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Hey guys, it was the test of my patience and finally i got my Nexus 4 biggrin

First things first. Here are the main specs of this beast!

  • 139 Grams light weight and 4.7 inch screen size with 768 X 1280 Pixels resolution
  • Front Design is kinda same as Galaxy Nexus but the back is completely different….and better wink
  • True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen. Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 16GB of storage and 2GB RAM biggrin
  • DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP support
  • 8 MP, 3264 × 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and features like photosphere and quick settings.
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait with Adreno 320 GPU.
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Contrast ratio: 1341 (nominal) / 1.926:1 (sunlight)
  • Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

So, without further ado wink Lets get started biggrin

Here are the pics of the unboxing:

Check out the unboxing and hands-on video of the same:

http://youtu.be/ktbdz…Zc
http://youtu.be/-BRS9…-U

So, first impressions after using it for a day :

  • 1. Build Quality is freaking awesome. Love the design as well. Sparkling back looks really cool biggrin
  • 2. Light weight and portable device. You can easily transfer your data from pc to phone. No need of extra software. However, i do recommend Nexus Root Toolkit wink
  • 3. Bargain-basement price. This is a beast at this price. I got it from iShopInternational for just over 24K INR. I ordered on 30th Jan and delivered on 9th Feb. But the ETA is now increased from less than a week to 2-3 weeks.
  • 4. Performance is really superb. Quick boot. Blazing fast multi-tasking capabilities between high definition apps as well.
  • 5. Have tested some games like Subway surfer, Temple Run 2…..works flawlessly. Haven’t tried high-end games like TDKR, NFS MW, TASM… Will update on the same when i test it.
  • 6. Wirless charging capability is a good feature but you gotta pay extra to get that beautiful sphere.
  • 7. Excellent high-definition screen. I’m really impressed by the Screen Quality… So much better than the Galaxy Nexus.
  • 8. The main advantage of having a Nexus Device is you’ll be the first one to get the Android update directly from google. Got Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Updated to 4.2.1 right away! Google is set to release the next version of Android i.e. Key Lime Pie. And of course, Nexus 4 will be the first to get the update.
  • 9. Great new camera functions like photosphere and quick settings. A hell lot of improvement over the camera quality on the Galaxy Nexus.
  • 10. The battery is non-removable which is a sort of disadvantage.
  • 11. The memory is just 16GB and is not-expandable, a huge disadvantage. Do not buy 8GB version if you’re a heavy user toungueout lol
  • 12. I personally like the on screen buttons. So its an advantage for me having a nexus device biggrin Unlike Samsung devices with capacitive physical buttons toungueout
  • 13. No 4G (LTE). But who cares? Saala 3G to thik se chalta nai yahan xD lol

Conclusion:

I’ve spent just a single day with this device but I’ll suggest you not to waste your money on the other android devices if your budget is 20-25K. This is the best phone you can get at this price. The developer support is huuuge for the nexus devices. Though the device was out of stock for 2 months but now it is finally available. Just grab it guys before it goes OOS again.

Compare it with other phones like Stupid Samsung Galaxy Grand(My personal opinion, please don’t kill me for this comment toungueout) in the similar price range and many other phones as well

If you have any questions about this phone, feel free to ask biggrin

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Utsav wrote:

Removed The Red Face….And Karma For The Effort….. smile smile


Thanks for appreciating bro smile biggrin

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Utsav wrote:

Removed The Red Face….And Karma For The Effort….. smile smile


Thanks for appreciating bro smile biggrin


Already Voted Up , Nice Work

Btw, Don’t u think address/details in first pic needs to b Blurred wink

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Oye hoye kya baat hai blogger Saahab

Some karma for you

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RDX wrote:

li0nh3art wrote:

Utsav wrote:

Removed The Red Face….And Karma For The Effort….. smile smile


Thanks for appreciating bro smile biggrin


Already Voted Up , Nice Work

Btw, Don’t u think address/details in first pic needs to b Blurred wink


Thanks Mr. Mod biggrin

Hey i’m unable to edit the thread. Can you please edit it for me and replace that image with this one. http://imgur.com/D…dg

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Oye hoye kya baat hai blogger Saahab

Some karma for you


Thanks a lot analyst bhai biggrin

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nice share!! Eagerly waiting for my piece biggrin I was for a moment in two minds whether to go for this one or S3, glad I stuck to Nexus toungueout

The bumper seems out of stock, do update if you plan to get any case/bumper to protect the fragile back plate!

