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Wednesday Poll: What Would It Take to Get You to Buy the LG Nexus 4?

On Monday, after Google announced the LG Nexus 4, we asked the DL community if they were ready to buy one. Almost 70% of readers said “No” for a variety of reasons. The lack of LTE came up quite a bit, the lack of removable storage and the limited internal storage were there as well. Most of you are Verizon customers, so the fact that the phone won’t work on their network was also a big negative.

If there was something that you could definitively change though, that would get you to pull the trigger, what would it be? Would it need to be subsidized on Verizon? What if it had LTE, but was only available on AT&T? You tell me.

What Would It Take to Get You to Buy the LG Nexus 4?

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  • David

    I would get the Nexus 4 if it could be on verizon’s network. πŸ™

  • manofaction


  • Tory

    There needs to be an all of the above option

  • Nathan
  • Piotr G.

    LTE and Verizon. Not having LTE is quite silly, especially in this modern day and age.

  • Daniel

    removable battery and microSD card along with a sliding qwerty keyboard and I’ll buy a Nexus from Google as my next phone πŸ˜‰

  • Adam

    Availability in Poland! Please make it Available here!

  • The Note II’s 5.5 inch screen is the only thing that I want more from the Nexus 4 πŸ™‚

  • matti861

    You guys are complete idiots. How is that most of you voted for it to be on Verizon?!?! Especially after the debacle they made of the galaxy nexus. App restrictions, late updates etc.Never again….buying mine unlocked directly from the play store and let Google dictate how my phone will run. You guys sound worse then the isheep seriously.

    • Nathan

      Some of us have no other provider that has good coverage in our area except Verizon. If you are some city slicker with every provider in the world in your area, good for you. You obviously already have the manners of one.

      • matti861

        Oh man Nathan you cut me deep with that one there. I live in a rural area and still have options because I’m willing to try. Not everyone is like yourself. People lean towards Verizon because status quo claims them to be the best. I’m not here to argue that. What I am here to argue is that they bombed with the way they handled the nexus. You mean to tell me when Google releases jellybean in June I don’t get it till September?! Why should I have to root and put a custom Rom for something I already have. Or that i cant use google wallet because they want to steer me towards a service they dont even offer yet.Verizon has their heads up their ass. have no ties to any carrier and I think anyone who does is crazy.

        • Nathan

          I agree that they did mishandle the last Nexus. I hope that the Nexus 4 sells very well on the Play Store because that is the only thing that will force Verizon’s hand and allow it to get updates straight from Google, like the Iphone and Apple. Ideally, getting away from Verizon would be fantastic, but that just isn’t an option for me (and I’m sure many others) right now. So do I still want the Nexus 4 on Verizon even if it has the same hassles as the last one, yes. However, if this does force Verizon’s hand down the line, I can gladly wait. Unfortunately, I think the Nexus name still needs some publicity to become as popular as it needs to be for that, and I don’t think it will happen by making it unavaliable to the biggest carrier in the U.S.

  • drathos

    For me, there’s two things stopping me from jumping on the Nexus 4.

    First is, simply, that I’m on contract with VZW with my GNex for another year.

    The other is something that I’d been considering. UMA (WiFi calling) on T-Mobile. Unfortunately, they shot that down. T-Mobile’s coverage at home is non-existent (last time I tried, I had to drive 2 miles away before I got a signal). Without UMA, moving to T-Mobile isn’t really an option for me.

  • itznfb

    Funny how I was berated in the last thread about this for saying how valued LTE was…. according to this poll I was right.

  • sdny8

    I need a t-mo to expand their network choice

  • Sqube

    I’d need Verizon-compatible LTE and 64GB of storage. If you give me that, I can deal without microSD expansion.

    While you’re at it, fat-free bacon that tastes as good as the real stuff and also cures cancer.

  • Noel

    I am on Tmo so i will definitely be getting it…i am fine with HSPA+42. I just wish there was a 32GB or 64GB version and wish it also had a removable battery and SD card slot. With that said..it is a superb device with top specs and JB 4.2 at a VERY SWEET PRICE. But i want the N4 to be very successful so i will love to see Google make versions for Verizon/Sprint maybe with LTE. Note to Google…HTC as OEM for the next years Nexus phone.

  • user311

    All of the above imo.

  • uncle paul

    I pay of $160 a month for Verizon. 2 gnexes.
    Unlimited data, HOWEVER.

    I live in NEPA-NNJ.

    Verizon has not done jack here to improve signal at all.
    3G speeds are TERRIBLE!,

    I dont see any reason to stay with Verizon anymore and even AT&T has caught up with
    smokin H+ compared to vzw’s slow ass 3g.

    Bottom line, – I would LOVE to terminate my vzw contract and go back to a GSM device.
    and pay atleast $60 less a month for 2 prepaid unlimited sims.

  • brando56894

    Put it on Verizon and increase the internal storage or include a MicroSD card slot. I want my next phone to be a Nexus but I need at least 32 GB internal, I have 48 GB in my Rezound currently.

  • NexusMan

    As a longtime Verizon customer, and as someone who has had the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon since its botched release, I can confidently say I am NOT interested in getting another Nexus on Verizon…but I DO want every Nexus.

  • Devin Dombrowski

    If I weren’t under contract with Verizon for another year, that phone would be mine. Alas, I had to wait that year, hopefully have a new phone released, and get that along with a pre-paid plan. My days with Verizon are numbered.

  • BiG_Weasel

    How about “a different manufacturer”? LG phones have never been kind to me. Give me HTC or Samsung.

