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Monday Poll: Are You Buying the LG Nexus 4?

If the LG Nexus 4 had LTE and was going to be available on Verizon, I know that this poll would probably be completely one-sided towards “Yes.” But since it’s an unlocked GSM phone that runs HSPA+ only, many of you are going to have a difficult decision to make if you want to make the next Nexus your next phone. You would all have to give up unlimited data at Verizon (or just keep that account live too), and choose a tiered AT&T plan or the interesting coverage that T-Mobile can bring.

There is no doubt that the specs on this phone are unreal. You also know that it will receive updates before any other phone because it’s not tied to a carrier. Is that enough for you to make a monumental switch? Tell us, is the Nexus 4 your next phone?

Are You Buying the LG Nexus 4?

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  • Taylor Hunt

    I don’t like Verizon, but I travel way typo many places where they are the only provider with any coverage at all. I have a large corporate plan and I would have bought a create of these things if they could have included Verizon. It’s a bind. I’d drop then if I could, but I nee the phones to work everywhere in rural USA.

  • marvin nubwaxer

    suck it verizon.

  • titaneds73

    LTE not a big deal and as for gsm i prefer that to cdma,atleast you can use it if unlocked with

    several carriers of your choice for 50 dollars unlimited everything on most of them,but the fact that google decided that an external storage was not a necessity for all those ppl who have 16 and 32 gig sd cards or any sd card for that matter cuz lets be honest after operating

    system and apps you wont have 16 gigs of storage on the phone.and the fact that they felt that a non removable battery was not important to power users as myself who email and use the web and apps for work all day long ,such as my s3 with 3 batteries which come in handy every day all day is really upsetting ,so i have to ask myself who did they aim to sell this phone to?man i really wanted another nexus phone but this one is really disappointing.

    google if i wanted a phone with no extra storage and no removable battery i would have bought an iphone!

  • Orangchiclet

    I’m not getting this because I cannot trust any smartphone LG makes. I work at vzw and every smartphone LG has come out with has had some sort of issue. I’m sticking with big red and phones made by Samsung, Motorola, or Htc.

  • mcp770

    I can buy two N4’s at 600.00 and have unltd everything on both for 100.00 a month no contact for top of the line hardware. All that just in the initial year saves me over 500.00 less than I pay at Verizon with a 25% discount.1100.00 saved year two…1600 cheaper than a two year Verizon vortex of money? Yea I’m in. As for updates, big deal folks…root already. Always roms running newest android available. My Verizon gnex will be 4.2 months before Verizon allows it….updates are a non issue….it’s all about the $$ and data caps.

  • sport

    LG….nope. No 4gLTE….nope. Not on Verizon….nope. This thing’s dead in the water….what a waste…..

  • Guest

    Not that the specs on Google Play lists the phone as HPSA+ 42, I am interested. The price is really good, and using it on T-Mobile’s pre-paid is a great bargain.
    I am still skeptical about it being an LG phone. I have owned an LG feature phone (the Envy) and the LG Optimus V, and both of them were flaky. The Envy was on Verizon, and it had great reception, but the voice quality sucked and it broke within a year. Luckily it was still under the manufacturer’s warranty. The Optimus V was just a piece of crap on a lousy network (Virgin Mobile/Sprint). The screen resolution was lousy, the CPU was slow and the memory was too small. To top it off, Virgin never released any OS updates for it.
    Right now I have a Nokia 710 on T-Mobile. While the Windows Phone OS is very interesting and easy to use, it is still lacking features that I used all the time on Android. Plus I am kind of pissed that Microsoft will not update the WP 7 phones to WP 8. Once again I am getting shut out of an OS upgrade. I am getting tired of this, so a Nexus phone might be my only option of getting a phone that is not shut out of upgrades.
    I would wait a while for real world reviews on this phone before buying it. If it is a decent phone on T-Mobile’s network, then it might be my next phone.

  • CaesarAdonis86

    Google gave us the old middle finger this time… I’m disappointed my plan was to be a nexus user exclusively but I guess that won’t be the case since I have sprint in a 4G market so I ain’t leaving for Tmobile

  • Willie Harper, Jr.

    No LTE, NO Verizon = No Brainer

  • No, the lack of expandable storage is bad enough to be a deal killer for me but the non-replaceable battery is even worse.

  • HotRodJohnson

    If Verizon pries unlimited internet from my cold dead fingers, I’d switch. One of the things that I did not like about the Galaxy Nexus is that LTE doesn’t allow me to use it worldwide.

  • roastb33f

    This phone is kind of following along the lines of the iPhone 5. Not a major leap forward in the hardware realm. The OS is the wow factor here and with most other major smart phones getting the newest Android OS what’s the rationale behind getting it?

  • Rafy286

    I really wish a LTE compatible device is available soon after. I recently upgraded to the GS3 to ink my unlimited for another 2 years with Verizon, but man do I want this phone. I don’t really care about paying full price as I do it frequently, but I surely don’t want to cancel a new 2 year contract.

  • Jeff_McDonald

    T-Mo not an option where I live. ATT not an option either. And Sprint just sucks. So I’m stuck with VZW. Fortunately I have two lines both with unlimited data. I’ll stick with VZW and my GNex until VZW kills my unlimited data or my GNex dies. By the time that happens hopefully T-Mo will be a viable option for me network coverage wise and I can dump VZW and go with an unlocked Nexus. But until then I love me my LTE!

  • Derrick Anene

    Need some input. I have the Verizon galaxy nexus. The Nexus 4 is everything i want with the exception of 3g(pretty upset about that). Can someone pleeeease tell me why getting this 3G phone is a good idea? I know its a nexus and its unlocked and it gets the updates first blah blah. But i’m afraid of slowass 3g speeds. I havent had 3g in awhile, so i’m not sure just how bad it is? Won’t i get to keep my unlimited data with verizon if i buy this phone AND I won’t lose my updgrade?

    • GoHeat

      I had Verizon and now I am on the Prepaid plan with T-Mobile. I’ll say this once…..I DONT FOR A SECOND REGRET LEAVING VERIZON! The speeds on T-mobile are absolutely fine. I get 10mbps in Orlando where I live and its absolutely fine for me. Not only that,…the new Nexus 4 will have HSPA+42 radios in them which will allow the phone to get even better speeds than the GSM nexus (which was only +21 radios). Actually there was a study done by I believe PC Mag which showed T-Mobile’s +42 network getting better speeds than LTE. Overall, I’m completely satisfied with the switch from Verizon to T-Mobile.

  • Mr ilheis

    I’m trying to decide if I want to get a Nexus 4 and one of those $30 T-Mo plans.

  • Ben

    Damn! I was kinda waiting for this phone. I got the Bionic now. Do you guys think i should just get the current Nexus on VZW or wait for something newer.

  • bananatroll

    this device cant even be used on verizon, so the announcement basically means nothing to 75% of the folks at DL. Just a rebranded Optimus 2 basically

  • GrkG8tr

    This is one of the many reasons I’ve stayed with T-Mobile all these years. Contract free plans at around $30 for 5GB of data is hard to beat. And with Google bringing these unlocked phone prices down, this is the best!

  • Currently rocking a Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile pre-paid. I’m a prime candidate for this phone. It’ll be nice to go from 21mbps to 42mbps. I just want to see if the camera is crap before spending $350 on basically what I currently have, but just faster and LCD instead of AMOLED. I do love the design though – and if the battery life and camera are good, I’m sold.

