Nexus 4 TearDown Revealing The Features And Specifications

By | November 18, 2012 · 0 comments

Google has given out the next item in the Nexus series. The 4Th Generation Nexus is explored to tell the world about the inner story of the device. The inside of the device is all that matters to compete with the technology and the settlement of the prices made by the companies. The specification and the features that are unveiled by cutting down the device are coming next.

The general specifications and the features of the fourth generation Nexus 4 are described below. The device has the 4.7 inches of screen and the 1280*768p resolutions of display. The device is provided with the touch screen LCD technology. The processor  added in the 4Th Generation device is Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with the 1.5 GHz CPU. The RAM of the device is set to be 2GB. The camera provided is the 8 MP for the rear and the 1.3 MP for the front.  The device is in the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The dimensions specified are the 139g in weight, 9.1mm thick and 68.7mm wide.

Nexus 4

The Google has worked on the device in collaboration with the LG. The design and body of the handset is smart and sleek. It has an LG logo on the back which shows it is a joint venture of the Google with the LG. The experts think that the name of LG and Google together has grabbed the attention of the users and played the role in sales. The body of the handset has the feature of sparkles which turns out to be very exciting in the looks of the device.

Inner View of Nexus 4

So far, the users have the 4, 7 and 10 inches Nexus devices in the racks of the markets. These all support the Android operating system. The Android devices are always compared to the iOS devices. The Apple and the Android devices have the I/O slot on the bottom of the device. On the Apple’s iPhone, the Lightning connector is used and in the Nexus 4, the micro-USB or the SlimPort HDMI port. The Nexus has a Micro SIM slot on one side and also has the SIM eject tool.

Motherboard Of The Nexus4

The Micro SIM has shrunk the body of the handset and slimmed it to 138.8gms. The prying tools are used in the process of opening the device to study the parts and technology used in the device. The back casing of the device was opened with the help of this prying tool and noticed that the battery was adjusted in a much better way than in the previous devices. The inner circuitry has the plastic coating to cover the battery and there were many pressure contacts to provide the power to the NFC antenna. There was also an induction coil for wireless charging of the motherboard.

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The Battery is encased in the holder like support to avoid any jerk-damages. The battery provided in the device is 2100mAH. LG manufactured the batteries and Nexus 4 has the home built batteries in it. The good quality of audio and sound is ensured by the presence of the speakers in the body of the device. The device has the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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The mother board of the device contains the 8 GB Toshiba THGBM5G6A2JBA1R flash. SlimPort ANX7808 SlimPort Transmitter, Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band $G LTE chip and the Quad Band GSM/EDGE and Dual Band UMTS Power Amplifier.

Circuit of Nexus 4

The machinery and the circuit in the handset was not hard to open up. The whole process involved the screwing off the screws. It involved only 15 screws.

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