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Nexus 4 available 9am PST 01/29/2013 in Google Store

Amel 621 January 28, 2013 at 08:56 PM in Tech & Electronics (4)
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Might want to check this out if you waited on the phone so long...

Per Droid Life tweet

Droid Life ‏@droid_life
Little birdie just told us that the Nexus 4 will return to the Google Play store at 9AM Pacific tomorrow.

https://play.google.com/store/dev...exus_4_8gb

https://play.google.com/store/dev...xus_4_16gb

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Quote from unagimiyagi View Post :
It is highly evident that I have an N4, 2 of them in fact, and an iphone 5. I would know. They are sitting there right in front of me. And I do know what I'm talking about, if you don't like it, fine by me. But the iphone 5's screen is a better quality screen in the areas that matter: black levels, color accuracy, and brightness. It will also appear sharper b/c it has a higher PPI.

The screen door effect is for certain on N4, they are sourcing certain screens that have this more pronounced. It's still within spec, but there are plenty of people who notice it. Apple gets the nod here b/c some of their screens have this problem too, but you can return no questions asked.

The iPhone 5 and Nexus 4 use a very similar screen technology, and LG supplies Apple for some of the iPhone 5 panels. The only difference between the two devices is that Apple has taken the time to properly calibrate the display. That being said, I have changed the color values on my N4 and I'm very happy with the way the screen looks. IMO, the Nexus 4's screen is too bright, and PPI does not mean anything. The Nexus 4 has almost 200,000 more pixels than the iPhone. Also, black levels are never going to be phenomenal on an IPS, but I'm happy with them, and my last phone had an AMOLED panel.

Quote from unagimiyagi View Post :
I do have a Nexus 4, and the first thing I noticed when I pulled it out was a screen door effect. And I routinely hit the softkeys on an htc one x by mistake, when turning it landscape , for example. All the people I've asked about this have agreed it happens from time to time, but coming from an iPhone this was immediately apparent to me. Having a non-sensitive area at the bottom of the screen (no softkeys) is a big ergonomic improvement.
The One X has hardware keys, and they're not the same as software keys. Softkeys are way better than hardware keys, and with ROMs like Paranoid Android [xda-developers.com] you can change the size of the softkeys, use tablet mode (which is my favorite), or completely omit the softkeys, and use "pie controls." If you're hitting the softkeys, you're doing it wrong. Also, no screen door effect here. If you have that problem, then I suggest an RMA. This is the first phone I've owned where it's almost impossible to see individual pixels. I agree with the other people in this thread, and I doubt you own a Nexus 4.
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Quote from kahluatex View Post :
As others have mentioned, a new Google "X" phone to be manufactured by Motorola will be announced in May, with many rumors suggesting a July or later initial sale date. You can run a search [lmgtfy.com] to review the various rumors flying around about it if you're curious.

My contract expired in January, but if I had a few months left, the calculation I would use to calculate the savings by terminating early and getting a Nexus 4 is this:

Savings = [n * ($MC-$PP)] - $ET

n=numbers of months left on existing contract
$ET=early termination cost
$MC=current monthly contract price
$PP=prepaid contract price

If the Savings are positive, you could make the change now and end up ahead money-wise by the time the contract would have expired. However, if it's almost zero, and you are happy with your phone, then you may want to wait till May and see what the pricing of the new Google X phone will be; maybe at that point the Nexus 4 phones will drop $50 or so in price, too.

Even if the Savings are negative (i.e., you lose money), you may still want to make the switch if you hate your phone and service. The avg. monthly cost of this change would be equal to: Savings / n

Note: I have removed from the above equations the actual cost of the Nexus 4, which will surely put you in the hole to start with, but you'll quickly make up that cost in no time. The equation above, however, is what's important for determining whether you should break a contract, or wait it out a few months. (I did this calculation in November, but it wasn't worth it for me because I only had 2 months to wait, and cancellation was over $200.)
Those Motorola phone r going to be expensive. Msrp will be $500.
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Quote from dsides View Post :
The iPhone 5 and Nexus 4 use a very similar screen technology, and LG supplies Apple for some of the iPhone 5 panels. The only difference between the two devices is that Apple has taken the time to properly calibrate the display. That being said, I have changed the color values on my N4 and I'm very happy with the way the screen looks. IMO, the Nexus 4's screen is too bright, and PPI does not mean anything. The Nexus 4 has almost 200,000 more pixels than the iPhone. Also, black levels are never going to be phenomenal on an IPS, but I'm happy with them, and my last phone had an AMOLED panel.



