423,000 Nexus 4 have been delivered as of Jan 6th, 2013

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by EbookReader, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012

    From the original source:


    Ok, did additional poking, the results as follows:

    Phone produced in Oct had serial#
    10000 19th of Oct, AUS8BK
    20000 USA
    60000 AUS
    70123 ATMOBK (t-mobile)

    Something like 70k devices produced in October

    73000 1-th AO2UBK (O2 UK model)
    75000 5-th AO2UBK
    80000 5-th AO2UBK
    85000 21-th (?) AUKGBK - strange,
    90000 9-th AUS8BK
    92000 10-th AUS8BK
    95000 - USA
    109000 - GER
    110000 - UK
    132000 - USA
    138000 - USA
    150000 - USA
    160000 - AUSGBK

    265133 14-th ADEUBK GERMANY
    266133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    267133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    268133 15-th ADEUBK GERMANY
    269133 15-th ADEUBK GERMANY
    270133 15-th ASWSBK SWS Switzerland (looks like around 500 units)
    271133 16-th AISRBK Israel
    272133 15-th ADEUBK Germany
    273133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    274133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    275133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    277133 17-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    278133 17-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    279133 16-th AMYSBK
    280123 17-th AMYSBK
    289000 18-th UK
    300123 19-th ADEGBK
    305112 19-th ACA8BK
    306000 28-Oct (?) AUSGBK, 211KPPB306000 "csn" is also very different from the "surroundings"
    306001 8-Oct AUSGBK 211KPHG306001 esnoutgodate=null >>Never shipped?
    306009 4-th Dec AUSGBK 212KPHG306009 esnoutgodate=null
    306010 19-th AUS8BK 212KPYR306010 esnoutgodate=null
    306020 19-th AUS8BK esnoutgodate=null
    314001 19-th AFRGBK
    314002 19-th ADEGBK
    314050 19-th ADEGBK
    314123 19-th ADEGBK
    315112 19-th ADE8BK
    319123 20-th ADEGBK
    320123 20-th ADEGBK
    321123 20-th AAUGBK
    325112 20-th AUSGBK
    330123 20-th AUSGBK
    340123 21-th ACAGBK
    350123 22-th AUS8BK
    360123 26-th AUSGBK
    365123 27-th AUS8BK
    370123 27-th AUSGBK
    374110 28-th AUSGBK

    January 2013
    375110 2-th AUS8BK
    377110 3-th ASFRBK
    381110 2-th ASFRBK
    385110 3-th AGBRBK GBR "UNITED KINGDOM" - a new retailer? Play store was a AUKGBK
    390110 3-th AUSGBK
    395110 4-th AUSGBK
    399110 3-th ATMOBK
    400110 4-th AUSGBK
    406110 4-th AUSGBK
    419110 5-th AUSGBK
    420110 6-th ADEGBK
    422110 6-th ADEGBK
    423110 5-th ATMOBK

    So, it looks like el goog + lg are powering full stream ahead, was nearly afraid that they they will stop at 375k.

    Now it looks like we are at 423k devices or more than 10k devices per day, the same rate as in Dec.
    I'd say - not bad at all.


    October: 70,000
    November: 90,000
    Dec: 210,000
    January: 300,000 doable? (at the rate of 10,000 per day)
  2. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    I sure hope so - and soon! I want to give them my money....Google's the only company I've heard of that makes it this hard for me to give them money! lol
  3. macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2010
    Whatever it is its not enough. They need to crank more out and get them back in stock on the Play Store. I really would love to be able to order one.
  4. macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Why are they specifying Network in the number? The handsets they're selling are unlocked. I got impatient and picked one up from O2, my EE sim works in it fine.
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    even 300,000 a month in production is not enough.

    LG needs to crank this up to 500,000 a month.
  6. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2010
    What LG really needs to do is calibrate the screens.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Google should have use samsung again for the Nexus 4. LG has been a disaster. Hell even use motorola or HTC.
  8. macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2010
    I'd have to disagree with you there. I had a Galaxy Nexus before the Nexus 4 and Samsung clearly didn't put forth their best hardware, and this is judging by the camera alone. Battery life for the GalNex was subpar at best (only slightly better than the 3Gs it replaced) and I felt the plastic was even subpar.

    LG on the other hand has essentially taken their top tier Optimus G and turned it into the nexus 4, albeit it without the fantastic 13 MP camera. I'm still not sure why the nexus 4 screen isn't calibrated, supposedly the Optimus G screens are calibrated though not to apple or HTC levels.

