The Google Nexus 4 is a good looking handset with slim design and very few distractions to its overall look. Though it is quite attractive, it is still not one of the best lookers. Though at first it only came in standard black, it did have a design with a disco ball effect on its back which set it apart. After its initial introduction, it became available in white.
Due to the slick appearance of the handset, it is somewhat uncomfortable to handle. It is 4.7 inches in size and can feel quite cumbersome. Its rubberized edges do make it a little easier to grasp. Though safe in the hand it is not so safe when putting it down. It can easily slide off of all but the flattest surfaces due to its slickness. It slick plastic appearing glass back makes it hard to keep it from sliding off surfaces unless they are perfectly flat.
Another negative to the Nexus 4 is that the back is not removable. This means it cannot .be expanded with micro SD expansion units. Its micro SIM is inserted through a pop-out SIM tray. The few buttons on the Nexus 4 are placed in such a manner to prevent accidently presses that can cause unwanted actions. However, it does have an aggravating tendency to respond to the hand covering the screen when using it in landscape mode for gaming, etc. This causes it to auto adjust the brightness, often at inconvenient times.
The screen is large and displays vibrant color. It has excellent movie display and makes apps easy on the eyes. The screen is 4.7 inches with a 1280 x 768 p WXGA resolution. It is only a slight bit smaller than the impressive Samsung Galaxy S3, but just as impressive. The density is higher than its rival, at 320 ppi, and is only topped by the density of the iPhone 5 with its 326 ppi Retina display. Its sharp colours makes it an ideal multimedia playback device and in general use. It is able to handle a variety of viewing angles, making it excellent for sharing video in a group with high performance.
The 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor makes it one of the most responsive handsets available. Its screen is one of the most impressive in the price range. It Gorilla Glass 2 coating gives extra protection from scratches and cracks under normal use. It has been known to crack, however, with a drop of only a slight distance.