Poll results: Which LG Nexus 4 feature do you like the most?
0. phoneArena 05 Nov 2012, 09:33 posted on
The results are in! A total of 2196 people participated in one of our latest polls, and it turns out that the most favored feature of the new LG Nexus 4 smartphone is...
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1. brar.arsh (Posts: 121; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Wow.. But that quad-core monster of a CPU is what I dig! You can't go wrong with all that raw processing power
17. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Well, according to early benchmark of the processor, it is not more powerful than the dual core version. I hope the benchmarks are wrong, though, because I plan to get one.
2. alouden (Posts: 187; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Verizon is my carrier, and that means I don't have the option of even considering the Nexus 4. Having said that, I really really like Google's decision to essentially tell Verizon to piss off.
10. rawkuss (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Glad you can see the bigger picture. I think if it was LTE capable, it would be a bit more expensive because LTE is a mostly a Verizon service.
37. someones4 (Posts: 618; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Can't you guys switch carriers in the US?
42. alouden (Posts: 187; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I could. In fact, as of November 2nd, I do have that option. However, it becomes a bit more complicated when you are on a family plan. And, to be honest, in my area Verizon's service is the best.
4. Hughey2k2 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I gave Tmobile back their GNote 2 and now I'm buying 2 of these for the same price a 16gb&8gb cost one for me and wifey you can't beat that.
5. JuAli (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
I like the LTE feature!....... oh.......wait! Lmao
8. aaronkatrini (Posts: 237; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
LTE or not, it doesnt really matter. At least not for me :)
11. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
Meh... LTE is overrated, specially Verizon's which give them the power to charge their customers insurmountable amount of charges and overages, and thereby killing Unlimited Data as you know it... Good for Google to sticking their middle finger to the Big Red... I love it!!!
18. JuAli (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
I guess we should just trade in our cars and go back to horse and buggy!.... give me a break....a nexus phone with no LTE in 2013 is unacceptable! Only fan boys would say different!
25. ahomad (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 May 2012)
I don't care about 4G, actually we don't have 4G in the UK, LOL, that is even worse
20. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
LTE isn't overrated, it's just not everywhere and on every carrier, blame those cheap bastard carriers who didn't build out an LTE network when the getting was good. So now VZW is the sole LTE big gun and they command stupid ass prices, once competition sets in, they won't be able to command prices this high. I am on VZW and still find their LTE prices to be a kick in the nuts, speed and limit make no sense and that falls right into their trap to get you with overages, see the capitalistic system trap they built there.
26. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Have to agree with the others about LTE. I dont think its over rated. I know I dont wanna go back to dial up when I have 100Mbps down, 20Mbps up Comcast speeds. I dont wanna go back to dial up when I have LTE...lol.
(Comcast upped my tier without me knowing. I'm paying waaaay less for those speeds. One thing I like about the ISP's when you stay a loyal customer...RCN does the same thing.)
Like with most things....if you dont have it or take advantage of it, its not important to you, or feel you dont need or want it. I love having wifi like speeds just about everywhere when I'm out n about. I dont really use wifi when I'm out n about or know where its at.....
29. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Forgot to mention the HSPA+42. I mentioned this before....I saw/see 20 - 25Mbps average on every LTE Android phone I had on Verizon. HSPA+42 should be just fine.
12. ahomad (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 May 2012)
now the iFans are talking LTE, for long time other phones had LTE and iFan used to say "we don'y need it" and now they are saying you don't have LTE, the same goes for the iphone screen size, ipad min and the list goes on and on. why always the iFan love what they have and don't need what they don't have? because they are always limiting theirselves to the iphone.
I personally buy the phone that does what I need not buy the phone then do what the it can!!
16. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)
you had it wrong it was the android users stating that one you go LTE anything less was unncaceptable and now how times have changed that.. the iphone 5 LTE was a must to "keep" up with the high end devices and now comes the mid range Nexus 3.5G wow
19. Zero0 (Posts: 570; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Well, perhaps something to consider is that, at the time, iPhone was either on 3G on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, or 2G on T-Mobile.
The Nexus is on 3G on AT&T, and a very good 3.5G HSPA+ T-Mobile network. Some tests put the 42+ mbps T-Mobile network right next to LTE networks in performance. The iPhone couldn't take advantage of that.