  • Removable battery…. So Something Else option…

  • Once sprint and AT&T got the Optimus g, I had a feeling Tmobile was getting the nexus. I want to like this phone, but there’s no way to justify it when the note 2 is on its way to AT&T.

  • Matthew Merrick

    for me? storage space. either add a sd slot or offer a 32 and a 64 gig version. i have 30 Gb of music on my sd card atm, and im not getting rid of any [/songhoarder]

  • Joe Avery

    If I had the disposable income right now I would. At this price point I’m almost on board anyway.

  • donrhummy

    I want it with LTE on Sprint and more storage.

  • Scott Petty

    Have someone besides LG make it, because their hardware is always crap.

    • Dain Laguna

      pretty much any tech journalist who has had hands on time with it has said completely the opposite.

  • NYkrinDC

    The major things I would need are extra storage, it doesn’t have to be removable, but at the very least give me 32gb of storage, though 64gb would be a hell of alot better.

    Second, put it on Verizon w/ LTE.

  • i wouldnt take an lg device if it was given to me. I hope im wrong as i know a lot of people will jump on it. But im expecting the most disapointing nexus experience ever. not even bringing into the crap storage and non removable battery. I do believe the screen will be one of the best screens ever on a cell phone other than that i wish you all luck.

  • mij1525

    I like the option of swapping a battery on the go. Don’t think I’m ready to give that up again.

  • Q

    LTE, Verizon, and 32GB of Internal Storage plz

  • Chris Manikoth

    One thing I do not know is why people are discourage about the phone’s spec and features. Carrier should be Verizon many say. LTE should be available. Well since it’s a nexus, it does not have the need for lte. Carrier wise, I think all carrier should carry them. As for external storage, and there is a nexus q, or the drop box. For internal, I never seen anyone go past 8g of storage on a phone before. If I did, I would still think that Ink 16g is too much
    The phone is perfect the way it was suppose to be, as the developers wanted it to be.

  • These are not the phones

    Removable battery

  • Tom Z

    Needs Verizon LTE and removable storage.

  • James Hill

    My Verizon contract to expire.

  • Zach Armstrong

    I would get it if it was on Verizon. The only reason I stay with Verizon is because they have the best coverage in my area.

    • Nathan

      Same here. πŸ™

  • an observer

    3300 mah battery

  • I love the look of it, but my G-Nex is still in perfect condition and runs amazingly. I think I’ll wait for the next round of Nexus devices.

  • areffes

    Only way I’d buy this is if it were made by someone other than LG.

  • Raven

    E – All of the above.

  • Droid Burgundy

    IN order for me to even consider buying this there would have to be several improvements.. not just one :/

  • Turb0wned

    Thank god Verizon isn’t getting there dirty hands on this Nexus. Maybe the ones that are always talking about leaving Verizon should actually do it instead of being all bark.

  • VinMessina

    Lol, there should be an “all of the above” on this poll.

  • itpromike

    So wait now I’m thinking about using straight talk and grabbing the phone but what’s the catch? How does straight talk work? I buy the phone and then pop a straight talk SIM in and then…? Which network does it use by default, T-Mobile or AT&T? Does it use either or depending on signal bows it work? I really really want a N4 so any info would be appreciated… Oh and last question, is the N4 a global GSM device and have attends for both T-Mobile and AT&T or do you buy one or the other?

  • bigdav1178

    Maybe if they’d give a keyboarded option for a change I’d consider it.

  • I’d love to leave Verizon to get this, however, I live in Lincoln, NE and there’s no HSPA+ on any network here yet. Just LTE on Verizon (not on ATT either).. =/ I need to move.

  • baldypal

    Does anyone know if I can walk into a Walmart Straight Talk store with a galaxy nexus and it work?

    • Scott

      It’ll work.

  • baldypal

    el tee ee

  • Aaron Burroughs

    I swear the Android community is a mixed bag. They don’t like Verizon messing with there phones and wonder why they only made a HSPA+ version. They kept the cost low by making it only 16 gigs (yes there pushing revanue to the cloud). We all knew it would not have expandable storage already, if you thought otherwise I’d call you a fool. Google is giving you an amazing phone at an amazing price and you still cry about it? Hell the Droid charge is still more expensive then this off contract! You guys bitched and complained about the original galaxy nexus last year (when I 1st went on this site) and now you guys swear by it. Get over your minor gripes and enjoy (and be greatful) for what Google is doing for the wireless community, and technology as a whole! Geez

  • Andrew Jay

    To get coverage in the areas I need it there are two carriers to choose from. Both are CDMA, and Verizon has the better network. So for me to get the N4 it needs to be on vzw. I understand why Google opted out of LTE and I can’t fault them for it, I just hope the gNex is still being sold by vzw in early December when I’m due for a new phone.

  • Trey Mitchell

    d all of the above

  • yarrellray

    Pretty galling that customers on Verizon want this phone on Verizon. Wake the hell up people Verizon is the reason Google did what they did. So if you want this baby you GOTTA LEAVE PITIFUL VERIZON PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

    • ddevito

      you’re 100% right

  • A goddamned keyboard.

  • Andy Blystone

    I voted for Verizon, but only if it had Lte too!

  • c4v3man

    Technically “put it on Verizon” means “give it LTE”, since Verizon no longer carries new non-LTE phones.

  • buckazui

    i wish it didnt say LG lol

  • If I didn’t have a contract I would more than likely get it

  • Simon Belmont

    I’m on Sprint, so I guess that could go under “Be on Verizon” since they’re both CDMA. I REALLY want the Nexus 4 on Sprint, and preferably with 32GB of storage.

