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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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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

    1. I bought four!

  3. Interesting book choice for an ad.

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

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

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

    1. Otherwise you will have a purple hue ;)

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. Screen images are simulated :(

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

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

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

    1. grrrr

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

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

  13. “neither” is a cop-out answer.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

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

  18. it may appeal to a lot of people..

  19. Video is private. :(

  20. The video is now private…?

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  22. This video is private. HMMMM, i wonder why

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

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