|Oct 29, 2012, 11:38 AM||#1|
Nexus 4 - Official - JUST ANNOUNCED $299 off contract [Merged]
Everything we knew it would be, plus release date and pricing:
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC
• Available November 13th
• $299 (8GB) / $349 (16GB) unlocked. Or $199 through 2-year contract with Tmo.
The Verge's hands on and visit to the Google building really showcase the hardware and software of the device. Some great new features to 4.2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=66-4uMQqerA
Photo Steer Panaroma mode, futuristic camera UI, widgets in the lock screen, Quick Settings pull down, Swipe-like gesture base typing in the default keyboard...
I'd like to add:
15.3 hours talk time / 330 standby time _vs_ 8 hours talk time / 225 standby
It might also be worth pointing out that on the iPhone side, the price should really start at $649. -_-
Front of the Nexus 4 is beautiful. The back... love or hate. I can see both sides of the argument. I started out liking it, then hating it, now I'm liking it again because 1) it's an homage to the first Nexus live wallpaper, and 2) all the hands-on videos show that the back design is very subtle (phew).
The iPhone 5 still looks weird to me. Like it's more a chocolate bar than a phone. The back I think is love or hate too like the Nexus 4. I will say though that the diamond cut band around the iPhone 5 is absolutely gorgeous, especially the white one. The chrome around the Nexus 4 is unfortunate.
Engadget's hands on: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/29/g...us-4-hands-on/
Last edited by onthecouchagain; Oct 30, 2012 at 03:13 PM.
|Oct 29, 2012, 11:38 AM||#2|
Samsung Nexus hardly sold because of the silly exclusivity they worked out with Verizon. This one will be DOA because of the lack of LTE.
Good price, but this is nothing more than a middle of the pack phone.
|Oct 29, 2012, 11:39 AM||#3|
Brilliant price for one of, if not the top spec phones available. Lack of SD card slot is a bummer, but nothing to cry about.
Considering flagship phones with similar/inferior specs retail for £500+ on release, this is a bargain.
|Oct 29, 2012, 11:45 AM||#5|
Why oh why isn't there a 32GB version for $399?
HSPA+ is an incredibly acceptable compromise between high speed and battery saving measures. I actually love that this doesn't force LTE on people.
The LTE versions will come to those that need that much download speed, but IMO, it's excessive. Webpages load in under a second or two with HSPA+.
For such specs at such an insane price, this is wholly acceptable.
|Oct 29, 2012, 11:50 AM||#8|
15+ hours seems totally realistic if the phone does not have LTE. That is the trade-off.
Unfortunately, I don't think I can get this phone. As a Verizon employee, I get a discount on my monthly plan to make it as affordable as a prepaid plan (about $40 a month). I can't walk away from that and there is no way this phone is coming to Verizon. I really don't want an Android phone that isn't a Nexus. I'm too spoiled! So that leaves Windows Phone 8X. Yes or no? Would I be better off with the new HTC 1080p Android Phone instead?
Do you think a Verizon version will come out eventually? If so, when?
|Oct 29, 2012, 11:53 AM||#12|
Wow! I kind of wondered if they would announce the devices today without an event, but I didn't think that would actually happen.
Everything looks great. Nexus 10 design looks a little better than the leaked photos, but I don't think I'm interested in Android on a tablet. But it's great for people who are.
How would you get a HSPA+ data plan for a tablet? Do AT&T and T-Mobile offer this? Great prices on the Nexus 7 32GB, mobile connectivity or otherwise.
My thing is, I was all set to get the Nexus 4 a week ago. But now I'm not so sure if I want to leave Verizon and their amazing coverage. But I do need a smartphone regardless.
The price of the Nexus 4 shocks everybody I'm sure. I know Google is all about offering things cheap, but damn. The device is everything that was leaked, but it looks good.
|Oct 29, 2012, 11:55 AM||#13|
From Google regarding LTE
The reason Google is skipping LTE is because it is offering the Nexus 4 as an unlocked, off contract phone for $300 around the world. LTE is not a uniform standard.
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|Oct 29, 2012, 12:14 PM||#24|
I'm way more than happy to sacrifice LTE to get 15+ hour talk time from the battery. To compare, the iPhone is rated at 8 hour talk time.
It's not like HSPA+ is a slouch either, especially on ATT.
This is a beautiful compromise.
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