EDIT: Bro you might want to edit and remove the personal details from the first pic

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li0nh3art wrote:

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* 3. Bargain-basement price. This is a beast at this price. I got it from iShopInternational for just over 24K INR. I ordered on 30th Jan and delivered on 9th Jan. But the ETA is now increased from less than a week to 2-3 weeks.


9th Feb u mean?!! toungueout

VU!!!

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harshk wrote:

nice share!! Eagerly waiting for my piece biggrin I was for a moment in two minds whether to go for this one or S3, glad I stuck to Nexus toungueout

The bumper seems out of stock, do update if you plan to get any case/bumper to protect the fragile back plate!

EDIT: Bro you might want to edit and remove the personal details from the first pic


I’ve already got the TPU Case, black and white both.. got i just for Rs. 150 per pc biggrin

There is also a high quality bumper case on sale by my friend rituj on ebay. He’s selling it for Rs. 999 smile But i wont buy toungueout Original hi lunga fir to

Yeah bro but I’m unable to edit my thread sad roll

shaleen wrote:

li0nh3art wrote:

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* 3. Bargain-basement price. This is a beast at this price. I got it from iShopInternational for just over 24K INR. I ordered on 30th Jan and delivered on 9th Jan. But the ETA is now increased from less than a week to 2-3 weeks.


9th Feb u mean?!! toungueout

VU!!!


Haan yaar.. 9th Feb toungueout galat se mishtake ho gaya lol

Self Promotion bol ke vote down kia ek ne.. lol toungueout God! roll

Thanks for the appreciation, support, karma and vote ups guys… biggrin Suggest for FPD if you like…lol lol

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wow bhai congrats on your purchase.smile … m eagerly waiting for the htc butterfly price to fall….

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VU Shivam bro biggrin

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awesome work bhai smile

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li0nh3art wrote:

I’ve already got the TPU Case, black and white both.. got i just for Rs. 150 per pc biggrin

There is also a high quality bumper case on sale by my friend rituj on ebay. He’s selling it for Rs. 999 smile But i wont buy toungueout Original hi lunga fir to


Care to post links to both? biggrin

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Congrats buddy!smile

So you are now the proud owner of two Google devices; Nexus 4 and Nexus 7… lucky you!!biggrin

PS
Off topic…
Google’s Grammys Nexus 4 ad…

Nexus 4: Live in the Now:

:-)

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Man You are awesome… biggrin

Good Review… biggrin

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Awesome review…I am not able to give karma though bcoz of the rules, VU for your efforts

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you are hell of a real androider..ur review rockssmile .hope to see your reviews for nexus 5,6,7,8,9,10 smile toungueout

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tubelight wrote:

li0nh3art wrote:

I’ve already got the TPU Case, black and white both.. got i just for Rs. 150 per pc biggrin

There is also a high quality bumper case on sale by my friend rituj on ebay. He’s selling it for Rs. 999 smile But i wont buy toungueout Original hi lunga fir to


Care to post links to both? biggrin


He now have just black in stock toungueout for Rs. 200 and free shipping http://www.ebay.in/itm/251225…92

http://www.ebay.in/itm/261166…61

http://www.ebay.in/itm/261167…83

And thanks a lot harish, sam, anthrax, vikrant and arun for your kind comments, vote ups and karma smile It means a lot to me!

I just need Google Nexus 10 now to complete the Nexus family toungueout lol

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How good is the TPU? I am thinking to buy the Amzer one using 100 off coupon if i am unable to get poetic borderline bumper.

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benryu wrote:

How good is the TPU? I am thinking to buy the Amzer one using 100 off coupon if i am unable to get poetic borderline bumper.


The quality is fine. Though i wont suggest you the TPU case for this. Get bumper case from ebay or order from playstore.

I don’t know about amzer’s tpu for this. Can’t comment on that.

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Excellent review smile

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i just want to ask you some questions (if you would like to answer)
1) Did you pay any more money at the time of delivery or after initial payment to ishop ?
2) was the box of nexus 4 sealed pack or it was opened by customs ?
3) Should i buy this over galaxy s3 because i am worried about the limited storage available in nexus 4

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@li0nh3art,

Congrats on your new phone. smile

Just want to know what kind of invoice did you get with the phone. The Google invoice or the iShop? Duty,shipping etc. mentioned?

