Can Google Nexus 4 to survive from Samsung Galaxy S3 & Apple iphone 5?

The Nexus 4 is a google reference phone and the unlocked version was recently released from google play store.

The manufacturer is LG and their market share was getting lower than Apples’s iPhone recently due to new release of iPhone 5.

I have been using it for a week after waiting almost 2 weeks. This phone has a speed and performance that can be recognized from many other smartphones.

The first impression of this phone that comes out from the box is just average feeling. It looks bigger and thicker than iPhone 5 and smaller and thinner than Galaxy S3.

And after adding straight talk micro sim card and activation, it starts showing its strengths in many ways.

The touch feeling is smooth as other device and response of any action is instant without any delay or pause. And it has a good and high quality of camera feature too.

The output of sound or music player is not that good which is minus to this device. As you have already got an information on the Straight Talk, it can support up to HSPA+ that is slower than LTE 4G but data transaction has no issue  with proper speed.

The weird thing from speed test( app) is it gets only less than 100kbps for downloading. But the internet browsing speed was fairy fast enough than normal 3G speed.

For the more , when it starts the wifi hotspot, the download speed was more than 7 Mbps that was fast enough to watch youtube movies.

Also,  it has a great battery life time (2,100 mAh Lithium polymer) than any other smartphone I have ever used before. With general talking and usages of phone, the battery can stay for most of business time without any charging so far.

Overall, I am very happy to get this nexus 4 phone that finds an edge to hold a breath between Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.


Google Nexus 4 sold out in couple hours and put my order into back order.

I was waiting the google play website has be ready to sell their Nexus 4 phone. Finally the “Notify Me” button was changed to “Add to Cart” from its site. However, it didn’t work out to checkout from its shopping cart.

It made me think many people hit google play website at the same time. I’ve been kept trying to check out but it returned with an error message and removed an item in the cart.

With all those issues and problems, the checkout process had been through successfully and they have charged me $396.57 for  the 16GB model. And it included tax and shipping too. The order confirmation email indicated the phone will be delivered in couple days.

However, I have got an email from google as below in this afternoon and  I have to wait 3 more weeks from now on.

What a painful waiting time to get a new phone from google!  They have to change the  way of selling the Nexus phone in different way than what they have it right now.

From: Google Play <>
Date: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Subject: An update on your Nexus 4 Google Play order

Thank you for your recent purchase on Google Play.  Due to
overwhelming demand, your Nexus 4 is on backorder and is expected to
ship within three weeks. We’ll send you a notification when your order
has shipped and will credit the shipping charges.

To check the status of your order at any time, visit the link below:

If you would prefer to cancel your order, please reply to this email
and our team will assist you. Or you can cancel your order using our
online tool. Please follow the instructions found here:

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order.

The Google Play Team

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