  • From a business perspective it makes sense, but as a VZW customer I am bitter as hell. Was one of the first to hop on LTE with a Thunderbolt, and enjoy the service thoroughly with my Galaxy Nexus now. Not sure what to do now, but none too excited that there aren’t any options out there with OS updates I crave as only a Nexus can provide.

  • Verizon only up in the northwoods… no Nexus 4 for me.

  • fauxshizzl

    I gotta wait for my VZ contract to end in a few months and then I am all over this. Does anyone know if the ETF goes down the closer you are to the end of your contract?

    • interstellarmind

      rep told me it went down $10 every month you’re into your contract. you can call and ask.

  • Mallahet

    Since it’s unlocked, I may buy it to use when I spend next year overseas. Won’t be a bad price for an awesome phone that I’d get to use on WHICHEVER CARRIER I CHOOSE.

  • kzoodroid

    Going to buy this off contract and get the pre-paid $30 Monthly 4g plan from TMo (100 minutes talk, unlimited texts, unlimited data to 5 gb). Then ride out the last 18 months of my Verizon plan with my Rezound.


      Funny: Unlimited data…with a 5gb cap. I know what you meant!

  • Jim McClain

    lg wasted a lot of money building this phone, it wont sell, once people get a taste of 4g lte, they wont go back to a slower phone

  • Alex

    as a german i dont care if it does support lte or not because the carrier options are too expensive. furthermore the lte availability is a joke. so yes Nexus 4 here i come! πŸ˜€

  • First Prime

    being in the UK makes that worth it. So I’ll be getting one.

  • I like my G Nex better!! πŸ˜›

  • Justin Swanson

    I would probably get it, if I hadn’t gotten my Gnex a few months ago and my N7 a few weeks ago…

  • That % of “NO” would be insignificantly low if this were a worldwide poll.

    • panicswhenubered

      It is a worldwide poll on the worldwide web. lol

  • TheUI

    Lmao! I remember when Droid Life was a fledgling young blog with a hard-on for Motorola and when the GS1 came around everyone here talked smack about it. Fast forward two years and nothing has changed except the toilet.

  • blerch

    Why is tmobile’s coverage interesting? I was planning on switching since my AT&T is done but is there something I should know?

  • Jared B.

    I would buy this phone tomorrow if it was on Verizon. No Verizon? No purchase.

  • AndreGSNE

    Totally getting this phone. LTE is not really big in my country yet, so i don’t care about the lack of LTE. I have a GNex, and i am really impressed by the Nexus 4. The hardware is simply top of the best, and best part is the price!

  • John Lane

    If this was the price point and would work on Verizon I’d be throwing my money at them. It’s sad too when soo many people were getting fed up with iPhone this would have been the phone to switch to and also jump to Verizon’s coverage but that won’t be happening

  • interstellarmind

    i switched to t-mobile from my unlimited data vzw for the Note II. pretty happy so far. Getting same speeds (actually better, believe it or not) than the spotty LTE i got in NYC – on avg I get 2.1 megabytes/sec down on tmobile and I used to get on avg 1.8 megabytes/sec down on LTE. (If you factor in that I stayed on 3g most of the time to save battery, then the HSPA+ is a HUGE difference, obviously).

    There’s an added bonus, too. I am on a GSM network and I have more choice in getting phones. Google mentioned awhile back their betting money on GSM carriers (this non LTE move seems to prove that). if the next nexus is phablet (fingers crossed) than i will take advantage of being able to get an unlocked phone. I decided my “allegiance” is more to cool phones than carrier (I’ve had 9 phones in the past 5 years) and now I feel the freedom to be able to get any phone I want. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a speed freak, too. I had no idea HSPA+ would work so well for me (in NYC, at least) and finding this revelation is what pushed me over the edge to finally say adios to big red.

  • Sean

    Why would I want to give up my 4G LTE? Has Google lost their mind? I will stick with my Galaxy Nexus until something better comes along. Bad move Google.

  • dsass600

    I’m jumping off Verizon to go to AT&T and get this off contract.

  • Jesse Miller

    No Verizon = not interested. Love my Nexus 7, but it’s a shame that the Nexus line is more of a hobby than something Google takes seriously. What, it’s too difficult to deal with various networks and carriers? Welcome to reality.

    • Nathan

      It is too hard to deal with carriers like Verizon when they pull the crap they did with the Galaxy Nexus. The goals of the Nexus line are for Google to have some control over Android, to show what “true” Android is supposed to look like, and for faster software updates. Every single one of those goes down the drain when you have a carrier like Verizon telling them what they can and can’t do. I am a Verizon customer and really do want the Nexus 4, but if this shows Verizon that they can’t just roll all over Google and gets us a completely unlocked Nexus down the road, I’m all for it.

  • Palmer Nyako

    On sprint.

  • InvaderDJ

    I’m buying it eventually. I knew it wasn’t coming to Verizon so I’m not worried about that. I’m not hugely worried about LTE either, if it has pentaband GSM radios I’ll be good enough. So tired of Verizon’s BS.

  • DerkaDerka

    Add option for “Would buy if offered on Verizon”

  • mezy1

    I dont see why you wouldnt get this phone. Looks amazing and its a beast. I domt meed that much storage because ill just delete what i dont use lol. This nexus amazing the best one made yet simple as that. 300 bucks how could you past that up aha.

    • Justin Swanson

      Because I got my Gnex in May for $400… πŸ˜‰

    • peacekeeper05

      Because most of the people who visits this site are either locked on an existing plan, Has carrier loyalty, and most already have phones like the GS3.

  • HotRodJohnson

    This will be my new burner phone!

  • Web pages load up at practically the same speed even with a mediocre connection on HSPA+. And videos stream without delays with the HSPA+ connection is decent as well.

    Then there’s that huge bump in battery life which is a big plus for HSPA+.

    LTE has some perks if youre really into streaming HD videos and downloading large files; at the cost of battery life.

    Pretty fair trade off IMO. Its just not a deal breaker for me.

    Left Verizon 4G LTE for AT&T faux G and have been completely satisfied.

  • Geronimus

    I’m on T-Mobile and I’m getting the 16gb version. I don’t know why LG bothered with an 8gb version though. Ram is cheap these days, give us a 32 and 64mb phone for pete’s sake!

  • Nazzi_Muhammad

    I dumped verizon and paid the ETF for this very reason. I can buy any GSM phone and use it. Don’t care if it’s LTE or not. In fact, had I not just bought the International version of the Note 2, I may have bought this

  • Trevor

    Add LTE and a memory card slot and my answer would be yes. But for now, I’m waiting to see how the DROID DNA saga unfolds.

  • Nathan

    I don’t care so much about 4g. If it were on Verizon just as a 3g phone, I’d still buy it. Unfortunately, doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. πŸ™

  • Dr_Abc

    No, the phone looks very good, but running BugDroid, not Windows

  • No verizon no sale. No way I’m leaving unlimited LTE for any particular phone. Perfectly content with my GS3 till GS4 is released.

  • Theres No way …

  • No Verizon, no LTE = no deal

    • Destroythanet

      Agreed. After owning the GSM GNex, then getting the LTE Verizon GNex, there’s no way I’m ever going back to HSPA+.

  • i want it so bad /:

  • Jim McClain

    Why would anyone spend money
    on a 3g phone

    • peacekeeper05

      Because majority of the smartphone market doesn’t have LTE? Verizon is not the only carrier in the world you know.

