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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Quite meh
by WereCatf on Sun 4th Nov 2012 00:59 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I don't see anything interesting or compelling about the Nexus 4; it doesn't offer any unique features, its camera is quite average, it looks extremely bland... In fact, I find the looks of it quite unsightly. Unmodified, fully stock Android just isn't a big deal, either, as most phones can be rooted and then you can install a similarly stock Android on them. Oh, and glass back is something that I definitely do not like, it's way, way too slippery.

What would get me excited? Well, let's see:
* MeeGo as the OS.
* Similarly-sized screen as the Galaxy Note.
* 720p is fine as long as the colour balance and representation are good. And contrast.
* A hardware keyboard that can be hidden inside the phone, similar to e.g. the N900.
* Good low-light performance of both of the cameras -- I spend most of my time indoors where the lighting isn't always optimal, and here in Finland there's only a few, precious hours of daylight anyways most of the year.
* 32GB storage.
* Rubber-/silicone-like back so as to avoid it being slippery. No hard plastics or glass or such.
* Looks similar to e.g. Nokia's Lumia-series.
* A high-quality dock with atleast 3 USB-ports, DVI-D and HDMI outputs (not just HDMI like on so many other docks), SD/MMC reader, built-in HDD, and 5.1 audio.

And preferably, but not a hard requirement:
* A proper digitizer as the Galaxy Note has.

Weight or thickness are not issues for me. I don't like the trend of trading features and quality for low weight or a very thin frame.

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RE: Quite meh
by gan17 on Sun 4th Nov 2012 05:07 in reply to "Quite meh"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

* MeeGo as the OS.

I'm holding off replacing my phone till mid-December, so I hope Jolla make some kind of announcement before that.

Edited 2012-11-04 05:07 UTC

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RE: Quite meh
by JAlexoid on Mon 5th Nov 2012 19:57 in reply to "Quite meh"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Thankfully Nexus 4 was never intended as the ultimate Android device, just like the last 2 Nexus devices. They spearhead some areas, but nothing more. (Nexus S - NFC, Galaxy Nexus - 720p)

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RE: Quite meh
by zima on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:18 in reply to "Quite meh"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

* Good low-light performance of both of the cameras -- I spend most of my time indoors where the lighting isn't always optimal, and here in Finland there's only a few, precious hours of daylight anyways most of the year.

Wait a minute, that's not how this works - it's symmetric, the other part of the year you get only few hours of night! ;)

(and when North-enough: midnight sun; generally, ~long sunrises and sunsets throughout the year, which are a "lucky hour" for photography ;) )

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