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LG Nexus 4 Quick Start Guide leaks

All Android fans are sad to hear that Google’s event in NYC has been canceled. Now we will have to wait more to hear about all those goodies, like Android 4.2, the new Nexus 7 version, the Nexus 10 and of course, that mighty LG Nexus 4 we have been drooling over for quite some time. If you need something to keep you strong, though, we have a new leak for you to stare at until Google decides to throw this delayed party.

Turns out LG Australia accidentally released a Quick Start Guide for the LG Nexus 4, which was quickly pulled from the site. The guide confirms the LG Nexus 4 name and the pulled site mentioned both an 8 GB and 16 GB version coming. We still have no idea if the 8 GB variant will come with that rumored $400 price tag, but we should find out more as soon as this event actually takes place.

And if you were wondering, the guide also brings an induction coil to light, meaning you will be able to charge this device wirelessly. Like NFC, this is a technology that hasn’t been widely adopted, but we love the fact that Google and other Android manufacturers are testing the waters. It might fail, it might not, but taking risks is key for tech evolution.

The device images are labeled with things like the front and back cameras, the notification light right under the screen, speaker slit and all other components. The hardware and design is everything we have been expecting so far, so download the PDF to take a look and let’s cry together over having to wait more.

[Via: Engadget PDF]

Continue reading on the Nexus 4 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com BinaryTB

    Do we know the dimensions yet?

    • turfgrass64
      • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com BinaryTB

        Thanks for the Google Search link, but it doesn’t return the answer to my question. Still can’t find info on weight/dimensions (other than screen size) of the phone itself.

    • irishrally

      Good Lord. Did you try googling “LG Nexus Dimensions”? Here I’ll do it for you since that seems to be what you want.

      5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 (133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm)

      • phinn

        too wide.

        • severinj

          jesus christ compared to what, the last nexus?

      • bmg314

        I don’t like the way you presented the dimensions for us. ;-P

  • Socalnathan

    3.5mm jack on top?

    • Guest

      Who the hell wants a headphone jack on the bottom?

      • Socalnathan

        That’s where it’s been on the last two nexus phones. I have got used to it

      • ratnok

        I do. I don’t have bluetooth (audio) in my 2006 Lexus GS 300 and use a tape drive to play music. Having the cord on the bottom keeps the wires from being all over the place.

      • C-Law

        I do

    • phinn

      Yep, absolutely idiotic they could make a phone this big and put it on the top and have wires hanging off the top of the phone… especially with the last one designed the right way.

      • abc

        It makes more sense on top. You just loop it back and it doesn’t interfere with your hand like it does on the bottom.

        • bmg314

          I like it on the bottom myself…it all comes down to personal preference. As long as the jack and usb port are in the same area, I’m not going to complain too much.

    • abc

      I prefer the jacks on top. I never understood why anyone likes it on the bottom.

      • ben7337

        Allow me to explain. When the phone is in your pocket playing music, the top is facing down and the bottom up. This avoids putting strain on the headphone jack or the headphone cable. Then when you reach into your pocket to take the device out, it is properly oriented to use. With the jack on the top you either need to add undue stress to the cable and headphone jack causing one or the other to wear out prematurely, or you have a phone upside down when you take it out of your pocket and need to reorient it every time. I don’t know why anyone would dislike the headphone jack on the bottom, it is most sensible on the bottom to be honest. May I ask what you like about having it on the top?

        • abc

          Allow me to explain. Some of us don’t put phones in our pockets upside down.. End of explanation.

          • C-Law

            It’s easier to put it in upside down. You don’t have to flip it

          • Montisaquadeis

            Since it is getting cold out I will be wearing my heavy coat which has a dedicated phone pocket near the chest area and when I am home the phone sits in the window and never my pocket so having the jack on the top is a plus for me

          • BulletTooth_Tony

            It’s easier to put it in right-side up… you don’t have to flip it or stick your entire hand in your pocket. We’ve gone over this before, ad naseum. Phone is in your palm, you place your thumb on the screen, and let gravity pull the heavier part of the phone (bottom) towards the earth… and it slides right into the pocket… reverse actions for removing it.

