Thursday , April 27 2017

Carphone Warehouse leaks pricing for LG Nexus 4

This screenshot from the inventory system at Car Phone Warehouse has just been published over at Modaco showing the LG Nexus 4 available in Black and White for an outright price of £389.95GBP or $605.78 AUD(minus Australia tax naturally). This is through a third party retailer and we all hope that this will be available through the Google Play Store devices section as we saw a hint of earlier today.

There is no indication as to what storage option this price is for or even if there will be an option. I do know that the new Series 3 Chromebooks that Google is selling come with 100GB of Google Drive storage so this could be factored in to help with any storage concerns customers have.


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  • TT

    $600 with 8 GB for a Korean phone which is definitely expensive even it is Nexus.

    If that’s the real I won’t buy.

    • I’m pretty sure Samsung is Korean….

      • lobie81

        and HTC…

        • HTC is Taiwanese.

        • TT

          HTC is Chinese manufacture. Please do research carefully and then come back.

      • my point being that nobody seems to think Samsung phones should be cheap because they are a Korean company, so I don’t understand what makes LG any different.

      • TT

        Samsung is Korean, so what? Still a bad phone

  • hopefully less after VAT

  • lobie81

    twice as expensive as it will need to be to sell well… especially if it doesn’t have lte…

  • At a guess $549 for 8GB and $599 for 16GB. Which is $200 more than it should be to get good circulation.

  • dejavu

    Does anyone know if this will, like the i9250, only support MTP/PTP connections?

    Biggest let down of my current Galnex 🙁

    • Daniel Tyson

      Most likely MTP/PTP is here to stay. Google doesn’t seem to like Mass Storage due to a number of reasons.

      • dejavu

        Thanks for that! 🙂

    • Greg

      MTP/PTP is a critically important technical improvement in the newer Nexuses. MTP allows the entire storage space to be divided between apps and media. MTP ensures that all apps function with no impediment while you are connected to a computer, especially while you are transferring files to it.

      MTP also improves compatibility with desktop-based media-player/media-library managers if those things float your boat, as it is the standard used by mp3 players in the last half of the last decade.

      My Nexus S suffers horribly from the split partitioning required by USB mass-storage (2GB for apps, 12ishGB for “USB-storage” disk). Then you have to dicker around moving apps to and from “USB-storage” which prevents them running while attached to a computer and prevents their widgets from working ever.

      By comparison my Nexus 7 is a dream – same amount of space, but I can have 16GB of apps or 16GB of media or anywhere in between.

      • dejavu

        Thanks for your reply!

        I agree with the advantages of MTP but i guess i’m so used to the mass storage ability from my previous S1 and S2. I can definitely see it’s purpose in a solid device like the Galaxy Nexus. The phone’s ability to operate fully while mounted is my personal favourite amongst the pros.

        MTP also has its downsides when managing apps and app storage though, as i’ve experienced. I risked the non-expandable memory issue with my Nexus and have found myself sacrificing music to allow more games. Doing local backups via MTP of Titanium files and app (mostly games) SD/data files is a headache as Windows has known issues with transferring large amounts via drag and drop; I’m always forced to setup a wifi alternative which is nowhere near as fast as USB, let alone transferring gigs worth of data to cloud storage.

        With that said, the awesome DoubleTwist player can’t sync to MTP 🙁 but that’s more the developers’ situation (now seeking a good alternative player). And there are some quirks with updating and syncing ID3 tags of my music collection, followed by inaccurate displays of file existence; things that i’ve never experienced with MSC.

        I’d still see an S3 over this upcoming Nexus. Though I’d assume your Nexus 7 would be a dream! Thinking about getting one as a dedicated game machine.

        I really need to save more money. Damn Google.

  • vijay alapati

    That might have been a estimated price, before iphone 4s was released there were many retailers and few carriers who advertised with fake name and few specs for pre orders…..

  • Still waiting to find out what frequencies this thing runs on… please do Australian 4g!!!

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