LG Nexus 4 review posted before official launch
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The upcoming LG Nexus 4, which has been the subject of numerous leaks during the past week, has now been reviewed in full by tech site Onliner.by before Google even has a chance to officially announce its existence to the world. The guys behind the Belarussian site managed to get their hands on a prototype version of the said device and have been playing with it for about a week or so now, and so far have managed to compare it to the likes of the iPhone and the most recent Google Nexus smartphone, made by Samsung. It has been shown to suffer from plenty of bugs in the software, and while a bit better-performing, the hardware isn't exactly mind-blowing. But none of this comes as a surprise given that the device that was reviewed was merely a prototype.

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  • Google and LG are expected to unveil the Nexus 4, which is based largely on the Optimus G, in an official event scheduled to happen on October 29th.

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It’s a prototype. Do I need to say this again? Prototype. Nothing about this phone is final or official except for maybe the processor, display, camera sensor, and RAM. For all we know, the software will be updated, hardware could change, and Google may have surprises up their sleeves for the unveil. - Kellex, Droid-Life  
New Nexus Phone Reviewed Ahead of Launch  

The new Nexus phone, presumed to be called the LG Nexus 4, has been reviewed ahead of its rumored launch date of October 29th.

Google's New Smartphone Has Already Been Reviewed And It's Not Even Out Yet (GOOG)  

Google isn't expected to formally announce its new smartphone from LG until October 29, but the Belarus-based site Onliner already has a leaked prototype of the device.

Alleged LG Nexus 4 reviewed by Belarusian tech site  

This model also only comes packing 8GB of storage, which will most certainly change before launch given its lack of a microSD slot.

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Onliner Briefly Reviews the LG Nexus – Compares to Galaxy Nexus and Reminds You That It’s a Prototype  

Overall, they talk about low benchmark scores even though it has a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.

LG Nexus 4 prototype unit reviewed, still not official
LG Nexus prototype gets reviewed, verdict still out  

A few more details are revealed, including a multi-colored notification light not unlike that of the Galaxy Nexus.