Mobile Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
High Speed: UMTS (3G), HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, GPRS / EDGE / Dual Band Wi-Fi a / b / g / n
Wireless transmission: Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP, NFC
Retrieving e-mail: POP3, IMAP4, Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail
Battery Life: Up to 15 hours talk, 16 days and 6 hours rest time, 2100 mAh battery
Hardware: Quad Core Krait @ 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB
RAM Storage: 16 GB
E-mail reads: HTML support directly, POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, Exchange, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail
New Features: Stopwatch, World Clock, Wallet, Energy, Office Support (open / view documents), browser, maps, navigation
Sync: Exchange ActiveSync, Google
Good navigation solution
Fast and good browser
No support for memory cards
E-mail reader could be improved
Important applications and features not pre-installed
There are not a lot of unnecessary junk in the application menu. In Android 4.2, Google will be able to check the apps you install directly from the internet and if it is secure. How well it works, we know not yet. We received no warnings during the test. Android 4.2, Google could check the apps you install directly from the internet is secure. How well it works, we know not yet. We received no warnings during the testing. Now the Android browser is gone and replaced by Chrome.
Nexus 4 is carrying Qualcomm’s latest system chip, Snapdragon S4 Pro. It is probably the fastest mobile system chip that is in market today. It has new architecture inside, and four processor cores running at a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. Graphic units is called Adreno 320 is also the fastest of its kind.
During performance tests
What we thought is a little surprising and not all performance tests are reflecting in the scores what the hardware boasts. We got as far better numbers in Quadrant 2 when we test drove Qualcomm developer tablet which was equipped with exactly the same hardware.
During the test, we tried two different phones with three different software versions to figure this out and still got strange results in performance tests. We will return to this in the discussion of Nexus Game 4 on the next page.
Lacking proper Office suite
The biggest deficiency in this respect is probably the absence of a proper office suite.
Despite the fact that there is no office suite in the menus Nexus 4 have, it still supported to open the basic Office documents and PDF files. A light version of the office suite Quickoffice actually works, but it is not visible in the menus. Since this is a light version, you cannot edit the documents you open, or create new ones. For that you need a full office suite.
Full-fledged office suites, there is a good selection of Google Play, but next to the navigation software office suites among the most expensive apps you can find in the application store. Fortunately, you do not need to set aside money for navigation solution if you buy Nexus 4 It will come back to.
Chrome is the new Android Browser
This is the first Android phone we’ve encountered where the good old Android browser completely conspicuous by its absence. We have seen several phones in the past year which have been delivered with both regular Android browser and Google Chrome. In Android 4.2 it may seem that the transition to Chrome is about to be finished.
It’s worth checking out some of the pictures in this test is taken with an alternative software on the phone, where Android Browser is represented. In Asus Nexus 7, reference tablet for Android 4.1, was not the usual Android Browser with. We therefore expect that the Android browser evaporate in the finished product, even if the words appeared in one of the software programs we performed the test with.
Chrome is in many ways a better browser than the old Android browser. It offers tabbed browsing, and you can swipe between the different tabs by dragging from the edge of the screen and the screen.
In Android 4.2 will not support Flash content online. We experienced no lack of Flash as a problem. In virtually all the phones we’ve tried Flash content has been the user experience slow and difficult. We have not experienced Flash support as a positive addition in mobile browsers so far. Thus it is just as well that Nexus 4 comes without.
Your browser is otherwise healthy and good, and we experienced no problems with it during the test. We know that there will be found a bug in Chrome on Android 4.2, which can cause instability and sudden reboot of the phone. The problem we have not encountered after using Nexus 4 to large amounts of surfing during the week it has been to test.