LG uploads first Nexus 4 commercial – Shows off cool features, lacks emotion [VIDEO]

Still waiting on your Nexus 4 to arrive? Call it a tease, or simply cruel and unusual punishment, but LG uploaded their first Nexus 4 video to their YouTube channel today, knowing damn well you can’t go into the Google Play store and buy one. Okay, to be fair, it’s possible they have their factories working overtime to churn out more handsets, but the timing of the ads still seems a bit off (especially when the official launch was weeks ago).

LG’s 2-minute ad spot may have flew under the radar, uploaded a day before Google’s own first Nexus 4 vid, but possibly only going public yesterday. In any case, the vid shows off all the coolest features of LG/Google Nexus 4 — Google Now, IPS display, wireless mirroring — and although informative, it seemed to lack the emotion typically conveyed in Google’s Nexus commercials. Take a look.

So, what you did guys think? Effective? Or do you prefer Google’s method of tugging on consumers’ heart strings for a more lasting impression? Quick poll: Who did it better?

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  • DavidVarghese

    This is obviously shopped and edited. And you’re right Chris=…It lacks emotion
    Google’s commercial was more realistic, and it may appeal to a lot of people because of the “family and friends being together” part.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah, and remember the Nexus 7 commercial with the dad and his kid camping in their backyard? That one really made me smile. http://youtu.be/qqiSE-ukmgc

      Google really did a great job hiring that ad agency.

  • buildakicker

    Ok, ok… who really owns this phone? Lots of folks stealing it from benches.

    • dj7418

      I bought four!

  • Brian Knapp

    Interesting book choice for an ad.

    • TheScientists

      Lol. Good catch. Looks like somebody tried to…ahem…slip that in…. and see if anybody would notice.

  • blest

    Another ad from a company who can’t provide the device.

  • Scott Tompkins

    Pro Tip: Don’t take pictures directly into the sunlight when trying to promote your product.


      Otherwise you will have a purple hue ;)

      • Ray

        …if you’re using an iDevice that is. :D

  • Drew M

    The ad isn’t bad but they focused too much on hardware and not enough on software and services. Google sort of did the opposite.

  • TheScientists

    Call me crazy, but I actually prefer an ad that shows off as many features as possible in a short amount of time, which is what they tried to do here.

  • legend618

    BREAKING NEWS: police has issued arrest warrant for people on the video for theft. more to follow at 9


    Screen images are simulated :(

    • Jake Baker

      Hate to burst your bubble, but screen images are simulated in every commercial. Lol


    I’m looking forward to the Nexus 5 instead of this thing.

  • Ray

    I just watched this commercial on my Nexus 4. :)

    • RavenFox


      • Ray

        lol I’m sorry. It was my competitive nature typing a little while ago.

  • RavenFox

    Did the format for videos change? I can’t see the bid on the page. Galaxy Nexus here

  • ratnok

    “neither” is a cop-out answer.

  • Alm0s

    Lg, we don’t care about your commercial, just MAKE MORE PHONES!

  • scoter man1

    Can I have my N4 now please? More than 3 weeks since I ordered.

    I just noticed, its got the CRT animation? I hope some roms have killed that off.

  • Jshaffer22

    I think the only android commercials that are bad are the Droid ones. Thirty second spots, and they barely actually tell you anything about the phone. Apple just says “hey look, here’s the new iphone, here’s something it does that you’ll like, now go buy it”. More android commercials need to be like that (Samsung does the best job)

  • samagon

    Google version is better because they didn’t edit out the crappy stitch job the software does ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/joey89924 joey

    it may appeal to a lot of people..

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  • dreadnatty08

    Video is private. :(

  • Ben Baranovsky

    The video is now private…?

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  • pr1nyc1

    This video is private. HMMMM, i wonder why

  • Chris Noland

    well the video is now marked as private…must have really sucked