White Google Nexus 4 unboxing and hands-on

White Google Nexus 4 unboxing and hands-on
Here it is, guys! After months of rumors and leaks, the white Google Nexus 4 has finally materialized, and it is now in our office for a quick inspection. What took LG so long to bring this beauty to market is beyond us, but at least the wait has finally come to an end.

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.

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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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54 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

White is right!

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm detecting some racist undertones.....

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Blue is true! um...what?

12. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Blue is glue. (Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol)

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Black don't crack.

14. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

22. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

suits fan?

57. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

brown's in town

15. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

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.

43. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

The latest white color phone that looks good would be the Pantech Vega A870

35. rdeleonp

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

Officially like this phone. Yum!

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

yellow is not mellow?

40. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Let me guess you look like Powder right? lol

52. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Indeed, I love chopping up powder with a razor on my nexus 7 with gorilla glass, My Ipad 2 sucked because I could only use a credit card. From now on gorilla glass is a must on my tablets.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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...

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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.

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Yeh and have you seen the htc 8s ......gorgeous!!!

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The 8s isn't bad, but the bottom of the phone reminds me of the lip on a 2009 HTC Hero. I prefer the hint of color on the front of the 8X.

32. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I think it (half white) has to do with the OS itself they want it to match with android jellbean's holo UI and yes like you mentioned making the whole phone white sounds alot better.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Panda Nexus 4.

53. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Bob marley edition nexus 4, black+white=better than both

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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).

33. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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.

54. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm expecting a new edition gapps, maybe something new notification wise, maybe some new location settings.

9. donjunior

Posts: 50; Member since: May 28, 2013

Samsung S4 is 50x better than this flop nexus 4.

11. SleepingOz unregistered

50x? That's a lil exaggerated, don't you think?

26. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

44. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

i spotted a die hard Samboy!

46. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Iv'e spotted a brainwashed b@@ fanboyâ„¢

10. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Why is this a thing? The unboxing of a different color? Its the same as the black one. There's no separate unboxing for a white iPhone, a blue razr, or a yellow, cyan, red, or white Lumia...

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