White Google Nexus 4 unboxing and hands-on
posted by Nick T. / May 29, 2013, 9:36 AM
We are calling it a beauty because the white Google Nexus 4, as all other white models of popular phones, is truly more eye-catching than its black counterpart. It is like yin and yang coming together when we put the two models next to each other. But at the same time, we're underwhelmed by the fact that only the back plate and the phone's sides have been given a white paint job, while the front side has not been touched at all.
Still, the glittery white Nexus 4 is a looker. LG's trademark Crystal Reflection pattern applied on the phone's glass back bumps the bling factor to over 9000. But while its glass surface feels premium to the touch, some might find its slipperiness rather annoying. In fact, putting the phone on anything that isn't perfectly flat will cause it to gradually slide off, as the case is with the black Nexus 4 smartphone.
A white phone needs a white case, doesn't it? Along with our white Google Nexus 4 we were sent the official white bumper case as well. It provides solid protection for the phone's sides, reducing potential drop damage to a minimum. On top of that, the front and back sides are also protected against scratching while the smartphone is resting on a flat surface. At the same time, all of the phone's buttons and ports are easily accessible. However, keep in mind that even with the bumper case on, the screen and back side of the Google Nexus 4 are still pretty vulnerable, so avoid putting the handset in the same pocket with your keys.
Nothing has changed under the hood of the Google Nexus 4, and it even comes in the same 8- and 16-gigabyte varieties. Nothing new has been added in terms of accessories either. Tucked in the box are the usual wall charger and microUSB cable, both of which are black in color, a quick start guide and a SIM card ejector.
Want one of these? Well, the Google Play store is the place to go. The white Google Nexus 4 is now available for the low off-contract price of $300 and $350 for the 8 and 16 gigabyte versions respectively.
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)
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White is right!
posted on May 29, 2013, 9:39 AM 4
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I'm detecting some racist undertones.....
posted on May 29, 2013, 9:39 AM 11
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posted on May 29, 2013, 10:01 AM 1
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You've got to be kidding me. This phone isn't fully white. It actually looks half black than anyone can see. Is the color really determined by only half as much to use with that? Not at all. My guess is that they decided to use two-toned as people want, otherwise, LG really decided to give a different appearance to go and want a change to do look more like. It's just that simple.
posted on May 29, 2013, 10:02 AM 3
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Let me guess you look like Powder right? lol
posted on May 29, 2013, 12:53 PM 2
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Either go all the way and make the whole phone white....or don't do it at all...I love the nexus 4 with all my heart but it just doesn't look right...
posted on May 29, 2013, 9:39 AM 3
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I dunno, I think the two-tone look works on the right phone. It's pretty snazzy on the Lumia 928. But in both cases either they didn't want to or couldn't afford to make multiple faces for the phone.
posted on May 29, 2013, 9:42 AM 2
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Is it safe to say that since no Android version is mentioned, it runs 4.3? (which would only make sense if Google said not to talk about the OS version).
posted on May 29, 2013, 9:41 AM 1
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I don't think so but i really want to see what next android version bring over current JB my guess is 4.3 will be a minor update, 5.0 will be a giant update.
posted on May 29, 2013, 11:10 AM 1
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Samsung S4 is 50x better than this flop nexus 4.
posted on May 29, 2013, 9:44 AM 2
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You can have all the craziest specs in the world but the nexus is still a smoother experience. Smoothest android phone i have ever used and if it wasnt for the crappy speaker and so so camera, it would still be in my pocket now
posted on May 29, 2013, 10:26 AM 1
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