LG Nexus 4 prototype full preview appears, featuring a SIM card tray
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 15, 2012, 2:25 AM
The folks Tech Onliner say that there was indeed no memory card slot, and just 8GB of internal memory on the prototype unit they have, which seems to be indeed a very early preview unit, considering the benchmark scores that the monster quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU got.
The camera samples don't look bad either, even those inside, but the previewers mentioned that it was obvious the software wasn't ironed out still, as automatic mode behaved pretty erratic, sometimes boosting contrast and saturation, or mangling the white balance at will.
Hopefully the news on the storage front and the benchmark results will be better for the final retail version, which should be announced later this month by Andy Rubin alongside a new Android 4.2 version (the prototype was running Android 4.1.2), and eventually land on shelves October 29 for $399 SIM-free, sold directly from the Play Store.
Google Nexus 4 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)
Lg is getting dreamier and dreamier.......mmmmmm lol
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 2:33 AM 7
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i think cameras design should have been more badass :)))
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 9:53 AM 3
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Only 8gb and no sd card slot? Why
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 3:05 AM 1
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galaxy s3 would feel insecure :p
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 3:07 AM 2
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If they are aiming for a more midrange price like 400 dollars off contract they may be sacrificing some capacity. the average user wouldnt really need much more than that anyway. If you dont put music or video actually on the phone then its perfectly fine for apps to have 8gb, even if its 5-6gb after os and other files
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 10:00 AM 0
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Because pretty soon internal storage isn't going to matter. As long as you have personal cloud storage you're going to be able to stream things like music, movies, and pictures from your home storage. Check out Western Digital's My Book Live setups. Its awesome.
posted on Oct 16, 2012, 4:52 PM 0
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anyone got any ideas on what the green dot is about in picture #9? if this phone has LED notification, it will be a cherry on top
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 3:07 AM 0
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its either a notification LED or a Uranium depository where a nano drop will give you an estimated 48 hours of talk time and up to 2 months standby battery life... ...ofcourse its an LED why else would they post that pic
posted on Oct 18, 2012, 1:38 AM 0
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really nice looking phone but i wish at the back, it will have a kevlar finish! :)
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 3:09 AM 0
i thought you like only BlackBerry
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 3:32 AM 0
I am itching for a new Nexus phone but only 8 GB storage option is a bad move. Still waiting for official announcement.
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 3:49 AM 2
buy this 8gb for $399 and a nexus 7 8gb for $199 will just cost $598 only for 16gb... That way you can enjoy double battery life, enjoy big 7 inches screens and can operate with one hand when anwering the phone :) I'm kinda envy that all iphone cost same price with 16gb and cannot enjoy the big screen like android user has... you should think at the positive site when you considered it... hope my budgeting for you is useful :D
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 4:29 AM 3
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So happy this is an early prototype, that means there might be a chance of a different pattern on the back glass rather than that bedazzled look, maybe carbon fiber-ish like the pattern on the Optimus G for AT&T. Can't wait for this to release.
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 7:02 AM 2
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I wonder if samsung can do a better job than this? Not that lg nexus is bad but i expected more. in terms of audio quality, memory and camera
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 7:04 AM 0
Its an early prototype so hold off your judgments until the product is released for consumption, I might get the LG Nexus depends on how good the camera is but I expect it to come with 16GB, which is what kept me from buying the Galaxy Nexus and went with S2
posted on Oct 15, 2012, 7:31 AM 0
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