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    I am thinking of purchasing this phone for my 40th and wondering if its worth parting with my money. Currently have a HTC Wildfire S, so I know there is a size increase, and Android has come on since my version.

    Thanks Paul
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    It is quite nice, powerful and well built...and the fact that Google is basically selling it at cost (or even at loss) makes the wallet sleep better at night.

    However, it has limited internal storage, no LTE and is glass on both the front and back...so if these issues concern you, you may want to dig a little deeper.
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    I believe its the best phone on the market. It's sharp, the colors are warm, the images almost look on the screen rather than under it, it supports miracast so with a TV adapter you can beam content to the TV, its got near field communication so you can use it as a debit card where retailers support it as well as other NFC features.
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    The glass both sides is a thing that is worrying me. I would have it in a case, but still fear the worst. It would compliment my Nexus 7 though.

    Thanks for the replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbalsaritchie View Post
    The glass both sides is a thing that is worrying me. I would have it in a case, but still fear the worst. It would compliment my Nexus 7 though.

    Thanks for the replies.
    If you like your Nexus 7, I think the 4 would be a natural fit.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 on Solavei
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    40! ? Your life is half over so get the N4. Kidding !I hope not!

    It is a perfect compliment to your Nexus7.

    I first used the SGP dual which has a screen protectors for the front and back glass to protect from scratches.

    I then put an acase super leggera pro which is a two piece case consisting of a soft rubber type silicone and a plastic out case. It is simar to the seidio active case. It was only about $15 on Amazon.

    I feel the phone is fairly well protected.

    Seriously you will love the phone! 40 is a big deal! Treat yourself!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317
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    You obviously are someone who holds on to their phone for quite awhile. For that reason alone... yes. The Nexus 4 will get all future OTA updates first. That alone will keep you current OS wise. As far as specs.. the Nexus 4 will be dated this Summer as the newer, faster and better are released. That's how it is for ALL mobile technology though. But all that newer, better and faster will be a phone that is locked to a carrier and cost almost more on a contract then a Nexus 4. Do it!
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    Don't worry about the glass on the back and the front. A case and screen protector will take care of that. I say go for it!
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    I say do it also! Don't worry about the phone being glass on all sides. I've owned the last few iPhones that were glass front and back and never broke those. This is the best phone I have ever had! I too have a Nexus 7. The Nexus 4 made want the 7.
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    Thanks for the replies, looks like I may have to bite the bullet.
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    I've had my N4 for 2 weeks. There is only one thing I don't like: voice dialing over bluetooth sucks big time. I depend on voice dialing via BT and the lackluster performance of this feature is almost enough to make me go back to my 2+ year old TMo MyTouch 4G. Otherwise, I love this device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    40! ? Your life is half over so get the N4. Kidding !I hope not!

    It is a perfect compliment to your Nexus7.

    I first used the SGP dual which has a screen protectors for the front and back glass to protect from scratches.

    I then put an acase super leggera pro which is a two piece case consisting of a soft rubber type silicone and a plastic out case. It is simar to the seidio active case. It was only about $15 on Amazon.

    I feel the phone is fairly well protected.

    Seriously you will love the phone! 40 is a big deal! Treat yourself!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317
    Bah. Its all about biological immortality by reversing the aging process through genetics. May take 20-50 years but if you live healthy and get lucky then you may live to see it.

    We aren't programmed to die any more than a car. The body just becomes so disorganized by damaged DNA that it will eventually cease to function. If you have a car that operates like new and you replace the parts that go bad then there's no reason why it can't last forever with the exception of accidents. Don't drive under any steam rollers. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by llamainmypocket View Post
    Bah. Its all about biological immortality by reversing the aging process through genetics. May take 20-50 years but if you live healthy and get lucky then you may live to see it.

    We aren't programmed to die any more than a car. The body just becomes so disorganized by damaged DNA that it will eventually cease to function. If you have a car that operates like new and you replace the parts that go bad then there's no reason why it can't last forever with the exception of accidents. Don't drive under any steam rollers. :-)
    Interesting! I for one will be satisfied to reach 80 with a good QoL. (Quality of Life). I know some want to be living no matter their condition but not me. Which is why I need to save some $$$ for the long haul but also believe in celebrating milestones in my life such as my 40th and have been blessed enough to be able to do it.

    With all the people I see on the road using their phones, good luck staying out of an accident and healthy...it is getting concerning.
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    Nexus 4 is one of the best phone out there now. so yes,

    compared to HTC Wildfire S, its 1000 times better
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    Do you think a Nexus 4 is the best choice, grandfather?

    Yes, Susan my child. Even Davros' phone isn't as amazing as the Nexus 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbalsaritchie View Post
    I am thinking of purchasing this phone for my 40th and wondering if its worth parting with my money. Currently have a HTC Wildfire S, so I know there is a size increase, and Android has come on since my version.

    Thanks Paul
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    It's a huge improvement over my old One X, never mind the Wildfire S!

    This was the first Nexus phone since the Nexus One that I have actually wanted to own, Samsung's cheap plastic Nexii were just too cheap fealing for me.

    Timely updates, blisteringly fast processor, decent screen, good battery life, camera is as good as you need from a phone (and Photosphere is awesome!)
    The only thing that could put you off is the lack of LTE if that's an issue. I regularly get like 10Mb down here in the UK on HSPA, can't see the need for much more than that from my phone if I'm honest.

    All in all, yes, get it, I've not had a single regret or frustration with it, which is more than I can say for my previous One X, Sensation and Desire.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbalsaritchie View Post
    I am thinking of purchasing this phone for my 40th and wondering if its worth parting with my money. Currently have a HTC Wildfire S, so I know there is a size increase, and Android has come on since my version.

    Thanks Paul
    Absolutely, unless you use Gmail. Here's a thread in which the Google rep (Paul) admits that they have no fix for this issue and that 3 months hasn't been enough to fix it. It is indeed ironic that a Google phone doesn't work when trying to access Gmail.

    Google Groups

    Two more discussions of this issue.

    Wifi network connectivity issues and a possible fix - xda-developers

    Issue 42272 - android - Nexus 4 stops responding to ARP requests when screen is off with wifi on - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

    I have a thread up here to see if anyone has any info but if all the developers and Google themselves have admitted that they can't fix this problem, I'm probably SOL.
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