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LG Nexus 4 prototype full preview appears, featuring a SIM card tray

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Oct 2012, 02:25

The LG Nexus 4 certainly looks like a great addition to the Nexus lineup, with a sharp 4.7" 1280x720 pixels IPS LCD display, featuring the same in-cell touch tech found in the iPhone 5. Also similar to Apple's handset, it features a micro SIM card tray loading mechanism...

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:29

40. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

perhaps... lets wait and see.. might be going for the asus padfone 2. 2012 is the year of great mobile tech (except iphone 5. major blow)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:56

42. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

No. They made the last two Nexus and it wasn't good at all. Build is very plasticky, and the camera is really bad.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 08:16

23. Twitch016 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

This sounds stupid to point out on such a high-level device, but I'm very, very happy that a big LED is coming back. It's one of my favorite features on the Galaxy Nexus that I rely on constantly (thanks to the Light Flow app). It adds so much utility and may have become an essential feature for how I use phones.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 10:54

26. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Shouldn't it have had the highest benchmark results?

Quad-Core 1.5Ghz Adreno 320 (top of the line), 2GB ram...

HTC One X beat it? What?

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 11:14 1

27. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

The software may not be properly optimized yet.

However, that is a damn low benchmark.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 11:39 1

28. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Yea because when benchmarks leaked for the Optimus G (the same specs of the LG Nexus), they were rated on top. So I guess this is some prototype version.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 14:35

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Yeah, supposedly this was a very early prototype from about 2 months or so ago. When it releases it should be MUCH better.

One thing I might wish for though is that the LG Nexus won't be a flagship, but will be a mid-range offering and the statements about S4 Pro and 2 GB RAM were wrong. Maybe Sony, HTC, or Motorola will make the real flagship Nexus.

But that is pretty much impossible, and those low benchmarks were due to unofficial software... But a man can dream

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 15:02

32. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Wouldn't you want all of them to have real flagships? Why would you wish for this to be a mid-range device?

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 15:43

33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I do kind of want all of them to be flagships in their own respective ways, but I'm thinking about the possibilities of making a mid-range Nexus; it would expand the area of consumers it would appeal to, being cheaper and all, while still giving a good experience to the user and making a good name for the Nexus brand.

Making a Nexus just being slightly more powerful than the current Galaxy Nexus, that still runs perfectly with Jelly Bean, could be a very good idea. Though some may argue the Galaxy Nexus will be the "mid-range" Nexus because it does technically have the same effect as making this LG Nexus a mid-range, but I think the fact that this will be a newer product along with being affordable will make it appeal more to the consumer.

It seems as though LG is really trying to impress us this year with their selection of devices, and that might make the LG Nexus the best option of the possible Nexi in terms of specs. However, even though Google is holding LG's hand and walking them through all of this like a child, I still think LG will find a way to screw this up. The name "LG" just makes me kind of cringe. So, if they were to make a mid-range Nexus; they would have less of a chance of messing that up and making the Nexus brand seem less valuable. If LG can make a decent super phone, they should be able to make a great mid-range, you know?

And then there are my own selfish reasons of course.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 15:59

34. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Yea I was actually thinking about the Galaxy Nexus's future. It might stick around be considered that mid-range device you speak of, as far as hardware. But I believe Nexus is more about Software than hardware. Running on the latest and most innovative software.

But let's see how LG does when these phones are actually released. (the Optimus G and the LG Nexus). I saw a CNET review that said the Optimus G has a really bad battery life and the camera sucks as well.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 16:14

35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I think instead of the Galaxy Nexus sticking around, it should be replaced by a mid-range Nexus. it won't be much of an upgrade, but consumers will be more attracted to it with the "new" tag on it. And plus there were things wrong with the Galaxy Nexus that LG could improve on. Build quality and the display are the two biggest examples. Though I really like the S-Amoled HD display on the Galaxy Nexus, just give people one less thing to complain about by giving them an IPS LCD HD display.

The Nexus is more used to being a standard that can be topped rather than a competitor for the best specs. But the superb software makes up in all aspects for the lack of pure power.

I don't really expect much out of the Optimus G, because it's LG. I expect more out of the Optimus Nexus because it's LG being led by Google. Google should lead LG into making the right decisions with the Nexus, rather than have them make the same mistakes they did with their past products.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 17:26

36. smartphonelover (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)

I actually love the camera design. I think this thing is definitely taking on the iPhone in the looks department, while most phones in let's say the Verizon's droid line go for the more tougher guy look. I might even consider this over the Verizon HTC phablet that's been rumored. the phablet might have an awesome ppi that's woops everything on the market, but this thing should have the same awesome IPS screen as the LG Optimus G. I've never liked LG's programming on their smartphones. It seems they have great technology, but sucky programming. So a pure google LG phone sounds awesome to me :) I'm hoping that it comes to Verizon.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 19:14

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posted on 15 Oct 2012, 20:44

38. Ksupowercat13 (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I really hope that those benchmarks are just because this is a prototype cause those are terrible!!!

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