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Google LG Nexus 4 is sold out in the US and has mostly received rave reviews. However, here are a few problems associated with the Nexus smartphone

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Google LG Nexus 4, one of the most awaited smartphones of the year, was unveiled last month. The smartphone received rave reviews and got sold out in the US in the matter of minutes. The initial reception of the LG Nexus 4 has mostly been positive.

''When we took the Samsung model (Galaxy Nexus) out of its box this time last year, we thought it was nice. When we took the Nexus 4 out of its box last week, we thought it was beautiful,'' says a review of the smartphone on techradar. However, almost a month after its release, let us take a look at some of the pros and cons associated with the smartphone.

Pros: (1) Pricing of the LG Nexus 4 in the United States via Google Play had been set at $299 for the 8 GB model, and $349 for the 16 GB model, which is half as much as an unlocked iPhone 5 (2) The design of the smartphone is very appealing and beautiful according to reviews (3) One of the first devices to work on the latest Android operating system, Android 4.2 (4) The screen of the smartphone is being touted to be ''excellent''.

Cons: (1) Lack of availability is the biggest disadvantage the Nexus smartphone faces right now and has irked consumers waiting eagerly for it (2) The lack of a usable LTE radio has garnered some criticism. The LG Nexus 4's LTE radio is not activated and only uses HSPA+ with a theoretical peak speed of 42 Mbps, compared to the 100 Mbps that can be achieved with LTE (3) Users have also complained of a constant buzzing in the earpiece of the LG Nexus 4. ''When listening to earpiece, one can hear buzzing and clicking,'' says a consumer complaint, who echoes the views of several others. ''I have this issue too. Have asked for a replacement. The noise is apparent whether the screen is on or off. Very disconcerting,'' says another (4) A user has also complained that the battery of the LG Nexus 4 drains out fast. ''The battery runs out fast,'' says the complaint. These reports can be found on Issue 39936 on Google's website.

Some of the other features of the LG Nexus 4 are 4.7 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 8MP main camera and 1.3MP front camera, 2GB RAM, and so on. However, after going through the pros and cons, would you wait for the LG Nexus 4? Or would you go for another smartphone? Do let us know.

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Sagar Jani Fri Mar 22 at 03:16 PM

Its the best phone in Budget as for now, though not available officially you get it in the grey market for about 28k also you can order from amazon.com which ships the phone to India aswell for a total cost of 22K

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Sac Fri Mar 1 at 11:29 AM

if it is getting delyed more and that to with high price in india ,then i will rather go for another phone.

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akash Thu Jan 3 at 08:23 PM

wait for micromax another briliant smartphone that will break the specs of nexus

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Rajesh Chandnani Wed Dec 19 at 10:36 AM

Now that I have got my refund after having preordered Nexus 4 because of its unavailabulity and dim chances of its being available in India atleast for 2-3 months more at a reasonable price, I should now keep my choices open. 2013 is going to be the year of 1080p hd display and fast smartphones and these would be the choices I would like to consider.

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jaskirat singh Thu Nov 29 at 12:01 AM

After looking at the pros and cons of nexus 4 i still want to buy this smartphone as no smartphone in this world is perfect even smartphones which i used is galaxy s3 and still it has some drawbacks

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Jakes Wed Nov 28 at 09:31 AM

I would wait go for another smartphone like Droid DNA from HTC

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Ankit Tue Nov 27 at 06:12 PM

It's the perfect phone in the price range..

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Ankit Tue Nov 27 at 06:12 PM

It's the perfect phone in the price range..

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Ankit Tue Nov 27 at 06:12 PM

It's the perfect phone in the price range..

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Ankit Tue Nov 27 at 06:12 PM

It's the perfect phone in the price range..

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Ankit Tue Nov 27 at 06:12 PM

It's the perfect phone in the price range..

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Edward Tue Nov 27 at 07:17 AM

Quad core and 2 GB RAM will definitely consume a lot of Battery, buy it if you don't care about charging every few hours. I feel dual core mobiles are more than sufficient for today's mobile needs, Quad core is more of marketing gimmicks.

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Constantine Mon Nov 26 at 07:11 PM

My advice is wait for Google to have the LG Nexus 4 in stock. It is a classier handset and has the best hardware at the moment of any android phone. I have just been to O2 who told me that their stock was low but this was not due to actually selling the phone. Sales on contract have been low and sales on Pay and Go have been nil. So people are not stupid enough to be ripped off by O2 they will wait.

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Constantine Mon Nov 26 at 07:11 PM

My advice is wait for Google to have the LG Nexus 4 in stock. It is a classier handset and has the best hardware at the moment of any android phone. I have just been to O2 who told me that their stock was low but this was not due to actually selling the phone. Sales on contract have been low and sales on Pay and Go have been nil. So people are not stupid enough to be ripped off by O2 they will wait.

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Constantine Mon Nov 26 at 07:11 PM

My advice is wait for Google to have the LG Nexus 4 in stock. It is a classier handset and has the best hardware at the moment of any android phone. I have just been to O2 who told me that their stock was low but this was not due to actually selling the phone. Sales on contract have been low and sales on Pay and Go have been nil. So people are not stupid enough to be ripped off by O2 they will wait.

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Constantine Mon Nov 26 at 07:11 PM

My advice is wait for Google to have the LG Nexus 4 in stock. It is a classier handset and has the best hardware at the moment of any android phone. I have just been to O2 who told me that their stock was low but this was not due to actually selling the phone. Sales on contract have been low and sales on Pay and Go have been nil. So people are not stupid enough to be ripped off by O2 they will wait.

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Gareeb man Mon Nov 26 at 05:48 PM

@ChoyLahhere.. hey man LG Nexus 4 is actually a safe bet, but it'll take time to come to stores. I think you should go for HTC One x if not willing to wait.

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omkar Mon Nov 26 at 05:40 PM

i would choose for another phone than this scrap thing...

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choyLaHhere Mon Nov 26 at 05:16 PM

Am waiting for the LG Nexus in store before i commit to buy.. Am looking for a smartphone myself. Wifey uses Samsung S2 thus was looking forward to S3...but too pricey..Never really an iPhone user- had one before and personally dislike the battery life and d fact having to pay for so many apps.. Was in telecomms industry and worked undr Nokia but dislike the fact that the brand is a 'dinosaur' age though love the battery life and affordability...Wife used to use LG smartphone before but detered by the less attractiveness of colour rich display of the LCD screen and the fact that LG do gt spoilt easily... Motorola seems 'hardy' or more durable but in terms of tech savvy wise,another 'dinosaur'... Looks like HTC oneX or Sony Ericsson Xone i wud b getting but SE phones are notorious for poor battery life and HTC oneX bit pricey.... Advice please anyone?

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