It’s not only Apple that’s bad at keeping secrets.  Google’s latest Nexus phone, the Nexus 4, also got extensive coverage on tech blogs before the official announcement.  The Nexus 4 is the product of Google’s collaboration with LG.  The previous Google phone was the Galaxy Nexus made by Samsung which was generally regarded as an excellent phone.

The official specs of the Nexus 4 are quite impressive on paper.  The Nexus 4 features a stunning 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display with 1,280 x 768 resolution (320ppi) covered by Gorilla Glass 2 and supported by something called Zerogap Touch technology.  The display’s edges are curved, allowing smooth touch operation.

The rest of the specs make the Nexus 4 a super phone of sorts.  It runs a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor paired with 2GB of RAM and packs an 8-megapixel rear camera with Photo Sphere, Google’s answer to Apple’s panoramic mode.

The Nexus 4 comes with Android 4.2, still called Jelly Bean, and the latest version of Google Now.  Of course you also get the latest version of Google Maps with turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live traffic info, integrated driving, walking and public transit directions, 3D Maps with satellite imagery and other features like Street View and Indoor Maps.


Nexus 4 is sold unlocked and is GSM and HSPA+ compatible.  There’s no LTE connectivity so this may be a deal breaker for some.  Like the Galaxy Nexus, though, it has NFC capability.  The Nexus 4 will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions starting November 13 in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia.  Availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, and the Middle East will begin from the end of November according to Google.

Google Nexus 4 Specifications

  • 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
  • Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
  • 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
  • 8GB / 16GB storage
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel HD front camera
  • Wireless charging, NFC
  • 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
  • Weight: 139g
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  1. official lg(davao) is selling it for 22,990 and only the 16gb units are here :)

  2. Jose Francisco Farrugia Reply

    This might be my next Smartphone to replace my aging Samsung Galaxy S2. 

  3. sabi sa memoexpress around 24k daw.  kinda pricey. sana lumabas dito un lg optimus g.

  4. Timothy Neo Reply

    yeah the rumors might be true that this phone would be doubled the price when it arrives in the philippines, however there are great alternatives – Lg L9, huawei honor 2, huawei ascend G600, lenovo k680

  5. This should be around 12-14k sa Philippines

    300$ and 350$ lang naman pag pipilian.
    300$ = P12,300
    350$ = P14,350

    • Jan Rudolf Moncatar Reply

      But with our RIDICULOUSLY high taxes. This will hit us w/ a 24-28k price tag. Or even higher. :(

  6. nexus 4. over other android smartphones, why? right now am having 
    the last nexus phone which is Galaxy nexus,
    Promise mauuna kayo lage sa update,

    about sa price? sa Google play store 300 8gb and 350 16gb
    BUT out sa Google store si  LG  nag taas ng Price 

    650 on the 8gb and 700 on the 16bg.

  7. Piolo John Rosales Reply

    You will really have a hard time choosing between the Nexus 4 and 10. It was like the battle between a handset and a tablet. I’ll share some techno-gadget review sites to help you ease the tension on which is better.

  8. Kelvin Dale Manusig Reply

    The specs rock! Pero it’s very bugging na LG ang gumawa. You know others’ perception of durability, the brand defines it. Parang nagiging ganun ako ngayon. Can I ask anybody, what do you prefer, s3 or Nexus 4? I wish S3 will soon have an update on its OS (4.2).

    • malayong mag kaupdate ang s3 sa 4.2 as in kase palabas na ang s4 so
      samsung will no longer priorities s3 and 4.1 jellybean wala pa until right
      now. unlike nexus device mabilis mga 2 weeks lang nasa news ayan na update na. 

  9. Edsar Bondoc Reply

    Si google kasi hindi pa buksan ang online store dito para mabili natin ng ganyang price

  10. 350$ X 50PHP= 17500PHP

    sana ganyan ang price 
    wait ko ung Lg optimus l9 pero parang mas maganda to

      • i think no, first walang Google play store dito, second out si  LG  nag taas ng price 600-650 USD that’s 25200-27300, and alam mo naman dito with or without tax ang mahal nian promise

  11. Nagpapabagal lang kasi yang expandable memory kaya ang apple, google, at lumia hindi naglalagay niyan kaya super fast ang kanilang phone.

  12. @Edsar Bondoc +1 tama k tlga mgiging overpriced yan pag kinuha ng mga carriers d2 satin… sana inde mngyari yan pra me choice ang lhat… :`(

  13. it’s $199 for the 8gb model sa sana hindi lalagpas ng 20k pagdating dito sa pinas..

  14. Jomar Romero Reply

    hi guys, nahihirapan ako mag source ng nexus devices dito satin sa manila. any suggestions on where i can buy this? thanks!

  15. Ahmed Montenegro Al Mubarak Reply

    kahit pa gawing 450$ dito sa pinas yan, di parin siya lalagpas ng 20k mark, still very affordable, i’ll be getting mine as an early Christmas gift, i am so glad i didn’t get the s3 or the iphone 5, this device is worth the wait!:) expandable memory is not a problem for me kasi may cloud service naman where you can store your media contents.:) 

    • Jomar Romero Reply

      Ahmed, san ba makakabili nito? i’ve been trying to get a hold of nexus devices for the past 2 years pero negative sa mga mall stores e. thanks.

      • May nakita ako sa rpbinsons ermita sa telecom.. pero galaxy nexus yun…

      • wala pa yan… November 13, 2012 ang officially date of release sir …by the end of november pa lang dadating dito sa pinas/asia

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