Nexus 4 proves its worth

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by appletoandroid, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. appletoandroid macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2013
  2. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
  3. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I paid $425 for mine and even that was hard to swallow. I can't imagine paying a $300 premium.
  4. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Why? :confused:
  5. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    One good thing about getting it from Best Buy is the $10 a month insurance you can get. If you drop the phone and break it, they'll replace it with no deductible. If you drop it only once in one year, then you break even compared to getting another from Google. However, if you were to have horrible luck and break it more than once, then you could save a lot of money. (This isn't considering buying a replacement glass and doing it yourself, which would be cheaper.)

    Then again, if you buy it from Best Buy and don't break it, you could have used that money to buy the next Nexus later this year.
  6. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Because some people don't like a 2 year contract sucking money out of their wallets.
  7. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    It's $349 16GB from Google when it's available (UNLOCKED). Are you in that much of a hurry to pay $250 more for it? :confused:
  8. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    Perhaps I should have used different words earlier.

    Paying a premium now for this phone makes no sense.
  9. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Nexus 4 is $299 off contact so not sure how paying $599 saves you any money.
  10. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2006
    The Play Store just updated to Temporarily Out of Stock. The "Temporarily" wasn't there before.
  11. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Personally, I don't think the Nexus 4 is worth it even at $299.

    At this point and time, I wouldn't recommend the Nexus 4 to anyone unless budget was 100% the reason.
  12. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    Care to explain?
  13. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Who is offering it for $299 off contract? The link the OP gave was $599 off contract.
  14. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
  15. tjl3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2012
    Awesome for me, sucks for my co-worker who still hasn't had his order fulfilled :D
  16. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    lol, why would you buy a Nexus 4 for that much?

    I picked up a Note 2 on CL for $460 last week.
  17. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Is BB going to even be around much longer? :eek:
  18. sneaky butcher macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    why not? whats the issues with the phone?
  19. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    You have been called out by two people now. Are you going to reply or not?
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Lack of LTE and the reportedly lackluster battery life are the two main N4 negatives I'm aware of. Otherwise - for an Android device - it seems pretty solid.

    Edit: But, as stated before, the unlocked, no-contract phone is $349 on Google Play. There's NO reason to pay $599 at Best Buy unless you really, really need one NOW for a $250 premium.
  21. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    I have a 16gb one I will sell. I used it for 3 days lol.. Been sitting in my room for over a month.
  22. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Check my post history If you can't wait.

    -Message brought to you by a nexus 4.
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    You can take any phone to best buy and get the do not have to buy it from them. I took an s3 there after buying it from ATT off contract b.c it was $250 cheaper than Best buy was selling it for.
  24. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    So are you saying that you don't like the nexus 4 because

    - battery life
    - camera
    - earpiece
    - signal reception
    - no LTE
    - ergonomics

    1) If I get 4 hours of screen time that is already solid
    2) Saw the pictures myself and they are fairly decent
    3) I can live with that
    4) I can live with that
    5) You already knew that when you bought it
    6) I can live with that

    The arguments seem pretty weak in my opinion. You are saying I should pay $300 extra to solve all these problems and get an iphone instead? While losing on things such as pattern unlock, swype, kinetic scrolling, set any app as default, google integration, big display. Just out of curiosity what previous phones have you owned?
  25. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    1) Good luck trying to get 4 hours screen time--never saw that in a month of use.
    2) You have low camera standards then because camera is terrible compared to competition.
    3) Again, you have low standards of you find a constant buzzing in the earpiece as acceptable.
    4) See number 3

    Why does everyone automatically assume that if someone levies criticism of an Android device that they're an iPhone fanboy? I know Couch wouldn't make the recommendation you suggested, nor would I. I would however recommend spending the extra money on a Note 2 out of contract as it has none of these problems and adds the benefit of a removable battery and expandable storage.

    My $0.02...I wouldn't recommend it at $600, have a hard time even at the $300/$350 Google is charging out of contract The extra $300 I spent on an out of contract Note 2--definitely worth it.

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