This is in response to a post earlier about the brand new Nexus 4 from Google, and The Verge’s score for it. You can read it here.
Disclaimer: I’m an American.
Lack of LTE has been a sore spot for the Nexus 4 to a lot of people. True, the Galaxy Nexus didn’t have LTE (Unless it was the Verizon Version), and I’d give it a 6 these days for that. LTE is a wonderful technology, I can get 25Mbps download in the middle of rural Pennsylvania, where the HSPA+ AT&T phone got 5. LTE is a global technology now. Canada has a rather large LTE network, Japan has a sizable LTE network, plenty of European Countries are starting large rollouts of LTE, and the UK to my knowledge is starting to expand their LTE network more too. The world consists of more than just the UK and the US, and LTE is in lots of those places, even if it isn’t widespread. Most people stick with a phone for about two years, whether it be because of a contract, or because of funds. If you’re stuck with a phone for two years, shouldn’t it have the wireless technology that will be extremely prevalent one year into owning it, and should absolutely be the standard by the end of your time with the phone?
Final scores according to me at this time:
Galaxy Nexus: 7
Nexus 4: 8.3