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Google's Official Nexus 4 Smartphone Pictures Arrive

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Google and LG's smartphone releasing in two weeks.

Following the announcement of the Nexus 4 smartphone, Google has released the first images of the device.

Running on Jelly Bean 4.2, the Nexus 4 will be powered by a quad-core processor, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB of RAM. Its screen measures in at 4.7 inches with a 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera situated at the device's rear, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as 3G support, wireless charging and NFC.

The LG-built Nexus 4 will launch in the U.S. and UK on November 13, where it will sell contract-free for $299.

 

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    dark_wizzie , October 31, 2012 4:18 AM
    Inb4Appled'...
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    Someone Somewhere , October 31, 2012 4:52 AM
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    U.S. and UK on November 13, where it will sell contract-free for $299.

    Since when did the UK use dollars?

    Other than that, there are two things that piss me off about this:
    1)No microSD slot. It's stupid, and probably wouldn't even cost $0.05 per phone.
    2)1280x768 still seems to be much the same resolution (1366x768) as comes on every notebook under $800 / 17". Please give us at least HD+ on a 15" screen. It's not that hard.

    I know #2 isn't about the phone as such, but it irritates me that it even counts as "HD".
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    freggo , October 31, 2012 5:36 AM
    Someone Somewhere It's not that hard.I know #2 isn't about the phone as such, but it irritates me that it even counts as "HD".


    While I agree with your point; technically 768lines is HD.
    Basically everything 720p and above qualifies.
    Then of course, the first 4k displays are shipping. So, we want that next :-)

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    IndignantSkeptic , October 31, 2012 8:59 AM
    Is it pentile or not? Whoever came up with pentile needs some kind of beating.
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    halcyon , October 31, 2012 10:24 AM
    IndignantSkepticIs it pentile or not? Whoever came up with pentile needs some kind of beating.

    Pentile isn't bad when the resolution of the screen is high enough. 1280x768 is high enough.

    This phone is okay but I don't know, I think I still prefer my Galaxy 3.
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    matter37 , October 31, 2012 10:28 AM
    IndignantSkepticIs it pentile or not? Whoever came up with pentile needs some kind of beating.

    Only Samsung uses Pentile, and the screen is made by LG and it is probably the best display on the smartphone market currently(same as optimus g screen), go read reviews on the optimus g screen

    and samsung had a very good reason to use pentile and it was quite smart of them to do so, I wont explain why though it would take me too long
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    lucky015 , October 31, 2012 10:32 AM
    The Nexus One was amazing, The Nexus S was a very nice evolution of the original, The Galaxy Nexus was somewhat disappointing but over all not actually a bad device, Lets hope the Nexus 4 gets them back on track.

    Looking good so far but I'm still not anticipating anything looking much better to me than my S3 for a while to come.
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    wannabepro , October 31, 2012 10:39 AM
    I just wish they'd release these for Virgin Mobile.
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    waxdart , October 31, 2012 10:46 AM
    wannabepro - I bough my last Nexus phone from amazon and went contract free - much better and cheaper over two years.
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    matter37 , October 31, 2012 10:48 AM
    IndignantSkepticIs it pentile or not? Whoever came up with pentile needs some kind of beating.

    We are at the point where jumps in resolution on these sizes of screens is not that significant, after 1080p is on most phones the resolution jumps really will just be irrelevant as it's already extremely close to unnoticeable when you go from 720p to 1080p on such a small screen, so any higher than that would be pointless other than for marketing saying "this phone is better" which will happen in the future
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    wannabepro , October 31, 2012 11:50 AM
    waxdartwannabepro - I bough my last Nexus phone from amazon and went contract free - much better and cheaper over two years.

    Virgin Mobile is contract free.
    Who did you get your service through though?
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    halcyon , October 31, 2012 12:35 PM
    matter37We are at the point where jumps in resolution on these sizes of screens is not that significant, after 1080p is on most phones the resolution jumps really will just be irrelevant as it's already extremely close to unnoticeable when you go from 720p to 1080p on such a small screen, so any higher than that would be pointless other than for marketing saying "this phone is better" which will happen in the future

    I think once you reach the clarity and quality of the iPhone's display higher ppi, etc. are unnecessary. However, I think even my S3 isn't quite there yet, though I have no complaints whatsoever.
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    Cryio , October 31, 2012 1:13 PM
    These are some ugly phones. Really.

    Lumia/HTC with their Windows 8 Phones are BOSS(es)
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    carnage9270 , October 31, 2012 3:18 PM
    CryioThese are some ugly phones. Really.Lumia/HTC with their Windows 8 Phones are BOSS(es)


    I agree about the ugly part. There's no aesthetics to these phones at all.
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    samwelaye , October 31, 2012 3:46 PM
    wannabeproVirgin Mobile is contract free.Who did you get your service through though?


    It will NEVER come to virgin mobile, because in order to do that they need custom software since its a CDMA network (uses sprint). You'll have to use t-mobiles prepaid, att, straighttalk, etc.
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    whiteodian , October 31, 2012 4:37 PM
    Great phone for the price. I plan to use mine with StraightTalk. They use AT&T's network and I've been happy the last 3 months on them. An Unlimited* plan is $45 a month. Lack of LTE in the phone isn't an issue either as it isn't an option on StraightTalk. I should get faster data on the HSPA+. I would like an FM tuner, but it's doubtful that it has one. Podcasts and TuneIn will have to suffice :D 
    *Read the fine print. Although it is unlimited everything, they don't want people abusing the network or tethering. It fine for me. I don't use many minutes, texts, and I'm usually on Wireless.
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    dtm4trix , October 31, 2012 7:41 PM
    No LTE model?? That is pretty shitty.....wtf?
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    matter37 , October 31, 2012 8:23 PM
    halcyonI think once you reach the clarity and quality of the iPhone's display higher ppi, etc. are unnecessary. However, I think even my S3 isn't quite there yet, though I have no complaints whatsoever.

    the nexus 4 screen is the same is the optimus g screen which is probably the best mobile phone screen currently on the market, and thats what i was trying to say haha, and the fact that the gs3 isnt at the iphone screen quality yet is simply the weird whites in PenTile
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    eklipz330 , October 31, 2012 8:24 PM
    carnage9270I agree about the ugly part. There's no aesthetics to these phones at all.

    that's all preference. i think it looks fine. best looking phone to me is iphone 5, worst is galaxy s3. however, i wouldnt touch an iphone 5, but would def carry around an s3.
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