Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | ... | 56
3701 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 948

Trusted

  Reply # 709165 30-Oct-2012 13:58 Send private message

Kopkiwi:
kyhwana2: As for why it doesn't have LTE, read http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-have-4g-lte/in/3335719

(basically, it doesn't have LTE because of the US carriers wanting to control updates/etc)


Any impact on us?

No not really, by the time LTE is useful on a wide scale here we'll have newer and better devices.

804 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 709166 30-Oct-2012 13:59 Send private message


1325 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 61


  Reply # 709168 30-Oct-2012 14:01 Send private message

eXDee:
Kopkiwi:
kyhwana2: As for why it doesn't have LTE, read http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-have-4g-lte/in/3335719

(basically, it doesn't have LTE because of the US carriers wanting to control updates/etc)


Any impact on us?

No not really, by the time LTE is useful on a wide scale here we'll have newer and better devices.


Thought as much.

My main issue with the phone was a lack of SD slot, however it appears it will be cheap enough that I could probably by one along with a Cowon J3 for music

804 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 709171 30-Oct-2012 14:04 Send private message

I currently have the LG-P500h which I quite like. I do like the wireless charging and glass back of this phone, might be time for an upgrade.

1325 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 61


  Reply # 709174 30-Oct-2012 14:16 Send private message

Just sucks having to wait 2 weeks...3 when you factor in shipping

2327 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 79


  Reply # 709383 30-Oct-2012 19:20 Send private message

Kopkiwi:
kyhwana2: As for why it doesn't have LTE, read http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3569688/why-nexus-4-does-not-have-4g-lte/in/3335719

(basically, it doesn't have LTE because of the US carriers wanting to control updates/etc)


Any impact on us?


Nope, since we don't have LTE and we don't even know which LTE bands we'll have here, i'd say late next year/2014 before we see LTE becoming mainstream here.




836 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 709397 30-Oct-2012 19:45 Send private message

Hey, what's the story with the previous Nexus device and that if it was purchased directly from The Play store, it had a different model number and that some of the software updates went out to it earlier than the other devices sold in other countries?

74 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 709430 30-Oct-2012 20:17 Send private message

What price would it be in NZ?

173 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 709437 30-Oct-2012 20:27 Send private message

loganjames:
iPhone 5 16GB US Price: $649
Nexus 4 16Gb US Price: $399

USD$250 Difference.

And Google is a Cloud Company, so it makes sense that the Nexus range is going to encourage Cloud storage rather than Phone storage.

The Down side is that we live in NZ and that we can't (easily) access the coolest Play services like Music and Movies etc.


The 16GB is US$349 not $399

2327 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 79


  Reply # 709441 30-Oct-2012 20:31 Send private message

Und3f: What price would it be in NZ?

Since it's $349USD for the 16GB, i'd guess $700ish, or maybe $700 for the 8GB and $750/800 for the 16GB version -.-


173 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 709453 30-Oct-2012 20:43 Send private message

kyhwana2:
Und3f: What price would it be in NZ?

Since it's $349USD for the 16GB, i'd guess $700ish, or maybe $700 for the 8GB and $750/800 for the 16GB version -.-



I'm presuming you're only including parallel importers since as with previous Nexus phones, it sounds definite there's not going to be an official import. The Galaxy Nexus 16GB was the same US$349 price until it was removed to make way for the Nexus 4. This has been available for about NZ$500 - NZ$550 for a few months now (remembering it dropped to US$349 at the end of June). PBTech is around NZ$575. Even Mighty Ape the most expensive is only NZ$700. Most of these prices, except perhaps Mighty Ape have been around for long enough that they're unlikely to just be importers clearing their stock before the Nexus 4 arrives. Since it's new, the Nexus 4 may be a little more at first but NZ$700 seems too high. I would guess NZ$550-600 at most for the cheaper importers, PBtech at most $650. Perhaps $700 for the first week or two (assuming it will perhaps arrive here by the end of November) but even if that is the case I can't imagine it will be that by Christmas time unless there are supply issue or the NZ dollar collapses.

It is a bit of a pity Google still doesn't sell direct to NZ on Google Play particularly since they're selling to Oz.

Cheers

804 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 709461 30-Oct-2012 20:51 Send private message

Lots of talk on reddit about the lack of an sd card, general consensus is that cloud applications make it worthwhile. No one seems really bothered by the missing lte.

1295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193


  Reply # 709469 30-Oct-2012 21:02 Send private message

loganjames:

iPhone 5 16GB US Price: $649
Nexus 4 16Gb US Price: $399

USD$250 Difference.

And Google is a Cloud Company, so it makes sense that the Nexus range is going to encourage Cloud storage rather than Phone storage.

The Down side is that we live in NZ and that we can't (easily) access the coolest Play services like Music and Movies etc.


A little correction, the Nexus 4 16GB is $349USD

With exchange rate and GST I would expect it to retail for no more than $500 after the initial high demand shipment.

That is INCREDIBLE 

Parallel imported I might add.

258 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 709481 30-Oct-2012 21:14 Send private message

Hopefully so, I also would hope that with all the hype around this nexus that at least one carrier is going to offer the handset (at a reasonable rate)

1325 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 61


  Reply # 709490 30-Oct-2012 21:26 Send private message

loganjames: Hopefully so, I also would hope that with all the hype around this nexus that at least one carrier is going to offer the handset (at a reasonable rate)


NZ carriers offering a decent price on a handset? Fat friggin chance my friend.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | ... | 56
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Do I have the right to return this?
Created by corksta, last reply by sdavisnz on 20-Dec-2014 22:18 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by davisg on 20-Dec-2014 23:27 (59 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Has Spark (Telecom) locked their iphone 6 ?
Created by anewguy2014, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Dec-2014 14:32 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


forgot how to unlock a car door
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 19-Dec-2014 19:10 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


In defence of cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by DarthKermit on 17-Dec-2014 15:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Can someone explain Chromecast to me
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by robjg63 on 20-Dec-2014 22:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.