The Nexus 4 is a smartphone manufactured by Google and LG, and was the fourth smartphone available in the Nexus series. It was released alongside Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat. It was available from the Google Play store for $299 for the 8GB, and $349 for the 16GB.


The Nexus 4 encountered an unexpectedly high demand upon release. Both the 8GB and 16GB models were sold out from the Google Play store only a half hour after becoming available. Google's servers were having trouble handling all of the traffic. They became very slow, and a glitch began adding duplicate phones to customers orders. Google followed up with everyone who added more than one phone to their order by emailing them asking if they intended to order more than one phone. A couple weeks later, the phone went back on sale, but again was out of stock after only a couple minutes. Not long after that, you were able to purchase either of the phones, but they were on a 6-9 week backorder.


The Nexus 4 does not feature 4G LTE. However, while taking apart the device, a 4G LTE chip was found inside of the phone. Recently, it was also discovered to actually work. It is unknown why Google would add an inactive 4G LTE chip inside of the phone for no apparent reason.


  • 4.7" diagonal
  • 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
  • Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass 2
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro
  • 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
  • 139g
  • 8 MP (main)
  • 1.3 MP (front)
  • Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • HSPA+ 42
  • 16 GB or 8 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Micro USB
  • SlimPort HDMI
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wireless charging
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Bluetooth
  • 2,100 mAh Lithium polymer
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Microphone
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • GPS

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