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LG Nexus phone coming mid-November with wireless charging: rumor

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Oct 2012, 09:18

We just heard about the first LG Nexus phone hands-on report, and now the device, based on the LG Optimus G, is said to be coming in the middle of November…

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:12 4

43. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

I just hope it doesn't look ugly like all of LG's other phones

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:28 1

52. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

With rumors of the phone being more rounded than the Optimus G, I expect this to be like the GNex vs. GS2 comparison. It'll be more Google's phone than LG's.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:41

71. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Your avatar made your comment even better!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 16:15 1

83. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

it is said to look very similar to the Galaxy Nexus. works for me.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 08:45

107. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

I think the 4x HD looks nice. If the chrome strips where actuall chrome instead of cheap plastic it would have been much better. But alas the only company who doesn't compromise on material is Apple.

If Apple wants aluminum strips then you'll get aluminum strips. While samsung and LG get cheap plastic with aluminum looks. It doesn't necessarily mean that the quality material actually makes for a better phone. There's more than just looks to get a device working.

The problem is that a premuim device needs premium materials. Especially since the prices of suposedly high-end smartphones became AT LEAST 25% more expensive over the last years.

E.g. 2008 Samsung Omnia SGH-i900 450 euro vs. 2012 Samsung Galaxy S 3 599 euro

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 11:56 2

59. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

well looks like i won't be buying the NEXUS you suck LG for NOT ADDING A SD CARD I was so hoping it would be a SONY NEXUS.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:01 4

61. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Um, the deletion of SD cards is a Google initiative, not LG. See Nexus S and GNex.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 10:09

112. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

unfortunately you end up with far less internal storage than what's usually advertised. Phones with 4GB internal storage have about 1GB actually left for end-users. That's a joke!

In that case a microSDcard is the perfect solution to circumvent this storage problem. Provided you can use that microSD card to actually store apps and not just music. Which was more or less possible on gingerbread but not anymore in ICS/JB.

"the deletion of SD cards is a Google initiative"
...either to enforce cloudstorage or they are incompetent to fix their storage mess programming code.

Funny thing is that ancient Windows Mobile and Pocket PC OS nicely asked where you wanted that app installed. Back then it seemed so simple... weird.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 12:42 1

65. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Specs are good! I just wished it was Samsung or Asus that manufactured this Nexus. Nothing against LG, but they aren't the Pinnacle of Android handset manufactures that look to put Android on another level. This could indeed backfire as this could under perform their sales numbers.

8GB or 16GB of NAND Flash. Are you kidding?!?!?! The Key Lime Pie takes up at least 3GB-4GB. That leaves you with at most 4GB-5GB or 12GB-13GB available. I believe that has to be a typo without having an SD card slot available. This will diminish sales in a heartbeat. People are going to hang on to their SI's, SII's, Droid's, because of that. People with SIII's aren't available for upgrades.

Wireless charging. Powermat and PALM have been available for quite sometime on these charging techniques. Nothing new here. I thought maybe Wireless Bluetooth Charging would have been more creative given the range of where wall outlet dongle would be placed to charge properly.

This is just a Galaxy Nexus I, with a faster processor, better screen, more RAM. This is like the release of the iPhone 5. Nothing big to write home about, but increased speed.

People will wait for the SIV after hearing this....

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:28 1

68. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

well said. I am also hoping that we get more than one Nexus and looking at Sammy`s performance I am sure we would have Gnex II

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 16:25 1

84. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

that's because real innovation is in the software. the giant (yes giant) spec bump is just the icing on the cake.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:04

76. animeware (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Not buying this phone

1) non-removable battery
2) no Micro SD Card

Plus Side
Android 4.2 I do not think it's that much improvement from Android 4.11 we will wait and see.

Wireless Charing

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 16:49

86. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Non-removable battery is not a problem for me because in my history I never was in deadly need to change the battery.

If ther will be enough internal space then I also don't feel the need for Micro SD Card slot. For example I have Micro SD Card in one of my phones but I almost never remove it, I usually use Micro USB or Bluetooth to download or upload something into my phone. :)

Talking about Android 4.2, Nexus is kind of proof that you will get and the next Android version.

Talking about Wireless Charging, I don't feel need to use wireless charger at all. I even don't see how it could be more user-friendly, It is almost the same way as you charge using charging dock. Also wireless charging is not good for your health!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 08:48

108. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Sometimes the easiest solution if your device hangs is to pop out the battery. Instead of remembering which 6 fingers and/or toes you need to reset the hung device.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:50 2

80. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

"internal storage will NOT be expandable via microSD"

... then you wil NOT get MY money! FU

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:53 2

81. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


1) non-removable battery
2) no micro SD card expansion
in the case of LG 3) big mpixels but awfull camera`s

And then they wonder WHY they are all in trouble.

- removable bateery
- microSD card expansion

no wonder why ppl love them...

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 21:04

93. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Actually I have read articles that says the Optimus camera is the best on the market right now. Of course there are articles that say otherwise, but it sounds like it is a high end camera.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 09:00

109. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Really... ALL the pics I have seen from that camera look like crap. None of them are sharp, too much noise. In fact most pics I've seen have the quality of an ancient 2mpixel Sony-ericson K550i. They're just so large that you can easily downscale them which will give you a usable 3,5Mpixel image out of the 13Mpixel source.

In fact that is the trick that ALL websites use. Downscale (or in marketing talk: Downsample) images and the quality is good. This works with ANY image. As long as you downscale to an even scale, e.g. 2x or 4x.

Try it. Take a crappy shot, open it in photoshop and reduce size to half it's horizontal and half it's vertical size, you'll see it looks much better now (though it is smaller).

If I want a camera to downscale pics then I'd rather get that Nokia 808 which does the downscaling for me and still give me impecable 5Mpixel images (which are allmost twice as large as an downscaled 13mpixel image). Let alone it's fantastic 8Mpixel images...

In fact LG's usually have th worst camera's of'em all. Together with HTC they have no clue. They get decent enough camera-modules though but they just can't write decent software to utilize them.

I just whish these bloody companies started working together more instead of sueing each other. If LG was smart then they'd ask Nokia or Sony to write the software for the camera. The 5MPixel pics from my low cost Xperia U are MUCH better compared to the preview pics of this LG optimus G.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 16:13

82. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

LG, that was the best troll ever!

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:56 1

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

the storage of this phone blows. 8gb? this is a joke.
And don't give me that cloud storage nonsense. I like to store movies and watch them wherever i please.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:19

94. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

i'll pass...LG smart phones? :/

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:46 1

95. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

16gig uugh.. . . Atleast 32gig Internal please. . .

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:48 1

96. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

LG make a very good design!!! wish the LG Nexus to be as elegant as it could be!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 07:55

102. mittalmailbox (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Don't like >4.5" display devices. make a 4.3" 1280*720 device with same specs as optimus G. Its gonna kill iPhone 5.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:27

114. s.r.vzwrep (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

So i keep hearing arguments about space so here's my suggestion don't buy this one buy one of the 3 other nexus devices that are supposed to come out this year one of them will fit exactly what you are looking for

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 11:39

115. epdm2be (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

None of the nexus phones will have microSD cards slots.
And some features will also be left out as not to disrupt sales of their own brand-cousins. E.g. The nexus Galaxy lacks an FM Radio while the 'normal' galaxy has an FM radio with RDS build in.

The only (perceived) advantage you 'might' have (now) is faster OS upgrades. But who knows whether Google won't change that policy in the near future.

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