LG Nexus 4 pictured again, specs confirmed
0. phoneArena 19 Oct 2012, 14:54 posted on
Serial leakers evleaks has come up with an image of the LG Nexus 4 along with a litany of specs that confirms what we already are expecting from the device; will this be just one of a multitude of Nexus handsets to be released this year?...
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40. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
i don't see the chrome bezel which is great.
15. srgonu (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
I think the reason behind no SD card is that google wants users to use their cloud service offerings. It makes sense from their point of view but not from user perspective.
Android gives users lot of options wrt hardware. May be google will say " if you want google nexus, use google services"..
18. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
In which case those cloud services will all require more data use, leading to heavier battery use. I'm sorry man but if for me, if there is no microSD card slot in a phone, I won't buy it. I have a full 32GB card with about 1300 songs and 10 movies, etc., on it, and I'm not giving that up. If it works for others then awesome. Just not working for me.
16. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
no amoled? then why bother with softkeys? they will look bad on an LCD display !
44. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I'm sure Sony's latest phones and the Nexus 7 take offense to that.
17. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
2100mAh battery battery?? for a minute I thought it was made by HTC
23. roldefol (Posts: 4312; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
What size battery do you think is in the Galaxy S 3, genius?
26. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
with Motorola doing 3300mAh+ released about a year ago, I thought a Nexus would sport a bigger battery genius..
35. roldefol (Posts: 4312; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Motorola upped it to 3300 mAh to make a statement about where battery life COULD be. And with the first generation of LTE, it needed it. Nobody else has followed their lead, especially with today's thrifty chips.
39. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
the Maxx is more of a niche device, it did not set the standards. current popular flagships like the S3 and the HTC One X+ feature 2100 mAh batteries and still do good. the S3 received a lot of praise for it's battery life. now imagine a Nexus with a more battery efficient quadcore processor and a screen technology that is easier on the whites meaning more browsing and lastly Google's untouched optimizations. i wouldn't worry mate.
42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I could have sworn I read somewhere that Motorola patented whatever they did to get such a big battery into the Maxx without making it a brick. I could be wrong, but maybe that's why other haven't gone above 3,000 mAh (except the Note II).
But anyways, you can surely believe that this will have great battery life despite having an "average" battery capacity. Power efficient processor, display, and optimized software by Google will bring great battery life to this device.
25. Iphone4 (unregistered)
LG? not for me
30. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
LG needs a home run with this one. Last couple devices on Verizon have been pretty bad compared with Sammy, Moto, and HTC.
27. zackh121556 (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
I know Android stands for choice.. but its getting way to hard to decide on a phone to buy and to tell you the truth....I LOVE IT!!! :-) Leaning toward the Note 2!
32. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I dunno, the design kind of looks boring to me. But, then again, the Nexus line is more about software rather than design. That's why I'm kind of hoping Sony will make an Xperia Nexus, because their designs have been really good lately.
45. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
When it comes to designs, SONY are the " MASTERS " even Apple
57. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I would be shocked if this is the actual design. It's a shell, I'm guessing, to hide the actual design. There is no reason for the Nexus 4 to be so much thicker than the Optimus G.
58. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
it does not have a camera hump in the back like most every other phone these days, thus its going to be a smidge thicker.
60. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I don't understand why you think it's "so much thicker" as you put it. From what I gathered, both U.S. versions of the Optimus G are over 8mm. This Nexus is 9.1mm. Is that really that big of a difference? I doubt most folks would even notice unless they are put side to side.
36. redDwarf (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
Just thinking out aloud, nothing for or against, I seen many comments about the amount of built-in memory and lack of SD card, usually negative, but some people buy a Nexus phone because they want the pure Google Android experience, so isn't Google's cloud ambitions part of that experience too. So concerns surrounding 8GB or 16GB memory and the SD card shouldn't be an issue for those people after the pure Android experience, because the cloud is something Google wants to be part of it. Even if it's more wishful thinking than practical reality at the moment!
38. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
It just depends on what you value more. I want the pure Android experience for sure, but I also have more important desires for my phone, like a portable media center. I doubt the cloud experience for me would be worth it given the storage I'd probably have to buy. That's just my take on it, whether you agree or disagree. I need more storage, plain and simple.
LG, however, needs a winner of a smartphone BAD. The first LG Spectrum on Verizon was pretty bad aside from it's beautiful display. I had so many warranty returns on that phone within the first 3 months I didn't want the device stocked at my store anymore.
I would love to see LG, Sammy, Moto, HTC, and Sony ALL put out Nexus devices on all carriers. That would be enough choices to make any tech fan's head spin like the exorcist! That, and provide a great pure Android experience for anyone who wants it.
48. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Get a Droid Razr Maxx HD, has SD card slot and a monster battery and still under 10mm thickness, not to mention Motorola's UI is the closest thing to stock android you can get without buying into a Nexus device.
LG hasn't been what you would call a top tier builder of smartphones, all their phones come with one big bang idea but put together with the rest of the parts it's a flop as a device. Optimus G, was just one such device and this phone looks to continue the trend, camera is more than likely going to be sub par, so with that said it will have a great LCD and CPU/GPU but everything else will be sub par, what's the point?
LG needs to stop using inferior components, get those speakers up to everyone else's standards, at least get a decent cmos sensor, find a way to get a larger mAh battery in there. I don't care how frugal the processor is stated to be, it's always offset by some big screen or high resolution that still drains the battery. Do something big and do it full on LG not half assed.
53. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Could not have said it better myself. I have had good experiences with HTC, and am awaiting news on the new 5" phone that will hit the states before Christmas. The RAZR Maxx HD, really the next phone I'm looking for will be quad core, and that phone is not quad core. The Maxx HD is a quality phone I have no doubt, but I'm kinda holding out to see what drops closer to the holiday season. I'm sure the cool devices aren't done yet.=)
59. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yea, except LG is using top tier components in the nexus as far as we know. Dont judge until you get a review of the RETAIL device, not some sneak peak preview crap.
The only thing I'm concerned about is the battery really. 2100mah on a quad with Adreno320? With the Note sportin a 3000+mah battery, it just seems rather.. small.
61. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I never said this phone was going to suck bro. I merely stated that LG does need a big hit with this one since their recent offerings haven't been all that. I hope it is a good phone. For me though, as I've stated, it's just not going to have enough storage for my taste. Besides, for pictures etc., with no microSD card slot, if your phone gets broken, water damage, etc., there is no way to retrieve your pics. Security of media is important to me too and that is a part of where the microSD card comes in.
If the HTC 5" on Verizon sports a minimum 2500 maH battery and a microSD card, that will be my next phone.
49. bucky (Posts: 2612; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I guess the days of 4.3" screens are gone in the android world (flagships anyways)
That sucks as I can't seem to take 4.7+ seriously as a phone first :(
50. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Yeah, because a whole 2/5 of an inch makes all the difference in the world when it comes to taking a phone seriously.
52. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I hope the include the stock andriod browser so I have the option of using flash..
It be boring if I can't play flash on the browser with all the horse power coming with this beast..