Unofficial tally shows 1 million Google Nexus 4 units have been sold since launch
0. phoneArena posted on 08 Feb 2013, 05:43
You might recall how owners of the Google Nexus 4 used their phones' IMEI number to figure that 375,000 units of the stock Android smartphone had been sold at around the end of 2012; updated information now suggests that 1 million units of the Google Nexus 4 have been sold as production of the phone in January was about 8 times the number produced in October...
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20. omar300 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 08:15 0 0
me too. but im disappointed they couldnt keep track of phone sold. right now they had the best chance since they were selling it themselves only. moving forward it will get even bigger cluster mess when carriers start selling it.
2. INF1N1TY posted on 08 Feb 2013, 05:55 1 2
That's a lot lower than I would've thought. But if it had LTE and were on the top carriers I'm sure the sales would've been a lot higher; though LG would have even more of a hard time keeping up with the stock.
8. Retro-touch posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:44 0 0
Exactly those figures should be much higher but the supply never capitalized on demand and few managed to get one, glad I'm one of them, many simply gave up but the experience for me was worth the nearly 3 month wait, also you have to factor in limited availability, I'm lucky I have a relative in America
3. Berzerk000 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 05:57 2 0
Not surprising, considering half the time since it's been launched it hasn't been in stock.
4. rusticguy posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:04 0 0
Since it's no more going out of stock and i see prices fall on ebay.in it shows that demand has come down. On some sites in India it is now available for 28.5K and that too with custom duty paid.
5. anywherehome posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:26 0 10
still waiting for:
1) replaceable battery
2) grip for a string
4) better camera
otherwise no deal for me....I need full functional smartphone in terrain :)
6. sorcio46 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:37 7 1
Nexus 4 is more than "fully functional"
You are searching for the best of the best, but you won't find it at that awesome price.
13. anywherehome posted on 08 Feb 2013, 07:07 0 0
N4 is not for terrain....thats reason I bought it for my father....I thick with GN :)
15. sorcio46 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 07:12 0 1
Is a smartphone, not a plow xD
And it outclasses the Galaxy Nexus in every category, why do you keep to stay with the old model?
21. brar.arsh posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:31 0 1
his Dad is an Android geek and he bought himself a N4 and the the Old Phone GNex passed on to Kid.. :D
28. JunitoNH posted on 08 Feb 2013, 12:40 1 5
Keep your piece of junk with a glass backing, make sure not to drop it. All you have is a poor man iPhone 4, but lacking the performance.
10. wendygarett (limited) 6 days ago posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:50 2 9
Just shut up and get bbz10 :p
11. Retro-touch posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:50 0 0
Just wait for the GS4 and I can guarantee it will be going for at least $700 and even that's a conservative estimate might be higher when the buzz is high, S3 goes for $580 in my country
14. anywherehome posted on 08 Feb 2013, 07:08 0 0
I would buy SGS3....but no Nexus, no deal for me :)
7. darkkjedii posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:40 5 2
Good device, great specs, crappy sales. Guess there's more to it than specs alone, like end user experience.
9. sorcio46 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 06:44 5 4
End user experience is awesome here, "the best Android phone ever" said by some of my friends with iPhone 5 ;-)
30. markt9002 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 13:57 0 0
The phone hasn't really been available for the past 3 months. That's the only reason why sales are low. There is a huge demand for the phone, and it's pretty obvious that Google didn't anticipate the demand. The phone was sold out in the US play store almost immediately. It took me 5 minutes just to add the 8GB to my cart.
I saw people selling them for $450-500 on Craigslist in my area, before it was available in the Play store a week or two ago, and some people are willing to trade an iPhone 5 straight up for a Note II, or a Nexus 4. That being said, it's the best phone I've owned, and I ordered it the day it was released. Battery life is great, and the development community is huge. The phone is 100% smooth, even when I disable two cores, and a -100mV undervolt across the board.
