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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #15, on November 16th, 2012, 09:23 AM »
That's the last year's nexus, this year's nexus is by LG not Samsung and not available in LTE or Verizon.
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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #16, on November 16th, 2012, 09:32 AM »
That's my point. The Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE, so I would go the last year's model
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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #17, on November 16th, 2012, 09:41 AM »
Quote from Nathan Sparrow on November 16th, 2012, 09:32 AM
That's my point. The Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE, so I would go the last year's model
: Samsung Nexus HSPA+ from Google.
Iirc the lg Optimus G may have lte. It's a Nexus 4 exactly but with ICS (install Jb yourself I guess?) and 32gb.

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #18, on November 16th, 2012, 10:09 AM »
Quote from Nao on November 16th, 2012, 09:41 AM
Quote from Nathan Sparrow on November 16th, 2012, 09:32 AM
That's my point. The Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE, so I would go the last year's model
: Samsung Nexus HSPA+ from Google.
Iirc the lg Optimus G may have lte. It's a Nexus 4 exactly but with ICS (install Jb yourself I guess?) and 32gb.
It's more or less a nexus 4. But a nexus has its advantages when it comes to updates and developer support.
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Quote from Nathan Sparrow on November 16th, 2012, 09:32 AM
That's my point. The Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE, so I would go the last year's model
: Samsung Nexus HSPA+ from Google.
This year's model does have HSPA+42  but not LTE, if you're using HSPA connection the nexus 4 will be fine.

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #19, on November 17th, 2012, 11:59 AM »
Quote from Nao on November 10th, 2012, 08:22 PM
I listen to tons of music on my devices. My iPod 4 with 32GB is already too small for me...
with a nexus you can use google play music... so you can upload 20000 songs without to use one byte on the phone and you can hear music on any place....
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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #20, on November 17th, 2012, 02:52 PM »
Except If You dont have net access around..?

Anyway it's not a free service is it?

Plus the next delivery for nexus 4 is in 3 weeks... If I manage to get one this time! (an id rather buy it in a shop anyway...)

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #21, on November 17th, 2012, 05:38 PM »
You can store selected music on device for offline access and its free.
Quote from feline on November 17th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Quote from Nao on November 10th, 2012, 08:22 PM
I listen to tons of music on my devices. My iPod 4 with 32GB is already too small for me...
with a nexus you can use google play music... so you can upload 20000 songs without to use one byte on the phone and you can hear music on any place....
You can use Google play music with any device.

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #22, on November 17th, 2012, 07:05 PM »
Didn't even know this existed...

Too bad it asks me for my credit card number. I'm not a big fan of the idea of giving them (and worse, having them store) my payment details, even if I don't use them... (I mean, someone could hack my account couldn't they?)

Other than that, 20k songs = about 15% of my entire MP3 collection, totalling 500+ GB, so that's at least 50 GB worth of music... Not bad! I could do with that ;)

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #23, on November 20th, 2012, 09:06 AM »
if you upload a album that exists on google music, this is't add to your limit of 20k songs...
and the streaming over the voicenet works perfect .. i tested that on the road in my car...

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #24, on November 21st, 2012, 08:28 AM »
What's voicenet?

Re: the 20k limit, I'm not sure what to think...
I went ahead and installed GM last night. It immediately found and enabled a song from my Benny & Joon soundtrack, so I'm assuming it was in the list of albums Google has. Right. Now, thing is, this morning I'm looking at the titles being uploaded, and seriously: "Benny & Joon.mp3", or something like that... It's currently, right now, uploading that folder.
Good job Google...

I also don't know why it's telling me that there are 4500+ songs I can't upload because I'm over the 20k limit (yet it's still in the upload stage with apparently 500 songs done according to the website... And 3300+ according to the app... Please!), and in the list of songs it didn't upload, there are songs from an album that shows up in my list of uploaded albums... PLEASE, Google!!

Also, technically I'm not sure what to think of the thing. The only way to play the music on my computer is through their website... Which takes a long time to prefetch the audio (?!), and doesn't let me access through albums, only single titles... That's f'ed up. I'm assuming the Android app is just like that... If I'm stuck with a stinky app, I'm not sure there's a point in using it.

