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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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  • Brent Cooper

    Not on Verizon so no :(

  • Andrew

    not Verizon so no

  • http://profiles.google.com/davidukfl David Wanless

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aarontrevor Aaron Sentell

      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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/aarontrevor Aaron Sentell

        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.

  • http://twitter.com/theparksdekle Parks Dekle

    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

    DonĀ“t like LG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.ames1 Samuel Ames

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/apispace Logan

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/edstreiff Edward Streiff

      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
      —————————————————-
      $32.48

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge 1.04
      Regulatory Charge .16
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg 1.31
      $3.50

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax 1.56
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .26
      $2.82

      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
      —————————————————-
      $29.99

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge .63
      Regulatory Charge .16
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg .81
      $2.59

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax .97
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .16
      $2.13

      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
      —————————————————-
      $39.98

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge .73
      Regulatory Charge .26
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg .91
      $2.89

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax 1.07
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .26
      $2.33

      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
      —————————————————-
      $39.98

      Verizon Wireless’ Surcharges +
      Fed Universal Service Charge .73
      Regulatory Charge .26
      Administrative Charge .99
      PA Gross Receipt Surchg .91
      $2.89

      Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees +
      PA State Wireless E911 Surchg 1.00
      PA State Sales Tax 1.07
      Allegheny Cnty Sales Tax .26
      $2.33

      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

      • http://twitter.com/edstreiff Edward Streiff

        Who gave my comment a down rating?

        • hickhamt

          lol…

  • 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.

    • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/DerekTHR Derek Robinson

        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.

  • http://twitter.com/AdrianLumani Adrian Lumani

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Coile/1556620016 Austin Coile

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/SparkysShocker SparkysShocker

    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 :) 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 SH@t 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”.

    • http://twitter.com/DerekTHR Derek Robinson

      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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.t.roach.90 Andrew T Roach

      Their contracts arent up?

    • peacekeeper05

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

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    Wont touch anything made by LG.

  • http://twitter.com/tyrelsackett tyrelsackett

    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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/xyzyxx Zachary Parker

            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

        • http://www.facebook.com/chad.d.estes Chad Estes

          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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chad.d.estes Chad Estes

            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.

      • http://twitter.com/JSchmiez Justin

        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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.t.roach.90 Andrew T Roach

        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

      • http://matthewbusche.com/ hawksfan

        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”

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.t.roach.90 Andrew T Roach

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/rwcraftjr R. Wayne Craft

        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.

      • http://smartic.us bryanl

        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?!

  • http://twitter.com/Sandelb Kent Blackwell

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.t.roach.90 Andrew T Roach

      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.

  • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000155987673 Austin Mutschler

    No LTE, No Verizon, No buy!

  • Michael_NM

    No.

  • cancerous_it

    No LTE, no buy. Pretty simple.

  • http://halljake.com Jake Hall

    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… :(

  • ToddAwesome

    aw hell no.

  • SD_Scott

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