The next hottest phone, the Nexus 4, is now trolling the smartphone world. It brings the power of any modern high-end Android device to a Nexus phone, which makes the stock Android experience more enjoyable.

But what about those of us who already own a Galaxy Nexus? Even though it’s a year old now, it’s still an excellent phone in it’s own right. It still has the qualifications to still be considered a high-end phone. With NFC and the latest version of Android, the Galaxy Nexus is still a phone any Android lover would want. Still not convinced? Well, I’m going to give you the benefits of upgrading or staying with your current generation.

1. Design

The Nexus 4 is, hands down, the most beautiful of all smartphones. With its glass covering, both front and back, and the nice design on the back, consisting of very small squares, randomly placed, that glow from certain viewing angles. This phone is very beautiful to look at. But, with the Galaxy Nexus’s plastic make-up, yes it isn’t the best looking device, but it could be more durable. Yes, you still risk cracking the screen, as with any touchscreen phone. But I’d rather have a cracked screen than a cracked phone.

2. Double the RAM

The Nexus 4 packs the quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro along with 2 GB of RAM. That’s double the 1 GB of RAM in the Galaxy Nexus, with its 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor. But when put to the test, the Nexus 4 was only about one second faster when put against its predecessor. To some, that matters. To others, not so much. It all depends if that one second of time bothers you.

3. Touch Sensor

There’s a giant difference between the screens of these phones. The distance between the glass and the screen is greater on the Nexus 4 than that of the Galaxy Nexus. Therefore, the touch responsiveness of the Nexus 4 can be irritating when it comes to pinching and typing, but it’s not unbearable. It takes a little getting use to.

4. No LTE on the Nexus 4

If you’re on Sprint or Verizon with the Galaxy Nexus and you love your LTE, stick to your Nexus. The Nexus 4 does not and will not be LTE compatible. That is a huge set back people don’t like. But their reasoning for doing so is understandable. HSPA+ and GSM are available with more carriers internationally.

5. Battery Life and Wireless Charging

The battery life of the Nexus has been improved in the Nexus 4 with a bigger battery and no LTE. Also, the Nexus 4 supports wireless charging. So you can go to a public place or just buy a wireless charging hub and use it right now.

 

So determining if you should upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus 4 is totally up to you, the consumer, and what you are looking for. Below are some links where you can check out more info about the phones and a comparison video. I hope this was able to help you in your decision.