White Nexus 4

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ravenvii, May 28, 2013.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I'm surprised no one's talking about it yet here, so I'm rectifying that.

    I don't have much interest in this since it's kinda old internally, but some might be.

    I do love the white-back-black-front like the white iPhone 3GS. Wish Apple would bring that color scheme back.

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/28/4371964/lg-launches-white-nexus-4

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  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i really wish apple would have black fronts with the plain aluminum backs (like on the white iphone 5). as for a white nexus 4, it's nice for the price, but i'd hold out for this year's model.
     
  3. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Assuming there is one and they don't make a 100% move to Google Edition phones.
     
  4. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    It is very attractive. I'm considering picking one up. I'm not too concerned about the hardware as I've had my nexus 4 for almost 6 months and it is still just as fast as the day I got it. Which is insanely fast. A snapdragon 600 would have been nice though.
     
  5. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Its a terrible outdated phone. No reason to buy it anymore
     
  6. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    It may not be 1080p or have the latest processor but it is $299 off contract and is still blazing fast. It's a bit over the top to say there is no reason to buy it.
     
  7. strausd macrumors 68030

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    It runs 4.2.2 smoother than an on-contract GS4. After all, isn't usability and real world usage most important?
     
  8. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Good lord. :rolleyes:
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    does it have an official title yet or is that really what it's called? it doesn't sound right.
     
  10. strausd macrumors 68030

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    I believe the official title was indeed "Google Edition."
     
  11. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    can you link me?
     
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Poor battery life, crappy screen, sub par RF, plus no LTE. No thanks. I've owned one and I lasted only a couple days.

    The contract argument is irrelevant. I have no desire to switch carriers every few months like some people here. I pay for good service and plan to keep it.
     
  13. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    if it had a white front i'd definitely buy it.
    i don't understand why LG decided to leave the front black, it would look far more gorgeous if the front was also painted white.
     
  14. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, thought it was the official name but double checked and it actually doesn't look to have an official name yet. It is just the GS4 with a Nexus user experience. Not sure what the official name for it is.

    1. Battery life - Have you actually used a Nexus 4 for an extended period of time? Because I have one and have used it since November. And I can get through an average day with battery to spare. So in terms of real world usage, it is more than capable in this area. It is a known fact that batteries can often times require some breaking-in. There are reports everywhere of people noticing significant battery improvements on their Nexus 4 after the first 2-3 weeks. And this is what I experienced as well. You say yourself you only used it a couple days. I guess your impatience and lack of research got the best of you.

    2. Crappy screen - You trying to be vague on purpose? In terms of resolution, it is over 720p, which is by no means crappy. Is it the best? No. But not being the best =/= crappy. If you were to actually follow that logic, well, we won't even get into that. But being over 300 ppi, most people are not able to tell the difference at average viewing distances. If you want to be a pixel peeper, yes, a 1080p screen will look slightly sharper. But this is what every review has said about a 1080p screen on a smartphone, that it is slightly sharper. Now in terms of calibration, at stock it isn't great. But seeing as that is just calibration, it is easy to change it by simply flashing a different kernel, which totally defeats that side of the argument. So your only argument here is that 320 ppi on a 4.7" screen is crappy. Good luck getting people to agree with you on that. So once again, you argument fails here and it is about real world usage. And at 320 ppi, text is still very crisp and images/videos look fantastic.

    3. Not sure what RF means. Maybe try being more specific next time?

    4. Sure, there is no official LTE. But we are talking about real world usage here, not arbitrary numbers on a specs page. But if you do want to get into that, here are two examples of network speeds on a Nexus 4 using unofficial LTE:

    https://plus.google.com/117654912997948260834/posts/JrHPceMkeuc?hl=en
    https://plus.google.com/113707496388918711040/posts/BWzt3Mrsk1F

    And let's not forget the fact that T-Mobile's HSPA+ is capable of 42Mbps. And here in Dallas, T-Mobile's HSPA+ consistently gets above 20Mbps. So in terms of real world usage in this area, it is extremely comparable to LTE phones. And in some ways, even better because it is a world phone. Maybe you didn't know this, but there are other people on this planet that have different needs for a phone than you. Not every Nexus 4 owner lives in America, one of the very few places LTE is so mainstream. Maybe you forgot that the world isn't limited to your perception of it? Not to mention this is a $300 phone off contract. You know how much a Galaxy S4 costs? $650. More than double the cost. And the Nexus 4 runs the latest version of Android smoother despite it being less than half the cost.

