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Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

i need a new phone. considering the nexus 4. anyone used an LG android phone before?
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Old 28.10.2012, 01:45
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

I personally wouldn't bother with an LG, their customer service sucks. I have an LG plasma and cinema system and both have had niggly faults (buzzing from tv and whistling in sound system) and despite numerous calls, emails etc.. the issues remain and i've had to live with it. This is not a consumer friendly company, which is a shame since they're often leading edge.

In addition Nexus phones are almost always built to a very strict reference price, so although raw specs are impressive you'll usually find corners cut elsewhere. As you may know I'm no fan of Android, but if I did have to buy a smartphone it would probably be a Moto Razr. Suburb build quality and very little manufacturer customisation.
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

I have used LG Optimus One Android phone and it was pretty good.
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

I too am considering the LG Nexus 4. I owned a pay-as-you-go LG phone for about 7 years (and my mother still uses it for emergencies although the battery life is almost nil). I trust in the build quality of LG.

This was for me two phones ago. My last two phones have been Samsung Galaxy phones. The specs look similar to the other phones at a similar price point so it seems to be going value. The after End of Life support with Cyanogenmod will also make this a phone one can keep for a long time.

My biggest concern is that it has a cableless induction charging which is new for a phone. No one knows how reliable it will be. But I guess it was the same with NFC or other new technologies. Someone has to try it first.

If you are hesistant, you can still purchase the 3rd generation of Nexus from Samsung. They are very good.
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Old 28.10.2012, 16:54
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

Another negative for LG here. I have an external LG DVD writer which is somewhat untrustworthy, not to mention they make the LCDs for the iMac 27" which appear to have a horrendously high failure rate.

Edit: can't comment on there phones however. I didn't think there was anybody left in the game other than Samsung and Apple?
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Old 28.10.2012, 17:16
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

The Nexus brand is intended to be the best on offer at that moment in time, and my feeling is that google would put their brand on anything that wasn't able to cut the mustard.

Having said that, I've never owned or used a LG phone. But as I'm still on the Nexus One, I think I may be giving the LG Nexus a try (provided once it's available the reviews are not terrible)
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

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My biggest concern is that it has a cableless induction charging which is new for a phone. No one knows how reliable it will be.
Ooh that is cool. Didn't know that would be in there, but it's something that I've said lots of items should have. How cool would it be to have a coffee table, where any items (phone, tv remote, etc.) that you put down on it automagically charge without the need for lots of cables floating about.
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Old 28.10.2012, 20:34
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

well Samsung is a company i trust to be able to make an android phone that works. LG, is more of an unknown quantity.

i have no idea why people think inductive charging is a good idea. the usb connector is ubiquitous, efficient and easy to use. IMO, they are trying to solve a non-problem.

the bigger issue may be the lack of SD card slot...
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

the idea it may cost 1/2 price of a iphone5 shouldnt be forgotten....
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Old 29.10.2012, 23:39
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the idea it may cost 1/2 price of a iphone5 shouldnt be forgotten....
ouch. i never realised the iphone5 was so expensive. for the price of the iphone5, you can actually buy a 16gb nexus4 and a nexus7 and still have £50 left over!

nexus4 doesn't look bad. i think i will give it a spin. if i can find a way to buy it...
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

I definitely think I am going to snap this one up and a new Nexus 7 32Gb HSPA+. I have a Galaxy Nexus and I love having Vanilla Android having previously had HTC and Samsung phones and fallen prey to their terrible update schedules (I only just got Android 4.0 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung roadmap has shown they will not release 4.1.1 for it).

I know LG have historically not had the best of reputations with their smartphones and I think they've learned from that, especially with the launch of their new Optimus - they have to now compete with Samsung.

The stats on this new Nexus tick the right buttons and I'm excited to start combing through the reviews on Techcrunch, Mashable, Gizmodo etc for a final decision, I can live without LTE for another year and this phone is retailing at £299 unlocked on Google Play (UK) so it'll be very affordable without a contract here should you be inclined.

If, however, the reviews are disappointing it may be worth your while holding out a few months as it's rumored all the major Android manufacturers will be releasing a Nexus model supporting Vanilla Android and while this wasn't announced yesterday the "Nexus X" has already been leaked (Sony's model, I just the X comes from Xperia), the Galaxy Nexus 2 from Samsung (although there seems to be conflicting stories as to whether this is a new Nexus model or Samsung is just diluting their Galaxy line even more) and whisperings of an HTC model (which will presumably be based on their "One" model phones), but HTC's security seems to be better than the others as no images/stats have been seen yet.
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

That's incredible guys...