Oh, right... Now I cancelled my current import work, removed my main music folder from the import list, and just kept it to import my 'recent music' folder. It says, 'this folder has 1500 files, can import 2500 more files."
Then I click next, and it says I'm over the 20k limit now and I can't import anything and f'off. And at the same time it says "148 items imported from about 5000" in the right-click menu of the music app.

Seriously, has this shit been available for this entire year now...?!

I really, really want to love this app... But right now it's like it's laughing at me and my huge collection. :-/

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #25, on December 6th, 2012, 06:44 PM »
Finally received my Nexus 4, and it's an awesome phone!

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #26, on December 22nd, 2012, 11:06 PM »
I'm sure it is :)

I myself ended up buying a Galaxy S3, "like most people"...
The reasons behind it:
- It's wildly popular, meaning it's better supported by third-party providers (hopefully). I originally had a Razr i which isn't very well supported.
- Battery life is better than most of the competition. It's not as good as the Razr i's, though... After 14 hours of slow activity on my S3, I'm down to 17% battery. Still, it mean I can probably use it for an entire day. I can simply have a spare battery and charge it alongside it...
- Out of all phones I had in my hands, this was the sexiest in my opinion. I've always found it beautiful, always will. My girlfriend doesn't understand me. I guess it's in the eye of the beholder etc.
- It is, basically, the most balanced phone of all -- there's always a phone that does something better than it does, but it beats them on all other counts.

The main drawback, as silly as it sounds, is that I really can't get used to the huge width (70.6mm), even phones that are 5mm narrower have a better grip in my hands. Considering modern smartphones are all pretty fragile (apart maybe from Apple's stuff), it's something that bothers me. I'm trying to get used to manipulate the object while touching the screen -- it's always been a 'sacred place' to me, something I shouldn't touch... Well, I have to, here.
Also, I hate the Back/Menu buttons because it's very easy to hit them by mistake. Thankfully, once the phone is rooted, you can edit the build.prop and Generic.kl files to disable these keys and instead show the navbar on the screen. Yeah, I know, it makes for a smaller screen, but whatever... All I care about is the width, not the height. I wouldn't even bother if the screen was square or something...

Another phone that has eluded me for a while is Acer's CloudMobile. It's pretty close to the S3's specs, only it's a 4.3'' HD screen (instead of 4.8'') and is 5mm narrower. The perfect combination I guess, but then again, losing half an inch in screen size also bothers me... Once you're used to the super big screen, I guess it's a bit hard to come back.
So, it isn't the "perfect phone", but it's damn close to it.

I still have a day left to "evaluate" it. Then I can have it refunded, and buy something else, otherwise I'll just keep it.

Any suggestions...? (I suppose not, but I'd rather ask :P)

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #27, on December 22nd, 2012, 11:09 PM »
Well...load up cyanogenmod and a nice kernel, S3 is a beast of a phone and you should try and keep it.

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #28, on December 22nd, 2012, 11:18 PM »
If you're into the technical details of it... (I wasn't, until a few days ago when I started digging into it :P), what I'm currently using is a CyanogenMod 10.1 Custom (tomasek's version), with a Siyah v1.8.6 custom kernel set to a 'lulzactiveq' governor. I'm using Siyah because it supposedly can do dual booting, which is great, but not on 10.1, so I'll have to use a 10.0 CM instead, no biggie, I'm only evaluating the phone for now anyway, will install everything 'seriously' later...

It seems to me that the stock Samsung ROMs are a bit better when it comes to battery life, but only when setting them to Power Saving mode permanently (or close to), which probably basically switches it to 200mhz... Nah, maybe a bit more -- it's still usable, while a power saving governor will set it to 200mhz and make it close to unusable. It's only worth it when you know you're not going to browse the web at all... Then what's the point of such a huge phone, I'm asking ya :P

(Oh, and on an unrelated note, I hate Firefox on Android. While it has one of the best rendering engines availlable, and a cool UI, I can't believe they actually drop sessions when you restart it. Even the Android stock browser keeps all previous tabs in memory when rebooting or whatever...)

Perhaps I should get myself an iPhone 4S for the same price, it's small enough to keep me happy, and then buy a Nexus 10 tablet for daily browsing... :^^;:

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Re: LG Nexus 4
« Reply #29, on December 22nd, 2012, 11:21 PM »
Don't look at me, I bought a Nokia PureView 808 (you know, the one that runs Symbian)... aside from the fact that the browser is only modestly good, the battery life has been great and the camera is fantastic.

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