8GB Google Nexus 4 out of stock once again
sold out again and orders for the unit cannot be placed. Recently, the backlog for the phone reached 9 to 10 weeks. Google is still taking orders for the 16GB variant priced at a tantalizing $349. Those orders are being shipped in 6-7 weeks which pretty much takes you past December 25th. Hopefully those ordering the unlocked handset as a holiday gift were able to get their order processed in time.
Meanwhile, the 16GB Google Nexus 4 remains out of stock at T-Mobile despite the price which is $150 more than from Google directly, so that takes the carrier out of play. As we've pointed out before, if you need the phone immediately, your best bet might be eBay. New restrictions on sellers offering the phone should heighten security and lessen the chance that you're gonna get rooked. Prices have come down since the new rules were put in force and you can pick up the 16GB of the phone for $599.99. If time is not an issue, you can still buy the same version from the Google Play Store for $349 assuming that the 6 to 7 week wait is not a problem.
source: GooglePlayStore via Electronista
1. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
I don't know why...the phone sucks! #1- The Camera is poor. #2- The 1080p video is horrible. #3 No LTE #4 Internet Review Reports are stating that the battery live is horrible. #5 The phone overheats playing games. #6-Washed out colors on the display.
6. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
So if he's pointing out faults of an Android phone, he naturally becomes a retard? The points he's making are valid.
10. ama3654 (Posts: 252; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
The phone is superb thats why its selling like hotcakes, it is future proof as well with the best and up to date hardware, unlike your Nokia lumia 920
14. Retro-touch (Posts: 268; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
He's retarded because he's just parroting info he isn't even sure about, really get tired of people like you always trying to be politically correct. Camera is almost as good as other flagships, 1080p is poor, the rest are not true
24. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
mate dont bother, they will always act like that, nothing bad is allowed to be said against android phones on here.
as for what '' ama3654'' he doesnt know anything, the phone isnt optimised for the hardware its a waste.
and ''Retro-touch'' camera is average on the nexus 4 with chance of purple flare. please stop worshipping an average phone at a good price
25. ama3654 (Posts: 252; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
what do you mean phone isnt optimised?, the damn phone is smooth as hell, 60 fps thats whats up!, the gpu is adreno 320, not adreno 225 like nokia 920, which performs leap and bound better that nokia 920 and can utilise future API like opengl es 3.0. Android is way better and richer than your lame windows phone with meager hardware which is already obselete
27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
hush little fanboy, look at you attacking the 920 because someone critised your precious nexus 4. its people like you that ruin this site
second the 920 runs wp8, which as everyone knows doesnt need as much as android to run smooth. you belive more is better all the time
example lamborghini gallardo spyder has a v10, nissan gtr has a v6. funny though the gtr is a faster track car even though the lambo has a bigger block under the hood. see having power it aint utilising is a waste. the 920 is the nissan in this example btw it utilizes what it has and uses it.
you keep saying lame windows phone, but that ''lame windows phone can support a camera you can only dream of and do everything needed with a app market that is building up.
be a fanboy all you like, android isnt better for everyone plus the n4 and 920 are differant devices. you just cant handle people stating problems with it
28. ama3654 (Posts: 252; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
aww are you hurt, I'll rather have Lamborghini gallardo any day mate, thanks for pointing out windows phone and Lumia 920 is far inferior, you made my day already.
29. wendygarett (unregistered)
You has shown no respect to anyone, people say it sucks because they use it and yet you had yet to have a one and criticize other... You are the most pathetic fanboy I had ever seen... Bash every non-android user just to make you feel better, I'm sincerely pity you my friends... No wonder Michael H write about "bias"...
30. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
so your classing been faster inferior.............you make no sense and your just making it seem that android is nothing but a status symbol to brag you have more power even though it goes wasted
anyway ive seen you trolling before with the same standard of comment, utter crap with loads of fanboy bs
and even most reasonable android fans wont call the 920 inferior as one its not and second there not as biased as you.
if that comment made your day, you really cant read can you but shows how empty your days are
ohh and all the red thumbs id love for you lot to instead contribute instead of just following the fanboy crap like a cheerleader
37. Ninetysix (Posts: 1818; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
How fast is your Nexus 4 in benchmarks?
39. Retro-touch (Posts: 268; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Have you seen latest Antutu scores since they updated it to 3.0, simply put the Nexus is faster than GNote 2 and most other phones on the market. Chaoticrazor is a Nokia fanboy I've done enough research to know its camera is almost as good as S3 and Iphone 5 in good lighting, its average in low lighting and it offers the best Android experience atm
40. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
haha im a nokia fanboy, well you must be the biggest android fanboy if thats the case mate
and saying the camera is as good as the s3 in ''good' lighting aint much the s3 has a average camera so thankyou for proving my point. second im sure the gnot 2 is a much better and faster phone then the nexus 4 your aiming for the sky on that one
and you have done enough research have you, care to show us this research lmao
face it the nexus 4 is a good phone for the price, it secures future updates so you know you will have them but other then that its averag and for the record the gnote 2 offers a better android experience
i love how you claim im a fanboy though when you are only defending android ive been fair in what ive said with you its all one way
43. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
No offense meant but i think you should be part of PA team given your writing skills and the amount of lengthy debates that you engage into :)
45. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
haha no offense taken lol
give me a job P.A , id happily accept.
41. rdeleonp (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)
AnTuTu is a joke, but I agree, Nexus 4 is fast.
Want to know how a device's performance/smoothness "feels like" in the real world?
GLBenchmark is the way: goo.gl/ys81C
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
I don't have the phone but some reviews I read say a little bit different.
All reviews agree that camera is not good but passable, if some1 needs greatest camera N4 is not the phone for him/her.
But they most agree that N4 is one of best Android phones now.