    I think I am willing to jump ship to T-Mobile or Straight Talk for the Nexus 4. I still have a few months left on my contract with Sprint to decide though.

  • Clutchisback

    sprint with LTE and the phone is mine….

  • frankandsimple

    ability to dual boot with ios 6

  • J

    A notification light.

    • Nathan

      I’m pretty sure it has one in the same spot as the Galaxy Nexus.

    • Simon Belmont

      It has a notification light. It’s in the same place as the Galaxy Nexus’ LED.

      It’s an RGB LED. Any color you want is technically possible.

  • Alex Kirkpatrick

    It would have to be on Verizon, I have a Galaxy Nexus right now and there is 4G around where here but I haven’t ever used it except for a few times just to see how fast my battery will die. It seems to be far to fast to be worth the difference in speed.

  • Where is the “all of the above” option when you need it?

  • Trevor

    You need an “all of the above” option. If it had LTE and a microSD card slot (and if it was on Verizon, of course), I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

  • chris125

    Put it on verizon and it would be a day one purchase for me. Lte and that are nice and I know are pretty much required on verizon but other than that it not being on verizon is the only thing keeping me from getting it.

  • umataro42

    It would have to be on Verizon, but more than that I would have to be able to keep my unlimited data and not have to make any contract changes, and I don’t want to pay that $30 upgrade fee they’re charging now.

  • Kerry Davies

    Dont upgrade current unlimited plan, buy phone from Google WiFi teathre Nexus 4 for signal problem solved, new phone

  • Why can’t i select more than one?

  • The only thing holding me back is that it isn’t Nov 13 yet.

  • sonicyoof

    Don’t like this non-removable battery crap…

  • Polls like this need a “No – I’m in the middle of a contract period” and/or “No – I recently purchased a phone” option. I’ve got a VZW SGS3 and have no intention of buying a new phone til this one’s at least 20 months old so I can get a new one subsidized, though if Google keeps up this trend of selling high-end Nexus phones at reasonable prices, unsubsidized, then I’ll likely wait out the 2 years and go prepaid or month-to-month postpaid.

  • beachlife

    Need to add another option to the Poll = Nothing!

  • NicholasMicallef

    It needs nothing more if you ask me but that’s because I can’t have LTE in my area anyway, I don’t live in the US and 16GB are enough for me and I have accepted the fact that MicroSD is dying.
    But if I had to choose anything I’d go with the only one which has any use for me: more storage.

  • sean

    Do nothing! I’m perfectly happy exactly the way the Nexus 4 currently is.

  • <— this guy

    quad core chip, LTE, removable battery and storage, a sick HD 1080p screen (bigger is better) a sick GPU would be icing on the cake.

  • roberthenderson

    Capacitive buttons option, remove onscreen buttons option, more on board storage, memory card option.

  • Mr_Bucket

    Give it to me unsubsidized on Verizon. I’ve got an unlimited plan and I’m not giving it up to save $100 up front.

  • The fact of the matter is that this phone, with no contract, is about the same price as a subsidized phone from verizon so I don’t think Verizon will sell it because people can retain their unlimited plan and not have the “incentive” of a subsidized phone to change plans. I may get it on tmobile at $299.

  • jeres88

    It would require the phone to be different altogether. I’m not going to buy a crappy LG phone.

  • Tyler

    This poll needed checkboxes so I could check on Verizon with more storage and LTE.

    • Trevor

      Same for me.

  • Droidzilla

    I’m actually glad that so many people dislike this. I’ll be totally hipster cool when I get it.

  • al brown

    yep, moto built, verizon LTE and 32g’s

  • gnex is serving me just fine!

  • bakdroid

    Put in LTE. Allow to run on Verizon. Make it $99 on contract. Have it built by someone other than LG!

  • mastershake21

    I’m still rockin the gnex with LTE. Verizon want’s phones with LTE they have spent millions on the new towers they are not going to push a phone without it. and the storage sucks my gnex has 32gb with extended battery it lasts all day if they could remake the gnex with a bigger battery and slimmed it down like it is with the stock battery it would be perfect.

  • Removeable storage would be nice. I don’t need it on Verizon (price gougers with no unlimited data plan), I don’t need LTE (3g / HSPA [or whatever] is fast enough for when I’m not on WiFi, and more internal storage will make the device cost a lot more than including removable storage.

  • Morlok8k

    the poll should have had check boxes, not radio buttons! I would have selected all of them!

    • Morlok8k

      oh, and a physical keyboard…

  • Derek Haneman

    My Verizon contract is up in Nov, so I’m probably just gonna take my number to a diff carrier and pick this up. So tired of Verizon lagging behind and never having any decent phones (minus the GS3). I live in the Seattle area, anyone in the area have any suggestions, ATT/T-mobile?

  • Something else = Negate Nexus ETF, add LTE, Verizon.

  • Alan Paone

    It needs to be on sale so I can buy it. and the camera needs to be at least as good as my One S.

  • pd240

    Kellex – You should do a story to help current Verizon customers look at moving to nexus 4. I have been looking into it over the past two days and couldn’t believe the money I would save. Even with the ETF.

  • Have it made by someone other then lg. After the update nightmares and software/hardware issues I’ve experienced first hand after going through 9 g2x in a month and all where defective, I simply will not buy the nexus 4 just because its made by lg.

  • Getting it but having no LTE was a big letdown but hopefully T-mobile’s coverage isn’t to bad. Anyone know if LA have good speeds in that city?