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go for this case for USD 1.97 and free shipping to india… I have a similar one for my atrix 2 and its light and good. It doesnt add any bulk to your phone like tpu gel cases..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Plastic-Premium-M…


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anshul rajput wrote:

i just want to ask you some questions (if you would like to answer)
1) Did you pay any more money at the time of delivery or after initial payment to ishop ?
2) was the box of nexus 4 sealed pack or it was opened by customs ?
3) Should i buy this over galaxy s3 because i am worried about the limited storage available in nexus 4


1) No, it was one time payment. I paid Rs. 24,141 total. They take care of courier, duties, taxes, custom etc.
2) Box was sealed pack. Even i was surprised to see the sealed box smile In fact, the shipment was sealed pack the way google sent it to iShop. As you can see in the pictures, ishop just added their sticker on the box.
3) This is the best phone you can get as of now. Well there are other options as well like Note 2(Big size, not my type), Xperia Z(Not yet launched) and HTC Butterfly(too costly).

The thing is, if you are paying more than 24K, you should expect atleast specs like 2GB RAM and quad core processor. But devices are overpriced in India a bit. This flagship google phone with latest updates direct from google is the way to go with such a good price.

P.S. sorry for the late reply and thanks tanuj and svprod6 smile

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li0nh3art wrote:P.S. sorry for the late reply and thanks tanuj and svprod6 smile


No problem. Thanks for helping to make a decision. smile

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li0nh3art wrote:

anshul rajput wrote:

i just want to ask you some questions (if you would like to answer)
1) Did you pay any more money at the time of delivery or after initial payment to ishop ?
2) was the box of nexus 4 sealed pack or it was opened by customs ?
3) Should i buy this over galaxy s3 because i am worried about the limited storage available in nexus 4


1) No, it was one time payment. I paid Rs. 24,141 total. They take care of courier, duties, taxes, custom etc.
2) Box was sealed pack. Even i was surprised to see the sealed box smile In fact, the shipment was sealed pack the way google sent it to iShop. As you can see in the pictures, ishop just added their sticker on the box.
3) This is the best phone you can get as of now. Well there are other options as well like Note 2(Big size, not my type), Xperia Z(Not yet launched) and HTC Butterfly(too costly).

The thing is, if you are paying more than 24K, you should expect atleast specs like 2GB RAM and quad core processor. But devices are overpriced in India a bit. This flagship google phone with latest updates direct from google is the way to go with such a good price.

P.S. sorry for the late reply and thanks tanuj and svprod6 smile


Thanks very much smile looking forward to buy a nexus 4 from ishop, hope they deliver it soon

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anshul rajput wrote:

li0nh3art wrote:

anshul rajput wrote:

i just want to ask you some questions (if you would like to answer)
1) Did you pay any more money at the time of delivery or after initial payment to ishop ?
2) was the box of nexus 4 sealed pack or it was opened by customs ?
3) Should i buy this over galaxy s3 because i am worried about the limited storage available in nexus 4


1) No, it was one time payment. I paid Rs. 24,141 total. They take care of courier, duties, taxes, custom etc.
2) Box was sealed pack. Even i was surprised to see the sealed box smile In fact, the shipment was sealed pack the way google sent it to iShop. As you can see in the pictures, ishop just added their sticker on the box.
3) This is the best phone you can get as of now. Well there are other options as well like Note 2(Big size, not my type), Xperia Z(Not yet launched) and HTC Butterfly(too costly).

The thing is, if you are paying more than 24K, you should expect atleast specs like 2GB RAM and quad core processor. But devices are overpriced in India a bit. This flagship google phone with latest updates direct from google is the way to go with such a good price.

P.S. sorry for the late reply and thanks tanuj and svprod6 smile


Thanks very much smile looking forward to buy a nexus 4 from ishop, hope they deliver it soon

I’ve ordered another one for a friend of mine smile It’s purchased from google playstore, just got a confirmation message from them. This time i paid 23,500 only biggrin

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any other recommendation for cover or bumper deals ??
pl do post linksbiggrin

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gr8ps wrote:

any other recommendation for cover or bumper deals ??
pl do post linksbiggrin


I bought the bumper case from ebay biggrin

Here are some pics wink