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8GB Google Nexus 4 out of stock once again

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8GB Google Nexus 4 out of stock once again
By now, LG and Google know that they have a hit on their hands with the Google Nexus 4, and have probably ordered up more stock from suppliers. But even contract manufacturers can't add more time to the 24 hours a day that some of the assembly lines churn out product. Yes, they might be able to turn a 12 year old school girl into a 35 year-old mother of three, but they can't add more hours to a day.

The 8GB Google Nexus 4 is once again sold out

The 8GB Google Nexus 4 is once again sold out

The 8GB variant of the Google Nexus 4 is now sold out again and orders for the unit cannot be placed. Recently, the backlog for the phone reached 9 to 10 weeks. Google is still taking orders for the 16GB variant priced at a tantalizing $349. Those orders are being shipped in 6-7 weeks which pretty much takes you past December 25th. Hopefully those ordering the unlocked handset as a holiday gift were able to get their order processed in time.

Meanwhile, the 16GB Google Nexus 4 remains out of stock at T-Mobile despite the price which is $150 more than from Google directly, so that takes the carrier out of play. As we've pointed out before, if you need the phone immediately, your best bet might be eBay. New restrictions on sellers offering the phone should heighten security and lessen the chance that you're gonna get rooked. Prices have come down since the new rules were put in force and you can pick up the 16GB of the phone for $599.99. If time is not an issue, you can still buy the same version from the Google Play Store for $349 assuming that the 6 to 7 week wait is not a problem.

source: GooglePlayStore via Electronista

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posted on 01 Dec 2012, 22:23 4

1. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

I don't know why...the phone sucks! #1- The Camera is poor. #2- The 1080p video is horrible. #3 No LTE #4 Internet Review Reports are stating that the battery live is horrible. #5 The phone overheats playing games. #6-Washed out colors on the display.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:24 15

2. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:43 9

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

So if he's pointing out faults of an Android phone, he naturally becomes a retard? The points he's making are valid.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:15 8

10. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

The phone is superb thats why its selling like hotcakes, it is future proof as well with the best and up to date hardware, unlike your Nokia lumia 920

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:59 12

14. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

He's retarded because he's just parroting info he isn't even sure about, really get tired of people like you always trying to be politically correct. Camera is almost as good as other flagships, 1080p is poor, the rest are not true

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 06:33 5

24. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

mate dont bother, they will always act like that, nothing bad is allowed to be said against android phones on here.

as for what '' ama3654'' he doesnt know anything, the phone isnt optimised for the hardware its a waste.

and ''Retro-touch'' camera is average on the nexus 4 with chance of purple flare. please stop worshipping an average phone at a good price

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 06:55 3

25. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

what do you mean phone isnt optimised?, the damn phone is smooth as hell, 60 fps thats whats up!, the gpu is adreno 320, not adreno 225 like nokia 920, which performs leap and bound better that nokia 920 and can utilise future API like opengl es 3.0. Android is way better and richer than your lame windows phone with meager hardware which is already obselete

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:11 5

27. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

hush little fanboy, look at you attacking the 920 because someone critised your precious nexus 4. its people like you that ruin this site

second the 920 runs wp8, which as everyone knows doesnt need as much as android to run smooth. you belive more is better all the time

example lamborghini gallardo spyder has a v10, nissan gtr has a v6. funny though the gtr is a faster track car even though the lambo has a bigger block under the hood. see having power it aint utilising is a waste. the 920 is the nissan in this example btw it utilizes what it has and uses it.

you keep saying lame windows phone, but that ''lame windows phone can support a camera you can only dream of and do everything needed with a app market that is building up.

be a fanboy all you like, android isnt better for everyone plus the n4 and 920 are differant devices. you just cant handle people stating problems with it

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:34 1

28. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

aww are you hurt, I'll rather have Lamborghini gallardo any day mate, thanks for pointing out windows phone and Lumia 920 is far inferior, you made my day already.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:49 5

29. wendygarett (unregistered)

You has shown no respect to anyone, people say it sucks because they use it and yet you had yet to have a one and criticize other... You are the most pathetic fanboy I had ever seen... Bash every non-android user just to make you feel better, I'm sincerely pity you my friends... No wonder Michael H write about "bias"...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:55 1

30. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

so your classing been faster inferior.............you make no sense and your just making it seem that android is nothing but a status symbol to brag you have more power even though it goes wasted

anyway ive seen you trolling before with the same standard of comment, utter crap with loads of fanboy bs

and even most reasonable android fans wont call the 920 inferior as one its not and second there not as biased as you.

