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  Reply # 744976 15-Jan-2013 12:00 Send private message

NzBeagle:
Lolbooks:
bryceknz: Really? But the software hasn't changed since I got the phone... I don't remember seeing any issues with signal previously, and I think I would have noticed only getting 1 bar in my bedroom, occasionally with complete dropouts.


Drops im signal is a common problem google it.
If you are really worried get a replacement.


Are the dropouts affecting the unit that badly? I'm not noticing any major issues in using the phone, nor any major battery concerns. Cell Standby is 6% across 20 hours. 


I havent really been roaming much... But there is a youtube video on the signal

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  Reply # 744985 15-Jan-2013 12:18 Send private message

Lolbooks:
bryceknz: Really? But the software hasn't changed since I got the phone... I don't remember seeing any issues with signal previously, and I think I would have noticed only getting 1 bar in my bedroom, occasionally with complete dropouts.


Drops im signal is a common problem google it.
If you are really worried get a replacement.




I realise these aren't the most accurate descriptions of my problem, but you can clearly see that I lost ~30% battery life while the phone was sleeping (apart from occasionally waking up to sync my email, I'm guessing). I'm assuming this is due to the poor signal in my room, which didn't used to be an issue. I suppose the only way to know definitively is if I get my other friend with an N4 to come over and check the signal on both phones in the same places...

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  Reply # 745014 15-Jan-2013 12:42 Send private message

Which network are you on, and is it usually a low coverage area? My Mobile Network Signal is 99% green where as yours is not most of the time, not sure if there's any correlation there.

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  Reply # 745037 15-Jan-2013 13:00 Send private message

I'm with Vodafone. Signal seems to stay green while I'm in the city.

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  Reply # 745064 15-Jan-2013 13:21 Send private message

bryceknz: I'm with Vodafone. Signal seems to stay green while I'm in the city.



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  Reply # 745599 16-Jan-2013 11:36 Send private message

Steve113: Has anyone invested in a Qi Wireless charger that goes well with this phone? What is your verdict?
I am looking for something that is convenient and won't cost me an arm and a leg please?
I got a mate in Australia to order me one of the following: http://www.gadgets4geeks.com.au/product/qi_wireless_charger

They don't ship to NZ though without emailing them and asking for rates etc. My mate ordered it and then shipped it to me once it arrived there.

It works a treat. I use it while at work for top up charging. It does make the phone get quite hot though, but I suspect that happens with all Qi wireless charging devices.

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  Reply # 746092 17-Jan-2013 08:02 Send private message

ancalag0n:
Steve113: Has anyone invested in a Qi Wireless charger that goes well with this phone? What is your verdict?
I am looking for something that is convenient and won't cost me an arm and a leg please?
I got a mate in Australia to order me one of the following: http://www.gadgets4geeks.com.au/product/qi_wireless_charger

They don't ship to NZ though without emailing them and asking for rates etc. My mate ordered it and then shipped it to me once it arrived there.

It works a treat. I use it while at work for top up charging. It does make the phone get quite hot though, but I suspect that happens with all Qi wireless charging devices.


The glass is NOT scratch resistant it is a piece of *+%]
. Already got scratches on the screen and always had a screen protector..

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  Reply # 748735 22-Jan-2013 12:48 Send private message

So I got a Nexus 4 yesterday. Complete impulse purchase whilst at the Warehouse Stationary for something else - saw the dummy unit and suddenly found myself asking it they had it in physical stock in that store.

Be interesting to spend some more time with it and see how I like it compared to my Note 2 and incoming HTC Butterfly.




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  Reply # 748737 22-Jan-2013 12:52 Send private message

NZtechfreak: So I got a Nexus 4 yesterday. Complete impulse purchase whilst at the Warehouse Stationary for something else - saw the dummy unit and suddenly found myself asking it they had it in physical stock in that store.

Be interesting to spend some more time with it and see how I like it compared to my Note 2 and incoming HTC Butterfly.


Neat, I find myself missing the hardware keyboard a bit still. (Had a Desire Z and a HTC Touch Pro before this)

Just be careful with it and/or get a case, it "seems" fragile :P


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  Reply # 748776 22-Jan-2013 13:38 Send private message

kyhwana2:

Just be careful with it and/or get a case, it "seems" fragile :P



It is definitely more fragile than a plastic-backed phone, but with a cheap case ($9 on trademe) I am quite confident it is protected.

You can be too paranoid, a colleague here at work keeps her smart phone in a sock because she is afraid of it getting damaged!

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  Reply # 749086 22-Jan-2013 19:35 Send private message

Oncop53:
kyhwana2:

Just be careful with it and/or get a case, it "seems" fragile :P



It is definitely more fragile than a plastic-backed phone, but with a cheap case ($9 on trademe) I am quite confident it is protected.

You can be too paranoid, a colleague here at work keeps her smart phone in a sock because she is afraid of it getting damaged!


Yep, see my posts in this thread for the $3US case I got from dealextreme! :)
It seems to work pretty well.


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  Reply # 750537 25-Jan-2013 07:02 Send private message

Hi all, just bought a new Nexus 4. :)

Is there a bumper similar to the official LG one (doesn't need to be as fancy though), but doesn't jut out around the screen? (Or alternatively, a case with a transparent back, or a back that mimics the phone's back panel - LG went to great lengths to make the back pretty, so why hide it?)

Basically I use gesture-based controls a lot, which involve swiping (or tapping) from the edges of the screen, which is why I'd prefer a case/bumper that doesn't jut out.




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  Reply # 750578 25-Jan-2013 09:31 Send private message

d3Xt3r: Hi all, just bought a new Nexus 4. :)

Is there a bumper similar to the official LG one (doesn't need to be as fancy though), but doesn't jut out around the screen? (Or alternatively, a case with a transparent back, or a back that mimics the phone's back panel - LG went to great lengths to make the back pretty, so why hide it?)

Basically I use gesture-based controls a lot, which involve swiping (or tapping) from the edges of the screen, which is why I'd prefer a case/bumper that doesn't jut out.


Yes yes there is!
Here is the link I myself am buying as well.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=281050130515&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=78212452222

Many different colours company has a good return policy but everyone has been satisfied so far.
What you need to do is first create an ebay account and personal message him to send you an invoice to your paypal because ythey haven't set the shipping to New Zealand yet although they do ship.
So just say I am from new zealand send me invoice for poetic bumper
For nexus 4 then say which colour to my paypal email then just pay it of and your good to go have your shipping address ready on paypal though.

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  Reply # 750585 25-Jan-2013 09:41 Send private message

Lolbooks: Yes yes there is! 
Here is the link I myself am buying as well.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=281050130515&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=78212452222

Oh man! I had no idea these existed! I spent about $36 to get a legit bumper from Google Play to NZ :-( In terms of the bumper jutting outside the screen, it's not too much of an issue. I didn't like it at first, but after 2 days I was used to it and have no problems with it. The screen doesn't begin until about 5mm inside the glass anyway, so it's not going to affect your gestures at all.

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  Reply # 750587 25-Jan-2013 09:43 Send private message

Hey guys,

Is there anyone else here that gets the following message when your sending texts to different people in a short period " Messaging is sending a large number of SMS messages. Do you want to allow this app to continue sending messages?"

I gotta say, its really annoying

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