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I hope they do another review in the consumer ready version

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Poorly coded versions of Android are known battery killers.

The first time I put a custom ROM on my Galaxy S, my battery life went straight down the pan. I had to recharge the thing every night or it wouldn't make the next day and that was without heavy or even medium use.
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I seriously lol'd. LTE isn't a deal breaker yet. It will be in two years. Not today.

for people who have lte in there area it is a deal breaker. I just went from 3g speeds to 4g lte and its amazingly fast. I can even teather my phone and game on my desktop using the 4g lte. I would never go back to a 3g phone. its just way to slow.

I can do that on 3G..This is my HSPDA connection on the Optus network in Australia on my SGSII:

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If 1MB/s down/150KB/s up isn't enough to game, then most peoples DSL isn't enough to game.
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I seriously lol'd. LTE isn't a deal breaker yet. It will be in two years. Not today.

For any area with LTE it should be a deal breaker. In Pittsburgh we have solid 4G from here to anywhere in a 200 mile radius at least (maybe not south). Anyone that says HSPA+ is as good as LTE is just in denial. I have a phone on each network type and I never use my business phone on HSPA+ because it's so slow compared to LTE. I end up using my personal phone for work so often I'm considering telling my work to drop my plan.

Also people always complain about LTE being a battery drain which is just completely false. It's only a battery drain when it's hunting for a signal. No different than your WiFi antenna when you're not connected to a network. I'm still using my 2 year old Thunderbolt with it's original battery and I easily get 18+ hours of moderate to heavy use.

I'm going to try the Nexus 4 on T-Mobile when it comes out because I do hate paying $70/mo. So I'll leave my TBolt at home when I have the Nexus with me to force myself to use it for a month or so. I have a feeling I won't be able to last a month though.... I'm hoping to be wrong though.

That's not due to HSPA+, that's because the American telecommunications system is utter crap and because not as many people are on LTE yet.
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This is frustrating again. The Galaxy Nexus was crippled because of its bad camera, and the Nexus 4 has again made itself unpalatable to some degree because of its lack of 4G LTE. In Australia, DC HSPA+ will get you around 11 Mbps at best whereas most 4G users are commonly seeing 40 Mbps+ and less than 50ms ping (compared to 182ms which is what I'm getting on my iPhone 4S at the moment).

Another downside for me is the glass back. I hate it on my iPhone and this will be the same. I don't want to protect two sides of the phone.

What in the hell are you doing on a mobile phone that requires more than 1.3MBytes/s download? Seriously, I can do everything fine on my 1MB/s down with Optus 3G.
    
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I can live without an SD card slot and without LTE since I'm not planning on paying every month for it. I'll just use wifi which is much better. I'm very concerned about the throttling though and with a slightly smaller screen size than some of the other phones currently out I'm not sure if I'll get it. However, if the throttling issues are fixed by launch and I can be sure that Google hasn't added any sneaky tracking software to the phone then I'll probably get it. I'd also like to remove every piece of google software on the phone as I hate them and replace it with alternatives which shouldn't be a problem but again it's something I'm going to need to look into.
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What in the hell are you doing on a mobile phone that requires more than 1.3MBytes/s download? Seriously, I can do everything fine on my 1MB/s down with Optus 3G.

Firstly, that is a cherry picked example that you screenshotted. Most of the time, even on NextG I rarely get 8 Mbps. Secondly, it's not the speed that is the selling point, but rather the low ping. It means that websites load instantly - I have heaps of friends on LTE now, and trust me, it's night and day.
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If 1MB/s down/150KB/s up isn't enough to game, then most peoples DSL isn't enough to game. ... What in the hell are you doing on a mobile phone that requires more than 1.3MBytes/s download? Seriously, I can do everything fine on my 1MB/s down with Optus 3G.


...seriously, are you kidding me? First of all, any broadband connection that only does 1mbps down / 150kbps up is a joke in this day and age unless you are living in a rural area.

If you mean MegaBYTES, which I suspect you do, then this is a bit more reasonable. 1.3MB/s is very good. 1.3Mb/s has room for significant improvement. I have all my e-mail on my phone, my dropbox, I watch online videos, and browse the web. The faster this all occurs, the better.
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Engadget mentioned the Nexus 4 having poor battery life. If that's not fixed with a software update, then it will be a real problem since this Nexus does not have a removable battery like the Galaxy Nexus did.

not a real issue IMO, just get a battery case. one of those slip on phone cases with a battery in it. this would solve the glass back issue too
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Firstly, that is a cherry picked example that you screenshotted. Most of the time, even on NextG I rarely get 8 Mbps. Secondly, it's not the speed that is the selling point, but rather the low ping. It means that websites load instantly - I have heaps of friends on LTE now, and trust me, it's night and day.

This. I was starting to think I was the only one who browsed web pages on my smartphone. Seriously. Browsing webpages on any 3G network is a painful experience. With LTE it's no different than browsing on my FiOS network at home. The way it should be.
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It's one thing to say LTE is unnecessary when your HSPA+ speeds are so high. But if you live in an area like I do, it literally is night and day. And honestly it's really a personal preference. Those saying that LTE is vital, I can side with you. After going from an iPhone on HSPA+ to a true LTE phone, I would never buy another phone without LTE. But if you really don't use your phone for that much data-wise, or you live in an area where HSPA+ is perfectly acceptable, more power to ya.

I don't think the glass back is a good idea. I personally don't buy a phone with the purpose of slapping a case on it. I want to have the true look and feel on my phone. Granted I think I am rather careful with my phones. In the six months that I've had my Gnex I've never dropped it. At the same time, I don't see any problem with a phone having a plastic back on it, especially when that plastic if rubberized... like the Gnex.

All that being said, an un-subsidized phone of this calabre for $299? That's incredible. I think this phone will sell wildly outside the U.S., and I'm sure it'll do fine domestically as well.
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I tested it last night I get only hspa+ at the back of the house, but lte at the front. HSPA+ was 3mbps 6 for lte. That's twice as fast but again that is also only 3mpbs more.

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