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#1 Pouria

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Choose another Nexus 4


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$299.00

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$349.00






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Introducing Google Now.
Google Now brings you just the right information at just the right time. It shows you how much traffic to expect on your way to work, lets you know if your flight is delayed, and brings you live scores from your favorite sports teams. All automatically.
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Nexus 4 comes with Google Play, your one-stop-shop for digital entertainment. With over 675,000 apps and games -- plus music, movies and more -- keep your favorite digital entertainment in your pocket, and always at your fingertips.


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Amazing Photo Sphere camera you’ll have to see to believe.

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I am amazed that the 16GB Nexus 4 is so cheap. I might actually consider buying this phone but will wait for more hands-on review.

Edited by Pouria, 29 October 2012 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

I would rather use my existing phone that does just fine and keep the 299.

Though if for some strange reason I felt I needed a smartphone it would probably be the way to go.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

I would rather use my existing phone that does just fine and keep the 299.

Though if for some strange reason I felt I needed a smartphone it would probably be the way to go.


Well, it is for people who are looking to either buy a smartphone or upgrade. Quad-Core S4, 2GB RAM, 16GB, 720p Screen, 8MP camera. At $369 Canadian? Even without LTE, that’s very impressive. There is no new phone on the market that you can buy with the latest Android for this cheap. Plus this is an unlocked phone straight from Google and available to Canadians.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Great idea. Not everyone needs a supercomputer in their phone. Phones have gotten so advanced now that a prior generation, but well executed, phone should be able to do everything the average consumer needs.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

Google phones do not have expandable memory. It enrages to no end, considering how Samsung and LG always have SD slots.

I am not buying Nexus phones. It's a huge turn-off for me.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Google phones do not have expandable memory. It enrages to no end, considering how Samsung and LG always have SD slots.

I am not buying Nexus phones. It's a huge turn-off for me.


iPhones don't have SD, ditto the new HTC 8X and Lumia 920. The price is great with or without the SD. I'd rather pay $300 for this than $800 for an iPhone or get locked into a 3 year contract paying $100/month. The price, the fact that its unlocked and the spec is what attracts me.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

it's ok but i rather go with iphone 5 or samsung s4 coming out in march..
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:09 PM

iPhones don't have SD, ditto the new HTC 8X and Lumia 920. The price is great with or without the SD. I'd rather pay $300 for this than $800 for an iPhone or get locked into a 3 year contract paying $100/month. The price, the fact that its unlocked and the spec is what attracts me.


I don't like iPhones, but they still have the option of going up to 64 GB internal, which is really good (disregarding cost). The GNexus and the Nexus 4 are maxing out at 16GB, period. Joke. HTC still offers expandable memory for its mid-end line, but I am pissed to see their flagship phones having no card slots.

It's literally the one thing that's keeping me from going for Google. Everything else is, as you say, best-value.

The LG Optimus G seems to have good value too. What do you think?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

I don't like iPhones, but they still have the option of going up to 64 GB internal, which is really good (disregarding cost). The GNexus and the Nexus 4 are maxing out at 16GB, period. Joke. HTC still offers expandable memory for its mid-end line, but I am pissed to see their flagship phones having no card slots.

It's literally the one thing that's keeping me from going for Google. Everything else is, as you say, best-value.

The LG Optimus G seems to have good value too. What do you think?


Nexus is better than the Optimus G because its a vanilla google phone with no bloat ware and crap on it. It will also get updates from google for 3-4 years vs. other non-nexus phones that either never get OS update or get it 1 or 2 years later from the manufacturer. Plus, its an unlocked, penta-band world phone. I honestly don't care about the SD slot since I won't be putting in 100's of HD movies or games on it. I will put in some apps and some music with maybe an offline GPS app. I think 16 GB is enough for me but maybe not for other people. I am now narrowing my choice down to Lumia 920 and Nexus 4. Don't really care about any other phones including the iPhone 5.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

First photo sphere camera phone:



Apple will copy then sue!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

I'm definitely tempted buy the Nexus 4 at $299, but my Nexus S is still fast enough for me. I am interested in the Nexus 7 however, though why do we pay $10 - $20 more up here? With the dollar at par it makes no sense to me.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:58 AM

First photo sphere camera phone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0poff-mHQ4Q

Apple will copy then sue!


Meh. Streetview already has pretty much the whole world already. They are just getting people to pay to fill in the gaps for them on that.

Why pay for labour when your customers will do it for free?
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

pretty solid price for that phone, especially with no contract. any word on what kind of SIM it will use? will it be micro? nano? regular?
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

It has plenty of benefits, and looks like a pretty low cost with Jellybean, but it lacking LTE is an enormous turnoff for me, and should be for anyone in LTE coverage area. Google says it was to reduce costs and size but it's only about half an inch smaller than the large Samsung Note, this is no justification for omitting LTE network access.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

It has plenty of benefits, and looks like a pretty low cost with Jellybean, but it lacking LTE is an enormous turnoff for me, and should be for anyone in LTE coverage area. Google says it was to reduce costs and size but it's only about half an inch smaller than the large Samsung Note, this is no justification for omitting LTE network access.


As an apple user I don't really have much to say concerning LTE, but I think I read in a review that they didn't include LTE because of the complexity of it requiring multiple radios to function on HSPA+ and LTE? Maybe I read that wrong, but it's what I seem to recall.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

Looks good! Especially for ppl that don't have the funds to buy a s3 or iPhone 5. I wouldn't get it because of the lack of LTE and only 16GB.

Anyone else looking forward to see the new bb phones? Lol I think I'll give rim one last chance.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

Meh. Streetview already has pretty much the whole world already. They are just getting people to pay to fill in the gaps for them on that.

Why pay for labour when your customers will do it for free?


What?? lol
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

It has plenty of benefits, and looks like a pretty low cost with Jellybean, but it lacking LTE is an enormous turnoff for me, and should be for anyone in LTE coverage area. Google says it was to reduce costs and size but it's only about half an inch smaller than the large Samsung Note, this is no justification for omitting LTE network access.


They don't include LTE since its a world phone and most European countries haven't adopted the LTE technology like North America. Also, LTE is a big battery drain and its not as efficient as HSPA+. Battery life >>> LTE. It will be harder for people who are used to LTE speeds to go back to HSPA+ I guess. Maybe they will introduce a North American version which would include LTE.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

pretty solid price for that phone, especially with no contract. any word on what kind of SIM it will use? will it be micro? nano? regular?


It is a Micro SIM, just like the S3.
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