Would you still love the Nexus 4 if you have to pay almost twice as much for it?

Nexus 4 - a brilliant, yet so controversial handset. It made great headlines when it got announced, mostly due to its never-before-seen off-contract price of $299...
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36. thelegend6657 unregistered

can you give me your google + ? Love to add you

40. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Is the signal strength really that good? Is it like the best you've ever seen or just above average? Either case, it seems really phenomenal. Signal strength is the most important thing to me, seeing as though my GS2 drops signal all the time just by placing it in my pocket. I've been holding off on buying the Nexus 4 until some signal strength reports came in (and because the damn thing gets sold out 20 minutes after more stock comes through), and if your statement is true then I think I'll be getting it as soon as possible. The only other issue I've heard about is that 4.2 isn't optimized fully, and has a few bugs, is it that bad? Or is it just a slight inconvenience? Need to know if I should wait until a 4.2.1 comes out.

45. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

That was just on WiFi. Its call signal strength is pretty darn strong as well. It still loses a bit.. but not much.. if you grip it too hard on the lower 3rd of the unit, but that's pretty normal.

54. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Alright, so signal is good, but what about the overall performance of 4.2? Should I wait for an update to release that gives more optimization to it, or is it fine the way it is? Take into account, I'm coming from a rooted T-Mobile GS2 running CM10; how will performance be compared to it?

49. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Nexus 4 costs $530 in the grey market in my country. Note 2 costs $580 on the other hand. Just the 3,100mAh battery and SD card slot alone, Note2 is the better deal. Best deal anyone could get actually this time of the year. The only important feature of the Nexus 4 is it's price:specs ratio. If LG takes away that, it's more or less just another option between high-end phones.

21. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

The Droid DNA takes this.

24. xperiaboy

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

yes i still love the phone but i would buy s3 or motorola droid maxx hd for that price point :)

26. Kaze105

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I may as well get a GS3 or even a Note 2 at 600. GS3 goes for around 400 new on ebay, while the note 2 is a little more expensive, but still the best phone out there.

27. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

For 2 X NEXUS 4+100 you can get NOTE II. So why go for NEXUS 4 at twice the price?

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Note2 costs 700, the nexus4 costs 500 through Tmobile. That's 200. For that price you could literally get 2 N4's or an N4 and an N10.

28. fnakhi

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I am pretty confused now. Since I am from Pakistan and this phone is now being offered here at the same price as Galaxy S3. Which phone do you think would be better. S3 or G4?

37. thelegend6657 unregistered

If you dont need the microsd card . Nexus 4 is gonna be a better choice . Faster , better software update support , higher resolution screen , more ram , better design

29. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

who is gonna pay 600$ for a phone that not resist a single drop? sorry android guys but I prefer the l920 for that price

33. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

i see a lot of "no" but i guess because americans and europeans usually buy their phone with contract and their phones prices become much cheaper. however if we compare fully unlocked phone, nexus 4 is still worth the money. galaxy s3 and iPhone unlocked are around $700

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

500-600 price with no LTE is what makes this phone unattractive for VRZ, ATT that are in a 4gLTE area.. simple as that... we all knew the Nexus 4 was spec and price combination,. Without one or them is a normal phone.

38. thelegend6657 unregistered

Some people love LTE , some dont . LTE is very nice to have , but not a must have

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

just like specs is not something that makes a great phone..

46. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

neither is it having an apple logo :)

42. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

in Vietnam: Nexus4 8gb : 9,000,000VND ~ 450USD Nexus4 16gb : 10,000,000VND ~ 500USD And I'm still saving my money for it :D, the only thing I'm considering now is 16gb enough ?

50. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Just save a little more and you can buy yourself a Note2.

43. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

If there was a micro sd card slot, then yes too bad, there's no choice like that...

47. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Hell no. What got everyone excited is the price tag of this device, not android 4.2. It costs almost same as Optimus G and Droid DNA WITH ONE OF THE buggiest android version and not so good of everything. Google should've gone with Asus or Sammy this time.

48. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

And Google being apple is getting me mad. What's with an MMC card slot? It doesn't need plenty of efforts to put one. If there was one I would've bought the 8GB one. It costs 400USD in my country where the 16GB one costs almost 500USD. And we all know 8GB is never enough for a phone with a HD+ SCREEN. I hope Google play gets back their stock filled by Christmas.

53. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Didn't like it to begin with...I hate phones with big screens.
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