      • Jim McClain

        verizon is the largest and speed is the name of the game my friend, if I wanted old tech,i’d buy an iphone

        • peacekeeper05

          Verizon is just one carrier out of probably a thousand in the whole world. Google did the right thing focusing first on what is the world’s standard w/c is HSPA. USA is not the only country in the world. Heck even in the US LTE is not everywhere. There are still a lot cities that don’t have LTE.

          Now going back to your statement.. “Why would anyone spend money on a 3G phone?” Because majority of the world still doesn’t support LTE. So HSPA or 3G is still the best choice possible for us.

  • Art Carter

    This is why I left VZ and Sprint. GSM is the way to go. I agree that LTE is a handicap but its not an Achilles heel. Considering that LTE is still low in user base,worldwide. I think VZ and Sprint not having the Nexus is Huge Mistake, I hope Google will change this in the future. Choice is always Better! And even though I’m use AT&T and T-Mo. I would like for my CDMA friends to experience The Nexus 4 along 4.2, and who knows how long it’ll take to get that update(4.2). I personally think ALL Carriers in the US Suck! Because they hinder the end-user, Us!

  • I think its a fantastic device, and i love the price. I hope google keeps with it next year and comes up with LTE and HSPA+ under 1 chip with better battery life. If that happens, i will get it. But for now, i’m sticking with my wonderful Galaxy Neuxs and my unlimited data on Verizon.

    Side note. Say it did happen, Say the next phone they release has LTE, would i even be able to take it to Verizon and use it? or am i restricted? i know with CDMA i was, but i honestly don’t know now.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    The N4 is a great deal!

    If I were to get a Nexus 4, I’d get them for the whole family then sign up for a T-Mobile unlimited 4g family plan for $140. That’s $40 cheaper than I pay on VZW.

    So, basically:

    On VZW: $600 for 3 on contract phones + $180 a month for 24 months = $4920

    On T-Mobile: $1050 for 3 Nexus 4s (16gb) + $140 a month for 24 months = $4410 ($4260 for 8gb phones)

    Total savings: Over $500!

    Yeah, I’m sold. Heck, I could switch to all N4s now, pay the VZW early termination, sell my old phones and *still* save money. Yeah, totally sold.

    • Take those Nexus 4’s and go prepaid and save thousands instead of hundreds.

      • Southrncomfortjm

        I’m not sure there’s that much more savings between T-Mobile and a prepaid plan. I need three lines for my family and Straight Talk is $45 a line, which is $135 so that only saves $5 over T-Mobile. What plan would you recommend?

        • He’s probably thinking about the $30/month prepaid unlimited T-Mobile plan. 100 minutes/month with 10cents/minute if you go over, and 5GB of 4G (HSPA+) speeds, throttled if you go over, and unlimited texts.

          • Southrncomfortjm

            Yeah, I figured. That plan is amazing except that I do actually make a lot of phone calls.

  • DanWazz

    I just got my Galaxy nexus six months ago, so no. If i was in the market I would definitely get this phone. T-Mobile get pretty good coverage where I live, and not being tied to a carrier is what I want, plus the specs and knowing that I’d be getting timely updates are worth the loss of LTE. luckily I don’t need to make that decision now.

  • KreeTerry

    Tempting to just grab a 16 gig, and just switch from verizon when my contract expires in december. Can anyone vouch for straight talk in the pee dee area of sc?

  • Nope. Verizon. BAM.

  • Zoloft_User

    I really wonder how this is going to play out for the remaining Nexus devices that are supposedly in the works….something tells me they will be lacking LTE and will not be supported on a CDMA network…

  • dee

    whats it with you guys in the USA with all this verizon/sprint nonsense

    in the uk all our carriers use the same GSM network . The same phone will work on any network (apart from 1 network which is so far behind it doesnt matter)

  • Nexus 6

    This is why I left VZ and Sprint GSM is the way to go.

  • Ram K

    I was really disappointed that this phone doesn’t support LTE, which means it won’t work with Verizon and Sprint. If it had supported LTE/Verizon, I would get it now.

  • I’ll wait for it to come to Sprint, but yes, I”m buying one. I’m certain it’ll go to Sprint just like the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus before it. My Nexus S is getting tired. I would only switch to this if, and only if, my Google Voice number was still the main phone number on my phone since I ported my number to Google Voice a long while ago.

  • Steve Benson

    For me LTE isn’t the issue, HSPA is more than fast enough. I’ve still got over a year on my Gnex contract and I’m not about to pay an ETF. If I wasn’t on a contract, hell yes, I’d leave Verizon and their aging cdma network in a second. Here’s hoping Vodaphone kills cdma for good and all carriers in the world go GSM (LTE).

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Check the math. Depending on your monthly payment on VZW compared to a T-Mobile value plan, you may save money even if you pay the ETF. You’d definitely break even if you are willing to sell your GNEX.

  • blerch

    I’m planning on buying this as an upgrade from the iphone 4… but anyone have any idea as to how to cope with the 16GB max storage?? D:

    • The cloud? I’ve barely taken up more than 5 gigs on my phone. I’m pretty sure it has 16.

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Just have to spend a bit of extra time managing storage is all if you don’t have unlimited data. If you have unlimited data, just use Google Music to stream your playlists, store your photos and other stuff on Picasa, Google Drive or Dropbox, then use Netflix, Hulu or Google Play Movies for TV shows, movies and other media. All set!

      The key is the high data cap or unlimited data. Other option is to set your phone up to use a USB drive.

  • Stephen Freeman

    Nexus 10 for me!!!!!!! Aftter the wife gets her Nexus 7 of course…

  • MrWicket

    if my contract was up I would be on this in a heart beat, even losing Verizon LTE this is worth it. I understand why they don’t have LTE and luckily more than likely by the time I can upgrade the next Nexus will be coming and probably will have LTE since more standards will be in place and more markets have it. Face it people, Verizon is the only carrier in the world with worthwhile LTE at this point and is also the carrier that you all hate for “ruining the Nexus” so who cares if it doesn’t have LTE?! the majority of GNex don’t either!

  • Question could also be, “would you move to att/T-Mobile for this phone?”

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Yes! Since doing so would get me unlimited data *and* save me money. I’m totally on board.

  • Brian Walker

    I almost didn’t even want to vote since my answer isn’t a slight against the phone, but I’m happy with my Galaxy Nexus and switching carriers just to get this phone would be a huge hassle. I’ll see what they have next year when my contract is up with Verizon.

  • TheRobotCow

    Bye bye Verizon!! Good thing my contract is almost over, I had to buy my gnex off contract and I’ll hand my gnex to my gf and pick up the Nexus. Yes it means giving up my unlimited data but I’m sticking with the Nexus. Greatest devices for me!

  • bananatroll

    Hey Google you should be paying attention to this poll…


    Oh well my RAZR HD is being delivered tomorrow, and I know it can actually hold a signal and has LTE. I’ll root it and remove any bloat ware I don’t like as usual.

    LG is fail.

    Google should stop trying to win… and just pick a real winner to start with. Like Motorola or sony.

    But since all these fuc*ers care about is teaming up with the cheapest oem they can find over and over agin, we will continue to be stuck with sub par Google reference devices!

    I know im just pissing and moaning here, and should be grateful that motorola is even still in business…

    But srriously dude.

    Apple and Microsoft are going to keep cleaning up on this sh*t if Mountain View doesnt change its game.

  • Jim

    Absolutely love my GNex. But not leaving unlimited data nor Big Red fast LTE The good news is that the Galaxy Note 2 looks like an awesome phone . Can’t wait for a 5.5 inch device.