  • Wonder how much of that 42% for VZW were the same people complaining that Verizon took the “Nexus” out of the Gnex? Everybody and their grandma said it wasn’t a true Nexus unless it had speedy updates and no bloatware. Now the majority want it back on Verizon? Have you people learned nothing? I’m with @google-0004942750d7ca5ba25c15e03fd0f642:disqus on this one. Ditching vzw for pre-paid as soon as possible

  • Pedro

    Verizon signal in Houston is just too damn good to pay an ETF. I don’t use LTE enough to justify it being a deciding factor. At work, I’m happy to get a 3G signal inside. Outside, I get 4 bars of 4G. At home, it’s all WiFi.
    I may buy one next summer to see if ATT or T-mo prepaid plan would work for me. I’d love it if either worked.

  • CodeToJoy

    Can I get a Put it on Verizon* option?

    *and cut Verizon out of the update process

  • wh1te_mag1c

    I want a massive battery in Nexus phones now. 2100 mAh probably won’t cut it. After the gnex, I was something close to Razr MAXX’s battery, than the GNex’s. It’s just common sense. I want my smartphone to be more.. portable.

    • Tyler

      This would be one of my cons with the Nexus 4 as well. The HD Razr MAXX is the same thickness with same screen size, CDMA, GSM, and LTE radios, and a battery 50% larger. I realize the 4 comes with more silicon but it seems like they could have done better here.

  • Jackson

    See just by this they would easily make half a mill or more putting it on verizon wtf!!!

  • Rob

    Lte is big but not a deal breaker, kick of expandable storage is what kills it for me. Mr duarte and google have made awesome strides in improving Android, but when are they going to learn we aren’t easily fooled. Lack of removeable storage is about getting us to use cloud storage

  • I am very sure that I cannot live without a home button now that I have one on my S3. CM10 , 32GB SDCard, and Inverted apps is keeping me so very happy with my current phone.

  • You should have another option … “Put it on Verizon with LTE” … then I’d consider buying one, but I’m really loving the battery life of my MAXX and I don’t want to give that up.

  • I think I’m going to get it. I love stock Android on my G-Nex and Nexus 7 enough to take the VZW ETF hit and switch to T-Mobile. I’ll buy it unlocked so that I have options if the T-Mobile network lets me down. The LTE connection on my Galaxy Nexus kinda sucks, so I don’t think I’ll be losing much going to HSPA+ at 42Mbps.

    If nothing else, it will be interesting. And now I’ll be without a contract and free to go with the device I want, not the network I’m stuck with.

    • James Monday

      I’m in the same boat. VZW coverage has been decent, and I’ll probably miss it sometimes. But realistically I’m on Wifi 90% of the time anyway. Plus LTE issues – hanging when switching between LTE and 3G, spotty signals, and battery, battery, battery – made it less of a factor than I would have thought. The monthly savings will be huge, even if I buy a new phone each year. I’m just hoping coverage on the T-Mo $30 prepaid plan won’t be horrible (but as the post above states, without a contract I can always switch back.

      Even more importantly, I just want to support the model Google is pushing. I’d LOVE to see the big carriers lose their death grip on the industry, and this seems to be a good start.

      • I made the switch to T-Mobile when they first announced that unlimited data would be going away on Verizon. Because really, why hang around at that point? My bill is quite literally half what it was on Verizon. Unlimited data, minutes and texts. Sure the signal isn’t as **~~MAGICAL**~~ but it’s nowhere near as bad as Sprint or God forbid, Metro. Also, when its fast its FAST. I have the GS3 now but I think I’ll sell it for an N4. If only because I’m praying the battery life on the N4 is actually great.

    • yarrellray

      Trust me you will be very fine on Tmobile and it’s HSPA PLUS 42MPS network it simply works with no hitches. And yes you will have unlimited data at it’s highest level..

    • Dain Laguna

      if tmobiles network (and certain youtube vids) speeds are to be believed, i think id prefer the battery life over the lack of what is ultimately spotty lte.

      I get it may be a gnex reception issue, but my droid razr, while it seem to enjoy 4g over a more widespread area, seemed to take much longer than my nexus to switch off from 4g to 3g.

      like others i spend most of my time in wifi….and if vzw’s meh 3g is enough to stream google music and the occasional youtube video, hspa+ should be awesome.

      i usually can make it through an entire day with my gnex, but this week i’ve been training for my job in charlotte, and the schedule has totally changed my routine and its painfully obvious how ill equipped my gnex is to deal with even half a day with lte on.

    • brando56894

      I’ve always thought that T-Mobile was horrible in NJ since my roommate at Rutgers NB in 06 had T-Mobile and he always complained about how much it sucked. I just checked the coverage map and in my city (Vineland, South Jersey) it has “Very Strong coverage” which is a hell of a lot better than the 1-2 bars I get from Verizon. Also now in New Brunswick T-Mobile apparently has “Excellent” coverage. I may actually consider switching next year when my contract is up.

  • Ravi Rao

    I was originally disappointed with the Nexus 4, but now I think I’ll be making the switch to a TMobile value plan with a Nexus 4.

    I currently only get 3-4 Mbps down on Verizon LTE, and the cost of Verizon is way too high to justify those speeds. Saving $60 a month on a family plan is so much better for the near future. I can go back to Verizon later if needed.

    That being said, I wish these N4’s had more storage.

  • Verizon would have to cancel my unlimited data plan.

  • nightscout13

    VzW FTW!

  • dqw

    Only said put on Verizon because I don’t want to pay the etf to get out of my contract. I will not be signing a new contract with Verizon until some changes (ignore rest chrome fail)

    some changes. I really don’t

  • chrispy513

    I was devastated to find that there would not be a Sprint version. I don’t even care about LTE because they have valid arguments on why they omitted it (plus I almost never use the LTE on my gnex anyway), but at least give me the option of giving you my money!

