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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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posted on 12 Oct 2012, 23:11

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:15 3

19. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Quality is not free
I think for 399 its bang for the buck!!!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:17 3

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


HELL OF A BANG.......BANG BANG BANG like pops on friday! LOL

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:25 6

23. cGmC11 (Posts: 143; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Frankly, I waiting for the HTC One X+, it's look stunning from inside out!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:28 4

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol comparing 8gb and 64gb is kinda unfair...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:28 4

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?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:45 3

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

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:47 3

32. Seymur (unregistered)


Im taking it

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:00 2

39. wendygarett (unregistered)


I think it's time for me to taste this over iPhone with this kind of low switching cost...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:58

78. Seymur (unregistered)


iPhone is overprced

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:51 3

33. wando77 (Posts: 966; 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

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:57 3

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 :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:57 2

36. doejon (Posts: 398; 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..

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:25 2

45. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Leave me alone lg.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:30 1

48. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


What makes this better then the "G"

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:44 5

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:52 1

53. kanagadeepan (Posts: 945; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


If its NOT coming with 16GB version or 8GB + microSD slot, then I will wait for other NEXUS devices...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 23:13

105. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


There is a thing called OTG usb cables. Use it.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:58

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..

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:58

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:40 1

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:39 1

60. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


OK,
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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:48 1

76. wendygarett (unregistered)


If you don't really mind the 8gb matter then its alright...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 14:28 2

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:39 1

61. jan25 (Posts: 470; 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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:59 1

65. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me2, then I would love to buy it.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:43 1

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:12 1

67. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I hope. Throw in a UHS-1 64GB card and be done? Solid.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 14:30

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.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:06 1

66. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; 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.

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