  • cgalyon

    I like the processor (a few things on my GNex lag), I like the wireless charging, and I believe the screen tech is supposed to be much better than the GNex. Those are very appealing features. I really don’t like the design (would’ve loved to have seen something more like the One X); it looks an awful lot like the GNex to me. The price is phenomenal and I’d like to stick it to Verizon. I’m contemplating my options over the next month and this could be the phone I get, but it’s not that outstanding, so it didn’t make the decision easy.

  • Its a little facetious to ask this on Droid-Life isn’t it? Most of the people who may be interested are most likely locked into a GNex 2 year contract.

    And ultimately, everyone is inclined to crap on the phone. It doesn’t support Verizon’s LTE network; not that Verizon has proved it deserves to have a phone exclusive to itself.

    Look at how the GSM/HSPA+ G Nex was marketed. It wasn’t picked up by the carriers because it can be used anywhere; it doesn’t lock you in. They are at YOUR whim, and they want it reversed.

    The Galaxy Nexus feels cheap except for the screen. 2100mAh for an HSPA+ phone is going to provide a lot of battery life, which helps ease the non-removable pain.

    S4 Pro Quad-Core, 2GB of RAM, are stand outs. The Screen display is preference really; and I could use a dose of non saturated color. 16GB is plenty, since cloud storage and access on Android has improved.

    I think Nexus 4 is Google’s opportunity to expand the market beyond the hardcore, and still have incentives for the hard core

  • droyd4life

    This phone is simply amazing for anyone NOT on a stupid CDMA network. 99% of the world doesn’t use gay CDMA. I will for sure be picking the LG Nexus up to replace my Samsung Vibrant.

  • steve30x

    I voted no! 16 gigs max (formatted probably 14 gigs or so) not enough especially if you like games that use up 2 gigs etc.. no sd card, no lte, battery is not all that.

  • lemonhead127

    I wonder how it would’ve been if Motorola made a Nexus….

  • Buckoman

    It’s a bad choice for this not to be on Verizon.

    Sorry, Google, I love you and all, but this just doesn’t feel right.

    Factor that in with the fact that you didn’t take control and actually push updates to the GNex, left it with a crap radio, and just now are releasing updated hardware that won’t even work with the largest network in the US leaves a sour taste in my mouth, and I’m sure it will for Google too.

  • Yes I’m gonna buy to replace my nexus s on my T-Mobile dealer plan. Already have a gnex also on Verizon so I’ll be fine

  • Verizon, Note 2 or GSIII for me, thanks.

  • I’m on Verizon plus I have the S3 and it is very easy to customize. Now the 299 price with no contract that would be kind of enticing to me, but I just don’t need to upgrade any time soon.

  • Matthew

    If its not coming to Sprint , I won’t be. If google offered it for Sprint without LTE I would buy it.

  • Wes Jordan

    The Nexus 4 was a good device until Google neutered it with crappy storage and connectivity. I doubt anyone not on TMobile will use this.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Waiting for Motorola Quads….

  • CodeToJoy

    Locked into a contract with Verizon, so no go for me.

  • And Verizon sucks!

  • Wow. So many dumb people NOT buying this.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Now that it looks like there won’t be multiple Nexus phones, I’d be very interested in this phone – if I wasn’t locked into a VZW contract. I’ll be looking to switch to T-Mobile or some pre-paid plan (even if that means only HSPA+) once my contract is up to buy whatever the top of the line Nexus phone is at that time.

  • ashlandT

    this phone already looks like an epic fail, regardless it’ll sell because its a Nexus

  • israel barbosa

    having my fingers crossed if ever a motorola nexus…

  • mland550

    I have a question about using an unlocked phone on AT&T’s network. I currently have a Galaxy S III i9300 and can only get about 2Mbits down and 1Mbit up when doing a speed test. This is with full bars and H+ showing in the notification bar. My AT&T GS II got about 4.5 MBits down/2Mbits up using the same test, in the same location. I have an unlimited data plan. Is it possible that AT&T sees my device’s IMEI and throttles the data because it’s not an ATT-branded device? I am excited for the Nexus 4 but don’t want to run into the same problems I seem to be having with the GS3 on ATT’s HSPA+ network.

  • Even if this was VZW compatible, no LTE is a dealbreaker for me. I’m spoiled now. My RAZR HD Dev Edition is looking like a golden purchase now.

  • I see no reason to part ways with my beautiful Galaxy Nexus. Not until my contract is up and I lose my unlimited data.

  • Blee

    No LTE is pathetic. iPhone 5 gets great battery with 4g. I’m so disappointed. This is last gen bs. I guess I’m getting an sgs3. Ugh

  • James

    After the LG Revolution I’ve learned my lesson with this company.

    • JetBlue

      Same never touching anything LG again due to the poor experience with the Revo.

  • Rajiv Kanumilli

    I would but I’m on Verizon, it doesnt have LTE, and am still in a 2 year contract with a Galaxy Nexus

  • JordanMcRae

    I’m on an AT&T GS3 and I love it but I really want pure Google. No LTE isn’t a deal breaker for me. I can deal with HSPA+ speeds. I am on wifi most of the time anyways being that I only have 200mb of data per month. So I am going to get the Nexus 4 and sell my GS3.

  • The fact that there is no LTE is simply a nogo for me.

  • i wont lose my unlimited data for no phone whats the point of having a all powerful device and it be limited by the 2gb data plan lol

  • Jackson

    Guess that leaves the htc dlx and the note 2 for us verizon people that want the best of the best I just hate that the exynos doesn’t hold a candle to the s4

  • no sd card…..nuff said

  • Mark F

    On Verizon so no

  • La2da

    No LTE, no removable battery, and gimped storage. They hit all 3 bullet points on my list of deal-breakers.

  • Yep. I’m actually grateful toward Google. I needed something to finally make me ditch Verizon. This was it. πŸ™‚

  • hokieputter

    Would strongly consider, but stuck on VZW due to work. Hoping for a Moto Nexus on VZW based off of the Razr M!! That would definitely be next!! (wishful thinking I know)

  • Brittany n

    No not buying it even if it was coming to Verizon I still wouldn’t get it yes it has some nice specs and latest IS but it doesn’t have a memory card slot and its made LG I’m still going for the note 2 or HTC DlX

  • Jnmigr

    Love that lg nexus, wish this galaxy nexus was like it. But sticking with galaxy note 2. Plus no LTE Is a no no for Verizon customers.

  • no verizon lte. only thing holding me back.

  • Kisuk3

    No LTE
    LG has not established itself as a quality phone maker
    Non removable battery

    Going to hang on to the Gnex for another year and see what comes out next fall.

  • Garmon

    Non-removable battery, no card slot, no LTE. = No compelling reason to switch from Verizon. If I didn’t have a grandfathered account, I would be willing to switch carriers if the phone were compelling enough. This phone doesn’t come close. The more iphone like they make it, the less interested I am.

  • joejoe5709

    Yeah I’m on Verizon and I’m locked in until next year. Blah Blah. Up until today I was pretty much against this phone, but after that Verge video I like the phone a lot more. Is it enough to have me jump ship? No way. If I were on T-Mobile would it be enough to buy off contract? Not likely. If I were up for an upgrade on T-Mobile and still had my current GNex would I upgrade? Yeah probably. It’s a cool phone and it’s a Nexus. Nuff said.

  • jack

    Doing a speed test at a local T-Mobile store the reps HSPA+ One S was faster than my LTE Galaxy Nexus.

  • Bill Anderson

    Where’s the “I’m still under contract with the evil known as Verizon” checkbox?

