Been trying to order the Google Nexus 4 since I arrived here in San Diego, CA yesterday but to no avail. The waiting time is now between 6 to 7 weeks for the 8GB and already sold out again for the 16GB.
Fortunately, during our tour of San Diego City today, one of the delegates from Vietnam (yeah, the guys who made those iPhone leaks) has one which I borrowed for a short while.
The handset feels really good on the hands, has that very solid feel and some heft that gives the impression it’s the same build quality as the iPhone 4/4s with the sandwiched glass body. Android 4.2 Jellybean is very smooth on this device.
The back panel has that glossy finish, feels like glass or some very hard transparent polycarbonate material that laminates the glittery design. Despite having a 4.7-inch panel, the Nexus 4 feels a little short (because it’s wider than your usual handset like the One X, Optimus 4X HD or S3).
All in all, it’s a pretty neat Nexus handset.
We tried the rear camera on the device and the shots are impressive. Here are a few photos we took from it.
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We’ll add some more info about it later after we’ve download Antutu and Quadrant for some benchmarks.