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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:26 AM   #26
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How's the back speaker? Please tell me louder than the GN?

You're in a great position to compare GN to Nexus 4 for those of us that are coming from the GN. Much appreciated.
Ever so slightly louder from what I'm hearing but that flat back looks like it has some serious muffling potential.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:29 AM   #27
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Ever so slightly louder from what I'm hearing but that flat back looks like it has some serious muffling potential.
A bumper can help with that
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:33 AM   #28
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To everyone in this thread who managed to get one, I'm jealous of all of you. I managed to get the Nexus 4 in my cart 5 times, only to have it snatched away from me.
Cheer up, we'll get ours soon enough. I've had mine in the choose delivery address / payment page, but the final BUY button didn't finish loading -.- I'm in no hurry. Just want to get one in the upcoming months.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:43 AM   #29
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Cheer up, we'll get ours soon enough. I've had mine in the choose delivery address / payment page, but the final BUY button didn't finish loading -.- I'm in no hurry. Just want to get one in the upcoming months.
I wish I could be like you. I have that, "I need it now" mentality, and it makes me obsessive haha.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:15 AM   #30
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I wish I could be like you. I have that, "I need it now" mentality, and it makes me obsessive haha.
Welcome to my world. I just went out and looked at the LG Optimus G, the phone the Nexus 4 is based on, to at least have "some" kind of contact with the thing.

Actually I am very tempted by the Optimus G. For $200--with 2 year contract extension--I get the 16GB model with a memory slot and LTE. AND I would get full use of the LCD as it has separate capacitive nav buttons. Anyone know of a reason this phone is not a good choice too, besides the contract extension?




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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:24 AM   #31
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Anyone know of a reason this phone is not a good choice too, besides the contract extension?
Well, you're giving up total Android purity, but I doubt it's a huge issue for most. On the other hand, total Android purity is a driving factor in my desire for the N4, so maybe it matters to you as well.

The contract extension isn't a big deal if you'd likely stay on the same carrier anyway.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:32 AM   #32
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Chaz the phone looks great, hard to believe what they're selling it for unlocked.
How fast does the phone seem and how does the quality feel?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:38 AM   #33
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Well, you're giving up total Android purity, but I doubt it's a huge issue for most. On the other hand, total Android purity is a driving factor in my desire for the N4, so maybe it matters to you as well.

The contract extension isn't a big deal if you'd likely stay on the same carrier anyway.
Yea I think the purity was a factor in my Nexus 4 interest. And after dealing with longer and longer times waiting for a jailbreak on my iOS stuff I don't think I want to deal with encrypted bootloaders or whatnot with a carrier modified/crapified device.

Plus I want updates when Google releases them. Not a vague promise.


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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:42 AM   #34
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Chaz the phone looks great, hard to believe what they're selling it for unlocked.
How fast does the phone seem and how does the quality feel?
Thanks.
Feels very nice in the hand. The materials around the bezel give a good grip to the phone but it is very slippery when placed on a material surface. My iPhone is always sliding off the arm of my chair and I can see this suffering the same problem.

Speed wise, no issues yet. Tested a few games and all was well. It does get warm when in use when charging though.

No glaring faults popping out at me just yet!
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In other news you would think I just signed on to the Communist Party the way some of my friends are treating me. I have always been the go-to guy for anything Apple and they just can't imagine me getting an Android device. Not only my friends, but even my girlfriend's friends are using the "T" word about me (traitor). Oh well.




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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:52 AM   #36
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In other news you would think I just signed on to the Communist Party the way some of my friends are treating me. I have always been the go-to guy for anything Apple and they just can't imagine me getting an Android device. Not only my friends, but even my girlfriend's friends are using the "T" word about me (traitor). Oh well.




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Same here haha. A few of my friends "you will go back to apple"
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In other news you would think I just signed on to the Communist Party the way some of my friends are treating me. I have always been the go-to guy for anything Apple and they just can't imagine me getting an Android device. Not only my friends, but even my girlfriend's friends are using the "T" word about me (traitor). Oh well.
Ah, but we're doing it purely out of love for Apple.

Without competition, Apple will stagnate. By buying and promoting Android products from Google, we help Google to compete with Apple, thus helping Apple.

It is a thankless task we do, but do it we must.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:09 PM   #38
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Same here haha. A few of my friends "you will go back to apple"
I got and get that too. I had and have to remind them that I DO still use a mac for work, plus several other macs personally including a mb air--and an iPad and Apple TV. But because I might no longer be using an iPhone I have given Apple the finger lol.




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Ah, but we're doing it purely out of love for Apple.

Without competition, Apple will stagnate. By buying and promoting Android products from Google, we help Google to compete with Apple, thus helping Apple.

It is a thankless task we do, but do it we must.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:34 PM   #39
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Trivial question, but how's the 5 rows of icons in the App drawer? Looks a bit cramped...?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:34 PM   #40
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In other news you would think I just signed on to the Communist Party the way some of my friends are treating me. I have always been the go-to guy for anything Apple and they just can't imagine me getting an Android device. Not only my friends, but even my girlfriend's friends are using the "T" word about me (traitor). Oh well.




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Same here but people still come to me for an iPhone charger so I actually still carry one with me
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:38 PM   #41
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Trivial question, but how's the 5 rows of icons in the App drawer? Looks a bit cramped...?
It does make things look slightly busier but I didn't even notice the extra column of icons until a couple of hours into using it. There is a lot less black space between the icons but it's just as usable.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:23 PM   #42
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Some of you people could use some new friends. They sound like douchers full of douchebaggery.
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Any comments regarding wireless charging ?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:44 PM   #44
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IMO the speakers and the camera are worse than my those of my iPhone 4. Other than that the phone is awesome. First time android for me...
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Any comments regarding wireless charging ?
The orbs haven't started being sold and we don't even know their price yet.
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The orbs haven't started being sold and we don't even know their price yet.
Do you know about other wireless charging "docks" ? Or nexus 4 will only work with the orbs.
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The orbs haven't started being sold and we don't even know their price yet.
True, but any Qi charger should work.

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Do you know about other wireless charging "docks" ? Or nexus 4 will only work with the orbs.
There have been reviews using other Qi chargers without issue. I think the orb will look cool, but it's not required.
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True, but any Qi charger should work.

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There have been reviews using other Qi chargers without issue. I think the orb will look cool, but it's not required.
yeah, this is one I saw used in a review. It has poor amazon ratings b.c people are complaining about having to have a case on their phone. The nexus has that feature built in, so a case is not needed. Oh, and the fact is is ugly as sin

http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Qi-E...i+charging+pad
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Not sure I'll be bothering about the conductive charging at all really. If something comes cheap enough that works maybe I will.
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Can you make a Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5 browser speed test video? 10 heavy websites on the same wi-fi network.

Interestingly, I wasn't able to find one on Youtube. Thanks!
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