I had never really liked LG for some reason. Always tried to stay away from it. But ever since my awesome cousin bro got this phone for me, it was amazing. It never lagged, looked beautiful, and has specs to make it on par with current smartphones.
But a year later my phone screen’s bottom 10% portion stopped working, just like that. I handled it by flashing Cyanogenmod 10.1 with few apps like gesture control, pie control and Nova Launcher (mainly for rotation of the screen). It was bit tedious but fine for me. Another month later the screen response area cut short by another 20%. I could still use the phone, with lot of rotating, but it was a huge hassle. From yesterday, I am not able to go past the welcome screen after a factory reset.
Now, I’m not exactly sure why this wonderful product would give up on a nice person like me, but I guessed it was all the car charging I’ve been doing, my friend suggested it might be due to the humidity. Though no one really knows why but this is a fairly common problem among many Nexus 4 users. There is not much you can do about it except changing the digitizer, which is again a very painful task, which I doubt if the service centres here would go through all the steps. There is a “ultimate Nexus 4 digitizer failure” thread of xda for it, also a movement at change.org.
So, As far as my deductions go, this is likely a problem with a batch of Nexus 4 that were defective. This was a manufacturing issue, so Google was changing them free of charge, to those who were under warranty.
Anyways, dear LG, I doubt if I would ever get another one of your device ever. Good knowing you for while.
FYI : The a chinese digitizer for Nexus 4 costs about 30% of it’s current resale value and if done at a service centre, it would cost more than half the resale value, I’m guessing the resale value of ?10,000 here.