      • C-Law

        I love it on the bottom. Makes more sense. I don’t have to flip my phone to put it in my pocket

  • matthewcruce

    I think the screen size is said to be 5 to 5.2 close to a note from what I read on pulse

    • Edgar Cervantes

      All signs point towards a 4.7-inch display, identical to the LG Optimus G’s True HD IPS+ one. Like always, though, it isn’t true until it is announced. But I would say it will be 4.7 as most rumors state, and even Carphone Warehouse listed that as one of the specs when they leaked the details.

  • matthewcruce

    I have a galaxy nexus and I like the screen size just wish it was a little wider I might get it not sure though lot of nexus devices coming out in the coming months.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      If it really does happen to be like the LG Optimus G, the display will be a little wider. The LG Optimus G has a 15:9 aspect ratio (instead of 16:9), making it a bit wider. I happen to prefer that, as well.

      • New_Guy777

        Agreed. A slightly wider screen makes it a tad closer to the 4:3 standard def ratio. Let’s face it, there are a lot of things still encoded for that. Letterboxing will occur in both sizes, but MX Player’s pinch-to-zoom feature allows me the choice of a small letter box for the video, or if I would rather nix a few pixels of video at the edges in order to fill the screen.

  • irishrally

    Hm… did you try Googling “lg nexus dimensions” or would you like us to do it for you?

  • thisi

    Battery is not removable according to p6 of the guide just FYI; IDC either way

    • scoter man1

      We have definitely already known that for more than a few weeks now.

  • Frank Pilone

    $400 for the 8GB with no micro-SD card slot. So, almost no storage for media. This means that one has to carry a second device for music playing, or threaten the non-unlimited data services that most providers throw at customers. $400 for 16GB would make a better price.

    • Chris

      Stop the whining and Stream from Google Music… sick of the crying go get an iPod if you must have every single song on the phone storage… so two years ago.

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107214144202094295079/posts James

        Some of us don’t have unlimited data.

        • ratnok

          Yeah, that’s pretty important.

        • chuckles87

          then when you get this phone switch to a carrier that doesn’t screw their customers with every chance they get (verizon, at&t) go with t-mobile or sprint

          • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107214144202094295079/posts James

            >implying we all live in the United States.

          • malcmilli

            so move to the US?

      • bmg314

        Respectfully, the cloud just isn’t good enough yet. Maybe in a couple of years, but not now. If it works for you, that’s great. But it just isn’t an ideal option for everybody. And besides, shouldn’t it be up to the user?

        • bos

          Agree. Cloud probably works great in Google’s office but out in the real world it sucks. I live only a few miles from Google’s office, am on the carrier with the very best network in the US, and cloud sucks. Why Google wants to push people back to itunes I’ll never understand.

        • Chimphappyhour

          The cloud will never be enough. There’s ALWAYS a situation where the cloud just won’t ever cut it. Storing stuff someplace that isn’t local has ALWAYS been an issue and ALWAYS will be. Just ask caveman Grog about all the meat he left stored on the other side of the Bering Sea land bridge after the ice caps melted.

    • domatau

      if phone is pentaband, t-mobiles unlimited data should be perfect for it, esp the value plan

    • phinn

      It should be 16GB for $199 on contract like every other high end phone on the market.

      • severinj

        phone probably won’t be available on contract at first which is why people are talking about pricing outright.

  • http://ootpapps.com/ Out of the Park Apps

    Ah shoot, looking forward to this one.

  • Marsg

    O.O Induction coil? it supports wireless charging, anyone else notice that ?

    • phinn

      yea, pointless feature. especially considering they couldn’t even put the headphone jack on the bottom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ionekoa John Robertson

    non-removable battery and no SD card are deal breakers for me. and im wondering(haven’t viewed the PDF yet) if NFC is absent or just not mentioned. i’m also wondering why there is a mic on the top. i don’t often whisper sweet nothings into the top of my phone.

    • Drew M

      Active noise cancellation.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ionekoa John Robertson

        ahh, makes sense.