Maybe your Nexus 4 is faulty?
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
I'm strongly agree #6 the display is on par on one x and optimus g
#5 I doubt it, coz Qualcomm chipset are used to be cooler compared to others...
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
Sorry I'm strongly disagree #6 :p
15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Anandtech reported thermal throttling for the GPU..it performs superbly when put in a freezer though, lol.
But still this is a phenomenal phone for the price.
No other way around that fact.
If you compare it with iPhone 5 16gb, it blows it away, and costs half the price!
18. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is software or hardware issue mate?
20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Hardware obviously :)
But it doesn't make much difference in regular gaming.
Just that it's unable to reach the peak performance(which current games can't challenge anyway )
23. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
well i agree with u the phone is soo smooth i have used it. But apart from benchmark.. Iphone 5 beats Nexus 4.
26. ama3654 (Posts: 252; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
In what world are you living?, how can that teeny tiny girlie iphone beat nexus 4? you must smoking suthing mate! iphone 5 doesn't even begin to compete with any phone in 2012, that thing is like a flippin remote control with some huge icons on the screen coupled with the most boring OS ever!
38. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
i think u dont browse utube a lot.. go and check out the benchmark videos of both the phones and then tell me MATE !!!
11. xuerantiger (Posts: 32; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
well i cant say much against your points since i dont have the phone and base my understanding on the reviews, but the reason why this phone is so popular is because of the incredible price point its at without a contract. the camera isnt great, but its not at all terrible. the display from what i've heard is on par with the rest of the flagships phones, and i think the battery is supposed to be better because of the lack of LTE. the nexus 4 is obviously not perfect in a few aspects, but the price point is what really gets people bought
16. kevkyle (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)
if you won't buy it - why does it bother you so much?
.....and that is assuming you're statements are factual
17. CODHP13 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)
Camera is neither bad nor good. video quality is poor but not horrible. LTE is a big blow but it can be mended by this pricing.
but just see its advantages. beefy hardware. nice display. and the special thing is it is a nexus device which means faster updates. For me the storage is the only problem.
31. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Another knee jerk response when an android device sales above expectations. I wonder what the haters are going to say about the Samsung S4 next year.
33. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I have not seen many complain on the camera or 1080p video - in fact a youtube video from a user shows it to be very good. The only issue I have seen mostly is the call quality issue with the crackling sounds, and that is not everyone, of course. Battery life has reported to be good to great - typical of most high end androids. Nothing beats a Droid RAZR (MAXX) for battery, of course.
44. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
For $349 and more of a office guy i would ignore thsoe camera stuff. No time for photo shoots ... but that's just me maybe ... LTE not a dealbreaker as for inrernet reviews it will be difficult to find drooling psycophants like one tends to find on everything Apple :)
4. mademepror (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
My battery life is pretty good... But I use NFC & Tasker to keep GPS/BT/Wifi Off unless I need them. Technically the phone does have LTE if you live in Canada. That said, it does have haspa which is quite fast but doesn't drain the battery as much as LTE
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
I really think that Google can't sell Nexus 4 in large quantity right now b-c this will affect the business of Android OEMs especially LG who is selling almost identical Optimus G.
7. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)
this is what happens when the phone is too good for its price!
12. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
i had nexus 4 and i dont know it was my first android phone.. sold it and bought an iphone 5.... well if anything happens good in the near future i will re purchase it again.
21. MeoCao (unregistered)
LOL I know you had a GS3, One X, Xperia T, Nexus 4 ...
And you sold them all only to buy your precious iPhone 5.
So next time say something more innovative will you?
22. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Lol i used G3 and Nexus 4... I was impressed with Nexus 4. but lags were really there and i dont know but u people dont play games on a mobile phone but i do. and it was really getting hot and battery was draining ( No doubt the same thing happens wth Iphone 5 but the device doesnt become hot ) ... open source i used it for the first time and liked it .,,, but lags got me off.. well in the near future i will give it an other try though.
34. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I only play games on my tablet - nexus 7 - the amount of lag on high end android s is no worse than that on an iphone 4S/5.
13. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Google's "apple+ing" is getting me mad. What's the fu*k with a freakin' card slot! Why don't they put one.
19. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 881; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Incredible, i wonder how many units of these have been sold, never heard of something being sold out so many times, clearly LG and the big G didnt expect such high demand.
32. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Must be the price and because it's a flagship Google phone. $300 for what you get is the deal of the year.
36. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I suspect they are not making that many at one time. Maybe they are copying apple in that regards, to create demand for it - but for the price you pay for Nexus 4 - it is not a bad deal.
46. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Well i woudn't say they are copying Aple because they (GOOG) devised an intelligent mechanism whereby random disappearance and appearance of "Buy Now" button caused more urgency amongst buyers to buy ... this is a step ahead of Apple's same old boring way ways because Google is thinking differently and not just pushing information to media that display provider is strugling so we are not at fault for shortage ... Google thinks differently as always ... don't be surprised if Apple copies this next year when their servers start crashing to show high demands :D :D
35. ChafedBanana (Posts: 362; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
It's tempting to get a new Nexus and T-Mobile sim even though I have Verizon. I've had the Verizon Galaxy Nexus since launch and it's been great. But 16GB's or even a 8? That's weak. My Nexus has 32 and I actually use it. So if Google releases a 32 gig Nexus, maybe I'll crack. Besides, there's nothing wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I'm pretty sure my girlfriend got me a 32GB Nexus 7 for Christmas.
42. imkyle (Posts: 1035; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Anyone who buys this phone on eBay for more than $400 is a moron.
47. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I guarantee google would have only ordered a few hundred thousand units from LG. Fanboy sites jump up and down as if demand for the nexus 4 is astronomical, whereas reality paints a very different picture.