    On an unrelated note coming from a 3Gs since August, I'm completely puzzled that Android 4.2 doesn't give you the ability to deny individual apps permission to use location based services. First day I had my nexus (both gal and 4), Maps via google now, killed my battery life.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    My guess is that the Nexus phones are designed by Google completely, but only manufactured by LG.
  11. macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Turn off location history in maps. Also, The nexus 10 proves that this time around Samsung produced an extremely high end product for the nexus family.
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    Could LG going for volume to make up for the low margin?


    selling 1 million phones at $50 profit each = $50 million profit
    selling 4 million phones at $15 profit each = $60 million profit
  13. blackhand1001, Jan 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013

    macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Their still making more than 50$ on these. They just aren't producing enough to meet the demand. The price isn't the problem. Its that they would rather make optimus g's and low budget phones than produce enough nexus's to meet the demand. They should have made 4 times as many as they have so far. The demand is clearly there for them. Asus has no problem pumping out over a million nexus 7's a month. LG clearly isn't taking the nexus program as seriously as they should have. Samsung has shown several times that it does take it seriously. The nexus 10 is just as high end as the nexus 4 if not even more high end considering its the first cortex a15 on the market. With dolphin beta instead of chrome (which shouldn't have replaced the stock browser yet) it gets 500ms sunspider tests which is almost half the time the second fastest device gets. It also has ridiculously fast flash storage. It has over 100MB/s read speeds which is over twice as fast as the second fastest mobile devices storage. They didn't cheap out on it. Not to say that the nexus 4 isn't high end either, it is the device with the second fastest storage about 50MB/s, but LG has proven that they aren't willing to meet the demand of a nexus phone. Samsung had no problem meeting the demand of the Galaxy nexus at launch.
  14. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    500,000 shipped on Jan 10th.
    20,000 per day production?


    Anyone can, the data is lurking free in the internutz.

    424110 10-th AUSGBK
    425110 8-th AUSGBK
    430110 5-th ATMOBK
    435110 5-th ATMOBK
    445110 9-th ATMOBK
    450110 9-th ATMOBK
    451110 8-th ANEUBK "EUROPE OPEN" - something new
    455110 8-th ANEUBK
    456110 8-th ACAGBK CANADA_OPEN
    461110 8-th ATMOBK
    463110 8-th ADEGBK
    465110 8-th ADEGBK
    467110 9-th ADEGBK
    469110 9-th ADEGBK
    471110 9-th ATMOBK
    474110 9-th ATMOBK
    476110 9-th ATMOBK
    479110 9-th AUS8BK
    482110 9-th ATMOBK
    487110 10-th AUKGBK
    489110 10-th AUKGBK
    491110 10-th AAVCBK VIDEOTRON - seems to be a Canadian telco?
    493110 10-th ADEUBK
    495110 10-th ADEUBK
    497110 10-th AISRBK
    499500 10-th AUKGBK

    Ladies and gentleman, we seem to be approaching the serial number "half of the million" Curious who will be getting it

    Production rate seems to be accelerating to 20k devices per day. So, they are really doing something. The "esndate" date "jumping" of TMO devices looks somehow conspicious, but "esnoutgodate" of most of them seems to be a 10-th of January, so maybe those are just some production irregularities.
    Most of other serials and dates seem to mostly follow that same sequential pattern.

    To sum it up: it looks like T-Mobile is getting a serious pile of devices. Noticed that they are selling well?
    There is another noticeable batch for germany play store.

    ANEUBK "EUROPE OPEN" seems to be something new. Start of normal retail sales through LG channels?
  15. macrumors 603


    Aug 5, 2010
    It comes down to costs. Using something appropriate for directly setting hardware levels such as a radiometer would mean a lot of very slow expensive hardware. This may not be feasible in a device that retails for $300-350.
  16. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2010
    I still don't think cost would increase by much if LG were to calibrate the screen. The choice of an 8 MP camera instead of the 13 MP camera I believe was so they wouldn't have a bulge like the one X, a design decision I can appreciate even if the pictures still are worse than an iPhone 4
  17. macrumors 603


    Aug 5, 2010
    Well there's always some level of calibration. I was just saying that they may have needed to remove as many costs as possible to drive the price down that far. It seems like a very nice device for its price point.
  18. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012
    577,000 mark

    <buyername>UNITED KINGDOM_OPEN</buyername>
  19. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2012

    LG denies the rumor that it is stopping production of Nexus 4.

    google translation so it is not the best


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