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Juggernaut
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Re: FYI - Nexus 4 is currently available on Google Play

Mine is coming from the US according to the UPS tracker.



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said by Juggernaut:

Mine is coming from the US according to the UPS tracker.

I haven't gotten my tracking email yet, I just assumed because the address for Google Canada was on Dundas St in Toronto, I'll log back into the wallet and check they've assigned a tracking number yet.
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Yea, I got the Google Canada address as well, but still shipped from Louisville, KY. Strange, eh?



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said by Juggernaut:

Yea, I got the Google Canada address as well, but still shipped from Louisville, KY. Strange, eh?

Unless they're using different shipping points because I'm in Ontario and you're in BC, they're probably going to ship from the same depot.
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I'm contemplating the bumper case. Seems overpriced for what it is hmmmm.



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I just hope there isn't any duty on it. That would make a 'great deal' far from it.

I didn't bother with the bumper, either. I'll wait and see what comes out for it.
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said by Juggernaut:

I just hope there isn't any duty on it. That would make a 'great deal' far from it.

I hope not, especially considering I'm ordering it from Google

edit: I paid Ontario taxes on mine... so they don't have any legitimate reason to charge duty on it.


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And, I paid BC HST. But, that's standard these days it seems.

Just called the Google Order Desk, and the fellow said there is no duty. Nice!
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said by Juggernaut:

And, I paid BC HST. But, that's standard these days it seems.

Just called the Google Order Desk, and the fellow said there is no duty. Nice!

Wicked, thanks for confirming.
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No prob. It had me a bit nervous, actually.



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What phone are you coming from? Either of you canucks able to get lte on the n4?



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I have a Nexus S, and a few other devices.

As for LTE, yes we can get it by changing APN's. In my case, I have to use (create) ltemobile.apn on Rogers. Then, dial *#*4636#*#*, and choose ‘LTE/GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)’ from the drop-down menu.

Reference: »www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1783569

Not sure of US APN's, though.
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said by chmod:

What phone are you coming from? Either of you canucks able to get lte on the n4?

You can soft-hack the Nexus 4 to active it's LTE chip... whch works on the AWS band... so if the carrier supports AWS band LTE then you'd be good to go.

Wind (my provider) has it in testing mode, so I'll porbably be able to take advantage of it.

I'm coming from the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus...
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Nice hopefully Tmo rolls out lte here soon. Although 30/3mbps isn't to shabby for hspa+. You guys are going to dig the ips display. Takes a little getting used to coming from amoled but it's sooo crisp.
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I'm all for good surprises. I've had a few super-amoled devices, and love them.

Can't wait to get this puppy in my hot little mitts!
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»www.rearthusa.com/google-nexus-4···ion-case

Looks pretty slick.



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I'll try to find a full sleeve for the back. I've heard the device is 'very fragile' with it's full glass case. But then again, I tend not to drop my devices.
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FYI......I always buy from Seidio for cases for my phones:

»www.seidioonline.com/

Take a look.



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I'll wait for a Lifeproof, and see what it offers. Thanks, though.



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Nice hopefully Tmo rolls out lte here soon. Although 30/3mbps isn't to shabby for hspa+. You guys are going to dig the ips display. Takes a little getting used to coming from amoled but it's sooo crisp.
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said by lordpuffer:

FYI......I always buy from Seidio for cases for my phones:

»www.seidioonline.com/

Take a look.

Thanks for pointing that out, they look pretty cool.
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To anyone who got one already, can you comment on the battery life?
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To anyone who got one already, can you comment on the battery life?

When I had mine I probably was getting around 4-5 hours on screen time couldn't really say about how long battery lasted though I always had it on a charger.

1 word of advice..you'll probably want a case for this phone..the glass on the back scratches pretty easily..and it seemed to happen most at the top near the camera.

Phone does feel solid without a case (due to the glass on the back) but if your one who doesn't like scratches ..

Don't have mine anymore though..sold it and went back to the iPhone for the 5 ..like Android but the apps and updates on iOS are far better than the Android ecosystem still. (Just my opinion) Along with more support in the retail business, for accessorizes and free iTunes gift card at Speedway, w00t.


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Anywhere between 3-6hours of screen on time depending on wifi and signal strength. Sleep drain for me is about .3%/hour on wifi. I did 5.75hours screen on 80% wifi this is with all google location services being used as well an gnow all active. All done on faux kernel clocked at 1.35ghz and a very conservative -62.5mv undervolt. There also seems to be a correlation between the cpu "bin speed" and the amount of juice that is supplied. Phones with faster bins should have better battery than slower binned phone out of box without any other configuration. Slow, nominal, fast and faster is how it is categorized. A simple su terminal command will tell you what you have. I have a "fast" binned cpu which results in a lower voltage supplied and as mentioned I uv another 62.5mv on top of that anymore and I get unstable.
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FYI - As of the time of this post, the 8GB version is "Temporarily Out Of Stock." The 16GB version is still available.



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Friend of mine ordered a Nexus 4 on the 5th... it said "Ships in 2 - 3 weeks" at the time of his order. He got an "shipped" email early am on the 7th... and the phone arrived that evening on the 7th.

His credit card charge for the phone was still "pending" with his credit card/bank account while he had the phone in his hand... I have never seen that happen with any company

I played around with it a bit... seems pretty nice. I have a nexus 7, and to be honest it is much faster than the 7... the N4 is the fastest android device I've seen so far. Now I want one.



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said by dib22:

Now I want one.

Yea, I want one too. Money is pretty tight right now and my GNex is working fine. We just got LTE in my area, so I may wait until there is a full LTE capable Nexus phone.


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said by Alcohol:

To anyone who got one already, can you comment on the battery life?

I came from a Nexus 1 to the Nexus 4. The battery on the N4 didn't last nearly as long - at the end of the day my N1 was ~60% battery, the N4 was ~25%.

After investigating processes using the battery I had run into the Google Maps battery drain issue. After turning off location reporting in Maps (and a reboot) the N4 is about the same (~60%) with modest use at the end of the day.
Screen is set to Auto
Wifi is off

All in all, I'm satisfied with the battery life.


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Yeah, i've noticed google maps killing the battery on my galaxy nexus a lot more than one x which is why i was hesitant to buy another nexus. Battery life on GN is so shitty and my next phone has to have a battery that lasts me a full day. Tired of worrying about charging my phone 3 times a day.

Interesting to see n4 getting decent battery with a few tweaks but i might go with droid razr maxx hd (or next version of it) . It sucks that it won't get updated or have stock but if i don't have to worry about the battery during the day it'll be a lot less stressful.

Are you able to get 4+ hours of chrome usage with a charge?
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said by Alcohol:

Battery life on GN is so shitty and my next phone has to have a battery that lasts me a full day.

Tell me about it. I can't go two hours of screen-on time without having to plug the thing in. I can literally watch the battery percentage drop every minute and a half.
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