  • dave

    Theres just nothing special here…I don’t know why..as much as I want to like it….its missing something.

    • Nathan


  • Hothfox

    It sounds like a good phone, but I won’t be for several reasons. First of which, I’m still on Verizon for another year, and I don’t feel like this phone is enough to justify an early termination fee and a switch to another carrier (that’s not to say I wouldn’t switch to AT&T for a different Nexus in another year). It looks almost just like my Galaxy Nexus too. I find the screen is sufficient on that to watch Netflix, so that’s all that matters to me. Quad core processors in a phone right now are over kill, in my opinion, because there’s not much you can do with your smartphone that really takes advantage of them yet – maybe when Ubuntu for Android comes out, but now now.

  • gadgetryan

    Nope…waiting for my Note 2 for work. btw, wouldnt those with the GNex get the 4.2 update anyway? I’ll wait for that!!

  • Justin Everett

    On Verizon, so no…staying with my GNex until something else actually gets released on my network.
    it’s too bad too, i had an LG phone before my first android and i loved it.

  • Michael C

    I was really looking forward to this phone. But since there is no LTE and it’s not on Verizon, then no.

  • chanstar

    For the price, I would put up with the non-removable battery and no external SD. But no LTE??….nevermind.

    Other specs and the beauty of the phone had me but this seems like a Google’s version of an iPhone even though it is still way better than an iPhone.

    • Dapoktan

      This. I def wanted an LTE phone this time. Ugh. So disappointed. Maybe theyll still release one with.

  • Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. Willing to buy a phone off contract to preserve unlimited data but it must have top of the line specs and be able to be rooted and run AOKP πŸ™‚

  • Brent Cooper

    Not on Verizon so no πŸ™

  • Andrew

    not Verizon so no

  • on verizon so i can’t get it. Also while the specs are nice, this phone really doesn’t have any appeal to me. When I first saw the Nokia 920 I got genuinely excited, even the Razr M had some appeal to me. I dunno, nothing about this nexus seems to do it for me so i’m gonna keep my gnex for a while longer.

  • bratliff

    As has been said. No vzw and not enough of an upgrade to make me give up my gnex.

  • Yep I don’t care for LTE. I rarely use it on my GN even though I have it pretty much everywhere I go. I am going to switch to T-mobile and enjoy my $30 a month no contract plan.

    • Angryunibrow

      ^^ This x1000

    • fynx

      from what I’m saving on TMO vs VZW, I’ll buy this at $350, then a S3 in 6 months from CL and still be ahead. I am actually at one point in the US where TMO>VZW service too

  • superchachi

    I’ve had the GNex since release and used 4g enough times to realize – it’s fast, the fastest way to kill a battery. Data speeds weren’t impressive in Minneapolis. I won’t miss it in the Nexus 4.

  • moew

    LG has a bad rep.

    Unlocked phone (is the price truly without contract?) is good.

    I’ll be following real world reviews closely. If Google backs it and updates it, this could be a huge win-win!

    Battery seems in-line with processor for great life, but the large screen might take away from the battery life.

    I’m also on VZW so I’m not buying one, but this phone looks really good on paper!

    • peacekeeper05

      of course Google will back it up because they make the software for it. It’s not like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus where Verizon mostly controls w/c phone will have the update and when.

  • Deandre Brown

    I left verizon, ported my number to Google Voice, and use Straight Talk Wireless’ prepaid plan with an unlocked HTC One X. $45 a month for unlimited everything. Make the move people. Verizon isn’t that dope.

    • Justin Everett

      How much data use before they cap it/reduce speed though?

      • Deandre Brown

        I’ve been using it for 2 months, so far I haven’t seen a cap. I’m far from a data hog though. My highest usage has been about 3.5 GB

        • Mike Yost

          I live in western PA and the only carrier that really covers “Everything” is AT&T and Verizon, I still have unlimited data with Verizon so I won’t be making the switch. I would love to go with a prepaid plan but I need to have my phone actually working wherever I go (Somewhat a work phone), so no dice for me.

          • Deandre Brown

            Straight Talk runs on at&t’s network.

    • That’s what I’m doing. My sim is in the mail. Is there any particular benefit to porting my number to Google Voice rather than ST? It seems like it would be a hastle to not be able to receive MMS & to have to use a separate app for texting.

      • Deandre Brown

        There have been horror stories about ST canceling your service for using too much data too rapidly and keeping your number without you being able to recover it. By porting the number, ST doesn’t own your number, you do. Also, using the voice app isn’t a huge hassle. I like it better than the sense messaging app. And the ability to send a text, look at your call history and archive messages forever from a computer cannot be understated.

        • will bartlett

          you didnt answer anything about mms…

    • Booyah

      Data isn’t any good if there isn’t service.

      • You can choose between AT&T & T-Mobile sims.

        • MicroNix

          Thanks for making Booyah’s point

          • Jarred Sutherland

            AT&T covers more area out here in Ohio apparently. I had zero service when I went camping a few weeks ago, while my buddy with AT&T did just fine. T-Mobile even had “emergency” coverage .. Verizon had jack.

  • Jason Santana

    I like the device a lot. The only reason I am not upgrading it, is that my current handset (Sensation) is still more than useful in it’s life cycle.

  • Chris Anderson

    I’ve already switched to T-Mobile’s $30 100 minutes/unlimited text and data plan and am using an unlocked Galaxy Nexus from Google Play. I only get 2G at home, but I have WiFi there for data. And I get 4 bars of 2G, whereas the Verizon GNex had zero bars of 3G and never connected to LTE despite being available according to the coverage map. Elsewhere, T-Mobile is usually HSPA+ where my Verizon phone would connect to LTE. Speed tests show HSPA+ to range from being about the same speed to half as fast as Verizon’s LTE (depending on location), but browsing performance must be CPU limited because I don’t notice a practical difference. Maybe a few more seconds buffering videos, but HQ YouTube videos play just fine.

    The Nexus 4 looks nice, but aside from minor conveniences (wireless charging, Miracast) it doesn’t seem like it’ll do anything that my Galaxy Nexus can’t at the moment. I’ll probably wait until the next one.

  • It’s LG, I haven’t had an LG device since the Scoop on Altel, so that should tell you where I stand on that one!

  • jak_341

    The GNex is still a better phone.

  • Yomerotrue

    DonΒ΄t like LG.

  • I would get it if it were on Verizon. Hopefully they come out with an LTE version when they realize everyone wants it w/ LTE.

  • El Big CHRIS

    NO. Why? Verizon, that’s why. I have unlimited data and I pay $161.00 for 4 lines with unlimited data. Will not give that up until it is taken away from me.

    • Cowboydroid

      You only have about a year left, better start making plans…

      • DroidzFX

        Very informative response. Your lack of details really proves your point.

      • El Big CHRIS

        Well, I have 4 contracts with them and as long as I dont change anything, then I’d be fine. When THEY change the contract terms, I’ll move.

        • InvaderDJ

          You’ll have to buy your phones unsubsidized if you want to keep that unlimited data, that’s really the nail in the coffin. I’m not paying $600 for a phone I can only use on one network. Verizon has a great network, but it isn’t that great and its prices really suck.

          How are you getting that cheap of a deal currently by the way? Even with a 20% discount through my job two lines are running me maybe $20 below that.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      Or you could get 4 lines of unlimited data from T-Mobile for $30/line, for a total of $120

    • TheDrunkenClam

      How are you paying 161.00 for 4 lines with unlimited? Are ALL of the lines on unlimited? Do you have the Asurion insurance? do you have unlimited texting? How many minutes?

