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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).

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
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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Score Breakdown

 
87
Average user Score
 
80
GF
01.02.14
For its price it is a definite steal! However if you can afford it, go for the Nexus 5RECEPTION AND CALL QUALITY - Still no HD calling in the UKDISPLAY - 1280 x 768 pixel resolution is quite good, but a bit outdated now, personally I prefer the screen on the galaxy nexus, however it is definitely strongerBATTERY LIFE Lasts all day, so not much complaints, however heavy use of music texting and calling will run the battery out in under a dayCAMERA Still something that needs to be improved, however, better than a lot of camerasEASE OF USE Its the latest android system, maybe IOS is easier but it is still GREATDESIGN AND FORM FACTOR hmm, I really like it, however glass back? really? apple gave up on it for a reasonPORTABILITY (SIZE / WEIGHT) personally I don't find the screen too big, and I think the heavier the phone the betterMEDIA SUPPORT getting a lot better for music, still not that good for watching films, you have to install the VLC media player app to get full use of videoDURABILITY I've never taken it out of the bumper that I got with it as it has a glass front and back, it will break if I drop it without the caseECOSYSTEM (APPS, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) Its android so fantastic
 
60
groucho55
12.28.13
Irremovable battery, poor battery life, no Flash support, poor to adequate call quality, lousy speaker, issues with bluetooth shutting down on its own after Android 4.4(kit-kat) download. I'm on my third device. Lastly, it's not 4G connectivity.
 
80
NekoRocket
12.27.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
doctorsub
12.16.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
chimpychomps
12.09.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
lycosman
12.07.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
tvila
12.06.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
iMario
12.03.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
sbyrnes
12.01.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
lax
11.30.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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