    So tell me again how a phone that runs Android better than any other is a piece of crap.

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    I would actually hate that. I hate the look of phones with a white front and then a giant black rectangle (the screen). I think this way looks much better.
     
  15. beaniemyman macrumors 6502

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    yep, it kinda old. the hardware is 2012-ish, but you won't have to worry about the software as nexus devices always get the new version first.
    but, i've gotta admit, they should have painted the front white, deal breaker for me.
     
  16. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone owner for years, switched with the Nexus 4 dropped, the phone is a great phone , runs smooth, beautiful look and feel, I have one complaint and that is the Camera.. if they fix that with the next release I will be buying another nexus, everything is 10/10 except the Camera that is the only thing I miss.....
     
  17. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Sorry strausd but battery life on the Nexus 4 does suck! (currently own one and an S4)
     
  18. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Mine lasts 1.5 to 2 days on one charge on stock. This is easily the best phone I have ever owned.

    I would not buy the white N4 now this late in the game. I'll wait to buy the new Nexus whenever that may be. Buying a white one is just wasting $300 just to get a different color.
     
  19. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Show us the screen time and we are talking.

    No one has managed to show me a 5 hr screen time on hspa only, they always fall to wifi for that.

    On the other hand, I have used iPhone 4, iPhone 5, gs3, one x, and they all can accomplish it on cellular only, and obliterate the nexus on wifi battery life. I assume the new one and s4 will only be better.

    I would take this type of battery life over 4.2.2 any day. Luckily htc has built a fast phone this time around even with a skin and that makes the switch even easier.
     
  20. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I call BS. Unless you have no friends or don't use your phone at all, no Android phone (but the Note 2/RAZR Maxx) last that long with heavy usage.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I also would like to see that. I charge every night and am in the mid teens by that time. The only way to get 1.5 or 2 days would be literally not using the phone and connected to wifi. Even I left the phone idol I do not think it would last 2 days on cellular.
     
  22. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    As I said, I can go 1.5 - 2 days but you are right, since I use two phones, the screen time is usually about an hour. I mostly use the Nexus 4 for email and texts. Plus I have a Nexus 7 so I have too many devices to spend too much time on just one.
     
  23. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Well that explains it. Your first post was a bit misleading then.
     
  24. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    I can pick up a mint Samsung Galaxy S3 on CL for around $300-350 these days. LTE, better battery life, SD Card slot, better screen, plus the whole vanilla Android thing is a lame point because there are tons of stock android roms for the S3

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    Screen time of 1 hour? Then your point means nothing.

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    Getting a little defense? :D

    I had the phone for about a week. I would take it off the charger around 9am and it would be almost dead after lunch. My S3/S4, etc have NEVER BEEN this horrible. In fact, even worse than my old One X, which was terrible.

    I shouldn't have to flash the kernel just to make the screen NOT look washed out. The screen was too small, wasn't bright enough. For comparison, the S3's screen is in a whole another league.

    RF performance. More specifically, ability to hold a signal and complete data/calls, etc. It dropped the signal all over town, where my other phones were completely fine. Plus in low signal situations, it struggled to even get EDGE, whereas my Sammy phone has no problem getting a working LTE signal. And my Optimus G wasn't any better. Just as terrible.

    Doesn't support AT&T's 700mhz band. I couldn't care less if it supported TMobiles' spotty and mediocre network.

    I average over 35+ mbps here in Boston with my AT&T and VZW devices. TMobile is trash in Boston.

    Lame excuse. Every other phone out there is a "world phone"

    A used S3 is a $300-350 phone these days. Better in every possible way.

    And let's not ignore the fact that it does LAG. My old S3 with AOKP was a smoother experience.
     
  25. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Reminds me of the white iPhone 4 which came out nearly a year after the first iPhone 4 came out.
     

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