    • Simon Belmont

      I’m in the same boat. I just want a Nexus 4 on Sprint.

      I don’t even care if it has LTE. I’d be happy with the better battery life on 3G on Sprint.

  • Ben

    how about a verizon LTE option, but of course it can’t be on verizon anyway without LTE. It is really shocking that they dumped LTE though when my year old GN has it. I understand their concern, but seriously you want to compete with the iphone then dumping LTE wasn’t the right move. I predict overall this phone will be a dud as far as sales.

  • middlehead

    Putting it on Verizon is obvious. I can’t switch carriers for a phone when Verizon’s the only one in my area with signal worth a damn. After that, I would probably put removable storage over LTE. I’m more likely to want more space than to need the speed when I’m near wireless a majority of the time.

    • yarrellray

      Sure would like to know where you live. Your in denial time for Verizon to die…

      • middlehead

        Denial nothing, I have direct and recent experience with both Sprint and AT&T phones; their signal is simply unacceptable and I very much doubt that T-Mobile is any better.

        I dislike many of Verizon’s practices, but saying that the entire organization needs to die is just ridiculous.

        • irrelevant

          Absolutely! I have the same situation here. I’d leave VZW in a heartbeat IF there were any other non-CDMA carriers with acceptable coverage.

          As for where I live, check the coverage for yourself – ZIP here is 44654 Availability of a signal only on the top of the hills does not constitute acceptable coverage.

      • squiddy20

        Says the idiot who judges Verizon’s entire network based on a tiny 10 mile radius of lower Manhattan in NYC. Sure would like to know where you got your (lack of) intelligence from.
        With Verizon having THE largest subscriber base of any carrier in the US, it won’t be going anywhere. You’re in denial if you think otherwise. Moron.

  • Yeah….like having the Gnex on VZW worked out so great.

  • Caleb Martin

    My answer to this poll is “yes”. Definitely would have to be on Verizon with LTE and either have more internal storage or include removable storage. Then again, I’m still not sure about buying a LG phone…

  • Danrarbc

    It might not stop me, but one way or another this needs more storage.

  • nexuschimp

    Verizon and lte

  • Rob

    Be able to get unlimited data at the same speeds I currently get from Verizon’s LTE.

    I just feel so locked to VZW because of the unlimited LTE data. It’s both awesome and sad at the same time.

  • Mike

    Already buying it

  • nicer hardware. a nokia 920 with android would killer

  • Al Chandler

    Really an unlock phone for 350/300 band new… talk about asking for to much.

  • docoorah

    Fire up WiFi calling and I’m in.

  • trav23

    i JUST got the gnex. and i have had bad luck with almost every lg product i’ve ever used, sooo..

  • I was really hoping to be able to get one of these as my wife’s contract is up this month, but no Verizon = No Sale.

  • Silver Veloz

    I’m still reeling from getting ICS on Bionic and with the “most likely chance” of us getting Jelly Bean also, I’m staying where I am for probably another year. But I do like to keep up on what’s out there and what’s coming. Thanks Droid Life.

  • newboyx

    $299 off contract, and able to run on the Sprint network.

  • Give it LTE, put it on Verizon, and allow purchase of the VZW variant through the play store at the same price as the GSM variants.

  • I dont plan on ever swapping providers or updating my contract for fear of losing my grandfathered data. ill stick with my Gnex on Verizon until i decide to pay full price for whatever Nexus eventually comes out for verizon.

  • This is one of those polls where I need to select multiple options: Verizon, LTE, and more internal storage. I’m fine without the SD card slot, but 16GB is just ridiculous.

  • Guest

    I’d like it on Verizon for one so I could keep my unlimited, but sadly that’s impossible with VZW douchebaggery. The real reason I won’t be buying this specific Nexus phone is that I just got an SGS3, so it’s a tad pointless to get Nexus 4. I’ll wait for the next one

  • it would take an internet connection on Nov 13th

  • nsnsmj

    Well considering most of the people who post on here are Motorola fanboys and Verizon subscribers, it’s not surprising 70% of them said “No”.

    • Bob G

      Exactly. It’s like asking a bunch of kids if they would like a lollipop……. but it comes from a stranger.

  • Put it on Verizon add more storage and removable storage with lte

  • john

    All of the above option?

  • fauxshizzl

    I plan on leaving Verizon as it is now to buy one. But in a perfect world, Google could sell both the GSM and CDMA/LTE versions in the playstore for the same price. Take VZ completely out of the picture as far as purchase, but still support their network bands.

    • Guest

      I am guessing VZW won’t play nice with that

      • Bob G

        You are correct. If they did, the Galaxy Nexus wouldn’t have been such a failure for Google.

    • Aaron

      I wish that were currently possible. Verizon has to let any device access their LTE spectrum by law but not there current 3G network which handles calls until VOLTE is launched. Even when that happens I’m sure they will find a way around it since they are Verizon and that’s what they do.

  • schmaltzy

    Where’s the “All of the above” button?

  • This is actually a reason for me to say screw Verizon and go prepaid without the hassle of bloatware and uncertain updates.

  • SeanBello

    LTE. if it had LTE only on AT&T, I’d make the move.

  • LTE on AT&T, I’ve currently got a GS3, so…

  • Only if Motorola made it.

    • Guest

      Why? What is special about Moto?

    • Take the RAZR Maxx HD, unlock the bootloader, sell for $300. WIN! I really really really wish the RAZR Maxx HD was available as a Developer Edition. And that it didn’t cost $600.