The One X has hardware keys, and they're not the same as software keys. Softkeys are way better than hardware keys, and with ROMs like Paranoid Android [xda-developers.com] you can change the size of the softkeys, use tablet mode (which is my favorite), or completely omit the softkeys, and use "pie controls." If you're hitting the softkeys, you're doing it wrong. Also, no screen door effect here. If you have that problem, then I suggest an RMA. This is the first phone I've owned where it's almost impossible to see individual pixels. I agree with the other people in this thread, and I doubt you own a Nexus 4.

Paranoid looks Very nice!
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Quote from unagimiyagi View Post :
It is highly evident that I have an N4, 2 of them in fact, and an iphone 5. I would know. They are sitting there right in front of me. And I do know what I'm talking about, if you don't like it, fine by me. But the iphone 5's screen is a better quality screen in the areas that matter: black levels, color accuracy, and brightness. It will also appear sharper b/c it has a higher PPI.

The screen door effect is for certain on N4, they are sourcing certain screens that have this more pronounced. It's still within spec, but there are plenty of people who notice it. Apple gets the nod here b/c some of their screens have this problem too, but you can return no questions asked.
You sir are full of bullshit.
You are telling me you can tell the difference between 326 ppi and 320 ppi.
Also, iPhone 5 is brighter but has worse black and contrast ratio.
Source,
http://www.anandtech.com/show/644...4-review/6
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This has been know for a few days now... Already has a thread.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5826402-Nexus-4-available-9am-PST-01-29-2013-in-Google-Store?v=1
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Quote from Zanthexter View Post :
Both are available for order with a "ships 1-2 weeks" status.

Nexus 4 - https://play.google.com/store/dev...xus_4_16gb

Bumper - https://play.google.com/store/dev...2JsYWNrIl0.
was this thread not good enough for you http://slickdeals.net/f/5826402-Nexus-4-available-9am-PST-01-29-2013-in-Google-Store?v=1
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I ORdered 4 phones and cancelled and still got them in two days... now thats slick. LOL
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laugh out loud Search first? Come on. The bumper and Nexus 4 have been that way for the past couple days.
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Quote from KingVizio View Post :
was this thread not good enough for you http://slickdeals.net/f/5826402-Nexus-4-available-9am-PST-01-29-2013-in-Google-Store?v=1
Oh, about 5 minutes ago.

I notice that there's no mention of the bumper being available in that thread, and the bumper's actually been harder to catch in the Play store for ordering.

And of course my post title points out the obvious...that it's available NOW, rather than on January 29th.

As far as I knew, it'd actually gone back out of stock, shrug.
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Quote from Zanthexter View Post :
Oh, about 5 minutes ago.

I notice that there's no mention of the bumper being available in that thread, and the bumper's actually been harder to catch in the Play store for ordering.

And of course my post title points out the obvious...that it's available NOW, rather than on January 29th.

As far as I knew, it'd actually gone back out of stock, shrug.
Let me guess you've been in the november 2012 thread today and haven't realized that a new thread was created on 1/28/2013 with all new info that you should really read before you make a bigger fool of yourself.
And I'm glad it's available now instead of 6 days ago like the newest thread shows LMAO
And here is the thread search for bumper in the newest http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?showposts=1&threadid=5826402&q=bumper only 109 results so far
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Yup, thanks for posting, I saw the thread where they said the Nexus 4 was going in stock, but this is the first I saw about the bumper. TY!
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Quote from Maschil View Post :
I ORdered 4 phones and cancelled and still got them in two days... now thats slick. LOL
I'm thinking you'll still be charged if they arent returned...
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Quote from mastermind85 View Post :
I'm thinking you'll still be charged if they arent returned...
LOL. yah i know it was good while it lasted.
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Quote from Maschil View Post :
LOL. yah i know it was good while it lasted.
Google store is a mess. Curiously, let me know when they find out their mistake lol.
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