Are these prices for real???

https://play.google.com/store/device...UyODMyNzI1OCJd

https://play.google.com/store/device...UyODMyNzI1OCJd

HOW COULD IT BE? 200€ For the NEXUS 7 and 400 for the 10???
Where's the trick?
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Old 30.10.2012, 14:23
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

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the "Nexus X" has already been leaked
it was an elaborate hoax... http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/19/dis...usand-stories/

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the Galaxy Nexus 2 from Samsung
it was already deciphered that this device is the Galaxy Premier and not a Nexus device... even the leaked screenshots show the Touchwiz skin... http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...d-leaked-shots
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HOW COULD IT BE? 200€ For the NEXUS 7 and 400 for the 10???
I think you said € where you meant $ ... yes these are very real...
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

no LTE, entirely possible.
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

I didn't know about the Nexus X being a hoax!

The Galaxy Nexus 2 / Galaxy Premiere (as I did mention) is still unconfirmed either way as I understand it - even your link says at much at the bottom!
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Old 30.10.2012, 14:48
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Re: Nexus 4: would you trust LG to make a decent phone?

I was on the brink of pre-ordering an Nokia Lumia 920 when the Nexus 4 arrived. Now that I have a Windows 8 tablet, I have to say: I'm staying away from it on the phone. The OS is a lot slower than Android and there are absolute zero apps for it. Not a big deal on a tablet, where I can use the browser version of Google+ , Facebook etc., but on a phone, that sucks. And while the tiles work well on a tablet, I don't think they do on a phone (too small, not enough screen real estate for using the system without creating a massive mess in no time).

Anyway - I need a phone to replace my aging Galaxy Nexus, which has a battery that only lasts 5 hours now (yes, I could replace it, but I don't want to invest in it anymore - especially since the Nexus 4 only costs 350$), so I'll be buying an N4 in Germany next week. It doesn't have LTE - but what the heck. It'll be another year until coverage is decent enough here anyway.

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Old 30.10.2012, 15:01
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I was on the brink of pre-ordering an Nokia Lumia 920 when the Nexus 4 arrived. Now that I have a Windows 8 tablet, I have to say: I'm staying away from it on the phone. The OS is a lot slower than Android and there are absolute zero apps for it
There are over 120,000 Apps on the Windows Phone store, and according to Microsoft, 47 of the top grossing iphone/Android Apps will have a WP version by the end of this year (these are not easy figures to fudge). I dabbled in WP 7.5 earlier in the year with the HTC Titan, and although I went back to iOS I did so with a twinge of regret. However with better specs, better screen resolution and better integration with the cloud I think WP 8 is ready for prime time. With regards to the Nexus 4, I am not sure the attraction.. is it price? it seems good value for the specs, but then I'm more of a design and build quality fan.
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There are over 120,000 Apps on the Windows Phone store
Those are Windows Phone 7 / 7.5 apps - none of these work on Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8. The Swiss Windows Phone 8 Store has around 1500 apps at the moment. Among the missing: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, SBB (plus pretty much every other Swiss app known to man), any decent browser, password safes etc. etc. I'm sitting in front of my tablet, and there's literally nothing to do with it (except using MS Office do edit my files - which is what I bought it for. That works very well. I just don't know what I'd use a WP8 phone for without apps).

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that may be - but right now, there's nothing. An (probably for the first time ever), I actually need a new phone. Normally I just want one. So the N4 is perfect for me. I loved pure Android, been using a Galaxy Nexus for a year now.
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Old 30.10.2012, 15:21
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Those are Windows Phone 7 / 7.5 apps - none of these work on Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8. The Swiss Windows Phone 8 Store has around 1500 apps at the moment. Among the missing: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, SBB (plus pretty much every other Swiss app known to man), any decent browser, password safes etc. etc. I'm sitting in front of my tablet, and there's literally nothing to do with it (except using MS Office do edit my files - which is what I bought it for. That works very well. I just don't know what I'd use a WP8 phone for without apps)
I feel your pain on the lack of tablet Apps, one Surface reviewer described the app store as resembling a Soviet era supermarket. However these will come, thats for sure. And of the 120,000 apps already on the WP store, these aren't just going to fade into obsolescence but will be updated to work on WP8, thats the usual order of things. Looking at it another way, both Microsoft and Nokia are pumping a huge amount of money into getting WP off the ground, MS for one is making a loss on every phone sold. For the customer that means you're getting quite a lot for your money e.g. free navigation, traffic updates, all you can consume music, MS Office, leading edge hardware and regular updates/bug fixes... call them bribes or enticements, but whatever they make WP far more compelling than much of the same from Apple and Google.

I think I've already talked myself into a Lumia 920
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