News Google Nexus 4 hands-on

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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Google Nexus 4 hands-on
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    So here it is at last, the Nexus 4. After countless leaks we finally got a chance to put our dirty little paws on Google and LG's lovechild. The verdict? It's simply phenomenal. By combining the nicest elements of the Optimus G with the latest iteration of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) the two companies have created something that's better than the sum of its parts. Like its cousin, the Nexus 4 is built around Qualcomm's snappy 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdradon S4 Pro SoC with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. Storage comes in 8GB and 16GB flavors with no microSD expansion. It features the same lovely 4.7-inch 1280x768-pixel IPS display but sheds LTE support for an unlocked pentaband DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) radio and wireless charging. On the camera front the Nexus 4 inherits the Optimus G's optional eight-megapixel BSI sensor and f/2.4 autofocus lens, instead of the slightly fancier 13 MP shooter. WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, NFC plus a sealed 2100mAh Li-polymer battery complete the package.
    Aesthetically, the Nexus 4 blends aspects of the Optimus G and Galaxy Nexus designs, with a glass-covered back and rounded-off top and bottom edges. This phone looks sand feels great -- materials and build quality are much improved over last year's handset. At 9.1mm (0.36 inches) thin and 131g (0.31 pounds), it's also very comfortable in hand. Most of the controls are unchanged from its relative -- standard 3.5mm headphone jack and secondary mic on top, volume rocker and micro-SIM tray on the left, micro-USB port and primary mic on the bottom and power / lock button on the right side. The Optimus G's capacitive keys give way to on-screen buttons and the LED notification light moves below the screen (from its former position near the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera). Overall we're really impressed with the Nexus 4, and that's just the hardware. Sadly, we spent very little time with the software, which includes a plethora of improvements.
    You'll be able to purchase a Nexus 4 unlocked in the Play Store starting November 13th for $299 (8GB, $349 (16GB or $199 with two-year contract on T-Moble (16GB. STay tuned for our review and until then, take a look at our gallery below and hit the break for our hands-on video.
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    the LG exec who leaked this on IBN live said the Phone would be launched in India in late November as well .. We can expect maybe 25k for the 16 GB model India .. :)

    The dollar Equivalent is 19k (= $350) .. What say peeps .. the estimated Indian Price .. 25k ?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Does make for a killer deal if they manage to price it at that!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Absolutely does .. Indian customers always get screwed with the mid-range here.

    Ooh and LG is S.Korean too .. :p I'll see if I can source one from there
     
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    And they just shot the whole thing down.. damn.. This would have been a steal at 299/399 whatever. 599 Euro is like what? 40K?
     
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    Yup.. I was so damn excited :(
    Was expecting it to be around 28-30K here..
    Stupid LG..
    I wonder what the price of Optimus G will be..
    45K?? :ohplease:
     
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    Imports are costing around 23k for the same .. LG screwed themselves out a good product.
     
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    well if they did price the nexus close to the play store price that would mean no one is going to buy their new flagship phone ie the optimus g
     
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    The wait only gets longer for consumers in India to get their hands on the Google LG Nexus 4...

    The LG Nexus 4 has been listed even on eBay India, but the prices of the smartphone have been increased on the online retail website. eBay India is now quoting a price of Rs. 29,990 for the 16GB version of LG Nexus 4, which was earlier stated to be priced at Rs. 27,490, while price of the 8GB version has been increased from Rs. 23,490 to 25,990.:ntdg:

    Google LG Nexus 4 to be launched in India only in January? - CIOL
     
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    Looks legit, but for 27k it sounds too good!
     
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    JD666 its the 16GB version..
    Infact its so low, i dont trust the site :p
     
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    LOL.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    hehe.. shot my self then.. the captain was still strong it seems. Can you call them and inquire about this specific product?
     
  18. RajaPraveen

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    The 8Gb version was selling for like 23k a couple of weeks ago in ebay.in as deal of the week.
     
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    I'll try to hold out till next year .. when the craze ends .. Although I'm eyeing the(similarly priced) Moto Razr M as my next upgrade too .. :)
     

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