Nexus 4 is the best Android phone you can buy at INR 26,000


Google Nexus 4Nexus 4 is finally here. After six months of going on sale in the United States, this LG built Nexus smartphone is set to land in Indian retail stores. Priced at INR 25,990, it is the best Android smartphone that you can buy at this price. Certainly, there are better devices out there, but not at the pricing.

Why do I think that Nexus 4 is the best Android smartphone at INR 25,990 in the Indian market? Let’s find out.

It is a Nexus phone

What is the biggest advantage of buying Nexus 4? It is a Nexus device – built by LG as per guidelines from Google directly. Running a pure Android version, it is the Google’s reference device for other manufacturers.

What can be better than Google’s implementation of Android? Bloated manufacturer skins – certainly not.

In addition, Nexus devices get guaranteed Android updates, within days of Google’s announcement of a new Android version.  No more looking for custom ROMs to get latest Android version (you can alweays use them for other reasons, but you don’t need them for Android updates).

Developer/ modding friendly

It is developer friendly device and allows tinkering. Unlock the bootloader, root the phone, do whatever the hell you want to do with it and when you get bored, go to Google and download a factory image and flash it to your phone and it is as good as it was when you bought it.

Excellent value for money

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, it is almost as powerful as the latest flagships from other smartphone makers. As it is six months old, you can’t expect it to crush the latest phones in the benchmarks, but it will give you a great real-life performance and can easily take on any task you throw at it.

With 2GB of RAM inside, you don’t need to worry about your phone being sluggish when there are lots of apps open.

The camera is decent enough and also gives you access to Photo Sphere feature to take 360 degree images.

And, don’t compare the India pricing to the US Google Play price ($349 + $50 (taxes + shipping)), we can’t expect LG India to match that, anyways, you are paying just INR 4,000 premium over the US price, which is a better deal than most countries that got the phone directly from LG.

There are obviously some issues with the phone as are with all other phones, none of the smartphones are perfect.

So, this is why we think that Nexus 4 is the best smartphone you can buy at INR 25,990, what do you guys think, do you agree with me? Or, do you find other phones to be to be better option?


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