if that comment made your day, you really cant read can you but shows how empty your days are

ohh and all the red thumbs id love for you lot to instead contribute instead of just following the fanboy crap like a cheerleader

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 09:07

37. Ninetysix (Posts: 2637; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

How fast is your Nexus 4 in benchmarks?


posted on 02 Dec 2012, 10:05 3

39. Retro-touch (Posts: 277; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Have you seen latest Antutu scores since they updated it to 3.0, simply put the Nexus is faster than GNote 2 and most other phones on the market. Chaoticrazor is a Nokia fanboy I've done enough research to know its camera is almost as good as S3 and Iphone 5 in good lighting, its average in low lighting and it offers the best Android experience atm

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 10:31 2

40. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

haha im a nokia fanboy, well you must be the biggest android fanboy if thats the case mate

and saying the camera is as good as the s3 in ''good' lighting aint much the s3 has a average camera so thankyou for proving my point. second im sure the gnot 2 is a much better and faster phone then the nexus 4 your aiming for the sky on that one

and you have done enough research have you, care to show us this research lmao

face it the nexus 4 is a good phone for the price, it secures future updates so you know you will have them but other then that its averag and for the record the gnote 2 offers a better android experience

i love how you claim im a fanboy though when you are only defending android ive been fair in what ive said with you its all one way

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 12:26 2

43. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

No offense meant but i think you should be part of PA team given your writing skills and the amount of lengthy debates that you engage into :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 12:55 2

45. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

haha no offense taken lol

give me a job P.A , id happily accept.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 10:58

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

AnTuTu is a joke, but I agree, Nexus 4 is fast.

Want to know how a device's performance/smoothness "feels like" in the real world?

GLBenchmark is the way: goo.gl/ys81C

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 01:27 7

3. MeoCao (unregistered)

I don't have the phone but some reviews I read say a little bit different.

All reviews agree that camera is not good but passable, if some1 needs greatest camera N4 is not the phone for him/her.

But they most agree that N4 is one of best Android phones now.

Maybe your Nexus 4 is faulty?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:03 3

8. wendygarett (unregistered)

I'm strongly agree #6 the display is on par on one x and optimus g
#5 I doubt it, coz Qualcomm chipset are used to be cooler compared to others...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:04 1

9. wendygarett (unregistered)

Sorry I'm strongly disagree #6 :p

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:20 6

15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Anandtech reported thermal throttling for the GPU..it performs superbly when put in a freezer though, lol.

But still this is a phenomenal phone for the price.
No other way around that fact.
If you compare it with iPhone 5 16gb, it blows it away, and costs half the price!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 04:10

18. MeoCao (unregistered)

This is software or hardware issue mate?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:03 1

20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Hardware obviously :)

But it doesn't make much difference in regular gaming.
Just that it's unable to reach the peak performance(which current games can't challenge anyway )

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 06:27 3

23. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

well i agree with u the phone is soo smooth i have used it. But apart from benchmark.. Iphone 5 beats Nexus 4.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 07:03 2

26. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

In what world are you living?, how can that teeny tiny girlie iphone beat nexus 4? you must smoking suthing mate! iphone 5 doesn't even begin to compete with any phone in 2012, that thing is like a flippin remote control with some huge icons on the screen coupled with the most boring OS ever!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 09:38

38. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

i think u dont browse utube a lot.. go and check out the benchmark videos of both the phones and then tell me MATE !!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 02:28

11. xuerantiger (Posts: 53; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

well i cant say much against your points since i dont have the phone and base my understanding on the reviews, but the reason why this phone is so popular is because of the incredible price point its at without a contract. the camera isnt great, but its not at all terrible. the display from what i've heard is on par with the rest of the flagships phones, and i think the battery is supposed to be better because of the lack of LTE. the nexus 4 is obviously not perfect in a few aspects, but the price point is what really gets people bought

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:25 1

16. kevkyle (Posts: 104; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

if you won't buy it - why does it bother you so much?

.....and that is assuming you're statements are factual

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 03:52

17. CODHP13 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

Camera is neither bad nor good. video quality is poor but not horrible. LTE is a big blow but it can be mended by this pricing.
but just see its advantages. beefy hardware. nice display. and the special thing is it is a nexus device which means faster updates. For me the storage is the only problem.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 08:09 1

31. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Another knee jerk response when an android device sales above expectations. I wonder what the haters are going to say about the Samsung S4 next year.

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