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Google and LG Electronics this week introduced the new flagship Google Nexus 4 smartphone, which will deliver the best functionality the search giant has to offer and will likely become one of the top-selling Android-based device. The smartphone boasts with retina-class screen, quad-core system-on-chip as well as Android 4.2 operating system. Unfortunately, the novelty lacks 4G/LTE.

Google Nexus 4 features 4.7" screen with 1280*768 resolution (320ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The new Nexus 4 is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (presumably APQ8064 clocked at 1.50GHz) with four Qualcomm Krait general-purpose cores with NEON SIMD accelerators, VFPv4 floating-point unit, 2MB L2 cache, Adreno 320 graphics adapter as well as dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller. The smartphone is equipped with 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB NAND flash memory, 8MP backside illuminated rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, various sensors, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, micro-USB 2.0 connector and so on. Google/LG Nexus 4 features 2100mAh battery and supports wireless charging.

Unlike the majority of its rivals, including Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, the LG/Google Nexus 4 does not feature 4G/LTE support, but relies on GSM/EDGE/GPRS/ 3G UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ technologies. Maximum network speed the novelty can achieve is 42Mb/s, which should be enough for the vast majority of applications.

Google Nexus 4 will be released on November 13, 2012. The 8GB model will cost $299, whereas the 16GB flavor will be priced at $349. T-Mobile US will sell the 16 GB model for $199 with a two-year contract.

Tags: Google, Nexus, LG, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Android

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So, they're offering a $350 phone for $200 on a new 2-year contract? That's a rip! It should be free or $50 tops. This is supposed to be a reasonably priced phone. I could get the iPhone 5 for $200 with a new Sprint contract. Tell T-Mobile to get real!
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1 0 [Posted by: tjrifai  | Date: 11/01/12 07:50:29 AM]
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Given there is no SD slot I'm amazed there is no 32 or 64GB model. There is absolutely no way 16GB would be enough for my needs.

I know google have their reasons for leaving SD slots off their nexus branded devices (arguments about speed & reliability of SD cards, complicating the user experience with different locations, etc) but for me it's a deal breaker. I need more storage than they are providing, I resent paying $5-10 per GB for internal memory which has a real value of ~ $1/GB and I want the choice as to how to manage my own storage.
0 0 [Posted by: Prosthetic_Head  | Date: 11/01/12 08:11:34 AM]
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Same as above, no SD card is a deal breaker.By the way, most new SDHC cards are faster than internal flash, it shows when running GPS navigation with maps stored on SD.
0 0 [Posted by: mosu  | Date: 11/01/12 01:15:59 PM]
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Fix to "Nokia Lumia 3g/4g not working"
Watch solution at following youtube video:
http://youtu.be/n3X2OPh0Oko
0 0 [Posted by: Rema Sah  | Date: 11/12/13 07:52:01 AM]
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