  • staticx57

    Sad that aside from the old SoC and camera inside my Gnex, the gnex is a better phone.

    • Diablo81588

      Hmm.. better radio, better speaker, better screen, better battery life, better build quality.. What was better about your phone again?

      • staticx57

        Yea, the better missing LTE, I totally see how that makes sense.
        Better screen? You mean LCD? No Thank you.
        Whats wrong with the build quality of the Gnex? It doesnt have glass on the back?
        Better speaker and battery life can’t make up for the fact that the LG lacks LTE, 16GB max storage, etc.

    • Droidzilla

      Yes, aside from the SoC, cameras, radio, screen, and build quality, your GNex is better.

  • plumed

    where’s the “all of the above” option…? Plus a “made by samsung” option too.

  • RoninX

    Add a physical keyboard and LTE. (Putting it on Verizon would be a bonus.)

  • Goo

    Pay my Verizon ETF. Even before the N4 I’ve wanted to go prepaid, the new Nexus only weakens the already fragile link in my contract chain.

  • flash713

    And mention of Sprint? Lol. If it was coming to Sprint I’d jump on it. Wouldn’t care about lte cuz I like in bfe. ;-p

  • theentropic

    I chose something else, because I want the first three options (LTE, VZW and more storage) to even consider it.

  • KreeTerry

    Put it on bug red, even if its just sold off contract and for more than the unlocked version. I just want to be able to use it, I wouldn’t mind it being sold as a “dev” edition type device

  • Daniel Aceves

    how about all four before I would buy it

  • Other. I know I’m part of a small crowd here but . . . physical keyboard.

    • That’d be sweet.

    • Guest

      If Android is about choices, then we sure as hell are not getting more of them as time goes on. In the past few devices and the rumors coming out of the mill, it seems we are going to be stuck with different Manufacturer flavors of 4.7-5″ button-less devices if we want a top device. I’d love to see a keyboard Nexus device in a small screen size.

  • Mario

    I’m already buying.

    • bry

      So then what did you vote for?!

      • Mario

        didn’t vote. obviously.

  • bry

    You boys sure do love you some Verizon.

    • SeanBello

      no we don’t, we hate Verizon. we love unlimited data.

      • Droidzilla

        Which Verizon no longer offers (I’m grandfathered in, too).

    • Sam

      If you travel at all, you would too. They really do have the best coverage. Since the LTE build out I can’t imagine going elsewhere – I’ve tried. Sad, really.. I really want the N4. Going January brings good news.

      • bry

        Hah, if I travel at all… My GSM phone worked great while I was in Tokyo earlier this year!

  • Verizon + LTE + More Storage + Allow me to keep unlimited data

    • More and/or removable storage that is.

      • Andrew Ruffolo

        nah, I would like a 32/64 gig option. sd cards at slower. Just give me a butt-load of storage internally.

        On your other things, definitely. I would like an LTE version on VZW like the GNex.

        • brando56894

          This. I’d be completely happy without a MicroSD card as long as they include at least 32 GB internal, more is better obviously.

      • PhillipCun

        It’s been said over and over and over and over again. Nexus will not have removable storage. The only form would be through USB OTG.

        I rather have 32/64gb options.

        • brando56894

          Yes, we know this, but the question still stands and that’s what it would take for some people to buy it. I don’t need both huge internal storage AND a MicroSD card slot, give me one or the other.

    • michael arazan

      I would pay full retail for it on vzw, and i would love to buy the lte phone from google just so vzw doesn’t get any of the money.

  • Kevin

    If they would put this subsidized on Verizon like they did with the Galaxy Nexus, I would buy it as soon as my upgrade is available. I don’t really care about Verizon’s update speed because I haven’t been using stock ROMs anyway. And since I don’t plan on leaving Verizon, I’m happy to pay less to get it subsidized and to be able to get insurance through Verizon with overnight replacement.

  • Bauce40

    I don’t like Verizon, I don’t like the fact they rule their phones with an iron fist (minus the iphone). I don’t like the fact we get updates for the Galaxy Nexus months later. The only reason I’m still with Verizon is simply unlimited data while I’m still on contract. If I could buy the phone from Google off contract and use Verizon’s LTE and get updates from Google, I’d be a happy man, but that will never happen.

    • yarrellray

      You need to get over this Verizon hog wash…

      • squiddy20

        And you need to shut up. Who the heck are you telling people THEIR thoughts and feelings, aka opinions, about Verizon are wrong? Good lord you are stupid and self-important.

        • Dain Laguna

          to be fair, he didnt say he was ‘wrong’ about them ,or how to feel about them. just that he needed to be over them. you can be ‘over’ someone and still love them right?

        • its a phone not a tootsie pop

  • Plerisei


  • Christian Chew

    It’s interesting to see that the majority of voters said they simply want it on Verizon; however, most of the Gnex users that don’t root complain that the phone doesn’t get timely software updates when the reason they don’t get timely software updates is simply because of the phone being on the strict Verizon network.

    • coolsilver

      Root users have an option to go with the unofficial updates. They complain but only because it takes more effort. Also it is hard not to root after a year since warranty from manufacturer runs out.

    • Nathan

      I want it on Verizon, and while it would be nice to have timely software updates, I don’t really care THAT much as long as it is guaranteed that it will happen eventually. I just want the phone to come to Verizon. ROMs work great anyways.

  • Make it work on Verizon or Alltel, since that’s all we have around here. πŸ™

  • John

    Should do a poll & see what majority of your readers are on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc.

    • michael arazan


  • ChrisI

    Where’s “all of the above AND somethting else?”

  • bose301s

    Available with LTE and Verizon radios, no need to be subsidised by VZW though.

