Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 02:14 UTC
Google "The Nexus 4 is absolutely wonderful, but it's also vexing. Frustrating. Annoying. It's easily the best Android phone on the market right now, and has some of the most powerful software that's ever been put on a mobile phone. It's an upgrade from last year's Galaxy Nexus in every way. It's terrific - save for one small thing. " Lack of LTE, obviously. Bigger issue for me as a European: glass back. Apparently it cracks. Who'da thunk?
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RE[2]: is this a phone?
by some1 on Sat 3rd Nov 2012 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE: is this a phone?"
some1
Member since:
2010-10-05

iPhone was never designed to be sold off contract, so the excuses to not have LTE it had none. Nexus 4 is an experiment with a completely unlocked phone. As a consumer I'd prefer a fully "productionized" phone, of course, but Nexus line was always on the experimental side, with Google's partners producing mainstream devices. Google clearly doesn't treat sales of Nexus the same way as Apple treats sales of iPhone, allowing itself more room for research.
I'm more concerned about glass back than anything else (rigid back of my gnex feels quite nice). We'll see how it goes. And if you want some features not in Nexus 4 you can always, you know, buy another phone.

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RE[3]: is this a phone?
by henderson101 on Sun 4th Nov 2012 01:57 in reply to "RE[2]: is this a phone?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

iPhone was never designed to be sold off contract,

What are you talking about? That is absolute crap!!! I can walk in to an Apple Store today, buy an unlocked iPhone and walk out with zero contract. Don't judge the entire world by your market. Most countries, other than the US, that sell the iPhone now support this model. I can also buy an iPhone subsidised by a UK carrier, but then I can also buy a Nexus phone subsidised by a carrier here. The subsidy has nothing to do with the actual phone's capability. Indeed, I have an old iPhone 4 that is carrier unlocked, and was throughout the contracted period to O2, from about 1 month in. The only reason it was delayed was that O2 didn't start unlocking iPhone 4's right away... had to wait till the demand subsided so that unscrupulous individuals didn't fraudulently buy them, unlock and then sell for a profit.

In short - I call bullshit.

Edited 2012-11-04 01:58 UTC

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RE[4]: is this a phone?
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 4th Nov 2012 03:32 in reply to "RE[3]: is this a phone?"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

for 300 dollars?

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RE[4]: is this a phone?
by unclefester on Sun 4th Nov 2012 05:37 in reply to "RE[3]: is this a phone?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

In Australia.

Unlocked iphone 5 16GB - AUD799

Unlocked Nexus 4 16GB - AUD399

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