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Nexus 4: Google's flagship phone lands November 13th for $299


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#1 (Spork)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 17:09

http://www.theverge....ce-release-date


Google's has officially announced the Nexus 4, the latest phone in its Nexus line of flagship Android devices. Built by LG, the phone features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor — which Google claims is the fastest on the market — an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and up to 16GB of storage. Oh, and the back is made of glass — etched, layered glass that sparkles with a strange, almost holographic depth.

Not much of that should be surprising, as the phone had been thoroughly leaked around the web in the past few weeks. What is surprising is how much better it all looks in person.Compared to the LG Optimus G, which shares many of the same components, it's no contest — the Nexus 4 is a far nicer piece of hardware. It feels weighty and high-end, and the tight construction combined with the soft-touch plastic on the sides and chrome edging give it a solidly executive vibe — a vibe that's balanced nicely by the playfulness of Disco City on the back.

The device will sell for $299 with 8GB of storage, or $349 with 16GB. A T-Mobile version will sell unlocked for $199 on a two-year contract. Alongside the improved screen and faster CPU, the Nexus 4 has 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth, and built-in compatibility with Google's latest accessory, the Wireless Charging Orb — an inductive charging dock. The phone also houses a sizable 2100 mAh battery, which the company claims will get you about 10 hours of talk time.

All that battery life would be great if the device was sporting LTE radios — but it is not. Google has decided to forgo stricter carrier partnerships in the US, which for now means that the company will only offer the device as an unlocked HSPA+ phone. That's a bit of a crushing blow to many, who expected Google's next flagship phone to go toe-to-toe with the iPhone 5 and the latest crop of Windows Phone devices.


non contract price is crazy good


#2 tsupersonic

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 17:12

Price is good, but WTF on storage? These phone companies are not making cloud computing easy with all these data caps and such. /rant

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 17:31

$299 for 8Gb and $349 for 16 Gb. that's a good release day price.

16Gb Galaxy nexus released for $600 at launch.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 17:36

  • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
  • Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
  • Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
Upgrading my phone come April fo' shaw. The Nexus 10 is also the first tablet I might be interested in buying, not for myself, but for my parents. Amazing prices!

#5 TheElite

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 17:54

The phone is too decently priced to not buy. Anxiously waiting for 13th November.

#6 Roger H.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 17:57

Want it, want it, wait it!

Have my SGS2 now and it still works just fine but definitely wanting an upgrade there :)

#7 still1

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:08

360 degree photo sphere wow take a look.




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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:08

LG Nexus 4 8gb: £248.99 delivered
LG Nexus 4 16gb: £288.99 delivered
Samsung Nexus 7 tablet 16gb: £159.00 + delivery
Samsung Nexus 7 tablet 32gb: £199.00 + delivery
Samsung Nexus 7 tablet 32gb + 3G/HSPA+: £239.00 + delivery
Samsung Nexus 10 tablet 16gb: £319.00 + delivery
Samsung Nexus 10 tablet 32gb: £389.00 + delivery

Crazily cheap prices on the phones and 16gb tablet!

Shame there are no microsd card slots.

#9 jerzdawg

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 19:33

Great price, sux I won't be able to get this for Verizon.

#10 -Razorfold

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 19:36

360 degree photo sphere wow take a look.

so it has photosynth. Only 3 years late google.

Those are some really nice prices. Hopefully they aren't as ****ty as LGs usual phones though

#11 Yusuf M.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:03

At $359 CAD, the 16 GB model is nearly half the price of the iPhone 5 16 GB ($699 CAD). It also has a 320-PPI display (vs. 326 PPI on the iPhone 5). And the back is made of gorilla glass. I think this is the phone I've been waiting for.



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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:08

Wow - that's an incredible price. I was holding out for a Windows Phone 8 device (possibly a Lumia 820) but these prices are making me consider a return to Android!

Ooh - compatible with wireless charging too. That's my Windows Phone experience done for I think!

#13 Auroka

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:12

When the iPhone 4S came out in 2011 it was bashed for having a glass back and no LTE.
Now it's late 2012 and Google releases... a phone with a glass back and no LTE.

The prices of both devices are great but I can't help but laugh at the Nexus 4 a bit.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:23

Price is good, but WTF on storage? These phone companies are not making cloud computing easy with all these data caps and such. /rant


It's really annoying. I'm on Tmobile in Pennsylvania and I'm lucky if I a decent 3G connection. Since I use my phone to play music in my car via Bluetooth, there would be no way I would be able to have a stable stream while driving. I guess I will stick with my Exhibit 4G and it's 32GB MicroSD until something better storage comes along.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 20:54

This is going to be my next phone. A high-end Nexus phone for the price of a mid-range phone? Count me in.