    • There could be a Verizon LG Nexus coming soon. Isn’t that what happened with the galaxy nexus?

      • n c

        no vzw had the nexus first.

        • Mike Yost

          No, the GNexus came out for GSM about a month before Verizon released it.

    • I don’t think he is paying $161 for four lines especially if they are all on individual contracts here is my bill (straight copy and paste from the PDF) I have what I believe is the max discount for verizon wireless at 25%. I should also note that none of my lines have texting and we have the 700 minute plan which normally you can’t have with 4 lines. Its only because my friend is a store manager that we were able to get the 700 minute shared with 4 lines normally you can’t.

      Bottom line my bill that is due in few days came to $198.93 after all the taxes were added in. If you take away the tax from the bill you are left with $177.45 which is still $16.45 higher than what this guy claims to pay.

      Also remember your plan discount you get through work is only applied to the primary number and the family plan, lines 2+ do not get the discount

      Summary straight from my bill

      Nationwide Talk Share 700 10/08 – 11/07 50.00
      25% Access Discount ($50.00 + $9.99) 10/08 – 11/07 -15.00
      Subtotal $35.00

      Summary for XXXXXXXX 412-XXX-XXXX

      Email & Web Unlimited 10/08 – 11/07 29.99
      25% Feature Dscnt – Account 10/08 – 11/07 -7.50

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge 1.04
      Regulatory Charge .16
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg 1.31

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax 1.56
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .26

      Total Current Charges for 412-XXX-XXXX $38.80

      Summary for XXXXXXXX 412-XXX-XXXX

      Line Access 10/08 – 11/07 9.99
      Smartphone Secondary Credit 10/08 – 11/07 -9.99
      Email & Web Unlimited 10/08 – 11/07 29.99

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge .63
      Regulatory Charge .16
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg .81

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax .97
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .16

      Total Current Charges for 412-XXX-XXXX $34.71

      Summary for XXXXXXXX 412-XXX-XXXX

      Line Access 10/08 – 11/07 9.99
      Email & Web Unlimited 10/08 – 11/07 29.99

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge .73
      Regulatory Charge .26
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg .91

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax 1.07
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .26

      Total Current Charges for 412-XXX-XXXX $45.20

      Summary for XXXXXXXX 412-XXX-XXXX

      Line Access 10/08 – 11/07 9.99
      Email & Web Unlimited 10/08 – 11/07 29.99

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge .73
      Regulatory Charge .26
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg .91

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax 1.07
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .26

      Total Current Charges for 412-XXX-XXXX $45.20

      Account Fee: $35.00
      Primary Line: $38.80
      2nd Line: $34.71
      3rd Line: $45.20
      4th Line: $45.20

      Total Amount Due by November 02, 2012 $198.91
      Without taxes $177.45

  • EC8CH

    If I could get one on Verizon (even without LTE) I would for my wife. She needs an off contract phone to replace her Droid Incredible and keep unlimited data.

  • sahilm

    I am not buying the Nexus 4, but let me just say this:

    I think it’s a terrific phone and an amazing device. I think that the lack of LTE is hyped and that HSPA+ is more than good enough.

    The problem is that Google has not sold me on how the Nexus 4 is worth upgrading from my Galaxy Nexus.

    I know there are a lot of Verizon users on here (I’m one of them), but I’ve been looking to leave the big red anyway and go to a prepaid plan.

    Just my 2 cents.

    • I think lack of LTE is a huge deal. If Apple had released a HSPA+ only phone everyone would ridicule the point endlessly. Let’s not be hypocritical please. Plus “wait and see” about LTE? Its only going to be more widespread going forward, not like its going to disappear.

      • teleclimber

        I agree the lack of LTE is a bummer, although I’m not nearly as bothered by it as most people on here.

        But there is a big difference between the i* not having LTE, and Nexus 4 not having LTE, and the difference is this: if you want LTE and you want Android, you still have myriad options out there. Galaxy SIII anybody? HTC DNA? Those are beastly devices.

        Google made a decision that is rational and that allows them to sell a very high end phone for 299 off contract. That’s incredible.

        If you don’t like the compromise they made YOU STILL HAVE CHOICES. great choices!

        If you were an isheep and you wanted LTE, up until a few weeks ago you had NO CHOICE.

        • Plerisei

          Precisely, they were trying to keep this phone very cheap. It is a top of the line phone specs wise, and its 349 max without contract. It’s better than the HSPA+ version of the galaxy nexus, and that joint sold at over 600 unlock and without contract. For the price, there is not a single phone that is better for the price.

          • DainLaguna

            i agree on the ‘no better phone for the price’ but the gnex was on sale for 349 off contract not too long ago

          • Plerisei

            I agree with you. But initially, when it first released, it was no where near as cheap as this phone.

      • While no LTE is a deal breaker for me (only because I’m staying on Verizon) I don’t think it’s the end of the world. Also, when you only manufacture a single device not having LTE is a much bigger mistake.

        The way I see it is that Google is finally unwilling to compromise the Nexus experience. That to me is a good thing. And it’s not like there aren’t already tons of options to chose from while staying with Android.

    • StevieWelles

      No LTE means no dice for me. I have it in my town and no, HSPA+ is no longer good enough.

    • vitriolix

      Well, economically you will save money by breaking out of your VZN contract, buying one of these and switching to a prepaid plan… so even if it was just slightly better it would be worthwhile to me… but, the gpu/cpu and camera seem like huge steps up, that pushes me over the edge.

    • MicroNix

      Not having LTE means no Verizon. No Verizon means you pick which crap network to be on. Not worth it just for a Nexus. Sorry but Big Red is the biggest for a reason and its not because they charge the most.

    • Hothfox

      AT&T has their LTE in my city (Syracuse, NY), so if I were to switch from Verizon’s LTE, it would only be to a carrier and to a phone that supported it. There’s no good reason to put those good of specs in this phone only to leave out the ability to connect to LTE.

  • Liderc

    H to the no. No LTE, no thanks. Verizon has the best coverage in the US, that’s not just LTE either, it’s 3G as well.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    I will definitely be picking this up. For now HSPA+ is good enough for me right now.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    No LTE an Any US carrier?no thanks. And 32GB or Bust for me. So no.

  • Not a difficult decision at all. They went backwards with this phone. LTE is here and only getting bigger what a big mistake they made here.

  • Being stuck on the big red beast is terrible.

  • Brandon Sikes

    I honestly may buy it just to have it as a wifi device at my home.

  • AnthonyMoya

    Same for me as everyone else and not gonna leave Verizon. I love my GNEX but gonna go with the Note 2 when it comes out. New new stylus functions and multi-screen are very cool to me. I have my Nexus 7 for my stock android experience. Maybe eventually a Nexus 10.

    • Jackson

      I second this

    • bratliff

      Looking more like now two for me as well. That seems like a real upgrade from the gnex.

  • Christopher M

    If I purchase it, I already have a grandfathered Unlimited data plan with AT&T. Data plan isn’t my concern, being an LG phone is.

  • Brent Stewart

    Yup, just waiting for my Verizon contract to end (got a few more months), can’t wait to get off those blood suckers. By that time any major issues with the Nexus 4 will have been outed and I can make a final decision or wait it out for the next Nexus round.

  • michael wilson

    so this phone want work on verizon at all even with just 3g?

    • AnthonyMoya

      Nope. It’s a GSM only phone and won’t work on Verizon’s CDMA network.

