LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 directly from the Play Store on October 29th, 8GB memory and GSM-only
0. phoneArena 12 Oct 2012, 04:44 posted on
The Nexus 4 is allegedly only going to be sold in a GSM version at launch, with no expensive LTE radio, and directly from the Google Play Store to end clients, just like the Galaxy Nexus goes now. Availability is slated for October 29, and, judging from the plethora of leaks about this year's Nexus device, it might turn out credible...
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104. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Why not use OTG usb cable? USB sticks are hard to lose with those tiny pinky-nails.
19. VJo003 (Posts: 356; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Quality is not free
I think for 399 its bang for the buck!!!
20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
HELL OF A BANG.......BANG BANG BANG like pops on friday! LOL
23. cGmC11 (Posts: 136; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
Frankly, I waiting for the HTC One X+, it's look stunning from inside out!
25. wendygarett (unregistered)
Lol comparing 8gb and 64gb is kinda unfair...
26. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Nope tq, im sticking with my gnex, seriously 8gb ? Google, are you smoking crack?
31. procoder (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
If ( 8gb && microSD)
buy = lg nexus 4
else if ( 8 gb )
buy = lg optimus g or note 2
32. Seymur (unregistered)
Im taking it
39. wendygarett (unregistered)
I think it's time for me to taste this over iPhone with this kind of low switching cost...
78. Seymur (unregistered)
iPhone is overprced
33. wando77 (Posts: 795; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
So it relies on the cloud for storage but doesn't have LTE. GOOGLE, you are losing the plot. And dont forget, even it it does have LTE, not everybody gets it. This low memory thing is a joke when these devices are being pushed as media players
35. d_eagle (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Well I think that a 16GB version is assured, like is happening with Nexus 7 that is going to ship also with 32GB :)
36. doejon (Posts: 397; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
i told u guys xD 8gb today on a phone is tooo especial if the device has no msdcardslot
and for a nexus it is a joke if u ask me cuz a nexus is kinda a developerphone..
50. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
I hate this whole concept of CLOUD. It's like holding you HOSTAGE forever. Will never buy any such crippled device which forces to adopt CLOUD. That's where any device which has expansion slot will always be on top of my list unless it's a 16GB min storage onboard. I can compromsie on CPU but never on storage. I ain't going to bhe running a webserver on my phone so doesn't matter much whether i have a dual core or a quad core.
53. kanagadeepan (Posts: 891; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
If its NOT coming with 16GB version or 8GB + microSD slot, then I will wait for other NEXUS devices...
105. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
There is a thing called OTG usb cables. Use it.
55. sumit919 (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Cant be true..just cannot be true..there has to be a memoy card slot somewhere..please LG/Google don do this..
56. Faustic (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Eh, only 8 GB and no LTE? I'll pass. I need at least 16 GB, and after having LTE for over a year, I just can't see myself not having it.
I certainly hope Google offers a LTE variant down the road, otherwise I'm skipping it till 2013.
62. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if youve been on LTE for a year, I'm assuming that your on VZW. There isnt even a CDMA version of the phone mentioned yet. GSM only.
And if you get it on Tmobile, the 42mb/s HSPA+ is every bit as fast as LTE and about half the cost.
60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
So for those on the fence because of the memory.
Would you rather have a severely gimped camera and old processor like the Galaxy Nexus but more memory, or a top end processor and good camera but only 8 gig of memory?
Honestly, I'll take the stronger hardware. That's whats helping my decision.
76. wendygarett (unregistered)
If you don't really mind the 8gb matter then its alright...
84. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if you dont mind the 8gb matter, then its the strongest phone on the market, even slightly edging out the Note2.
61. jan25 (Posts: 469; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
there's already a leaked shot of the LG Nexus having 16 gb of memory, so obviously 8 gb is not the only version. i am willing to spend even more on 32gb. it's good that Google is trying to make this phone available to every one. may be there are people who are willing to sacrifice the available storage for the Nexus experience.
63. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Who wants to bet that the memory in this phone is just an internal SD card? :) If that's true, then a quick pull apart and card replacement should do the trick nicely.
67. Captain_Doug (Posts: 985; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I hope. Throw in a UHS-1 64GB card and be done? Solid.
87. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, that would just be awesome. 24 hrs from launch and we'll know because someone will rip that baby a part and look for it.
66. Captain_Doug (Posts: 985; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
8GB? For now, I don't think I can do it. I can live without 4G, 99% of my monthly data usage is on wifi anyway which is at least as fast as LTE. I really hope they come out with a higher capacity though. 8GB is running a very very tight ship. I wouldn't be able to store any music an my device. Or movies. I'd have to clear out all of my pictures pretty often too. Not sure it's worth the hassle. Here's hoping for at least a 16GB version down the road. 32GB would be amazing.
86. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Who said your 4G free? its still 42mb/s HSPA+ capable. It just doesnt have LTE. The speeds are nearly the same in real world usage.
118. Captain_Doug (Posts: 985; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I was just saying I'd be willing to make that trade.
68. guruprasad (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
worth the money....lg -u donna rock r sure....8gigs will do for me....
70. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
for $400 this phone's a real deal breaker. but as everybody says : not without memory expansion slot
71. Hemlocke (unregistered)
If there is a more expensive 16GB version, I will get that. I'm not afraid of paying $449/$499 for a 16GB version. I just hope the physical dimensions haven't been altered drastically from the size of the Optimus G.
72. tombcd (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
8 GB is a joke, maybe these are only prototypes handled to testers and to reduce costs they have only 8 GB... This is the only explanation I can think of. Or maybe there will be 2 versions: 8 GB and 16 GB.
