Google Nexus 4G: Tough Contender, Holds Its Own

Currently the U.S. phone market is dominated by news of the Samsung Galaxy S II (S2) release, American cellphone users are still waiting for the slightest inkling of when a date will be set. So on this basis it might be worth considering some other options, the Motorola Droid Bionic and Photon 4G are rumored to be launched by September time, along with news of a Samsung Hercules and HTC Eternity. But although it may mean waiting until Thanksgiving time, the Google Nexus 4G running on AT&T is not one to be dismissed.

Dubbed as ibtimes.com reported an “Absolute Monster” of the smartphone market, the specs listing looks to blow all other competition completely out of the water. We’ve already touched on the Nexus 4G when we put it alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S II and possible iPhone 5 specs, and its fair to say that the battle will hot up.

Rumored to hit the States in November, the monster of a phone will include a bigger 4.5-inch screen that will aid as reported “edge to edge video calling.” On comparison to others, the average size seen is that of 4.3-inch, although the HTC Eternity is reported to come with a 4.7-inch screen.

When we talk about the Nexus 4G and its rear camera size, as our very own Debbie explained, this could be the deciding factor for many buyers. Unfortunately the Nexus 4G falls down with a 5MP compared to the iPhone 5‘s rumored 8MP, although the 5MP will benefit from added sensor support enabling images to be taken in low lit conditions as well as a 1MP front-facing camera. Additionallty, the Nexus 4G will support 3D display and recording thanks to its S3D video capability. One handset to mention here that may cause problems for the Nexus 4G, is that of the new HTC Blast with a massive 12MP rear facing camera and a 3MP front camera.

A talking point for most up and coming smartphones is that of their processor. The majority of new names have dual-core processors, Google’s Nexus 4G will be no exception. Still undecided whether it will include a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz it will be a Snapdragon with the benefit of Qualcomm Krait chips.

In terms of OS, the new Nexus 4G will be the first to come with Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream, the HTC Blast is rumored to run close behind with Android 3.0 Honeycomb and iPhone 5 with iOS 5 inclusion. Nexus 4G extras gained will be Near Field Communication (NFC), 4G LTE Radio and a button-less display.

All in all, the Google Nexus 4G is certainly not a phone to be messed with, its including all the specs needed to impress.

What are your thoughts on the new Nexus?

  • Chris Phillips

    Urm, the htc blast is not a real phone, just a concept some guy would like to see. Check your “sources” 😉