  • Asuriyan

    For me the answer would be to differentiate it more significantly from the Galaxy Nexus. It’s just too incremental an improvement (in the ways it is improved) to get excited about.

    The price is fantastic for an off contract phone, though. Wish that would catch on.

    • Sam

      You say that, but the fact is it will be much faster and more battery efficient with a vastly improved camera and more ram. The screen should be superior as well. I’m not a fan of integrated batteries, but if it’s efficient enough it shouldn’t be an issue.

  • LTE, microSD slot, on Verizon

  • Guessing I’m in the negative here, but with the spotty signal on my Verizon Gnex, I’m on WiFi constantly and rarely get to make use of LTE. Combined with horrible customer service, hidden fees, nonexistent updates, and their idiotic branding (Note 2 anyone?) I’d grab a Nexus 4 on prepaid HSPA+ without a moments hesitation.

    • Guest

      I am with you on lack of need for LTE: on the move I find 3G speeds sufficient for anything I would be doing while moving around, and other times I am within earshot of a Wifi connection. I would prefer to have more consistent coverage over speeds

      • Exactly. Many times I can’t even get reliable 3G because its stuck trying to secure a 4G connection.

  • Rick Wilson

    I put something else, as I just need to come up with the money.

  • Derek

    I like the price for an unlocked phone. At this point I just need my VZ contract to expire and I’ll jump back to Tmobile on a no-contract deal.

  • VZW LTE. I am up for an upgrade in Feb and this would have been perfect. Now what do I do?

    • Guest

      Get SGS3 and unlock the thing, AOKP is pretty stable on it

  • Make it available in Canada on Play Store. $300 is great price. I’d go for it.

  • I just like my Galaxy Nexus…

  • If Google offered to buy me out of the remaining 3 months of my contract I would buy one

  • Ethan Ash

    I’d like to add (and probably speak for many) that my “put it on Verizon” is qualified – I would only want it on Verizon if Google finally laid down the law and pushed updates themselves.

    • Guest

      Right, but that won’t happen until Verizon starts getting hurt by their anti-competitive practices

      • Jarred Sutherland

        And their anti-competitive practices just get pushed to the back when AT&T does the exact same thing. Man I really hate hearing both carriers stupid commercials about how great their share everything plans are.

        • EC8CH

          It’s a trap!

          That’s what I think everything I see those poor vzw customers encircled by hitech cgi trickery.

    • MicroNix

      Who down voted this? Seriously, WTH!

  • Have my Verizon early termination fee dissappear…

  • Make it LTE, put it on sprint and make a nice trade in offer for nexus owners

    • newboyx

      Sounds strangely like what I just said. πŸ˜‰ nice to see you motcher41!

  • F Verizon if I could afford 2 of these and the etf I would bounce off that network

  • Verizon capable is the breaking point for me but please Please PLEASE don’t sell it through Verizon. They’ll just muck it up.

    • CRH45

      Then don’t buy it on verizon. Nobody is forcing you to.

      • bose301s

        You CAN’T buy it on Verizon.

      • CRH45

        Forgot the “if verizon offered it” part lol

    • Wait what? You specifically DON’T want it on Verizon. If you’re on Verizon, why wouldn’t you want it, at least for other people who might like to buy it. And if you’re not on Verizon, what do you care anyway?

      • Guest

        Because screw Verizon! I’d love to see people start switching away from VZW and onto other networks thus bolstering competition while hitting Verizon where it hurts.

  • Bill Anderson

    Have Verizon cancel my ETF so I could get the Nex4 and go to a pre-paid plan…

    • This = something else for me in the poll.

    • My contract is up november so time to get the nex4 on tmobile.

      • Danrarbc

        Get the unlocked one off contract.

        • Justin W

          Then go with StraightTalk – you can use it off of either TMo or ATT’s towers, so you get the same service essentially. No point in signing a contract. to pay more when you’ll save more by doing $45/mo

          • JMonkeYJ

            TMo has a $30 off contract plan, tho…if you can stay under 100 minutes (or don’t go too much over) that’s a crazy deal

          • Justin W

            I noticed they had that plan. I’d love to go with that but we don’t have very good TMo Service in my area. I’m gonna piggyback off ATT with Straight Talk because I will still have access to their HSPA network, which will work fine for me. I’m still gonna miss 4G LTE though.

          • Danrarbc

            If he isn’t looking for unlimited everything T-Mobile’s $30/month prepaid may be cheaper. StraightTalk’s T-Mo SIM isn’t Micro either (but could of course be cut down if you prefer their network, say you want their speed)

      • yarrellray

        Smart move you want the Tmobile Lg Nexus 4 with it’s HSPA PLUS 42MPS network. It will be very enjoyable…

    • CHRIS42060

      I just called to inquire about how much my ETF would cost me. Its about the price of the Nexus 4 on contract at T-Mobile. I am going to hit up a store and try to work out a deal haha. The guy on Verizon pretty much lied to me about T-mobile. Apparently when you piss off multiple customers lying is an acceptable customer retention tactic.

      • yarrellray

        Yeah Verizon is a pretty sad conclusion without question….

    • mechapathy

      Exactly this. Next Nexus, assuming Google will continue to sell the Nexus devices themselves at these price points, I’m gonna rock the Straight Talk unlimited SIM, I’ll buy it immediately and simply wait til Dec 15th to get the SIM and say peace out VZW.