22. Zero0 (Posts: 570; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
This is a problem on multiple levels:
-3G and 4G mean nothing. They are names. What matters is the actual speed. If T-Mobile HSPA+ 42 is nearly as good as LTE in terms of speed, and is less demanding in terms of battery life, then the absence of LTE is acceptable. Granted, the theoretical maximum LTE speed is well over 42 mbps, but no one is actually getting those speeds, because radios aren't ready for 100mbps LTE yet.
-You're comparing a $350 phone to a $650 phone. If you think that an 85% increase in price still offers a fair comparison, you're out of your mind.
-At some point, data speeds reach diminishing returns. Low 3G speeds are unbearable to the point where a jump to 4G is necessary. Going from 2 mpbs to 10 mbps is significant. However, by the time you hit something like 10-15 mbps, speed increases become less important. Surely, the jump from 10 mbps to 18 mbps is not as satisfying as the jump from 2 to 10.
Don't forget that the Nexus 4 is also a phone intended to be used worldwide. The USA is one of few countries with significant
30. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I'm on Verizon, and in good to great reception areas the best I saw was around 25Mbps. Thats with the RAZR, Rezound, G Nex, Maxx HD.
36. JuAli (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
If 3g and 4g are just names than why does T-moble plan to have LTE in the near future???
28. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
One of the few times I will agree with you.... to a certain extent.
I cant go back to 3G. I feel any phone that comes out now that isnt 4G is a big compromise.
BUT....the Nexus 4 has HSPA+42.....thats pretty damn fast. Alot better than straight 3G.
32. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
At&T HSPA+ works fine in my area. 10-15 down is fast enough for me. I can understand if you are on Sprint or Verizon for example as their 3G is pretty slow compared. But for the specs and price with no contract, no delays in updates, its hard to beat.
35. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Agree. I live n work in a bad reception area, I'm with Verizon.....and those speeds are what I average in my area....more like 10Mbps is my average.
Speaking of AT&T....my PS Vita gets better reception in my apt than any Android phone I have/had on Verizon. HSPA is nothing to sneeze at folks.
And of course the price make it a definite winner.
31. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
You are both right. Android users were bragging about having LTE while iPhone users were claiming they don't need LTE
6. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
What I get is that it's a cheap, with great OS and good processing power but one ugly sob. That's me putting the graphic in words to all those who voted, lol. Android owners do not like spending copious amounts of cars for hardware, unless it's worth it and the OS has to be free of OEM and carrier bs to be worth the price. Nice specs, but I am not in the least wanting this phone.
Google hurry up with the Google initiative, and save monsters like the Droid DNA from OEM garbage and carrier conundrums.
7. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
The less skin UI over ICS/Jellybean Android devices, the more I like them. The Nexus series is always a gem. Not really blown away by this version, but you can not beat the value of it with a 2X4.
LG is suspect device maker, though. Not sure I trust their quality.
9. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I don't like LG everyone here knows that but I'm interested in the nexus
13. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1197; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I am thinking about getting the 8GB model if my One X's new update isn't up to what I wanted. Then get a 64gb Micro SD card (I think like $60 on ebay) to throw it in the phone. This phone will be a beast. I really need a phone with pure Android OS goodness.
15. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Yeah, what you also need is to READ one of the thousands of articles saying that Nexus hardware won't have SD card capabilities
23. Hughey2k2 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
You can't use a micro SD card with a nexus
39. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1197; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
>"< I keep getting nexus and the Optimus G mixed up. sorry guys. I'll take the 16GB version then
33. mydi.maus (unregistered)
nexus 4 is the killer BEAST!! over ALL!!
34. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
4.2 JELLY BEAN. SCREEN FACTOR. PRICE FACTOR nuff said
40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
hey I'm still am but doesn't mean i can still give it a nice comment lol
41. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
LTE is overrated. Dont say it is not. Well at least for e cellphone. My 12mbps HSPA+ speed is more than enough to load web pages instantly, download youtube and stream videos 200 times faster than i would need for it to not buffer, download contents i need from the web fast, and download porn vids simultaneously on different windows. I don't know what the hell other people are doing and downloading in their phones that they would need LTE in it. For a PC i would understand, bec that is where i download torrents and other data gigabytes in size.
43. mydi.maus (unregistered)
quad core,all glass!...thats classy