LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 directly from the Play Store on October 29th, 8GB memory and GSM-only

LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 directly from the Play Store on October 29th, 8GB memory and GSM-only
For today's addition to the rumors about a Google Nexus phone made by LG, we have the last piece of the puzzle - its suggested price. The device has a 60% chance to end up as the LG Nexus 4, and the other choice is LG Optimus Nexus.

Which one you prefer is a personal choice, but you'll certainly smile when you hear the price that the source tipped - $399 with no binding contract. To achieve this pricing, all the prototype devices floating around are confirming 8GB of storage onboard, but that's not the only way corners are cut.

The Nexus 4 is allegedly only going to be sold in a GSM version at launch, with no expensive LTE radio, and directly from the Google Play Store to end clients, just like the Galaxy Nexus goes now. Availability is slated for October 29, and, judging from the plethora of leaks about this year's Nexus device, it might turn out credible.

The source says that the 4.7" HD screen is a thing of beauty, and, if it is similar to what the 4X HD, or the One X are using, with the new in-cell touch tech of the iPhone 5, that should indeed be the case. How do you feel about a quad-core Nexus with one of the best chipsets and screens currently available, and with Android 4.2, but only 8GB of memory at $399, any takers?

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Nexus 4
  • 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)

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121 Comments

1. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I'll have to think about it...

4. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Done! Can't really say yet: can the battery be removed easily as in Nexus7? What is the battery life? What is the battery-allowed daily usage? Does it have FM-radio? etc...

37. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

yes!! plz tell something about the battery! and the exact processor...

46. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And also if you Root it, overclock the CPU, can it be clocked at 2.0 Ghz and also the Gpu.

47. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hello Troll.

57. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

hey! 'sup? I used to like SRK in the 90's.. he was my fav Then he started overacting... last flick i liked was Chakk De..

97. 4D331

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

true..he is overacting and a big show off, it used to be his innocents that made him respectable & like able..but he's just turned into a big show off...but after him, along came Akshay kumar, he made some heavy movies, really funny and enjoyable to watch with your m8s or gf..and now its Salman Khans turn, with all his romantic action movies, such as "Bodyguard", amazing movie man, watched it over and over again, and now Ekh tha tiger, doin it...

112. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

dude Bodyguard?? seriously ??? :O

58. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the exact processor is the Krait pro Quad with Adreno 320 GPU and 2 gigs of RAM. Its a little monster of a phone. This thing is nearly a dream other than the internal memory. I can put up with the ugliness for 400. But the 8 gigs of memory is gonna be hard to live with. Give me 16 gigs @ 450 and I'll be happy. Even though there is about a 10 cent difference for the part at manufacturer side. lol.

64. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why didn't they made it a dualcore 320 Gpu..... Like the iP5 with 3 Gpu, silly things they do.

74. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

why not a quad? A quad version of the same chip is generally more power savy as well as obviously stronger.

77. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And it would be twice powefull then Pvr543. Graphics would be more detailed.

98. 4D331

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

I agree, 8 GB of memory is a joke, you got htc phone x+ offering 64 GB,...they just don't get it, ok they got the super processor and brilliant screen, but the main factors that people actually want and are calling for to have, is a removable battery, big internal memory plus sd card slot, and a nice camera , just apply theses features first and than add the rest but they keep on going the other way, shame would have been an excellent machine but without optional external added memory, it just fell from the top...

109. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

but the one X+ is like $200-300 more expensive if ever the LG Nexus is really $400 at 8GB. That's quite a big saving knowing that the LG Nexus has better CPU, GPU and ram too. I am confident that a 16 GB or even a 32GB option will be made available just like the Nexus 7 tablet.

115. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea, im sorry but I'm not going to spend 200-300 more for a phone with MUCH LOWER specs just because it has more memory. Besides, HTC phones suck lately. The ONLY phone that even competes for my dollars against the nexus is the Note2. Its the ONLY one with similar horsepower. It has a massive battery and SD slots. However, your comparing a $400 device to $600-800 devices. And the $400 device wins in nearly every category except storage and battery life (when compared to Note2/razrMaxx). For that kind of money savings I can get an extended battery, one of those "OTG usb cables" that have been trolled so much on this thread about, a case, and still have enough money left over for some Xmas shopping. I am a specs geek like no ones business, but I'm also heavy on "get the most for your money" It's really hard to justify another phone with the LG Nexus being at only $400 (and probably $450 for a 16 gig version) knowing everything else in the high end category is AT LEAST $200 more.

30. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

8Gb? Really? p.s. Cloud storage is a joke with today internet...

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i use cloud storage all the time on Tmobile. Rarely do I have an issue. Those few things that I "NEED" at a moments notice like a few docs and such, I keep on the phone, everything else is synced. I rarely tap 2 gigs a month in usage even with regular Google Music syncing.

81. ShadyGambino

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

This. Cloud is now, Android is built for it.

41. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

SD card slot and I'm sold

101. sdcard_hater

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Why not use OTG usb cable? USB sticks are hard to lose with those tiny pinky-nails.

43. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

memory is it's achilles heel

73. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

8gb is a joke today, my 16gb galaxy nexus is wayyy better than this 8gb nexus

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

8 GB with no external SD card? Meh....

54. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

maybe I'd think about it more if it can do UTG.

83. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

If you root it, it definitely will.

102. sdcard_hater

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

There is always OTG usb cables.

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Not without a microSD card slot!

103. sdcard_hater

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Then use OTG usb cables, or a micro USB to USB converter. I don't see why everyone here has a boner for microSD cards. It's common to use a flashdrive, they are big enough to not get itself lost, it's much easier to stab into your computer(with hands) where as the mSD you must insert it surgically into an adapter(with your thumbs and fingers) and then into your desktop.

121. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Sorry, but do you realize that we are talking about phones here, not computers? You canĀ“t stab a flashdrive in a phone...

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

HELLLZ YEAAA!! this is amazing! wow im guessing cloud storage will be there though right?

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