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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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: 997; 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: 21; 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: 457; 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: 253; 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: 253; 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: 253; 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!