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

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Oct 2012, 04:44

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...

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posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:00 3

8. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

with 8GB onboard they almost force us to use the cloud.... was expecting atleast 16 GB...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:54 2

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

Same here 8GB is poor, 16GB at $399 and I'm getting it for sure

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:48

51. Jericho (unregistered)

8GB $399 , 16GB a Little more expensive. Nexus 7 is probably getting a 32GB version so eventually this will come with more memory.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:19 4

21. AnChrome (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

Its definitely a shame if there was only one 8 GB variant (especially for those of us who are not on 5GB/unlimited data plans).
I would definitely prefer a higher price for more option but that's just me.
I would love cloud storage and I'm all thumbs up for it,but being a 17 year old with no personal income I have very little say in what plan I choose.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:29

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

bro what does the limit on your data plan have to do with the internal storage amount of your phone??

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:37 3

28. munkimatt (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Because the higher the internal storage is the less you require cloud storage, and those who aren't on plans with large data allowances could incur costs if they have to constantly access the cloud.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:42

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

jus a question....dont fully know how this cloud thing works yet but im checkin out youtube right now lol

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:04 1

40. wendygarett (unregistered)

If you have a pc you don't need to cloud... Back up all the file to pc my friends...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:08

42. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

what about drop box? wouldn't that help out with storage?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:33 1

75. thunder18 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)

Dropbox would be considered the cloud. Anytime you're talking about storing your stuff in a place that requires an internet connection to retrieve it, that's the cloud. The problem is for those who have small data caps/unlimited data who can essentially be left without access to their "cloud data" because they have exceeded their allotment, or more likely, incurring huge overages because the phone doesn't have enought storage to hold frequently used data/files.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:16 1

44. wp8forever (unregistered)

When the lumia 920 came out with 32 gb instead of 8 lol u you android fans didn't sound so supportive about the cloud lol this just tell what kind of mentality you guys have, lol.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:30 1

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

You again....

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 04:57 2

6. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

8gb memory,ah not a hope i'd buy it. This will be a relative flop,but it doesn't really matter anyhow as there are already so many top android handsets available of equal or better level as this selling by the truck load. Google needs to learn here that people want memory card slots.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:00 1

9. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:01 1

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

you should realize.......they are selling this beast for only 400 dollars!! wow how can u complain much.........im guessing cloud storage will be there to help things out though

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:14 1

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

From 16Gb to 8Gb. What a joke.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:15 5

18. wendygarett (unregistered)

I have to agree with you, where can you find a premium screen display, with premium quad core processor with just $400... Together with the nexus 7 it would be an epic... The combination of these two wins all :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:23 3

22. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Bro, If you google it you can discover that production cost for adding 1 GB memory in a smart phone is around 2.56$, so adding another 8GB would cost around 20$. Google and LG could have done that with fixing the price around 425$ still being cheap, But with this move, Google is taking a step backwards. Cloud is not everyones solution as the data transaction would cost us more. Especially for the people like me who have limited bandwidth...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:26 1

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea i mean i dont really know how cloud works but i was just hoping that they were lookin at it as a more convenient way of storing your memory and doing so to place this beast of a phone in the market at only 400 dollars.....So i guess i would have to see how cloud works first :(

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 04:59 3

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

Was really looking forward to buying this. What a let down, ile keep my Nexus S....

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:03 4

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

I dont get it, how do you even get to finish installing apps with only 8gb..

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:05 2

12. omacmagics (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

Well at 400 I think I'll buy. I'm not a music lover neither do I store movies on my phone etc. I'm in dire need of an upgrade from my Nexus S. Wanted the Note 2 but don't have 700 to push out right now. U got to love Android for choice.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:06 3

13. wendygarett (unregistered)

If 16gb version cost only $499 then Apple will have a big big trouble...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:59 3

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

F@#k that 16GB at $399, if they're looking to sell alot, I ain't rich and neither is a huge chunk of the world, lower prices equals more sales, not to mention my self interest in getting one

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:47 1

69. BadAssAbe (Posts: 463; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

let me fix that for you
16gb 450
32gb 499


posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:06 2

14. Packer29 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

No a big disappointment!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:11 3

15. Luuthian (Posts: 285; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

8GB!? Jesus. I love my Nexus but no. I'm passing. Someone else can have my money in that case. Be it an S3 or an iPhone, I'm not buying a phone with 8GB of storage and no Micro SD slot.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 23:02

100. sdcard_hater (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Why not use an OTG usb?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:12 3

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

We must realize that google is doing us a HUGE favor here! they made it like this on purpose in order to place it in the market AT A LOW PRICE! and if im not wrong we arent losing anything because of the cloud storage to back up the 8gb internal......The only thing we are gonna have to sacrifice is OLD HABBITS lol this is great news man....Any other phone with these MONSTER specs would cost you easily 700 to 800 dollars! for only 400 dollars this is a steal people :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:49 1

52. kanagadeepan (Posts: 976; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

OK... How about giving SD slot with that 8GB storage for EXTRA 50$???

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