LG’s Nexus 4, the first smartphone that the company has launched in Google’s popular Nexus series, is said to be the top smartphone for the last year on the market in Hong Kong.The phone was ranked first in RingHK’s 2012 top list of handsets for the last year, which might not reflect sales in the local market, nor the public opinion on the device.
The phone is seen as the hottest device of the year for Hong Kong even if it was launched only in the fourth quarter, long after Samsung’s Galaxy S III handset, for example, arrived on shelves.
Interestingly enough though, the South Korean mobile phone maker’s flagship Android device for 2012 made it to the top 20 list of 2012’s smartphones in Hong Kong only on the 11th position.
The Galaxy Note II LTE smartphone was placed second on that list, while Galaxy Premier landed there on the third.
HTC J Butterfly and Sony Xperia TX were placed on the fourth and fifth positions, followed by Samsung Galaxy Note II, Nokia Lumia 920, Sony Xperia J, LG Optimus L9 and Sharp SH631.
Apple’s iPhone models are nowhere to be seen on that list, which is, in fact, dominated by smartphones running under the Android platform (Lumia 920 is the only exception).
Featuring a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen display and a quad-core processor packed inside, Nexus 4 is indeed a highly appealing smartphone. It also comes with 8 / 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back (with 1080p video recording), and a front camera for video chatting.
The handset was made official with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean loaded on it right from the start, and has seen great demand since day one, running out of stock repeatedly, both at Google and at various third-party retailers that made it available for their users.