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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

It may not be the best phone on the planet, but its high-end specs, elegant build and incredibly affordable price make it worth throwing your money at.

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Pros
  • Beautiful and vibrant 720p display
  • Very affordable price
  • Pentaband HSPA+
  • Android 4.2 delivers new features
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Doesn't support LTE

Reviews

85
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 32

87
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 121
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.722
Internal memory
81
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Smartphone
Android
4.722
81
Yes
3G

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
PDZSLU
In general I really like the Nexus 4, as it is a pleasure to use and a relatively...read more
80
nanders
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
domf
Would be a great phone but the battery life is too bad to make it useful. It...read more
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