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White Google Nexus 4 unboxing and hands-on

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White Google Nexus 4 unboxing and hands-on
Here it is, guys! After months of rumors and leaks, the white Google Nexus 4 has finally materialized, and it is now in our office for a quick inspection. What took LG so long to bring this beauty to market is beyond us, but at least the wait has finally come to an end.

We are calling it a beauty because the white Google Nexus 4, as all other white models of popular phones, is truly more eye-catching than its black counterpart. It is like yin and yang coming together when we put the two models next to each other. But at the same time, we're underwhelmed by the fact that only the back plate and the phone's sides have been given a white paint job, while the front side has not been touched at all.

Still, the glittery white Nexus 4 is a looker. LG's trademark Crystal Reflection pattern applied on the phone's glass back bumps the bling factor to over 9000. But while its glass surface feels premium to the touch, some might find its slipperiness rather annoying. In fact, putting the phone on anything that isn't perfectly flat will cause it to gradually slide off, as the case is with the black Nexus 4 smartphone.

A white phone needs a white case, doesn't it? Along with our white Google Nexus 4 we were sent the official white bumper case as well. It provides solid protection for the phone's sides, reducing potential drop damage to a minimum. On top of that, the front and back sides are also protected against scratching while the smartphone is resting on a flat surface. At the same time, all of the phone's buttons and ports are easily accessible. However, keep in mind that even with the bumper case on, the screen and back side of the Google Nexus 4 are still pretty vulnerable, so avoid putting the handset in the same pocket with your keys.

Nothing has changed under the hood of the Google Nexus 4, and it even comes in the same 8- and 16-gigabyte varieties. Nothing new has been added in terms of accessories either. Tucked in the box are the usual wall charger and microUSB cable, both of which are black in color, a quick start guide and a SIM card ejector.

Want one of these? Well, the Google Play store is the place to go. The white Google Nexus 4 is now available for the low off-contract price of $300 and $350 for the 8 and 16 gigabyte versions respectively.



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posted on 29 May 2013, 09:39 4

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


White is right!

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:39 11

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I'm detecting some racist undertones.....

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:42 1

7. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Blue is true!

um...what?

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:58 5

12. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Blue is glue. (Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol)

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:43 2

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Black don't crack.

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:01 1

14. dorianb (Posts: 600; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100426142641/familyguy/images/9/92/Burnt_sienna.jpg

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:19

22. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


suits fan?

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 19:30

57. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


brown's in town

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:02 3

15. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


You've got to be kidding me. This phone isn't fully white. It actually looks half black than anyone can see. Is the color really determined by only half as much to use with that? Not at all. My guess is that they decided to use two-toned as people want, otherwise, LG really decided to give a different appearance to go and want a change to do look more like. It's just that simple.

posted on 29 May 2013, 14:48

43. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 491; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


The latest white color phone that looks good would be the Pantech Vega A870

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:54

35. rdeleonp (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


Officially like this phone. Yum!

posted on 29 May 2013, 12:53 2

39. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


yellow is not mellow?

posted on 29 May 2013, 12:53 2

40. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Let me guess you look like Powder right? lol

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:06 2

52. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Indeed, I love chopping up powder with a razor on my nexus 7 with gorilla glass, My Ipad 2 sucked because I could only use a credit card. From now on gorilla glass is a must on my tablets.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:39 3

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Either go all the way and make the whole phone white....or don't do it at all...I love the nexus 4 with all my heart but it just doesn't look right...

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:42 2

6. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I dunno, I think the two-tone look works on the right phone. It's pretty snazzy on the Lumia 928. But in both cases either they didn't want to or couldn't afford to make multiple faces for the phone.

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:03 2

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yeh and have you seen the htc 8s ......gorgeous!!!

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:25 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The 8s isn't bad, but the bottom of the phone reminds me of the lip on a 2009 HTC Hero. I prefer the hint of color on the front of the 8X.

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:07 1

32. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I think it (half white) has to do with the OS itself
they want it to match with android jellbean's holo UI
and yes like you mentioned making the whole phone white sounds alot better.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:40 1

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Panda Nexus 4.

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:07 1

53. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Bob marley edition nexus 4, black+white=better than both

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:41 1

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Is it safe to say that since no Android version is mentioned, it runs 4.3? (which would only make sense if Google said not to talk about the OS version).

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:10 1

33. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


I don't think so but i really want to see what next android version bring over current JB
my guess is 4.3 will be a minor update, 5.0 will be a giant update.

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:57

54. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'm expecting a new edition gapps, maybe something new notification wise, maybe some new location settings.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:44 2

9. donjunior (Posts: 50; Member since: 28 May 2013)


Samsung S4 is 50x better than this flop nexus 4.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:57 2

11. SleepingOz (unregistered)


50x? That's a lil exaggerated, don't you think?

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:26 1

26. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You can have all the craziest specs in the world but the nexus is still a smoother experience. Smoothest android phone i have ever used and if it wasnt for the crappy speaker and so so camera, it would still be in my pocket now

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:40 1

44. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


i spotted a die hard Samboy!

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:21 1

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


Iv'e spotted a brainwashed b@@ fanboy™

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:45

10. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Why is this a thing? The unboxing of a different color? Its the same as the black one. There's no separate unboxing for a white iPhone, a blue razr, or a yellow, cyan, red, or white Lumia...

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