      • yarrellray

        It’s about time people wake and look at the options that are out there besides this Verizon crap…

        • exactly, but verizon fanboys will tell you otherwise

          i have verizon but thats cause work pays for it, if i didnt have an option for a work phone, i would be on tmobile’s walmart plan rocking $30/month with an unlimited data(up to 5gb before throttle), unlimited messaging, and unlimited calling(google voice) with a brand new nexus 4

          • PhillipCun

            LOL, well Verizon is the FASTEST and best in overall coverage. Can’t complain about that.

            BUT Verizon did cripple the Gnex. Call me a Verizon fanboy if you want but i pay $28 after tax for 1500 minutes and unlimited everything. How? 5 years ago I worked at a VZW retailer.

            But that Tmobile plan is awesome price! But Tmob coverage cannot even touch VZW. So VZW fanboy? Yup! There are so many reasons to be one.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Verizon is only the fastest due to LTE and others are deploying it now. Their 3G EVDO network was pitiful compared to even HSPA. In my neck of the woods, we are supposed to have LTE according to the coverage map but we don’t and 3G signal is a joke. T-Mobile with their 2G coverage of this area will actually be as fast as Verizon. Might as well pay less for the same crappy speeds around my house (except I will just use wifi at home).

          • PhillipCun

            @google-32aa97aaa2f2beb3c2bcc71d886b9fc6:disqus This is true. Their 3G is the worse in the nation, and thank god I only travel to large cities LA, OC, SF, SB, SD, and of course Las Vegas baby. I usually have 4G so I guess it works in my favor and so far I am more than happy with my service.

            I came from AT&T and Sprint before and my experience with VZW has been spectacular. this is definitely YMMV.

          • Dain Laguna

            even if thats true, you are touting an advantage the average person cant. if i was in your postion, i’d be happy to.

            now back to reality.

          • bleeew

            Damn! Thats pretty cheap. You can buy a phone off contract(to keep unlimited data) and still save.

    • Couldn’t agree more.

      Seeing how awful Verizon has handled multiple situations regarding the GNex, I won’t ever believe anyone will be able to experience a Nexus like Google intended them to. It was always one thing after another, starting at the pre-launch with the issues regarding Google Wallet, all the way up to the latest set of delayed updates. It especially infuriated me seeing Verizon’s attitude whenever one of these issues arose, along with a lack of any kind of an acknowledgement regarding how upset their customers were.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Same here, but it looks like in February that I am just going to to eat the ETF to move to prepaid. Nexus 4 here I come.

      • JMonkeYJ

        thinking about eating mine, too. it’s a pretty tough decision. it pays off in ~6 months, tho, which isn’t terrible, but still feels like wasting money

  • Rob

    Put it on Virgin Mobile

    • Diablo81588

      God no. Virgin is the worst network available. Sprints value brand, yuck!

      • Rob

        No contract wins. Not going with ATT, T-Mobile wouldn’t stop sending texts for a feature my phone wouldn’t support, including at 3 AM (and T-Mobile support, if you’re reading this, extending a contract because one of the members of the household is leaving because they are pissed with you is NOT a way to keep the other half of the contract)

  • casbar

    All it would take for me is $300. I’ll pay the extra 50.

  • T4rd

    Putting it on Verizon and having LTE is one of the same. Verizon is no longer releasing smart phones on their carrier without LTE starting early this year.

    I would require it to be on Verizon and have no less than 32 GBs of storage.

    (lol @ instant downvote..? WTF?)

    • GotSka81

      Verizon is not the only carrier with LTE.

      • bose301s

        I think what he meant is that if it was on Verizon it would have LTE, having LTE could mean Verizon or ATT.

      • Kevin

        Since Verizon doesn’t have HSPA+, LTE is a lot more important on Verizon than it is on ATT or TMobile though. Releasing a GSM-only phone on ATT is viable. Releasing a CDMA-only phone on Verizon would be a joke imo.

      • Some people are saying though that they want both Verizon and LTE and I think he is trying to point out that if it were Verizon that would imply it would have LTE.

    • bry

      Clearly it was because you said “Verizon” too many times in one post.

  • Jigga_Z

    I’d leave Verizon for this phone since it’s so inexpensive to buy unlocked. I want to hop to one of T-Mobile’s really affordable plans, but I’m still on a family plan and that’s where I’ll stay for now.

  • Michael Heller

    What if you’re already going to buy it regardless of any of the options listed in your poll?

  • Nothing, I’m pretty happy with my Galaxy Nexus on Verizon….

    • yarrellray

      You poor soul… How much is Verizon paying you to say this… You need to get real buddy….

      • squiddy20

        So because you (now) hate Verizon (again), no one can possibly like Verizon? A year ago you wouldn’t shut up about how Verizon was “the devil”, until you signed up with them for the Galaxy Nexus. Then you wouldn’t shut up about how “pimp slapping” Verizon’s LTE was. When you couldn’t afford their service any longer, you started saying how you were “kicking Verizon to the curb” in favor of the cheaper with less coverage, T-Mobile. Your hypocrisy and stupidity is absolutely hilarious!

  • Dustin Wen

    At first I was skeptical of LG because I love my Galaxy Nexus. But after seeing some footage of the build quality, I’m interested. After some good reviews and holding it for myself, I’ll order it.

  • cmiram

    How about Verizon LTE?

  • Captain_Doug

    Slightly smaller screen. That is all. For you downvoters, it’s just a preference. deal with it.

    • Guest

      I agree, a choice of a smaller screen would be great! 4.3-4.5″ without physical buttons would be a great choice for many

      • Captain_Doug

        On screen keys ftw!

  • infogulch

    Something else = 1. I’m not broke. 2. I didn’t just buy the Galaxy Nexus. πŸ™

  • All of the above?

  • Verizon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!