    March 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for this cool giveaway

  278. Andrei Anikin
    March 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    thank you! thank you1 thank you!

  279. Jim J
    March 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    To take focused pictures you need to hold the Button then release after the green circle appears. soon as you let go the picture will take correctly

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 12:59 am

      Thanks, Jim. I knew that.

  280. Garris Rago
    March 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Oh my lord, I have wanted a nexus 4 since it was known so badly!
    I will cry with happiness if I win this!

  281. Mohammad Wasiullah
    March 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for giving away this awesome giveaway

  282. Mohammad Abu Dalu
    March 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    simply the best android experience

  283. cidman2001
    March 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I could really use this!!! Great giveaway.....

  284. Kenzie M
    March 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Awesome phone, I've really been wanting one for some time now, but best of luck to everyone that will/has entered.

  285. fritz Richard
    March 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    haven't experience any android phone.. I really think this is a great way for me to experience android! :D

  286. hazem elsaiegh
    March 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    i do appreciate LG , si i think this nexus with its large display and other specifications would be a great smartphine

  287. Mian Ihtisham Shah
    March 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    The first things I'll do with a nexus4:
    1. unlock bootloader
    2. flash TWRP recovery
    3. flash AOKP nightlies by fitsnugly
    4. flash franco's kernel
    5. live happily ever after.

    *the memoirs of flashaholic*

  288. Colten stinnett
    March 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Four- fingers and one thumb the the one reason :)

  289. Shrinivas
    March 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Would be great to have this phone in my hands ! Regards and Thanks

  290. yakah
    March 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    my old cellular was a hp pre3 , now i've a nexus 4 and its really really a good cellular .. i've the 8g nexus but with cloud storage it's not really a pb ,
    the 360° pictures are awesome .

    for my normal use , the battery is ok for 2 days

  291. Manik Kumar
    March 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I think nexus 4 will be great experience...cannot wait to hands on LG:-))

  292. Mark
    March 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    MyX10 is old need new one. I hope i got choosen on this one.

  293. akshay chandna
    March 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Could this be my lucky day ..

  294. Jan Patrick Puno
    March 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Awesome Android Phone!

  295. null
    March 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    another great giveaway from makeuseof

  296. Yogesh Kumar
    March 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. The tweet button is unavailable, fix it.

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Seems to be working fine.

  297. Parijat Mishra
    March 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Will you guys ship it to India if I win? Just want to confirm.. :)

    • Jackson Chung
      March 14, 2013 at 12:58 am

      We will.

      • Dheeraj Sabar
        March 14, 2013 at 5:24 am

        If we win this giveaway,can we see in our profile of makeuseof that we have won .

        • Dheeraj Sabar
          March 14, 2013 at 5:55 am

          Even after knowing that Indians are not eligible, i still enter every giveaway.
          But according to the Giveaway rules if any winner with ineligible country is selected, a new winner will be reselected randomly. Then how we people from ineligible countries will come to know that we have won so that we could give you some other address?

        • Larry
          March 15, 2013 at 2:33 am

          I think that I understand your problem. MUO, at least in the past, tied its giveaways to facebook rules and, in the past, facebook had some restrictions on some countries, including India. I tend to avoid facebook whenever possible, so I am not up on its latest rules but a quick google search suggests that they may have changed their rules.

          Perhaps somebody at MUO that is very familiar with MUO giveaway rules and facebook rules (are they still tied together?) could clarify this for you. I'm sure that other people would also be interested in this.

        • Jackson Chung
          March 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

          No, you will be contacted via email.

      • thuya46193460
        March 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

        ship it to Myanmar(Burma)?

        • Jackson Chung
          March 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

          If you win, sure.

  298. Eleanor Beavan
    March 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Fabulous giveaway

  299. Manik kumar
    March 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    So many giveaways..i really love it..i really want to win nexus 4..

  300. null
    March 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Oh I love to have that. I hope I win. :)

  301. Dheeraj Allamaneni
    March 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Nexus has many good features like 1280*768 pixels resolution , 4.2jellybean os , HD recording , 1.5 GHZ processor and 2 GB ram.
    but , i find the image quality of the camera is not good with respect to the image taken by iphone , 16GB of may not be sufficient in the present scenario and the weight of the nexus is a bit more than iphone but adjustable.
    Overall the nexus phone is good .
    I would love receive one from makeuseof so, that i can give retirement to my 2005 model nokia phone .

  302. Dheeraj Sabar
    March 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Nexus is really awesome it has got awesome features 4.2jellybean,2GB ram,1.5GHZ snapdragon processor , 8MP rear and 1.3MP front . I love this give away .

    • Louis Wang
      March 14, 2013 at 3:37 am


    • Patrick J
      March 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

      We need to see how much one can o'erclock it successfully. Maybe 1.7! Don't know unless I get one! XD

      • Danny
        March 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        It already overheats easily. It'd probably explode if it overclocked.