    • Socalnathan

      If those two things are deal breakers for you I doubt you will ever buy a nexus then. The trend Google is going is non removable battery and they have never had sd cards for the nexus. Don’t think they will start anytime soon

      • Chimphappyhour

        It would’t be so bad of a deal breaker if they actually offered a decent amount of memory but I think a lot of us seem to find it odd that Google still insists on 16GB max when a lot of us can easily max that out with locally stored music. And the cloud is worthless when you can’t or aren’t allowed to connect to the internet, so don’t even try to go there!

        • Socalnathan

          Why would you not be allowed to connect to the internet? Your mom take it away? Just kidding. But with the cloud you can cache music the you want for when you don’t have internet connection.once you figure out the cloud and get it to work correctly it is awesome. I use hardly any storage on my device now. I am not a gamer though. I have a couple racing games that take up some space but that’s it. I am someone who now that I have embrased the cloud , I don’t need more then 16 gigs on my phone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ionekoa John Robertson

        wow, not sure why you got down voted for that. i currently have the Nexus S, and you are correct, based on those two things alone i would not get another nexus. I like having a removable battery so that when, not if, it goes bad(i don’t think any of my phones have had the batteries last as long as they have) i can replace it myself. at this point in time i have 2 batteries that i carry with me constantly so that i can swap them out if i’m somewhere that i cannot charge when i lose battery life.

        as for the SD card for me it’s not only the expandable memory, but portable memory as in i can just take the SD card out and stick it in my tablet, friends phone, reader, camera, camcorder, etc. etc. ad infintum without the use of cables and whatnot. i’ve never had much luck trying to data transfer via bluetooth as many people suggest as an alternative. and i may be wrong, i can google it after i submit this comment, but i thought the nexus 1 had and SD card.

        the first nexus DID, in fact, have an SD card. http://phandroid.com/nexus-one/#specs

        • Socalnathan

          I get what your saying about the battery , but I have never had a phone with one built in. I will give it a shot. To be honest I never keep a phone longer then a year so I have never had battery issues. My batteries always seem to do OK. My galaxy nexus still last me a full day to day and a half depending on usage

    • phinn

      Those two things have never been on a Nexus so not sure what you’re complaining about. My complaints:

      1. Too big, too wide, should be 4.3″ screen.
      2. Headphone jack is on the top, seriously? How dumb for a phone this huge.
      3. LG made it.

      I have a horrible feeling I’ll soon be complaining about this not being on Verizon Wireless. And I have another horrible feeling it’ll be more than $199 on contract, thus making the phone a rip off compared to the likes of the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ionekoa John Robertson

        my Nexus S battery is removable. honestly,if i had an SD slot in this phone and it charged to 100%(highest the battery has EVER indicated is 96/97%) i may consider skipping my next upgrade.

        as it stands, if it’s out by then i will be aiming for the SG4, if not then the 3 is drool worthy enough.

      • severinj

        too big, too wide? compared to…? It’s virtually the same size as the Galaxy Nexus with 2x better internals.

  • bmg314

    Hate to sound cheap, but if the 16gb version is more than $400 like Edgar implied, I’m going to seriously have to consider going with the Note 2. And that’s a shame because other than battery life and limited storage space , I’ve been loving my Galaxy Nexus.

    • Socalnathan

      I get like 2 days out of my gsm galaxy nexus. I love this phone still, but think I’m ready to give LG a shot. I love there build quality lately.

  • Saleenfiend

    The Mic hole on top & bottom is great. I find that I don’t have any problems with speakerphone quality for my receipient with the feature. I can talk from far away and it sounds good to the user.

  • SnookGators1

    how big is the screen?

  • FlamingoAttack

    Charge port and headphone jack on different ends of the phone is major fail. It really doesn’t matter which end you prefer, just get them on the same side so you don’t have two wires running out in totally different directions : /

  • DavidVarghese

    C’mon.. Only 8gbs? And no sd?.. At least stock Android and the processor makes up for it

  • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

    This phone without an affordable 32GB option is just plain DOA for me. I’m sure it’ll be great, but I won’t be able to justify this with the Galaxy Note 2 looming (looming because I’m on freaking Verizon).

  • Carla

    White screen when power on