Year: 2012

Once it was announced that LG would be the sole manufacturer behind Google’s next flagship, every mobile expert in the business had reservations. Not HTC, Motorola, or Samsung—but LG? Really? Well, the company made fools out of everyone and assembled what was arguably the best Android phone of 2012. The Nexus 4 delivered the most powerful benchmarks of any device at the time, plus donned a gorgeous 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ display and solid camera features. Some called it the greatest Android phone ever. We consider it a strong entry that put LG on the smartphone map.