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    News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Google Nexus 4 8GB was £239 now £159, Nexus 4 16GB was £279 now £199.
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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Guess the new one will be here soon, need to get rid of old stock!

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Very Very tempted to quickly get rid of my nexus 4 for £190, very tempted to then just buy a new Nexus 5 when it comes out.

    Love my Nexus 4 but this is rather tempted haha.
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    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    How did you find the N4?

    I'm thinking of getting rid of my iPhone 4 and getting a cheap N4 as I want a bigger screen (but maybe not THAT big?)

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    How did you find the N4?

    I'm thinking of getting rid of my iPhone 4 and getting a cheap N4 as I want a bigger screen (but maybe not THAT big?)
    To be honest, I thought the N4 screen was a bit too big at first but it has grown on me and I don't have any issues with it. Any bigger though and I think it would be uncomfortable to pocket.

    My biggest issue as with most of these modern smartphones - no buttons (touchscreen) works great, until you're in sunlight and the screen becomes unreadable (making a call to a non-presaved number is pure guesswork!). Either add some key functionality buttons back (and I can see many reasons why people may not want that) OR use something like a transflective screen so it can stil be read/used outdoors!

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Ill give you the no bs version

    Screen quality - Brilliant, if you like OLED then I wouldnt advise this as they are totally different beasts... OLED is saturated and IPS is much truer to source but swings and roundabouts! However the screen quality on any ROM before Android 4.3 is horrible due to the lack of calibrations (very washed out colours), in 4.3 google have calibrated it better but custom roms allow you to do this yourself .

    Performance - Cant fault it, very snappy and the only thing that holds it back is really is a fair few apps in the android eco system that are coded so poorly (small niggle for me... i dont use facebook app!).

    Camera - Its OK, wont say its bad or amazing its satisfactory for my standards as I only use the phone cameras when I really need to but for pictures I want quality for I will use my DSLR, if you are looking for the best phone camera then this isnt the phone for you.

    Battery Life - Again its ok but its nothing to shout about, I can get between 1 to 2 days (normally a day and a half) with music streaming some web browsing and general phonecalls and texts but as we all know usage varies person to person and each phone is slightly different.

    Phone calls - Brilliant, cant fault it I can hear them fine they hear me fine and the noise cancellation works well

    Speaker - Average, nothing great about the external speaker... love my dads HTC One with regards to speakers as Stereo really does make a night and day difference but its still ok and similar to most other mono speaker phones .

    Build quality - Almost perfect, people jumped on about the glass back but really its nothing... I have dropped mine multiple times and its undamaged and it feels great in the hand however I would make two adjustments, remove the glass and put in the nonslip rubber coating on a plastic back instead as that would be better along with the fact that glass transfers heat better it means that the phone can feel fairly warm when in use(nothing to worry about), also the chrome bezel is just plastic I would rather it not be included tbh as mine is fairly scratched but you cannot notice it unless you are using it as they are very light scratches, should be replaced with something else .

    Screen size is also almost perfect for me, if the bezel was thinner by a mm or so I would be able to 100% all the time use it with one hand without making an effort, I still do one handed now but i do have to think a bit more and stretch but my hands arent the largest, personally wouldnt have a screen any wider than this.


    Think that covers it .

    Actually there is the price... for £160 you arent going to get a better android phone period! If you want 16gb then its still very good, I would consider the HTC one if it was the same price but this is the best under £300 . And since its not a contract you can get some decent sim only deals, if you use alot of data and Three have good signal in your area you can pickup the one plan for £15 a month (12 months) with £65 cashback (quidco/topcashback) so it works out ~£9.59 a month for unlimited everything .

    Opps one more thing, lack of 4g(in the uk...) is this an issue? Not really the networks need to sort themselves out first tbh! I was with virgin mobile for a couple of months but i was getting less than 6Mbits everywhere it was generally less than 2 in most places (sometimes it was 50Kbits....) whereas with Three I am getting a pretty solid 22Mbits and a 70ms ping, amazing really I tethered my laptop to it at my old house where I had no internet and it was blazing fast .

    Love my Nexus 4 but the opportunity to pay £100 and have a the next one is quite tempting! Hopefully the new Nexus comes out at the same price mind.
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    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Very tempting to jump, I could upgrade from a Samsung S2 for £80 (for the N4 16Gb model). However think I'll hold out and treat myself to the Nexus 5.

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    I'd jump on this if it had a micro sd slot

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Wow, looks like Nokia have some really good competition in the £150 ~ phone space.

    The Nexus 4 is the only economy android phone I've liked.
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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Still can't buy them in Ireland direct from google, even though when bought in the UK they're all sent from Ireland. So we in Ireland have to buy them from the UK, then they're sent from Ireland to the UK and from the UK back to Ireland.
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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Ah tax efficiency at it's finest!
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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    4.7" though, 4.7" !!

    Think I'll have to give it a miss, 4>4.2 is my sweet spot I think (fnarr fnarr).
    If the S3 mini wasn't so outdated I'd probably prefer that

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Just to put the 'lack of 4G' into perspective: I currently have my laptop tethered to my Nexus 4, and I'm getting 14mbps down and 4mbps up through HSPA+.

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Looking forward to the Nexus 5. Currently own N4, N5 should be awesome...

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    4.7" though, 4.7" !!

    Think I'll have to give it a miss, 4>4.2 is my sweet spot I think (fnarr fnarr).
    If the S3 mini wasn't so outdated I'd probably prefer that
    ... S4 mini? One mini? iPhone 5?

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    Re: News - Google cuts Nexus 4 smartphone price to £159 (US$199)

    Cost mainly, struggling to justify that when the N4 is so cheap, the One Mini does look nice though

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