The AOSP browser is still king, but with Chrome beta, it's clear that Google is trying very hard to make Chrome mobile a better browser. The only thing that bothers me about the phone is that Google didn't even attempt to calibrate the screen, and that's a fact. However, there are people over at XDA working diligently to fix what Google didn't do. For about $320 shipped, I can't complain that much.
It costs me $680 for a year of service with T-Mobile, and a high end phone. If I were on Verizon with a Note II, and 2GB of data/mon, I'd be paying over $1600 per year, and be locked into a two year contract. I upgrade my phones once a year, and having a contract doesn't cut it. Also, the phone's ready for T-Mobile's proposed LTE service, however, HSPA+ is plenty fast (22Mb+ down) in some areas. If you think the Nexus 4 delivers a poor user experience, you're using it wrong.
32. darkkjedii posted on 08 Feb 2013, 14:38 0 1
35. UrbanPhantom posted on 10 Feb 2013, 00:58 0 0
I was initially interested in buying the N4 as well, but it was always out of stock, and so I bought a Lumia 920 instead. The N4 had good specs, but it didn't compare to Nokia's offering in terms of hardware. The rear cam was inferior, and it had less storage memory as well. Also, no LTE. Quad core offered no advantage either, since WP8 runs smooth on dual core inside the 920. WP8 itself is fine, just needs more appz...
That said, the Nexus 4 was good value for it's price. Too bad it wasn't more readily available, otherwise I may have bought one myself :o`
Ps.) Wireless QI charging is great! Kudos to the Lumia 920, Nexus 4, and Droid DNA for having this awesome feature!
16. baza58 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 07:14 0 0
It would be much more. They simple fu*ked it. Now I have here 550$ and want them to throw to LG but they don't want them.
19. darac posted on 08 Feb 2013, 08:14 3 0
.. because the supply was TEN TIMES LOWER than the demand, genius
18. darac posted on 08 Feb 2013, 08:12 2 0
Once the LG gears up, it will finally have a blockbuster phone on their hands.
They were doing 7.5 million androids last quarter, with the best selling product hitting under one million units.
With the Nexus 4, their numbers will change significantly.
I expect around 10 million phones in the current quarter, with Nexus 4 being by far their most popular product.
22. Dattack posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:32 0 0
Would have been 2 million if they had more on stock. No hate. :)
23. gallitoking posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:41 0 3
after what BB is doing.. I doubt is 1 million.. maybe 100,000 and they added another 0 by mistake... thats seems more real
24. Nikolas.Oliver (limited) posted on 08 Feb 2013, 09:59 0 0
Why is the nexus 4 so fvkin expensive in third world countries... It's. $570 in my country
such a shame...
25. Dattack posted on 08 Feb 2013, 10:34 0 0
That isn't really that bad mate.. The 8 GB version here costs €300 ($401), and the 16 GB version costs €400 (534), and that's unfortunately in Germany, since we can't buy the Nexus 4 in the Netherlands on Dutch webshops. But well.. :(
26. imkyle posted on 08 Feb 2013, 11:02 0 0
Bought mine on the 6th of this month. Hope it ships out soon :)
27. yougotkilled1 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 12:18 0 0
You can't beat 300$ off-contract price for what they have to offer. They would have sold much more than 1 million if they had realized 300$ for a phone like this would be in high demand.
29. kozza3 posted on 08 Feb 2013, 13:44 3 0
just received my nexus 4 yesterday and all i have to say is... AMAZING
completely love the phone, its seriously the most responsive device i have ever used (and I've tried them all)
plus all the xda development you could ever need
31. PermanentHiatus posted on 08 Feb 2013, 14:07 0 0
Not surprised. They did miss out on the potential 92 million Verizon subscribers.
33. pyradark posted on 08 Feb 2013, 18:25 0 0
ohh i thought this is a selling great and help LG goes back on top 5??
1M is not enough, now i know why LG is not on Top 5 best smart phone
34. 9thWonderful posted on 08 Feb 2013, 19:21 0 0
is this phone even any good? i mean i see the specs...but after all, its still LG which i don't care for anything LG except for maybe their washer/dryers.