It’s Google’s next phone, called the Nexus 4, which is using their latest operating system, Jelly Bean 4.2.
This really is a beautiful phone, and while you can get it with certain carriers, with a two year contract, the phone actually comes from Google, unlocked and ready to use with pre-paid carriers such as Solavei. Just drop in your SIM card and boom, you’re working.
For Solavei users who want the HTC One S, it’s going to cost you $529. But with the new Nexus 4, you’ll pay $299 or $349. for the 8 GB or 16 GB phone.
You can get 4G speeds on this phone because it is built for GSM/HSPA+ cellular/wireless spectrums.
They put a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor inside along with a full 2GB of RAM to make this sucker hum FAST, really fast. In case you are wondering, that’s the same chip in the HTC One S, but… the Nexus 4 has 2 GBs instead of 1GB of RAM in the HTC One S. If you have a phone that’s 2 years old and you HATE the lag time – this one will make you happy.
The Nexus 4 is 2.7 x 5.3 in. and 0.36 in. thick. It weighs 4.9 oz.
The resolution is incredible at 1280 x 768 with 320ppi, all protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It’s just a few ppi smaller than iPhone 5.
What is also cool about the Nexus 4 is that it has NFC. You can touch phones and transfer pictures, videos and data with just a tap! Plus with NFC in your phone, you can do so many other things like paying for items with Google Wallet or maybe someday, using Paypal to send money.
The Nexus 4 has an 8-megapixel camera which is very nice and has some cool new ways to interact with the photo taking system, including panoramic pictures, and some other cool photo tools, at the tips of your fingers. For those in Solavei, using the HTC One S, (like I currently am), the camera/video functions MIGHT NOT be as strong as they are on the HTC One S, but I don’t think I’ll be able to notice once I turn mine on.
You’ll be able to grab GSM/HSPA+ versions of the phone starting November 13 from Google Play store, so it will work on Solavei’s fast 4G network. You just won’t get the custom phone experience like what you get with the HTC One S, that has a splash loading screen with the Solavei Logo and the Solavei Ringtone. Maybe I can transfer the Solavei ring tone to the Nexus?