  • Josh McKinney

    No, because I am on Verizon, and apparently left out this time. Would love to replace my GNex.

  • Fredy Nativi

    where’s the I wish option. still needs lte

  • Wes Jordan

    No 4G and no 32GB is a no-go for me.

  • Even if this was on Verizon, I’d pass on it. I’ll hold out for a Moto Nexus with Android K (I have given up on referring to the next major upgrade as a number).

  • nightscout13

    I’m curious. 80% said no to RAZR HD. Now, 70% saying no to Nexus 4. Is everyone buying the GS3? Or are people just holding out for next year’s 1080p phones?

    • digitalicecream

      I’m holding out for next year’s (or thereafter) phones. I’ve late adopted a Galaxy Note in January of this year. The rom’s for my phone are ridiculously amazing, and there isn’t anything out there that is “bigger or better” that i can change gears for. I’m not willing to up to a GN2 at full retail for .3 inches and 2 cores, and the apps from that new Note are being ported over to Roms that fit my Note anyway. It’s not everyone’s logic I’m certain. But it works for me.

    • staticx57

      As much as I want this phone, I feel my Gnex is still more than enough.

    • masiv

      My Bionic just got official ICS, Motorola confirms it is getting JB. Nothing out there warrants switching, IMO

      • nightscout13

        I want to get rid of my old ass GS3, but nothing better has came out yet….

    • Gfunk81

      I got the GS3 on Verizon and I LOVE IT. Sprint’s SG3 just got the JB update, so it won’t be long (within the next 6-8 months) and we should see it on Verizon πŸ™‚ Even without JB the SG3 has been a great phone. I’m so thankful I bought it.

      • nightscout13

        Ya VzW here too, but JB is long overdue…..

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Root and run another JB rom (im running CM10) for the GS3 and it gets even better. It runs even faster without all the TouchWiz.

    • afmracer6

      i have the razr hd maxx and the gs3. in my opinion the gs3 is better. ill stick with the gs3 until. something WAY better comes along

      • nightscout13

        Would you mind detailing why the GS3 is better for you? Cause i’m considering dumping my GS3 for the MAXX HD.

        • afmracer6

          ok. the camera is [email protected] on the razr hd. even with a 3rd party app. its no good. the screen isnt really 4.7 the onscreen buttons are taking up 1/4 inch of the screen. so its more like 4.1 in. coming from the gs3, you will be bugged. the stock launcher isnt smooth seems glitchy.theres a strange crackling on the headphone jack. the battery is amazing. but not worth the little issues

          • nightscout13

            I’ve owned the G-Nex and the screen usability issue was something I got used to, since the button tray goes away during video playback. The other issues seem like worthy concerns.

          • MicroNix

            So in other words, its a typical Motorola phone? I thought by now they’d have decent camera software after botching up the D3 so bad but it looks like history is doomed to repeat itself. And crackling on the headphone jack I had way back on my first OG Droid. If Motorola hardware is so superior, why the hell does it have so many problems? For the record by GS3’s headphone jack doesn’t crackle and the pictures snap instantly and are beautiful compared to my last Moto phone. Bring on the Motorola crucifiers and downrate away. Sorry that the truth hurts so bad.

    • lemonhead127

      I think I’m going with the MAXX HD unless we see a Motorola Nexus or that RAZR X

    • teleclimber

      Most people can’t afford to buy the latest greatest phone every time one comes out. I suspect that a good chunk of the “no” answers are people who are satisfied with their current devices. Since there are several high-end phones every year, that’s a lot of “nos”.

    • Gnex is still quite new and since the newer device won’t have LTE I won’t be picking it up unless I leave Verizon.

    • Their contracts arent up?

    • peacekeeper05

      Because most of the people here have Android phones. So you can’t really expect people to vote YES.

  • Wont touch anything made by LG.

  • No Verizon = no buy!

  • duke69111

    Ouch. This poll so far does not look very promising for Google and LG.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I really didn’t expect them to release one for Verizon, I think they had a bad taste left in their mouths with the GN. The CDMA radio used it in was a horrible horrible turd, and getting 3G/4G transitions seemed to continually haunt them (me, me me me). I replaced the GN with the S3 which seems to have much better radios, it has been a great device (even better after rooted and rom’d).

      • Jerry L

        +100. I hate the reception on my Gnex. Note 2 on order. It has a newer radio, and early reviews seem to say it has great reception. I hope so since I will be paying a $250 ETF on top of the $300 for the Note 2.

        • Tim242

          *$350 ETF

          • r0lct

            Aren’t they prorated? Maybe that’s based on him having it for a while?

          • fauxshizzl

            I plan on leaving Verizon soon as well. I was curious if anyone knows being I only have a few months left on my contract if my ETF will be less? I assume that is wishful thinking and it is the same whether you just started your contract or have one day left.

          • r0lct

            your ETF should be going down by $5/month based on when you got your last contract. I beleive it’s been this way for 18 months now.

          • fauxshizzl

            That would be sweet. I only have a few months left on my contract. So if the ETF is feasible I am gone.

          • fauxshizzl

            I called and for smartphones it actually goes down $10/month. I will be out of VZ as soon as my Nexus is in my hand.

          • smwandrie

            starts at 350 and goes down $10 a month for smartphones, do the math, it will probably be around 150

          • fauxshizzl

            Yeah roughly. I was just glad not only that it went down over time, but $10 a month is more than I expected. So for less than the cost of buying a phone at full cost from VZ I can pay an ETF and get the new Nexus.

          • ETF for a smartphone is $350 minus $10 per month you’ve been on your current contract.

            I got my phone last September, so it’s been 13 months. 350 – (10 * 13) = $220

        • Comparing 3G reception on the CDMA G-Nex to any other Verizon phone on 3G showed that the G-Nex has horrible 3G reception (used for voice/text). 4G seemed ok. I took that phone back in less than a month, got a GSM G-Nex on T-Mobile and couldn’t be happier.

      • New_Guy

        Yeah, I’m not plannig on getting this and leaning more towards the Note 2. No LTE…I’m sorry but I am too used to high speed access. Even the Note 2 on T-Mo has LTE built-in in anticipation of the launch next year. I feel like this was a cop-out for some reason…

        • Jarred Sutherland

          LTE really doesn’t mean anything to me as long as the network has a fast option (fine if it’s HSPA+, etc) .. the problem with Verizon is their 3G is terrible, so LTE is a must on Verizon.

          • Agreed. Can’t say I am ever wishing for LTE on my G-Nex on T-Mobile, and it’s only got a 21mb radio. My friend’s One S is consistently faster, and I am happy I’ll soon have the same, hopefully. C’mon good camera on the Nexus 4!

    • bakdroid

      This is the Nexus One all over again. A piece of crap phone with no carrier support. This phone is stillborn!

      • jahsoul

        Doesn’t look like a piece of crap phone to me. Just looks like it is not on a carrier other than T-Mobile. And I was around when the Nexus One came out (held on to my G1 though). The Nexus One was a NICE phone. It’s flaw was that you could either by the phone unsubsidized or, if you bought it subsidized, you were locked into a terrible plan from T-Mobile and you couldn’t add it to your family plan. It had nothing to do with the phone at all.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          What are you guys talking about? The HSPA+ radio supports both T-Mobile and AT&T HSPA+ bands (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100). Verizon might be the largest carrier, but worldwide there are FAR more subscribers on the bands the device does support.

          • jahsoul

            I understand the bands. I was referring to subsidized pricing in the US.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Seriously though, its $350 and you have zero contract. Why you would want to sign a contract to save maybe $150 I don’t understand. Prepaid will save you that easily vs going with a contract.