If 8 GB is enough storage then why are they going to release the 32 GB Nexus 7?
Google - please don't destroy the Nexus line, because nobody serious will buy a 8 GB device.
88. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
there has always been a trade off for cost. For the first time in 4 generations you are getting a class leading display tech, a large screen, massive class leading processor and tons of ram. the ONLY drawback is small memory to encourage cloud use? Yea, I'm cool with that.. especially at 400.
The ONLY phone that compares specwise is going to be the Note2 which will technically be a smidge weaker in GPU. Off contract your probably looking at 700-800 easily. For half the price, I'll take the Nexus4 and 8 gigs less memory.
Id much rather have 8gig of memory over a small camera again.
79. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
I've got to say, I really want to get this phone once it comes out, as T-Mobile doesn't have LTE yet, I don't mind. I got the GSM Galaxy Nexus from Google and I don't mind having only 8 gigs of memory, keep a little music on there, use Google Play Music for the rest, and instant upload for pictures, I don't see any issue with this
82. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The price is awesome, but could they have spared storage? It's not expensive at all. A $425 phone with 16GB would be much better, and would probably increase profit margins.
Also, I want this on Verizon.
85. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
id be very surprised if there isnt a 16/32 version. It hasnt even been officially announced, we are still looking at rumors.
89. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
I just realized. The more I discuss the phone with you guys the more your pushing me towards it. Unless there is some big flaw in the reviews for it, it will probably be my next device. It's now at the top of my "list". I'll just get a case to cure its ugliness lol.
Thanks guys. lolol.
96. wendygarett (unregistered)
Oh no don't put the case on it...
Naked phone are always sexy :)
113. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
know what's even more sexy, dude?
Not breaking the damn thing when you drop it. Always have a case.
90. TMach (Posts: 449; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Got interested, noticed it only has 8gb of memory and no micro sd card...Lost interest pretty damn quickly! I mean, seriously.....................................what a joke!!
91. Black_Dynamite (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 May 2012)
What?!?!?!? 8 GB is a non-starter for me. 8 GB is f**king ridiculous in this day and age. Now Google is making 16 GB look much more appealing in the Galaxy Nexus.
94. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
how much are you actually using on your phone before you bitch? I have 32 gigs in my SGS1, and I just checked and Im using 4.5gigs.
117. Black_Dynamite (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 May 2012)
Well, I'm glad you asked. Good for you that you are only using 4.5 gigs out of your 32, we all use our phones differently, and for me 8 GB flew out the window a long time ago. I have used up all of my phone's effective on-board memory which is the 4 gigs on my P.O.S. ZTE Warp, and had to get a 16 GB micro SD card to free up room for my apps, games, and music. I just downloaded my music to my device from the cloud not for the data charges or anything but because with Boost's s**tty coverage and Sprint non-wall penetrating 1900 Mhz I would like to listen to music when I am exercising.
Right now I'm interested in updating to a phone that screams premium and putting it on one of the HSPA+ GSM networks. What I don't want is to deal with another limiting factor on what is supposed to be a premium product. I don't know about you but 8 GB doesn't sound premium to me.
92. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)
If it doesn't have an SD slot , LG and google are shooting themselves in the foot.
106. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
typical mSD fanboy:
DURRRRRRRRRRR IT DOESN'T HAVE AND SD SLOT, THEREFORE I CANNOT HOT SWAP MY DUST-SIZE CARDS AND ATTAIN UNLIMITED STORAGE OF MAH HD PORNO VIDEOS, .ISOs, AND BLURAY CRAP.
typical SD fanboy:
This sucks ass balls, I want a spacious slit on my phone to penetrate a fatass card into.
Then use a f**king OTG usb cable, idiots.
111. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
All the Nexus line-up doesn't support SD cards except for the Nexus one. By doing that memory transfer is much faster, less complicated, stable, and more secure.
93. Kakarotto (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I have 16GB Galaxy S2 and 32GB SD card in it which gives me 48GB of storage and it's almost full. So even if they give me that 8GB Nexus with no SD slot for free I won't take it. Seriously, WTF.
108. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Why not use OTG usb cable? It's hard to lose a 32gb USB sticks than a 16gb microSD that are easily be lost. If you're full, then do a backup on your phone, with your computer, assuming you have an additional desktop/laptop. Seriously, WTFF.
114. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow dude, could you troll a little harder about OTG USB cables? lol.
119. Kakarotto (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
LOL backup to the computer and delete on the phone? AHAHAH This is really stupid. I need the stuff with me on my phone you idiot.
95. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
I wonder how much more having a LTE Radio would of bumped up the price. With only 8GB onboard you would assume they would want to let you access your cloud storage as fast as possible and by having an LTE Radio, it would of given the user that capability. Either way, for a brand new device with the latest software already installed, you can't beat the $399 price tag.
99. aveese (Posts: 22; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
i wish google play store will come to philippines!!! everything here is expensive!!! the samsung nexus here is still 435 usd without warranty!!!
107. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
To everyone bitching about lack of mSD slots: OTG usb cables
120. Kakarotto (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I want to have the stuff on my phone to be mobile. I don't want to play around with cables, pendrives or HDDs just to play a song. And yeah good luck to carry all that stuff in your pockets. AHAHAH
110. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
$399 for 8GB and $450 for a 16GB version seems reasonable. It's very affordable for a phone with such monstrous specs. Not only that the specs are very good but the software is probably the most updated in a phone you can have.
You can get a GS3 unlock for more than $600 but the GS3 has worse CPU, GPU, screen(pentile), and build material. So a $450 for an LG Nexus is a steal!