          • jahsoul


            I was commenting on bakdroid comparing this to the Nexus One and explaining to him why the Nexus One “failed;” you could either buy unsubsidized (and the Nexus One was nowhere close to $350 then) or getting locked into a crappy plan.

      • Art Carter

        You obviously have no concept of reality.

    • jahsoul

      Probably because most of the users on here are Verizon customers. It’s sounds a lot like people are mad and want to put the phone down for that reason alone but most of us were the same ones complaining about Verizon’s handling of the updates.

      • Its not that i want to pull the phone down. I love this phone, but in my area, Verizon is the only one with ANY sort of high speed coverage. I have no HSPA+, i just have LTE, only available through Verizon. If i could get this phone, and drop my contract, and actually be able to use it around here, i would in a heart beat. But for now, i’m stuck with Verizon because of how uncompetitive the providers are in my area.

        • Symbiotx

          Same here. It blows for us not having other options.

          • kixofmyg0t

            Not having options seems to be the Nexus 4’s theme.

  • chris125

    Not on Verizon so not switching, so no.

    • Adam

      I’m sensing a bit of a misstep by Google/LG by not sticking LTE in there.

      • DainLaguna

        not a misstep when they do it on purpose. they know nexus devices arent big sellers. im happy that if i cant get an n4 on vzw, google is still giving vzw the finger.

        • interstellarmind

          exactly. I view this as a finger to vzw. and it’s about time Google did so.

        • Adam

          I think its a misstep considering currently 71% of Droid Life readers, who in general are avid Android/Nexus fans, aren’t going to buy it. So the exact demographic its marketed to isn’t biting. And by giving VZW the finger, they by association are giving the VZW customer the finger.

          • nonextstop

            Verizon fucked up pretty bad with the Galaxy Nexus, and some people blamed Google for that. Not sticking an LTE radio inside is also the main reason why the phone is so cheap.

      • LTE right now is too proprietary, and including LTE gives the carriers all of the power. Google wants the final say on their Nexus devices.

      • InvaderDJ

        I don’t think so. Verizon screwed over the LTE GNex pretty hard. I can understand why they didn’t want to deal with that. They should have put at least at&t compatible LTE in there, but I understand why they didn’t go with a CDMA/LTE version.

    • Jeff

      this isn’t a Verizon phone

      • He didn’t word his comment well, but I think what he was trying to say is “This phone is not on Verizon, so I’m not switching”

    • Enjoy that Note 2 branding.

      • chris125

        I might have the littlest bit of care if I were getting a note 2 but m not. Plus even if I was that branding doesn’t bother me like it seems to get your on ties in a bunch. Sorry I’ll stick with coverage everywhere and more lte over switching to a sub par carrier like tmo. After all a phone is only as good as the nework

        • interstellarmind

          in nyc my LTE got me 1.7 megabytes down and tmobile gives me 2.1 megabytes down.

          you have to ask yourself: how often do you use your phone outside of where you live and work? if the answer is virtually never, then you should go with the carrier that delivers you a good network where you use your phone.

        • nonextstop

          Where I live I have perfect coverage with T-Mobile…

  • Mario II Valenzuela

    It’s not on verizon, so no. (Damn you LTE!)

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    Just can’t leave Verizon. I wouldn’t mind having the phone… At that price point OFF contract… I’d keep my unlimited and 16GB would be more then enough. Plus I would still have my galaxy nexus if i really needed an LTE fix.

  • JetBlue

    Actually kind of tempted to switch to T-Mobile since I found out they have great coverage at my school which is where I’m out most of my day and then I just use wifi at my house.

    • teleclimber

      I’m switching because:
      – Verizon keeps scaling back NE2 program (does it still exist?)
      – then adds $30 upgrade fee
      – doesn’t update their phones (my inc2 is on Gingerbread for crying out loud)
      – gives me zero bars at my parents’ place, and some of my friends’ places in urban populated areas
      – says “no signal” when on hiking / climbing trips yet my friends on ATT do have reception.
      – asks me to fork over $100 every month for the above.

      buh bye.

      • i switched to Net10 and got an unlocked Galaxy Nexus. So far so good. 7 months on Net10. Have saved loads of money between my wife and I. Verizon should wake up after losing a customer of 10+ years.

        • 4n1m4L

          net10 = gsm?

      • michael arazan

        You just described everything I had problems with at t-mo plus or minus a few more problems i also had. I left t-mo because their coverage sucks in Missouri if you don’t live next to the major highways. Granted if its better for you where you live, Go for it. Out in the boonies of MO I still get coverage though with vzw. T-mo wouldn’t replace a phone i had for 11 months and told me too effing bad even under the 1 year warranty, and tried to screw me with an etf, after i paid to break my contract for a month to month plan. And all that was just for a stupid flip phone with voice and text only. And i had been with them for 7 years with no complaints and was told i was a “valued” customer.

    • yarrellray

      Clearly Google has made it’s choice and I applaud the choice of Tmobile being the carrier. It’s hspa plus 42MPS network is fantastic and just works. Battery life is lovely and with updates from Google people who want this device should be happy. Tmobile stores will be selling the hspa plus 42MPS devices while the Google play store will be selling the 21Mbps network devices. Either way you can count on loads of people KICKING VERIZON TO THE CURB. Bottom line here folks Verizon has gotten to big for their britches and people are getting tired of it’s business ways and poor lack of customer treatment. These guys aren’t as good as you think. Galaxy Note 2 for me on November 15th but I will enjoy playing with the Nexus 4 next week.

      • I believe the Google Play store will sell HSPA+ 42Mbps phones as well. http://www.tmonews.com/2012/10/t-mobile-confirms-nexus-4-hspa-42mbps-connectivity/

      • LiterofCola

        Actually the amount of people that you think would leave Verizon for this phone is in the very small minority. I mean SMALL minority.

      • fixxmyhead

        the play store nexus 4 is actually 42Mbps too. it was a typo in the specs list check it out on tmo news

      • Diablo81588

        Dude SHUT UP! Every time TMobile is brought up you say the same thing OVER AND OVER! WHO CARES?!

  • This….it just feels to incremental. It feels like our 4S. My G-Nex is less than a year old and I just don’t see a reason to upgrade to this….thing.

    • The hardware jump is pretty huge. Not having to carry a charger with the phone is a huge plus as well.

      • nonextstop

        I think the Nexus 4 is a nice step up, and I will be buying it, but its much more rational to carry the charging cable around in my pocket if I go somewhere than the charging orb.

    • r0lct

      No, its because it’s not on Verizon because of no LTE (which I;’m not defending) but if it had LTE everyone would be talking how this is the second coming of the Nexus program and takes a big crap on the GNex between the camera, battery and screen.

  • JulianZHuang

    thank goodness i picked i5 and it seem i wont be regretting about it. beside, i can always get 4.2 on my gnexus.

  • LTE is not available worldwide. HSPA 42+ is fast enough.

  • No LTE, No Verizon, No buy!

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  • cancerous_it

    No LTE, no buy. Pretty simple.

  • If I didn’t have to deal with an ETF with Verizon it would be a no brainer, but once I factor that in it becomes problematic…

  • Joe

    On VZW, don’t have a choice.

  • Jeff Stewart

    have no other choice in carrier then Verizon so im screwed… πŸ™

  • ToddAwesome

    aw hell no.

  • SD_Scott

    I know it’s been said over and over but no 4G is a complete deal breaker.